This place is in the same building as the Marriott Marquee so if youíre there for a conference, you can stop in on your lunch and chug strong ales. They have a lot of taps w/ decent variety but nothing terribly out of this world hard to find or anything. Food menu is what I might call international bar food, offering fried foods from many cultures. I wound up getting a pizza which had a nice crust but w/ not the best cheese or toppings. It has kind of a depressing happy hour/hotel bar vibe because thatís what it is but really wasnít a bad place overall.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
It took a while to find this since 1) itís inside the hotel (I should have read the ratings rather than just using the address), and 2) itís changed names to Bin 55. At 3pm on a Friday afternoon the place was surprisingly busy. Maybe these are all the people that are flying home after a week or work in the city and want to get loaded before heading to the airport, I donít know. What I do know is that there were a lot of suits and everyone was having a good time. What I also know is that they have Pliny the Elder on tap along with some Double Daddy (Speakeasy) so as Frank mentions below in his rating: you can chug strong ales. I didnít look at all 18 taps because when I saw Pliny I ordered. There were some other good ones there though. Actually I only saw about 5 taps but I wasnít looking very hard, there may have been more. Prices were pretty high, but this is both in a hotel and in San Francisco, so that was to be expected. Service was slow but friendly enough. I wouldnít come here to drink but if I was staying in this hotel youíd better believe that Iíd be in the lobby slamming some Plinys.
AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Popped in here after our conference wrapped. Itís very conveniently located - in the Marriott and just a few blocks from Moscone. Not much of an atmosphere - feels sort of like an old cafeteria. Decent snacks and a pretty good beer selection. Itís not a great bar but itís not a bad one either.