6.8 out of 10

Harlan Pl, Downtown

37.7901154635249 -122.405315434855
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5

"Great nightlife"

If there is a single icon in San Francisco that Harland Place is known for, it is the Irish Bank, which offers the biggest, loudest, most crowded, and greenest St. Patrick's Day party in the city. It is loud. It is crazy. There are at least three different forms of music playing at the same time. And it is a blast.

They open up the entire alley for most of the day and charge a $5 cover in exchange for the dance floors, the great company, the rented port-a-potties (good call!) and the thrill of doing something crazy on a holiday that is essentially designed for drinking. If I were a resident here, this is the one night a year that I would certainly adopt the "Can't beat 'em, join 'em" attitude.

The rest of the year, this is still a fairly vibrant spot at night. Located in the Nob Hill area, this little alleyway is not far from plenty of other bars, restaurants, and late-night food spots worth their salt. It's not for those seeking peace and quiet, but it is a fun spot!
  • Great restaurants
  • Great nightlife
  • Once-a-year St. Patrick's Day party
  • Very expensive area
  • Noise
  • Not much parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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