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

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

Mayor: marcus (17) | Affiliated user(s) here citybeer | Taps: 15 | Bottles: Many

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E.Z. Orchards Cidre Semi Dry , Blackberry Farm Fall Saison 94, De Dolle Dulle Teve 10ļ (Mad Bitch) 99, Modern Times Fruitlands - Apricot , Altamont Beer Works Hop Arsenal 83, Knee Deep Breaking Bud IPA 98, Port Brewing Hop 15 100, Stone Ruination IPA - Double Dry Hopped 99, Highland Park Slow Moves , Blackberry Farm Summer Saison 98, Epidemic Ales Zombrew , Berryessa Victim Or The Lime IPA , Bridge Road Single Hop IPA: Galaxy 89, Drakes Aroma Prieta 97, Steel Reserve Alloy Series Blk Berry 211 7, Port Brewing Wipeout IPA 99, Sante Adairius Branding Problem 93, Triple Voodoo Samurai Saison , Oude (Gueuze Tilquin)≤ ŗ líAncienne 100, Anchor Zymaster Series No. 8: Luxardo Cherry Ale 73
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198 reviews for City Beer
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  86%
 Selection  87%
 Food  70%
 Value  73%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops  (170) Epping, New Hampshire | August 23, 2014
A bottle shop with a bar and places to sit down! Why the hell canít I find a place like this in New England??? The place can get load because it is in the basement of a building but I forgive them for that. They had a decent selection of bottles which even included a cooler with cellared brews. A trend for California beer trip was stopping in at places during off hours, this was no exception. I could see this place getting overly packed because of the limited space. Side note** it is not a far walk from the closest BART station, so it really should be a stop if you are visiting San Fran.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
SNL  (24) , | June 5, 2014
Popped in for takeaway. Really nice bottleshop, that has a bar incorporated. Selection is good, and the staff is very friendly! Will definitely come if I am ever in San Fransisco again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore  (75) California | June 1, 2014
This was this first beer store to introduce me to sour beer. That first 750 ml bottle of sanctification got me hooked. Now that they have expanded and have a bar area, they are pretty much unbeatable if you want a bar/bottle shop experience in San Francisco. Great selection. Kind, thoughtful service. I am forever indebted to Craig for introducing me to Russian River about 6 years ago.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
OldGrowth  (190) the Containment Area, North Carolina | May 22, 2014
Real great place. Bare bones basement 10 Person bar.. more tables too. Half bar. Half bottle shop Good service. Wasnt to crowded yet. Good tap elections great bottle selection. Russian river apparently arrives on Wednesday. Didnít try good. But they have small premade jarred appetizers.Fair prices for San Francisco. Great place. Worth a stop when on San Francisco.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
indianabeerman  (20) Indiana | May 6, 2014
great place. adam teddy and herny knew their beers.crowd was awesome
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (797) Columbus, Ohio | May 1, 2014| Updated May 2, 2014
City Beer Store is located on Folsom Street in downtown San Francisco, a couple blocks away from Cellarmaker. Street parking is available in the surrounding blocks, but availability is probably a challenge at certain times of day.

Upon entering, a short staircase leads down to a space that is divided between a store and a bar. The store is on the left side, with a row of coolers along the wall and shelves occupying the rest of the available space (which is not a lot). On the right is a curved bar with a few stools and a couple high top tables. Very DYI motif, with a signboard listing the beers on tap. There is a cooler of rarer beers behind the bar as well.

There are around 15 beers on tap at City Beer, including many CA breweries like Heretic, Rare Barrel, Coronado and Alpine. The bottled selection numbers in the hundreds, again with many vintage and rare beers from Bruery, Goose Island, Logsdon, Almanac, Cascade and many others.

Service on an early weekday afternoon both at the bar and in the store was good. The staff are all well-versed in the beer selection and was very helpful in selecting beers on draught and to take home.

I did not have any food during my visit.

Overall this is a worthwhile bar/store. I always like the option of buying a pint and carrying it around while I shop, and/or buying a bottle to drink in a cool bar. Definitely a must stop in San Fran.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
larryLSB  (69) La Selva Beach, California | April 28, 2014
Stopped in after a Giantís game. Love this place, it has a great atmosphere, staff is very helpful, and a great bottle selection. Lots of Giantís fans also...;)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby  (100) Kristiansand, Norway | March 1, 2014
This have to be the best bottle shop I have visited. Great tap list and lots of singles. The prices are a bit steep but I will most definitely visit again next time in San Francisco
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol  (159) Pennsylvania | February 13, 2014
Tried to stop at Monkís Kettle but they were too packed thanks to a PTY event so we decided to go here a little earlier than I was planning, oh well. Atmosphere was solid all around. Bottle shop area to the left is informal with bottles on shelves and coolers all over the place. Bar area off to the right had plenty of people enjoying beers and talking amongst themselves, we were lucky to get a table as they quickly filled up once we got situated. Service was great. Girl behind the bar got my beers quickly and was nice to talk to. Quality was top notch all around. Selection on drafts was a little light but they were all top notch so it more than made up for it. The bottles on offer were pretty insane as well. Food was nearly non existent but the charcuterie we got was really good. Prices were comparable across the board to the other places I have visited. Overall an awesome bottle shop / beer bar combo.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns  (41) , Australia | January 26, 2014
Very cool joint far out I love SanFran! Awesome beer store must come here for at least a few hours in the arvo sit and chill drinking from the amazing 15 tap list along with awesome selection of local craft in the bottle range. Price is pretty damn good. Great concept for a craft beer lover

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