Irish grub and a full bar make this neighborhood tavern..
Parkside is obviously not one of SF's more celebrated 'hoods--just south of the Sunset, it's characterized predominantly by no-name Asian restaurants and those neighborhood necessities like auto shops and grocery stores--but this Irish tavern aims to put Parkside on the map. There's nothing terribly innovative going on here, but that seems to be the point: hearty portions of comfort foods and a solid selection of booze will bring in regualrs faster than wacky specials and creative drinks. For a beverage or happy hour bites, grab a stool at the bar; when the focus is on dinner (as it should be here), there are plush booths and tables big enough for large groups. The menu spotlights Irish food, starting with freshly made soda bread and continuing through cottage pie, bangers and mash, fish and chips and the like. Dessert at a pub may seem counterintuitive, but the soda bread pudding with Bailey's Irish Cream sauce is a must-try--possibly worth the trip to Parkside in itself.