City Beer | San Francisco, California
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City Beer
World Class based on 189 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 (28) | Affiliated user(s) here citybeer | Taps: 15 | Bottles: Many


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Beer Available At City Beer (arranged by most recent)
Firestone Walker Double DBA 99, Russian River Damnation 98, Berryessa Propaganda Pils , Against the Grain / De Molen Bo & Luke 100, AleSmith Decadence 2014 96, Sierra Nevada / Allagash Beer Camp Myronís Walk 95, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged 100, Almanac Cerise Sour Blond 93, 10 Barrel / Bluejacket / Stone Suede Imperial Porter 96, Russian River It Takes A Lot Of Great Beer To Make Great Wine 91, Almanac Dark Pumpkin Sour 96, Evil Twin Double Barrel Jesus 100, Westbrook / Stillwater Big Tastyís Back Door 84, De Dochter van de Korenaar Extase 99, The Commons Fleur de Blanc 78, Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break 100, Dieu du Ciel Blanche du Paradis 94, Societe The Pupil 99, Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPA 100, Societe The Apprentice 98
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189 reviews for City Beer
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  86%
 Selection  87%
 Food  71%
 Value  73%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
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  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 couldíve 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter  (100) Flushing, New York | April 13, 2009
Cool place. Great bottle selection ranging from U.S. micros to a good selection of Belgian, including lambic/gueuze. Being that Iím from NY I purchased a bunch of Russian River and Lost Abbey. I also saw some other imported stuff I donít see back in NY. Great service. They helped me pack it all into a box and gave me directions to the bus. I liked this spot.
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  (300) 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.

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