United States > California > San Francisco
Dfonorow (56) Chicago, Illinois | March 15, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Very small bar tucked into a somewhat sketchy area of the downtown Tenderloin section of the city. Small, but good, tap list and a friendly wait staff. Cash only.
brokensail (756) Orange County, California | December 2, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Small front bar area with some more seating in the rear. Beer list is written on the wall opposite the bar...okay. Bartender was friendly and she got us our drinks quickly. There was a rep from Schmaltz/Hebrew as well as some Germans who spoke little/no English and that caused some entertainment when he tried to give them free beer and they just wanted Corona. Mostly local stuff on tap. Decent prices. Worth stopping in for a beer. Note: cash only
t0rin0 (1180) Do Not Resuscitate, California | March 24, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited March 22, 2013.
Cool place. Great music (got to hear some Danzig and a few other good bands before leaving). The tap list is interesting but confusing since they don’t believe in putting the brewery name on the list. Took a few minutes to figure out what they all were and realized that a good chunk of them were Ommegang beers, not that that’s a bad thing. Saw a couple of interesting new beers as well. If I had some business in this area I’d stop back in, and eventually I will since Pine Street Brewery will eventually open and it will need to be ticked.
Be warned that this place is cash only, though like Toronado there is an ATM in the building.
prawlie (47) , England | March 20, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice bar for a late night drink, friendly enough with a good selection and decent prices.
badlizard (141) Berkeley , California | December 10, 2012
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 1/20
Great selection at reasonable prices. Wish I could have had a beer here. No credit cards. I should have anticipated that it would be cash only since it’s in the Tenderloin (if you don’t know the City, imagine any post apocalyptic wasteland and you’ll have an idea of the neighborhood). Yeah, they’ve got an ATM, but getting hit with bank fees isn’t really a convenience to me. The short of it: if I’m walking out of your beer bar without a beer, you’ve got problems. Skip it. Go to City Beer. They have all the same selection (and more), and they take credit cards. So while Amsterdam gets points for selection, they lose points for being cash only, being in terrible location, and for making me walk through the Tenderloin only to leave without a drink.
Toerstig (28) Uppsala, Sweden | February 9, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great knowledgeable personnel with a good eye for service. Besides that they have a good beer selection.
tiong (48) Espoo, Finland | January 28, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
A nice, quite small place a few blocks away from Union Square. A nice selection of local and American craft beer on tap and a quite large selection of small bottles as well. Very cheap prices, especially for some of the bottled beers. Be aware that they only accept cash.
magdalar (17) Zurich, Switzerland | December 4, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
I love this place. It’s always laid back, and never really crowded. The bar staff is friendly and knowledgable, and will encourage better beer selections to the numerous people that come in asking for Stella or Bud (they don’t even carry any of the standard American rice beers) -- but never pretentious, just helpful.
They used to also do hookah, but no longer.
Food policy is "bring what you’d like", though it’s always polite to ask first (and please, avoid things that stink up the place -- I’d like my beer not to smell of garlic).
bernatbeer (76) barcelona, Spain | October 9, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Bar pequeño con acceptable carta de cervezas.Lo visite durante el sf beerweek ,para un evento de dogfish head.
WeeHeavySD (111) San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon | March 25, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
This place is far from a fantastic beer bar, but it has both a pretty solid tap list and a more than decent bottle list. Place itself is somewhat small and cramped with a lot of hooka smoking going around. Ended up drinking a bottle of Fantome Saison, for only $15, which is really not a bad markup for Fantome.
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