United States > California > San Francisco
3fourths (1173) Boulder, Oregon | August 16, 2004| Updated January 21, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
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.
brokensail (617) Orange County, California | December 2, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
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?
Lubiere (442) Ottawa, Ontario | June 13, 2004
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
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)
bhensonb (422) Woodland, California | September 2, 2007
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
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.
BMan1113VR (342) Los Angeles, California | August 9, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
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.
ElGaucho (220) Minnetonka, Minnesota | July 13, 2004| Updated December 21, 2005
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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.
mrhoppy (219) Santa Clara, California | July 19, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Hey itís another BevMo!
Ernest (154) Boulder, Colorado | June 16, 2007
42 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
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.
IrishBoy (102) Bakersfield, California | June 6, 2008| Updated August 31, 2009
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Been in Bevo-Mos all over. Lots of local stuff and good prices.
19Ei8hty (82) Washington | August 9, 2007
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Some nice CA beers hard to find other places. Overall I was dissappointed with the lack of most the quality brews from the Golden State. With all the great beers they could get from San Diego to Eureka, they waste shelf space with Chimay, Anchor, and other widely distributed drinks. Not bad stuff by any stretch of the imagination but with all that floor space you think they would be able to find room for some of the rarer AleSmith, Lagunitas, and Stone brews at the very least.
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