This local bar & Irish pub in San Francisco is all about bringing the culture of Ireland to the residents of San Francisco, whether it's showing international sporting matches or bringing live Irish music right to our bar. Come in and enjoy the live music while dining in our Irish restaurant, specializing in fish and chips which goes with any style of music. Make sure to check our happy hour specials as well. The Chieftain is always featuring new musical talents right here at our pub. Also be sure to check our Facebook page to be the first to know of our live music gigs.
SAVAGE CRAIC!Sunday Night Open Traditional Irish Session
The Irish NewsboysApril 13th @ 7.00pmWe are a band of Bay Area journalists and classic-rock icons who play traditional Irish music with a folk-rock flavor.Several of us also play in other bands, and for nearly a decade we have had terrific fun banging out Irish tunes together on the first Friday of every month at the historic Lefty O'Doul's bar in downtown San Francisco (soon to open again after relocation) — in addition to pulling gigs in between at various venues including the Chieftain pub, Monkey House, San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade and charity concerts for the Salvation Army and Napa State Hospital’s lock-down ward.We're proud to include several icons of the Woodstock era and the great Bay Area rock cauldron in our number, and the whole idea is have a good time and help people enjoy Celtic music that can make you laugh, shout and sometimes fetch up a tear.