Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant | San Francisco, California
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Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant
Above Average based on 33 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

1000 Great Hwy
San Francisco, California United States 94121 [ print map ]
415 386 8439 | facebook | twitter

Hours: 9a-11p Fri Sat, 9a-10p Sun-Thu

Mayor: Zymurgeist2 (2) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 0

Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant

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Beer Available At Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant (arranged by most recent)
Beach Chalet Elevation Zero ESB , Beach Chalet Riptide Red 34, Beach Chalet Presidio IPA 51, Beach Chalet California Kind 40
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33 reviews for Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  58%
 Selection  56%
 Food  72%
 Value  55%
 Overall  59%
 Rating  62%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 8/20
joet  (101) San Francisco, California | July 5, 2011
The environment is always worth a visit. Right near the beach. Comfortable easy going garden/patio area that is a great place to meet friends. Beach Chalet has always been challenged by its more sophisticated rivals in the beer department. Still very enjoyable.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
Sokolov  (696) Moscow, Russia | March 27, 2015
Place is real nice, but brews donít live up to expectations.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Rocket04  (15) | February 27, 2015
Average place with a great view!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis  (608) Sunnyvale, California | July 19, 2014
We were at a campfire literally across the street, so I convinced the wife to stop in. We only hit the downstairs bar area, which was quite interesting, and basically open air. Not busy on a Saturday night, but I guess the restaurant is the main draw. Flights of beers for $13 and growlers to go for $25 including some cool looking glass. I thought the saison was pretty good.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
bvc  (103) Kenmore, Washington | February 16, 2013
Visited during SF beer week. Located within walking distance from my girlfriends aunts house where we were staying, so figured what the hell. Located on the beach, upstairs from a museum. Unfortunately we were there after dark, but I can imagine the view is pretty nice. Restaurant, slightly upscale feel with a bar on the back wall and behind that and behind glass was a brewhouse. Standard lineup of house beersÖblonde, red, pale, ipa, black ipa and so forth. Got a sampler and wasnít impressed by any of them, may had been 2 that I could handle even drinking a whole pint of. Full bar and didnít order the food but it looked good and I also heard from a person or two during our stay that it is good. If in the area, sure. If thinking of going out of your way for this, Iíd say pass.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | December 25, 2012
Nice restaurant location right on the ocean, upstairs from the museum, and right on the edge of the park. The service was pretty poor at the bar, and the bartender acknowledged he was giving us crappy service, but continued on with it anyway. Beers were pretty bad for the most part, with only one really being enjoyable. We got some garlic fries which were very good, but the food was pretty pricey on the whole.

If youíre looking to have a nice dinner in the city, thereís plenty of better places and plenty of other places to get better beer.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 12, 2012| Updated December 23, 2012
This was the last stop of the night on a beer tasting trip a while ago. The place is a real nice high class joint right across the street from the ocean. We went on a saturday night and it was packed. All kinds of people in there but the whole vibe was just too ritzy and high end for me. I felt really out of place not wearing a $150 shirt. Good place to go for a nice dinner (minus the noise) but not necesarily for beer sampling.

The food was wonderful, just really expensive. I think we each paid something like $25 / plate. The beer was pretty average, the ipa was decent and the light beer was decent for what it was supposed to be. Didnít like the octoberfest though. I think my brother pissed off the waitress and so she didnít come back except to give us our check.

UPDATE: 12/22/12.

Went here with doublewesternbaconcheeseburgerscantsail. This time I went to the bar so that we could order a flight and no food. The service was pretty bad there too. We were ignored for a good 5 minutes even though there were only 2 other customers at the bar. When the guy finally acknowleged us he cut me off mid sentence to talk to a (apparently) stand up comic that he knew. After ignoring us some more he admitted that he was being a dbag (said "sorry, but heís more entertaining than you guys") and then continued to ignore us. Pure garbage.

The sampler was listed on the menu as $10.64. Thought that was odd but thats actually what it was on the bill.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah  (484) Utah | April 10, 2012
A nice big bar/restaurant above the Golden Gate park museum. Great views of the beach. Service at the bar was good. I had a bowl of clam chowder that was great. Canít say the same for the beer. It was average to below average. The IPA was the best of the bunch but it definitely wasnít a West Coast IPA. You donít get much farther West than on the beach.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 10/20
BMan1113VR  (422) Los Angeles, California | September 12, 2011
Finally made it out here. Out of the way unless you are in the Sunset district. There is a parking lot, but it was (for some reason) extremely crowded when I was there. The restaurant is picturesque as far as looking out over the ocean, and being tucked into the back of Golden Gate Park (Iíve driven past this place many times over the years). Food was pretty good; actually better than the beer (which was subpar). Very pricy as well. The clientele seemed to be there for the food and not the beer. The Lake Chalet in Oakland also offers a similar experience.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
otterbrau  (1) | April 3, 2011
We had a few brews in the (enclosed) patio area behind the Beach Chalet proper- crowded with Sunday brunch customers.Bartender was attentive, amiable enough, willing to talk about the beers without being too chatty. Beers were good, but not terribly exciting. Liked the Rauch and Cal. Kind, didnít care for the Wit. We visited on a drizzly overcast day, so unfortunately no comment on the fabulous view others have written about. Still, seems like a decent place with decent beer.

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