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Beer Available At City Beer (arranged by most recent)
10 Barrel / Bluejacket / Stone Suede Imperial Porter 96, Russian River It Takes A Lot Of Great Beer To Make Great Wine 90, Almanac Dark Pumpkin Sour 95, Evil Twin Double Barrel Jesus 100, Westbrook / Stillwater Big Tastyís Back Door 86, De Dochter van de Korenaar Extase 99, The Commons Fleur de Blanc 77, Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break 100, Dieu du Ciel Blanche du Paradis 94, Societe The Pupil 99, Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPA 100, Societe The Apprentice 98, Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Calabaza Boreal 99, Midnight Sun Sex Machine 69, Sierra Nevada / Russian River Beer Camp Yvan the Great 93, Heretic/Faction Black Maria (3rd Anniversary Collaboration) , Sierra Nevada / Oskar Blues Beer Camp CANfusion Rye Bock 88, Sierra Nevada / Victory Beer Camp Alt Route 90, Russian River Sanctification 100, Rip Current Marine Layer San Diego-style Hefeweizen 48
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AirForceHops (123) Epping, New Hampshire | August 23, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
A bottle shop with a bar and places to sit down! Why the hell canít I find a place like this in New England??? The place can get load because it is in the basement of a building but I forgive them for that. They had a decent selection of bottles which even included a cooler with cellared brews. A trend for California beer trip was stopping in at places during off hours, this was no exception. I could see this place getting overly packed because of the limited space. Side note** it is not a far walk from the closest BART station, so it really should be a stop if you are visiting San Fran.
SNL (20) , | June 5, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Popped in for takeaway.
Really nice bottleshop, that has a bar incorporated. Selection is good, and the staff is very friendly! Will definitely come if I am ever in San Fransisco again.
Lothore (40) California | June 1, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
This was this first beer store to introduce me to sour beer. That first 750 ml bottle of sanctification got me hooked. Now that they have expanded and have a bar area, they are pretty much unbeatable if you want a bar/bottle shop experience in San Francisco. Great selection. Kind, thoughtful service. I am forever indebted to Craig for introducing me to Russian River about 6 years ago.
OldGrowth (172) North Carolina | May 22, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
Real great place. Bare bones basement
10 Person bar.. more tables too. Half bar. Half bottle shop Good service. Wasnt to crowded yet. Good tap elections great bottle selection. Russian river apparently arrives on Wednesday. Didnít try good. But they have small premade jarred appetizers.Fair prices for San Francisco. Great place. Worth a stop when on San Francisco.
indianabeerman (19) Indiana | May 6, 2014
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
great place. adam teddy and herny knew their beers.crowd was awesome
Dogbrick (702) Columbus, Ohio | May 1, 2014| Updated May 2, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
City Beer Store is located on Folsom Street in downtown San Francisco, a couple blocks away from Cellarmaker. Street parking is available in the surrounding blocks, but availability is probably a challenge at certain times of day.
Upon entering, a short staircase leads down to a space that is divided between a store and a bar. The store is on the left side, with a row of coolers along the wall and shelves occupying the rest of the available space (which is not a lot). On the right is a curved bar with a few stools and a couple high top tables. Very DYI motif, with a signboard listing the beers on tap. There is a cooler of rarer beers behind the bar as well.
There are around 15 beers on tap at City Beer, including many CA breweries like Heretic, Rare Barrel, Coronado and Alpine. The bottled selection numbers in the hundreds, again with many vintage and rare beers from Bruery, Goose Island, Logsdon, Almanac, Cascade and many others.
Service on an early weekday afternoon both at the bar and in the store was good. The staff are all well-versed in the beer selection and was very helpful in selecting beers on draught and to take home.
I did not have any food during my visit.
Overall this is a worthwhile bar/store. I always like the option of buying a pint and carrying it around while I shop, and/or buying a bottle to drink in a cool bar. Definitely a must stop in San Fran.
larryLSB (43) La Selva Beach, California | April 28, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped in after a Giantís game. Love this place, it has a great atmosphere, staff is very helpful, and a great bottle selection. Lots of Giantís fans also...;)
Meilby (57) Kristiansand, Norway | March 1, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
This have to be the best bottle shop I have visited. Great tap list and lots of singles. The prices are a bit steep but I will most definitely visit again next time in San Francisco
orangesol (157) Pennsylvania | February 13, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Tried to stop at Monkís Kettle but they were too packed thanks to a PTY event so we decided to go here a little earlier than I was planning, oh well. Atmosphere was solid all around. Bottle shop area to the left is informal with bottles on shelves and coolers all over the place. Bar area off to the right had plenty of people enjoying beers and talking amongst themselves, we were lucky to get a table as they quickly filled up once we got situated. Service was great. Girl behind the bar got my beers quickly and was nice to talk to. Quality was top notch all around. Selection on drafts was a little light but they were all top notch so it more than made up for it. The bottles on offer were pretty insane as well. Food was nearly non existent but the charcuterie we got was really good. Prices were comparable across the board to the other places I have visited. Overall an awesome bottle shop / beer bar combo.
jonnyguns (27) , Australia | January 26, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very cool joint far out I love SanFran! Awesome beer store must come here for at least a few hours in the arvo sit and chill drinking from the amazing 15 tap list along with awesome selection of local craft in the bottle range. Price is pretty damn good. Great concept for a craft beer lover
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