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


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Beer Available At City Beer (arranged by most recent)
Dieu du Ciel Blanche du Paradis 94, Societe The Pupil 99, Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPA 100, Societe The Apprentice 97, Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Calabaza Boreal 98, Midnight Sun Sex Machine 69, Sierra Nevada / Russian River Beer Camp Yvan the Great 94, Heretic 3rd Anniversary Double Black IPA (Faction Collaboration) , Westbrook / Stillwater Big Tastyís Back Door 84, Sierra Nevada / Oskar Blues Beer Camp CANfusion Rye Bock 88, Sierra Nevada / Victory Beer Camp Alt Route 90, Russian River Sanctification 100, Rip Current Marine Layer San Diego-style Hefeweizen 48, Sierra Nevada / Ballast Point Beer Camp Electric Ray 93, Sierra Nevada / Cigar City Beer Camp Yonder Bock 92, Sierra Nevada / Firestone Walker Beer Camp Torpedo Pilsner 96, Almanac Farmers Reserve Citrus 99, Drakes Aroma Coma IPA (6.7%) 98, Anchorage A Deal With The Devil Barleywine 100, Woodfour Brett Comet
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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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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus  (333) Las Cruces, New Mexico | July 2, 2012
Im going against the grain here. I had really high expectations for this place. The beer selection is small, albiet top notch. however, the bar has only 10-12 taps and quite a few bottles. I had a 7 oz pour of an Allagash stout and it was $8!!!!!! thats insane! seemed a bit too snooty for my tastes. nothing on tap was all that great or rare the time i visited. I guess for me this place was over-hyped.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
SNL  (20) , | 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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore  (40) 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.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
OldGrowth  (171) 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.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
indianabeerman  (8) Indiana | May 6, 2014
great place. adam teddy and herny knew their beers.crowd was awesome
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (701) 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.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
larryLSB  (41) 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...;)
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby  (57) 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
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol  (154) 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns  (27) , 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
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
kevinsenn  (80) Waterloo, Ontario | January 13, 2014
Small place. Half bar, half store. Both halves are pretty good. The bar has a good selection of beers on tap, and a great "vintages cooler" with some really hard-to-find stuff in it. The store has a large and excellent selection. Great place to get a glass of beer and browse the store.

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