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Beverages and More (BevMo!) - San Francisco (Van Ness)
Exceptional based on 15 ratings
Type: Beer Store

1301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, California United States 94109 [ print map ]
415 648 1233

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Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 10am-7pm


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Beverages and More (BevMo!) - San Francisco (Van Ness)

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15 reviews for Beverages and More (BevMo!) - San Francisco (Van Ness)
 Ambiance  55%
 Service  62%
 Selection  71%
 Food  60%
 Value  70%
 Overall  66%
 Rating  69%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
t0rin0  (1305) Do Not Resuscitate, California | January 17, 2014
Visited January 15, 2014.

Over the years Iíve driven by this place a number of times and never thought to stop in. In November I walked by it but they were already closed for the day. Finally took a walking tour up and down Van Ness yesterday and stopped in. I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised and that this is one of the better Bevmo locations that Iíve been to. The building goes back pretty far and they have one very long aisle of beer just past / around the corner from the fridges (that also have beer in them) on the left side of the room. Theyíve got the usual stuff that Bevmo carries and then some. Firestone, Stone, Ballast Point, Lagunitas, Lost Abbey, Port, Sierra Nevada, Speakeasy, the usuals from California. Then thereís Heretic, Schubros, Triple Voodoo, and a few others that I canít remember that I donít always see at Bevmo. The big national brands (non-California based) like Dogfish Head, Boulder, Widmer, Sam Adams, etc are all there naturally as are the standard Belgian, German, and British imports. I guess what makes this Bevmo stand out in my opinion is the sheer volume of beer and beer that isnít covered in dust. I really only travel up Van Ness when Iím headed to the north bay but if Iím on foot in the area again Iíll likely stop back in to grab some bottles. Parking sucks here though so be warned.
60
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths  (1268) Boulder, Colorado | August 16, 2004| Updated January 21, 2013
Visited the Geary location. They need to have more singles, but I guess they arent into that. Found some good bottles from local places, but bought mostly bombers and 1/2 magnums. Beer was in the back on 3-4 rows of shelves and in some coolers. Only had 2003 Stone RIS, not 2004 so they are not on top of things and may be lazy waiting for things to sell out before getting new releases.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail  (811) Orange County, California | December 2, 2013
Came here by accident as we turned ourselves around and were going north instead of south. Oh well. Like most BevMos, big selection, but nothing really that jumps out at you. Lots of the typical imports from Europe and all the other usuals like Firestone, Stone, Ommegang, etc. Not really worth much of a thought. Looked like they could maybe be expanding next door?
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb  (461) Woodland, California | September 2, 2007
All BevMos are similar within a given region. However, there seems room for local products in most of them. So itís worth stopping by any of them every so often to see what new things have arrived. Lots of old standards all the time; so lots of same old, sameold. Beer is low margin compared to other beverages, so it doesnít get major attention. Hence no one seems to care about seeking out product; they wait for the distributors it seems. I usually find something new, at least seasonally, in the Walnut Creek BevMo.
68
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere  (448) Ottawa, Ontario | June 13, 2004
Fairly good selection of west coast brews, but only sold in 6-packs or more (except bombers). Rather poor choice of belgian and soso for other countries (Uk, Germany). Overall good service. (Geary bevmo)
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR  (379) Los Angeles, California | August 9, 2010
Van Ness, San Francisco (store 71, or 74, Iím not sure). Wow, a place in SF that has its own free parking lot! What a nice find. Too bad the beer selection isnít that great. A relatively big BevMo. Half the selection were macroís and big name European imports, and the rest of the selection was mostly stuff I could get in Southern California. Iím sure seeing Lost Abbey and Alesmith is nice in the Bay Area, but it is common down south. No Russian River. Maybe 4 or 5 beers not available to me down in SoCal, but not really anything worth buying.
56
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
mrhoppy  (226) Santa Clara, California | July 19, 2013
Hey itís another BevMo!
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho  (224) Minnetonka, Minnesota | July 13, 2004| Updated December 21, 2005
12/21/05: SF Bayshore location: Easily the best Bevmo Iíve been to. Far more American craft brew singles than the RC location, and they now carry AleSmith! 6/30/05: No Stone or Bear Republic this time. Went to Whole Foods Redwood City 1/2 mile away and they had them as well as the ability to purchase all beers as singles. No brainer. On a recent trip to San Francisco, I also visited the Geary St. location in San Francisco. The free underground parking was a plus. The store itself was cramped, making the use of a shopping cart difficult. The store is also not very well organized and the staff is not very knowledgeable about beer. I called ahead to this store and to the Bayshore store to see if they had Stone Old Guardian and in both instances the person on the phone thought I was talking about wine and couldnít tell me without looking if they had it. The do have a very large selection of California microbrew and brewpub bombers in their coolers from the likes of Marin Brewing, Moylans, Hoptown, etc., and a reasonably good selection of Stone beers was also available. Nice selection, although from what I understand, not as good as some of the larger stores.
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest  (165) Boulder, Colorado | June 16, 2007
City location on Van Ness. Surprisingly small selection of beer, and mostly six packs. Some of the beer appeared to be rather old. Had that big chain vibe throughout, and obviously no beer geek behind the choices. Eh.
64
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy  (105) Bakersfield, California | June 6, 2008| Updated August 31, 2009
Been in Bevo-Mos all over. Lots of local stuff and good prices.

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