Help Us Re-Open Harringtons & Support Local Bands

Hi, my name is Ed and I'm working with the Harrington Family to bring back Harrington's Bar & Grill, one of the oldest pubs in San Francisco, beloved by so many locals for more than 85 years. Family-run for three generations, Harrington’s is an Irish pub located in a historic building in the FiDi district of SF.

Henry Harrington opened the pub with his son Leo and strived to be a place for all types of people from sea captains, steamship executives, seafarers, laborers, produce workers, longshoremen, printers, and a broad cross-section of humanity. Their motto was "You are a stranger here but once" and strived to be the place "Where You Get More For Your Money".

Leo’s son Michael was forced to close due to the COVID pandemic.

We're raising $250K to make improvements and acquire the liquor license necessary to re-open Harrington's. A bulk of the funds will be used for the liquor license while any remaining funds will be used to fix and update the kitchen and bathrooms as well as the entry floor.

We'll keep the original spirit of Harrington's alive, but we will also be opening on weekends for Pub Sessions. Pub Sessions are an Irish (as well as English, Scottish and Manx) tradition that dates back to the 1600s where music-making is intermingled with the consumption of ale, stout, and beer and conversation. And our goal is to bring back the legacy of musicianship in San Francisco and support up-and-coming musicians, bands and artists, especially those from the Bay Area.

While no raffles, sweepstakes, giveaways or promotions are allowed to be offered in exchange for any donations, please keep an eye out for previews of what Pub Sessions will be like.

Pub Sessions Preview #1 - March 3, 2023: Grammy-award-winning artist Tony Peebles, featuring Huney Knuckles.

Pub Sessions Preview #2 - March 17, 2023: St. Paddy's Celebration @ ODETOKYO

Thank you so much for your support!



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Ed Kim
San Francisco, CA

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