City Beer | San Francisco, California
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City Beer
World Class based on 198 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 (18) | Affiliated user(s) here citybeer | Taps: 15 | Bottles: Many


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Beer Available At City Beer (arranged by most recent)
Triple Voodoo Samurai Saison , Oude (Gueuze Tilquin)² à l’Ancienne 100, Anchor Zymaster Series No. 8: Luxardo Cherry Ale 69, De Dochter van de Korenaar Crime Passionnel 98, Bridge Road / Nøgne Ø India Saison 96, 18th Street / Arizona Wilderness Sophomoric Saison 96, Midnight Sun Berserker 100, Modern Times Lomaland 84, Prairie OK-Sí 97, Against the Grain London Balling 99, Societe The Pupil 99, Stillwater Brontide 80, Crux Outcast IPA 96, Dust Bowl Son of Wrath 95, Russian River Damnation 98, Knee Deep Lupulin River 98, Clown Shoes Photosphere Phil 96, Stillwater Contemporary Works - Stereo 94, Anchor Brotherhood Steam Beer 82, Evil Twin Aún Más Chili Jesús 99
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198 reviews for City Beer
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  86%
 Selection  87%
 Food  70%
 Value  73%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
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90
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC  (163) Mission Viejo, California | July 10, 2009
What a little gem this place is! Great beer selection, friendly service, it is definitely worth a visit. I’ll go back.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
hallinghansen  (41) Odense S, Denmark | July 9, 2009
A small coasy beer store. I have never seen a selection like that, this must be heaven. Great friendly staff and service. Ofcourse lots of american beers, but also many belgians and 2 danish beers (Mikkeller and Amager). Next time i visit SF I have to come back.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 1, 2009
A fine small beer store where you find a bit of everything, focusing on very good stuff. The concept is particularly interesting since plenty of beer geeks seem to hang around in the ridiculously small space. A very small 1$ corkage fee lets you try a bottle on location to determine how many you want to come back and the 4 taps seem to feature rarities. I was also quite impressed with the prices, I expected a huge SF premium, but nothing was more than 2$ above what we’d seen in Southern California.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
ajm  (192) Los Angeles, California | June 24, 2009| Updated October 2, 2009
I wish there were more taps so I could excuse going there constantly. Great decor, very astute service, some wild and under-seen stuff on tap. Not the RR selection I would have hoped for the day I went, but good Japanese, Belgian and German, SF is not the place for Scandinavian in June I am seeing. This is a gem of a store but I couldn’t see staying more than a half hour or so.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
AtlAggie  (20) Atlanta, Georgia | June 23, 2009
Nice bottle shop/tasting room in SF. Interesting space--part bottle shop, part beer bar. We have nothing like this in Georgia. Didn’t sample any beers on tap, but wish I would have had some time to enjoy beers in the space. Lots of people hanging out and drinking in the shop on an early Thursday evening. Very helpful staff, great selection of bottles, fair prices. Parking wasn’t too hard. Noticed a sign that says they’ll open any bottle for you to enjoy right there in the store, for a fee (can’t remember if it was a $$ fee or % of the bottle price). Great set up, although it doesn’t feel like a traditional "bar" if that’s what you’re looking for.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Grovlam  (47) Copenhagen, Denmark | June 23, 2009
Nice place and in my opinion the only beer related store to go to in San Francisco. A long walk and somewhat small place, but nice atmosphere and excellent service. Good selection and found quite some beers that I had not see before. Thanks for a short but memorable stop!
86
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
italarican  (79) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | June 12, 2009| Updated June 19, 2009
I went at 7:00 pm on a Thursday, and it felt like we had entered a meeting for beer geeks. The place was fairly crowded with people enjoying and discussing beer. The staff did not have time to help us because many of the other patrons came over, noticing I had a list and was scrolling down the rows, and offered to help me. I picked up a mix of Russian River and Lost Abbey. I will probably come every time I visit San Francisco, for both the beer and the people.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy  (225) Santa Clara, California | June 11, 2009
Excellent beer store. A must visit.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
BMan1113VR  (422) Los Angeles, California | June 8, 2009
Went in as soon as they opened on a Friday. Sat down with Craig, who seemed to be the head guy and spoke about beer. They have 5 taps (all good and most local, but I had already had them before). Standouts were Firestone Velvet Merkin and Moonlit Bombay by boat. The beer selection is the real killer. Kid in an expensive candy store pretty much describes it. Lots of things you can’t find pretty much anywhere else in California. Really solid selection of California beers and harder to find stuff (awesome sours) including some of the BFM’s and hard to find Cascades. Craig was extremely knowledgeable about beer, and extremely helpful about pointing me or offering to help me find some rarer stuff. Also he seemed to be quite supportive of RateBeer. I plan on stopping by whenever I am in town!
76
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Gypsy19  (11) California | May 22, 2009
A tiny store that makes every square inch count. You walk in down a few stairs from street level, and the place is at full capacity with about 15 people in it. To your right is a cooler with maybe 75 uncommon beers, straight ahead is a wall with about another 120 also uncommon beers. Okay, not everything here is that rare, but there was no room for Heineken or Newcastle either mind you. A quick scan of the selection reveals beer that (a) you have tried and remember fondly, (b) have not tried but wish to, (c) have not heard of but looks great. Use the casino rule when you go to a place like this: Leave the credit cards and checks at home, and only bring what you can afford to spend, as I could’ve dropped 5 bills in this joint, easy, and still left the place yearning. Everybody in there was having a great time and the service was just outstanding. I will be back.

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