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City Beer
World Class based on 192 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 (27) | Affiliated user(s) here citybeer | Taps: 15 | Bottles: Many


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Beer Available At City Beer (arranged by most recent)
Ale Industries East Bayliner Weisse 73, Evil Twin Femme Fatale Blanc De Blanc , Marin Van Who? Flanders Red , Allagash Farm to Face 97, HenHouse Honest Dayís Work , Berryessa Pumpkin Death Stout 84, Heater Allen Coastal 95, Prairie Artisan Ales Christmas Bomb! 98, Stillwater Artisanal Even Less Jesus (Remix) 97, Lost Abbey Saison Blanc 97, Bear Republic Grand Am 94, Cascade Black Cap Raspberry 95, Cascade Black Raspberry Reserve , Butchers Continental Breakfast Stout , Societe The Butcher 99, Goose Island Honkers Ale 68, Evil Twin Nomader Weisse 88, Berryessa Tufts Ship IPA , Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday 99, Stillwater Premium 96
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192 reviews for City Beer
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  86%
 Selection  87%
 Food  71%
 Value  73%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
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86
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
italarican  (74) 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  (226) 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  (379) 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 canít find pretty much anywhere else in California. Really solid selection of California beers and harder to find stuff (awesome sours) including some of the BFMís 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 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  (301) 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!

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