Golden Gate Taproom

Mayor: adasko (1) | Taps: 40+ | Bottles: 50+
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
adasko  (125) Poznan, Poland | June 5, 2016
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
brokensail  (1306) Dublin, California | March 9, 2016
When I walked by on the street, I felt like I was about to enter a strip club at first. Pretty crowded place, even on a Thursday night. Big dining/bar area here, lots of TVs, sort of a sports bar feel, I guess.

Extensive draft list offered, but a lot of stuff that you have had a hundred times and can get at any decent liquor store. Didnít eat or investigate the food options.

I guess I maybe let me initial impressions shade my opinion of the place a bit too much. Itís really not bad, but not necessarily my favorite kind of place. Worth a stop if you happen to be around, but certainly some other good places not far away.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty  (657) Kyoto, Japan | January 29, 2016
Big, loud, busy place with lots od local beers, though the focus really isnít on good beer, it seemed.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
WingmanWillis  (1074) , England | November 14, 2015
Visited on a Tuesday night in November 2015. Not far from our hotel so stopped in a for a late drink and some food. The top floor is the grill and that was closing for the evening so we were ushered back down to the tap room. Bar service only,the place was busy and loud, decent selection of beers but nothing outstanding. Food was Ok. Itís a reasonable place and handy if youíre staying around Union Square.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
svastuber  (57) , Italy | June 18, 2015
Stopped by because I was in the area and wanted a beer. The place was alright but very much a sports bar that also has some beers. I donít think I will be in again. If you are in the same city as Toronado then you should just be there.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Randy4Beer  (17) , | August 21, 2014
Found this right in downtown San Francisco in an area I wasnít seeing much in the way of beer establishments. A wide variety of areas inside, with some feeling like restaurant booths, some like a gaming room, some like a sports bar, and some like a beer drinking bar. Lotís of TVís around including a huge one that we got to sit in front of on comfy couches. Was quiet when we went in but quickly filled up for a Monday NIght Football Game and was packed. Service might have been a bit spotty for some folks around us, but our waitress looked after us pretty good. Beer selection for me was great, as I got to try a lot of beers Iíve wanted to, but canít get in Canada, such as Lagunitas LIttle Sumpin Sumpin, some Stone selections and various others, all a treat to see available for me. Loved their wheel of beer you can spin if you canít decide what to drink (i had no such trouble). Didnít eat there so canít comment on the food. The bill was not shockingly high at all. Iíd revisit this place if ever back in San Fran.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
t0rin0  (1516) Do Not Resuscitate, California | March 31, 2014
Visited March 31, 2014.

I passed this walking up Powell St and was a little confused since the main entrance wasnít on Sutter like the address here on Ratebeer advertised. Also, the sign said Golden Gate Grill instead of Golden Gate Taproom. I stopped back in after visiting a client the next block over on Sutter and I did in fact find an entrance on Sutter but itís a single door with a sandwich board rather than the light up sign on Powell. In any event Iím glad I stopped in as this place is pretty cool. I feel like I would have enjoyed it more if I was either out with friends or drunk (or both). I say that because they have a bunch of arcade games scattered around the room. Iím not much for video games but who wouldnít want to play some ski ball or ride a motorcycle (simulator, obviously not the real thing) after a glass or two of Lagunitas Sumpin Sumpin or Rodenbach Grand Cru, though the latter is $10 a popÖ Anyway, theyíve got 40ish taps (I didnít count, just going off the number posted here since the real amount seemed pretty high) and you can find some good stuff in there. Over all the tap list is mostly just alright showcasing the usual stuff that you see all over town like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, New Belgium Fat Tire, Bear Republic Racer 5, and 21st Amendment Back In Black. The one thing that really caught my eye was the Pine St IPA which is from a (I thought) non-existent brewery a couple blocks away on Pine St. I skipped in favor of some Rodenbach and the bartender didnít know much about it so Iíll have to do some digging, or at the very least stop in again and try it.

I didnít get a look at the menu so I canít comment there. The prices were reasonable on some things, high on others. The service was friendly and attentive, if not knowledgeable. Cool place in an otherwise desolate area for beer, minus of course the new Mikkeller bar.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
nate2g  (1094) Boomtown!, Australia | October 21, 2013
A large establishment that is bar/restaurant/games room wrapped up on one floor. The beer selection is quite pedestrian, but some solid Cali options. For a centrally located bar, off Powell, it offers a variety, and thereís not much else happening around these blocks. Could be a fun late night hangout, with arcade, pool tables and shuffeboard (donít worry, I got no idea what the heck that is either). Dead quiet when I visited, but the bar has only been open a few months and word is only just getting out. Friendly lady at the bar was happy to pour tasters before purchase. By no means a must visit but there could be a good chance youíll walk past at some point anyway.

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