United States > California > San Francisco
t0rin0 (966) Riverslime, California | March 24, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited March 22, 2013.
Very neat place in the back of an alley. Outside (in the alley) is kind of a lounge with some picnic tables and people wandering around and mingling. Inside is a bit noisier and busier, though the service was quite friendly and attentive. Prices were pretty high unfortunately (2 glasses were $18 before tip).
The beer list was interesting and actually pretty good. We ordered glasses of Cuvee de Tomme and Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especiale and got a taste of the Heretic Miscreant. Also some other decent beers available as well. Fairly well rounded list over all for only have a dozen or so taps.
Might stop back in for the atmosphere but Iíd probably scroll past as a beer destination due mostly to the prices.
badlizard (141) Berkeley , California | January 31, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Cool spot that satisfied a sudden urge for craft beer while in that area. Fairly limited beer selection (less than a dozen taps) as compared to their whiskey selection of over 30 labels. Beer was over priced as was the food, which was at least good, but not worth what their charging. Iím glad I checked it out, and I doubt Iíll ever go back again. There are far better places to eat and drink in the city for the same or less money.
djensen47 (1) San Francisco, California | October 11, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Although this is a restaurant, the beer bar portion is quite excellent for the neighborhood (Downtown/FiDi/Union Square), which previously had a void of good beer bars. The taps seem to rotate very fast, while I was there they changed 2 taps. The beer selection is mostly unique offerings with a couple of selections that are easy to find elsewhere. I think there are 9 taps, I forgot to count. Prices are not the most expensive in San Francisco but also not the cheapest. Given the prices of the food, this is actually quite refreshing.
I really enjoyed the food, especially the fried chicken, but plates are around $20. The wait staff had average knowledge of craft beer but if youíre a beer geek, you will know more than them. I think the bartender was a little more knowledgeable about the beer but I didnít test this assertion.
For a restaurant, the ambiance was great. The bar area was what you would expect from a restaurant bar but I would feel perfectly comfortable going in just for a beer and not food.
They have a TV so if you need a place to go to have a good beer and watch the "big game" then this place will work.
The kitchen closes at 10pm but the bar stays open later depending on the crowd.
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