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t0rin0 (1345) Do Not Resuscitate, California | January 15, 2014| Updated January 21, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited January 15, 2014.
This is a small bar near the corner of Fillmore and O’Farrel. They have a golden angel above the awning out front to let you know where you are. Inside is dark, quiet, expensive, very San Francisco. The water bottle that looked like it used to be a 750ml whiskey bottle and the little whiskey glass they gave me to serve myself water in reminded me a lot of Magnolia. They have about a dozen taps going with a friendly bartender that knows a bit about the beer. Apparently this place opened about four years ago and started as more of a wine bar with a little bit of beer and has evolved into more of a beer bar with a bit of wine. Most beers are offered in both 16 and 23 oz sizes, both coming in those English style pint glasses that are the same proportions. I went with a Faction Flagship Pale Ale. Most of what was on the board was California-made. The tap list was decent over all. The bottle list however was very good. I spotted some Cantillon Classic, 3 Fonteinen Oude Gueuze and Intense Red, several Mikkeller sours (including the new Spontan Rosehip), some of the Anchorage lineup, and several Fantomes (including a 2009 Noel). They have most of a page of the menu dedicated to hoppy beers too. Naturally everything is expensive but they have quite the selection. Food options are a bit sparse but they have half a dozen meats and cheeses that you can get small portions of (or mix and make somewhat of a flight). They also have a couple of entrees. I scrolled past that and just drank my water and my Faction pale ale. Cool place, but a bit out of the way for my usual routes through the city to be a regular stop, not to mention a bit high priced.
ACD (31) Dublin, Ireland | October 23, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great little place up past Japantown. Cosy beer/wine bar with around ten taps of great diverse quality. Darkly lit and really laid back bistro atmosphere. Good friendly crowd. Very impressive bottle list, a touch expensive maybe. Didn’t try the food, but it looked great. Top notch service, really first class. Enjoyed both my visits here immensely.
johnbrixton (23) California | July 20, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited Jan 23, ’13 Pretty good place, good selection both draft and bottles, food was good, service was good. worth a visit
jkirmse (1) San Francisco, California | September 7, 2010
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Great place for a pint.
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