Healthy Spirits - Castro | San Francisco, California
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Healthy Spirits - Castro
World Class based on 57 ratings
Type: Beer Store

2299 15th St
San Francisco, California United States 94114 [ print map ]
415 255 0610 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Sun 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM; Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Mayor: marcus (29) | Taps: 0 | Bottles: 300+

Healthy Spirits - Castro

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Beer Available At Healthy Spirits - Castro (arranged by most recent)
Calicraft Buzzerkeley Barrel Project - Dry Creek Zinfandel , Almanac Golden Gate Gose 89, Russian River Damnation 98, Prairie Artisan Ales Funky Gold Mosaic 99, FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams 23 Year Barrel 91, Trignac XII 64, Knee Deep Simtra Triple IPA 99, FiftyFifty Healthy Spirits 15th Anniversary , Coronado / Devils Backbone Devils Tale 96, Trois Dames ForÍt Noire 97, Kasteel Winter 93, Mikkeller ForÍt de TronÁais (Light Toasted) 94, Calicraft Buzzerkeley Barrel Project - Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc , Lervig / Surly 1349 Black Ale 94, Spencer Trappist Ale 95, Headlands Hill 88 Double IPA 86, Tennentís Aged With Whisky Oak 29, Rockmill Saison Noir 95, HeíBrew Funky Jewbelation 2014 99, Prairie Artisan Ales Christmas Bomb! 98
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57 reviews for Healthy Spirits - Castro
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  88%
 Selection  88%
 Food  78%
 Value  74%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1470) Do Not Resuscitate, California | March 20, 2013
Stopped in 4 or 5 times since 2007.

The first time I stopped here was completely by accident. Decided to walk all the way from 16th/Mission BART to Magnolia and took a shortcut up Castro to 15th. Saw the Chimay sign sticking out and decided to stop in. Neat place for sure. I decided to limit myself to one bottle since I had several miles left to walk and got the Urthel Samaranth. Since then I come back every other year or so and pick up something interesting or just some Russian River stuff.

The service is very nice and even though they "only" have a couple of doors of beer itís a good selection. Prices can be a bit higher than average but not by all that much. Will continue to (occasionally) give them some business. Its also not all that far from Toronado if youíre walking around the city.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (1002) Orange County, California | August 3, 2012
"The other" well known bottle shop in the City. A bit more expensive, somehow, but really good selection. Helpful staff, most of the beer is stored in coolers, limited releases, and I think they have a beer club of some sort (for locals).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
nate2g  (756) Boomtown!, Australia | October 19, 2013
Lovely bottle shop. A lot of quality beers crammed into a small site. I didnít get a chance to talk with staff whilst browsing for take aways but friendly during the purchase transaction. Do try and visit HS when in SF.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (629) San Diego County , California | February 7, 2011
Top of the line bottle shop with just about everything you can imagine. The small store focuses on craft beer and small batch bourbon. And is one of the only places Iíve heard that have commissioned barrel aged beers for themselves (the other is Knightly Spirits in Orlando, FL)> You can even order stuff they have in stock online and they will ship to you. Whoa. When I was there they had the entire Lost Abbey lineup, Firestone Walker special release, 50/50 Eclipse releases. Really top notch albeit a little expensive. Staff there was extremely knowledgeable and friendly.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee  (511) Toronto, ON, Ontario | February 4, 2010
Great looking bottle shop with a solid selection of well-priced bottles throughout. I like the sale section at the back that actually does give some decent discounts on the beers that are there (not to mention the 10% discount on six-packs). The guy behind the counter got all weird when I told him I was from RateBeer though, which I completely donít understand. Even so, Iíd go back to this place in a second. I only wish Iíd had more room in my luggage for more stuff coming home.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb  (501) Woodland, California | July 21, 2008
Quite a good selection More than a dozen ales I had not rated. Blind Pig and Pliny the Elder were in stock, and relatively plentiful. Rami allowed inspection and purchase of the rarer beers in back, although restricting some very rare singles. Detailed explanation of the search for the uncommon ales. Very educational.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
BVery  (492) Burnsville, Minnesota | May 12, 2012
Tremendous store! Parking can be dicey, but the selection is incredible for a small shop, and the service is top notch. The employee who helped me really knew his stuff and even offered to sell me something out of his personal stuff so I could get another state rating. Love this place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis  (461) Sunnyvale, California | November 23, 2012
Small place, most of their beer is in coolers. Pretty interesting and eclectic selection for the size of the place, including a bunch of 2010 Schaerbeekse Kriek. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable; obviously knows his beer and wants to help. Prices pretty high compared to City Beer, but the selection is better, so i guess you get what you pay for.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey  (458) Croydon, England | March 8, 2012
A world class beer store. We walked there from Monkís kettle on our way to Toronado. It is in reality quite small inside, but donít let that fool you. Selection is very well picked from the likes of Lost Abbey, RR, FW, Cascade.... to name but a few. There was some very interesting limited edition brews such as 50/50 Eclipse on offer. I was also impressed with the extensive vintages of Gales Prize Old ale, which you could never get in the UK. The guy behind the desk was both knowledgeable and helpful. Interesting looking bourbons and snacks also available. An essential visit if you are in SF.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR  (379) Los Angeles, California | July 21, 2008
Great place. Went in there twice with my grilfriend to see there selction. Both times the people were amazingly accomodating and friendly. Rami is great (my girlfriend says Dave is too). Both know a lot about beer and are very interested in sharing the beer love. Was allowed in the back to see some of there aged stuff (ask around, they got some good stuff in there). Rami says they might start shipping soon. Tons of lambics available and lots of hard to find Europeans, lots of Russian River and certain hard to find Deschuets bottles, they even have some Due de Ciel. Great place, will return often.

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