United States > California > San Francisco
Frank (73) San Francisco, California | March 22, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
For a fairly traditional brewbup, I am not sure there is one done better in the whole country. I stopped in for a late lunch. They had a good dozen or so taps of their own beer, almost half of them w/ a cask as an option. I was pleased to see many lower ABV beers on the cask too. (Cask IIPA is great but I believe this serving method to be best for session ales.) The food was standard gasto-pub type fare. I got a short rib sandwich and it is easily the best sandwich, burger, wrap or similar Iíve ever had a brewpub. The fries were above average too. The atmosphere in the early afternoon was fairly low key and I really loved the old bar look of the place. The servers were quite friendly and helpful and in general I really enjoyed stopping in for a few pints and a meal here. My only complaint from a beer perspective is maybe they could have done a few more guest drafts or perhaps had a guest on cask. Still, my primary reason to go to brewpubs is to drink the beer they brew there so that is only a small complaint.
WingmanWillis (603) , England | November 12, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited on a Tuesday afternoon in November 2015. Iíve been here several times over the years but first visit post Rb. Itís a corner pub, plenty of tables. Had no trouble getting sat downin the nice old pub surroundings. Service was good. Sampler flight available so tried the 4 special Belgium beers and two off the standard range. Beer is Ok, nothing to shout about but do have cask beer which is well looked after. Ambiance marked down as insisted on pegging door open despite it being cold. Iíd go back as I like the Haight St vibe but itís not the best venue in the city.
slowrunner77 (321) Reno, Nevada | August 20, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
kind of in between dive and hipster vibe. good not great beer, and covers the styles pretty well. prices normal.
ruigo (112) , Portugal | March 23, 2015
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A nice bar in the hippiest part of the town. At first looked a bit run down but turned out to be a very nice place to taste some beers.
TEJA (67) Stockholm, Sweden | November 4, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
My first stop on the San Fransisco Pub crawl. Friendly staff and some really interesting beers.
Lots of beer geeks like myself and the brewer present to present his beers.
bytemesis (608) Sunnyvale, California | September 25, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Lunchtime crowd was pretty sparse on a thursday. Space is pretty nice with a long bar area and tables. They were running about 12 taps when I was there, plus some cask pours. Fairly spartan menu, but what is there seems decent; I enjoyed my burger. You can pick any six of their beers for a flight of 4-5 oz pours, which is nice. Beer ranges from Meh to pretty solid, and staff is warm and friendly.
AirForceHops (170) Epping, New Hampshire | August 22, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in on a Thursday late afternoon and the Hipsters were nowhere to be found. Big plus on that! The wait staff was friendly and talkative. I read reviews about the burgers and they are correct, I had one and it rocked! You can have them custom make a burger with a small selection of different toppings. The beer itself was mostly average with a few above average. However, the ales are on the standard style side of the house with the Weekapaug Gruit being more creative and different. I would say if you are in the area to visit Toronado, eat at this place first before going to the dive bar. I would return here if I was ever in this area of San Fran again based on the food and beer alone.
fiveacestx (157) Texas | July 6, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Corner bar in the Haight-Ashbury part of SF. The place looked run down but was packed! Food was ok and the stout was pretty good.
OldGrowth (190) the Containment Area, North Carolina | May 23, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Love coming here. Big Windows dark wood. Dozen seat bar. Booths And tables outdoor seating too. Dark wood gold paint with a well worn look Always a good variety of house beer. Foods always been good. Prices are fine for the area. If youíre in the area give it a visit.
kevinsenn (105) Waterloo, Ontario | March 22, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Busy place, nice old pub feel. Selection is pretty large for a brewpub, but there wasnít much variety; nothing over 7% abv. Prices are fine, but lean slightly towards pricey. Had a delicious omelette. Good place.
Dfonorow (71) Chicago, Illinois | March 15, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited here on a weeknight and it was still very crowded. Small seating area and what seemed to be an over-worked wait staff. Once we were seated it was great - good selection of beer and good food.
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