We walked here on a Thursday night after a Giants game (which they won in the bottom of the ninth, which probably made the crowd more likely to go out and celebrate). Located only a few blocks from AT&T Park, the place was pretty crowded. It looked like a college bar, with the lower section with open seating and a loft which I didnít venture to, but looked like where to go and eat. We got there around 10:30 PM, so if they were serving food, I didnít see it. They also didnít have any host or hostess or waitstaff working, or at least none that I saw, so we just sat ourselves and ordered from the crowded bar. The beer selection was limited, as they didnít have their IPA, and a few of there other beers were erased from their chalkboard. It seemed like they were surprised by the crowd and were caught off-guard. It took a few minutes to get the bartenderís attention, and I got a Watermelon Wheat for my wife and a Pale Ale for me, which cost $9 before tip. I wasnít interested in the other beers that remainded on tap (the bock and the blonde were the ones left that I considered). I think this would be a really cool place to visit after a day game, but at night (or at least this night), it was just a so-so experience.
I stopped here on my first visit to San Francisco. There was a Giants game that night so the place was packed. I liked the atmosphere. The beer was above average and the food was quite respectable. I got a cup of chili which was divine and a sausage pizza. Both were very very good. Sampled all their beers and most of them were above average to me. I didnt care for the watermelon beer although EVERYONE was ordering it. I agree with the rater below. This place sits in a VERY boring part of town. Nothing more to do except a ball game...I am glad I stopped in though! Service was efficient and knowledgable.
This place has fallen a bit in my estimation from a few years ago. They stock more guest beers and seem to be devoting their attention to the canning operation. Still a must visit, but the selection has certainly decreased.
A ho-hum trendy joint in a dull part of town (financial district). Boring beers that lack imagination. Feels like a big chain (Rock Bottom -ish). Upstairs seating is directly above kitchen and REEKS of smoke, cooking oil, etc. Been here twice over the past couple of years, never have liked it. Several beers on but virtually all boring cookie-cutter stuff.
I really liked the building. Itís got a revived industrial vibe with lots of glass and light. The beer, food and service were all pretty good, but not notably great. I liked it enough to go twice in a week, but I had the same complaint as with far too many brewpubs: not enough creativity and chances taken with the beers. Why must EVERYONE brew a golden/blonde, pale ale, amber, IPA, stout/porter and a "seasonal." i guess Iím spoiled by Willimantic who has two new IPAs on tap every time Iím there, but I feel like with a brewpub you have the freedom to really try something different, yet everyone just brews the same handful of beers month to month. Someone, please challenge and excite me. OK, not that Iím off my soapbox, this is a pretty good place.
Large open brewpub very laid back at least when they are not busy. The service was great and the bartender took time to awnser my beer questions. The selection was decent with 6 beers on tap, but they didínt have any cans of IPA or watermelon for me to bring back to Colorado with me. Overall a very enjoyable pub!
Didnít stay a really long time nor have too much beer, and yet I liked it just fine. Didnít eat either, but looking at the lunch time crowd that seemed pleased with the sandwiches that appeared good started to make me hungry.