City Beer | San Francisco, California
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City Beer
World Class based on 187 ratings
Type: Beer Store

1168 Folsom St
San Francisco, California United States 94103 [ print map ]
415 503 1033

citybeerstore.com

Hours: Tue-Sat: 12-22; Sun: 12-18 Closed Mondays


Mayor: marcus (42) | Affiliated user(s) here citybeer | Taps: 15 | Bottles: Many


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Beer Available At City Beer (arranged by most recent)
Gigantic Too Much Coffee Man 91, Tahoe Mountain Saphir du Bois , Baird Suruga Bay Imperial IPA 96, Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday 99, Tahoe Mountain Rťcolte Du Bois - Apricot 92, Auburn Alehouse Isotope PU240 Imperial IPA 94, Logsdon Cerasus 98, Almanac Farmers Reserve Blackberry 98, Against the Grain Citra Ass Down 96, Almanac Dogpatch Strawberry 97, Societe The Dandy IPA 90, Calicraft The City 52, Heater Allen Lenzbock 91, Heater Allen Pils 99, Hangar 24 Double IPA 98, Midnight Sun Joan of Arctic 53, Green Flash Road Warrior 98, Beer Here Hoptilicus 96, Oakland Sticky Zipper 81, Alpine Beer Company Duet 100
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187 reviews for City Beer
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  86%
 Selection  87%
 Food  71%
 Value  73%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
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90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
gail  (10) San Francisco, California | April 6, 2009
These people -- staff and regulars -- are the best, as are the beers they serve. Essentially a fine beer bottle shop where you can drink and talk beer, the culture of this place is special. Best place in California for striking up intense beergeek conversations with savvy strangers.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
robertjm  (17) Albany, California | March 8, 2009
Postage stamp sized bar, that has a great selection of bottles to either take out, or they will pour them for you with a corkage fee applied. Very friendly staff. Was asked three times in ten minutes if I needed any help while I was browsing the shelves. Six taps on rotation.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 19/20
bennylava  (6) California | February 5, 2009
Great small beer store with nice selection of hard to find beers. Plenty of California microbrews, and belgians. Craig, the owner, is very knowledable and helpful in selecting beers. Also, they have six taps usually with a very interesting selection.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
AlabastorJones  (10) San Francisco, California | January 18, 2009
Cool little spot, Itís just one small little room with a small bar that seats about 5 people and has about 4 taps, a few wall coolers and an impressive wall of room temp 22ís, 750ís, swing tops, and singles. Doensít specialize or cater to local beers at all, a lot of imports from Belgium (and all over the world), a little lacking on covering the styles (very few German styles), staff was really helpful and friendly, will certainly be heading back over there in the near future
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
caesar  (272) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | December 29, 2008
Brilliant place with a lot of gems. Who cares about the piles of boxes in the middle of the store, containing the latest cargo of superb beverages, when you can drink such fantastic beer with such a great bunch of nice people. My favorite place in SF definitely!
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717  (81) San Francisco, California | December 19, 2008| Updated September 2, 2009
Excellent, excellent place. Always 5 or 6 interesting beers on tap (DAMN IT, I missed the Struise Black Albert by 30 minutes! Still cannot believe it!). Also a huge bottle selection unrivaled by anything else I have seen in the area. Salami and cheese plates are great also, and Craig and Beth are awesome people that love to talk about beer. It is almost an hour drive for me to get here and I still go all the time.
90
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
bradlyc77  (6) Sebastopol, California | December 15, 2008
City Beer is awesome. Just stopped by there the first time and they have quite an amazing selection. Beers on tap too. So nice to sip and shop at the same time. Helpful staff, great selection, brew on tap, what more do you need.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
dsagoas  (11) , Washington | December 11, 2008
My favorite bottle shop. Craig and Beth are a huge help when you are looking for a suggestion.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
popery  (2) San Francisco, California | December 11, 2008| Updated November 24, 2009
Great little store with a large selection of hard to find bottles and an interesting rotation of beers on a few taps for in-store drinking. The store is small but very well-stocked. They have a lot of bottles that are very hard to find elsewhere in San Francisco. Blackwells and Healthy Spirits are the only two other stores that even stock certain breweries. The most pressing example of this is Port/Lost Abbey that is very hard to find elsewhere. Prices are a bit steeper than stores with lesser selections although I only go to CBS for beers that I can not find elsewhere so it is not really an issue. The place is very clean but stark and industrial. I appreciate what they are trying to do with the bar and their tap selection always seems interesting but it is a cramped little store already and I kind of feel like I am interrupting conversations whenever I go in to shop. On the other hand I am sure that I would give them a perfect score and a lot of money if they had the money for a gigantic store with a
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Phil  (27) , England | October 13, 2008
I cant express how much I love this place, yes itís not a bar, but neither is it purely a bottle store. Itís a very neat place - Craig and Beth superb people! Great selection - Craig going out his way to source the best that he can, and this effort in my book, deserves applause. 2 visits in 2008. Feb and August.

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