Best of the Bay 2012: BEST EPL IN THE AM

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BEST EPL IN THE AM

You know you're in the presence of hardcore devotion when all available seats at the pub are snagged ahead of a pre-dawn English Premiere League match. Such is the reality at Danny Coyle's. The bar's biggest team draws are Liverpool (which lured visiting movie star Clive Owen, spotted rooting for the Reds in April), Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspur. Friendly bartenders are skilled at passing pints through a crowd and ample TV screens offer good vantage points from every corner. Danny's and nearby neighbor Mad Dog in the Fog — a larger and often even more-crowded joint — are the reason you'll hear gasps, taunting rhymes, anguished cries, and goalllll celebrations echoing through the Lower Haight's early a.m. mists.

668 Haight, SF. (415) 558-8375, www.dannycoyles.com