United States > California > San Francisco
Ernest (165) Boulder, Colorado | May 28, 2007
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Good view of the ocean and Ocean Beach is probably the best thing this place has to offer. We had two of their beers (porter and ESB), both dull but ok. Trendy atmosphere, kind of upscale but some of the staff was a little snobby. Waitress was pleasant, though. Large but dreadfully boring selection (all the usual suspects...amber, pale, porter, blonde, etc., etc.). Had some of the calamari as an appetizer, pretty good but nothing special.
Ratman197 (133) Arvada, Colorado | August 7, 2006
44 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
Bright, open and airy pub is still to high class looking for my taste. The service is average. The beer selection is a typical 5 or 6 beers. Most impressive feature is the view of the beach.
GeneralGao (222) Iowa City, Iowa | July 20, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Found this place by chance after walking the entire length of Golden Gate Park. It has great views of the beach, and as advertised, some fog rolled in as we were sampling the beers, which were pretty decent overall. Wasnít hungry, didnít eat. They had 8 house beers on tap.
cazort (25) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | June 19, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Beach Chalet wins hands down as a restaurant and loses miserably as a brewery. The atmosphere is stunning, overlooking the water, perfect for watching the sun set over your meal. The building itself is a beautiful historic building, worth seeing on its own. The food is equally excellent-- Iíd say, certainly more than good enough to warrant the pricing. The menu isnít huge, but in our party of five our meals ranged from very good to absolutely amazing. The focus is on quality, not quantity--portions arenít huge, but the seasoning is highly creative and balanced. However, the beers simply donít cut it; theyíre not very interesting, and in particular, none of them have any complexity to the malt flavour whatsoever. Bottom line: this is a wonderful restaurant, but if you want to get good beer, go somewhere else (or pick something up at the store).
bitter (90) Henderson, Nevada | April 10, 2006
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
beach chalet serves an awesome sunday brunch. the old property is cool to see and the ocean is right across the street. decent but unremarkeable beer.
Lubiere (449) Ottawa, Ontario | January 14, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Wonderful area to stop because of the view of the ocean. This is my 4th visit in August 2005. Beer selection is wide if rather plain and mainstream. Service is good and friendly. A good place to stop if you are biking the Golden Gate park.
Gorbalev (57) Ontario | December 6, 2005
50 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Touristy spot with a fantastic view of the ocean. We got there early and wandered the beach at Sunset, really quite nice. The service was good (one exception Iíll explain later) and the food was decent too, just expensive. The beers ranged from not great to really good and the sampler tray was excellent value. Not a place I would necessarily need to go to again, but on this evening during our trip, it was fantastic. Except if you needed to catch a cab. We were staying on the other side of town and asked the wait staff to call us a cab (actually I asked a bartender, that is what I normally do, and I was rudely told go ask your server). We paid our bill, finished our beer and headed downstairs, enjoying the museum while we waited. And waited. After 15 minutes, I asked the manger and he said ďOh, cabs donít like coming out hereĒ. Well, thatís great sir, we just dropped over $100US at your place now get us a cab. 15 more minutes, I exchanged some angry words with him, as did my wife 15 minutes later. If you are adding this up, yes we did spend well over an hour waiting for a cab. I understand they have no control over a cab company, but to service their guests properly, they need to develop a relationship with one or people will away angry like I did. I had a great time up until that point, but I cannot recommend this place because of my post dinner experience.
KrausenJockey (4) Stockton, California | November 11, 2005| Updated July 5, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Fun place to bring the tourists to the area, the food is always quite well prepared and they are kid friendly during the day when I have been there. The beers are all quite nice and varied. It can get rather crowded later at night. Awesome "museum" downstairs with the coolest model of GoldenGate Park.
lunaticharness (23) Torrance, California | March 1, 2004
58 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
beautiful views, the service when i went was great, their beers left something to be desired, food was awesome!
JFGrind (79) Glenside, Pennsylvania | January 22, 2004| Updated June 13, 2005
46 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean and the building itself was built during the Depression. Iíve been there numerous times and found the best bet is to go during the late afternoon and sit at the bar. Nice group of regulars and fresh brews. Food is a bit pricey, but you are paying for the view. Best bet is to eat at Louís near the Sutro Bathís or an Asian restaurant in Outer Richmond and stick to the beers at the Beach Chalet.
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