Readers were devastated to learn a year ago that after 24 years in Fisherman’s Wharf, Fiddler’s Green bit the dust. But, January then brought blessed news that it would reopen, albeit under new ownership (partners Colm Dougherty and Alex and Vince Lau). Well now that day has come, and here’s everything you need to know about version 2.0.
- The bar has been split up into three separate parts: the ground floor with a pub feel and penny flooring, the back mezzanine with large group seating and televisions, and the top floor with a more rustic feel and largely for private parties.
- There’s an executive chef, now — Jamie Harrington — who is cooking up Irish and San Francisco fusion classics, like charcuterie, a cheddar burger, and a full Irish breakfast served in a Boudin sourdough bread bowl. The full menu is here.
- A fancy new website reflects the upgraded feel of the space and takes the mystery out of the bar. Everything you’ll need to know moving forward is on the site.
- Entertainment is a big part of the new philosophy, with lots of sports viewing, live music, and DJ’s on the calendar.
- Drinks remain simple, with many beers on tap, a spirit-filled bar, and Irish coffee on offer.
Fiddler’s Green is now open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. There is a grand opening party this Saturday, November 19 to celebrate the bar’s return.