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Address: 950 Geary Blvd. between Larkin and Polk, San Francisco, CA
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+1 415-885-4074
17:00 - 02:00
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This bar attracts Scots and non-Scots alike who come for the beer, whiskey...

This bar attracts Scots and non-Scots alike who come for the beer, whiskey and fish and chips.

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Awesome Pub

I loved visiting this pub! The place was busy and there were people there of all ages, such a great vibe. If you are of Scottish or Irish ancestry, you will like it. They have a... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2013
Cara U
Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great castle with lots of interesting things to see ..kept kids amused..Great views ..very busy and very windy and cold

Thank Heidi T
Louisville, Colorado
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

It's a bit touristy, but the Scottish honors are stored here and the audio guide for the whole of the castle and its grounds is great. You can view all of Edinburgh from the castle and the guide also details those views, as well as the historic value of the castle, where Mary Queen of Scots lineage is tied to.... More 

Thank tk_wrangham
Hodges, South Carolina
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133 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We visited Edinburgh in August, so it was very busy with buskers and street magicians - so the castle was crowded as well. However there were soldiers(?), police(?) everywhere keeping us safe so the tour was a success. Going to the top is a great way to see all of Edinburgh at once.

Thank Michael M
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Very similar to the first time I had gay sex. I was promised something big and I was brutally disappointed. Overall not bad.

Thank Jonathon H
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

This was one of the last stops on our hostel pub crawl. Some facts to know about the castle. The beer is reasonably cheap and the decor is pretty cool. It is a dive and dirty and that adds some charm. The potential issue is that it is in the Tenderloin. Now regardless of what everyone tells you, the Tenderloin... More 

Thank paul d
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Top staff,great beers,great Fish N Chips,the real deal in a real deal nieghbourhood,would recommend this gaff to everyone

Thank Aidan M
Kansas City, Kansas
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Great bar with lots of atmosphere. Great beer selection. Laid back. I hear they serve fish and chips and will have to try them next time in SF.

Thank Jayhawks1995
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

Before moving to the East Coast, some of my most fun times were spent at the Castle, including a couple of birthdays. Bagpipers, Scottish dancing on occasion, "Churchill," and, of course, those famous fish and chips. And now that I've moved back to San Francisco, I recently heard gossip of its' possible closing :( Whatever happened to tradition?!? DJ's just... More 

Thank Michael Patrick W
Nashville, Tennessee
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185 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

I loved visiting this pub! The place was busy and there were people there of all ages, such a great vibe. If you are of Scottish or Irish ancestry, you will like it. They have a great beer selection and the staff was cool, we had a good time. I will for sure visit here, again next time I am... More 

Thank Cara U
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2013 via mobile

We nearly never went into the castle as it was quite expensive £16 each which is not cheap when there are a few of you. But we paid and am very glad we did it very interesting indeed worth the money and highly recommended. Just be aware young children will get bored

Thank 123misty123

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