United States > California > San Francisco
Braudog (793) Phoenix, Arizona | April 13, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
April 2008 - Smack dab in the middle of the best people watching territory in the country, Magnolia holds a formidable corner in Haight-Ashbury area. With a sunny, open-air feel, the pub is cozy and welcoming. We visited with our friends from thebeergeek.com as well as some beer-novice friends and everyone was happy. The menu is good, if a bit in the to-be-expected hippie vein. We all cleaned our plates and emptied our glasses, doing some damage to their great 6-beer cask lineup. Definitely a great start to our day in SF. (Brewery #461, 4/11/2008)
Ratman197 (134) Arvada, Colorado | February 15, 2008
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Cool place in the Haight. Grateful dead hippie vibe going on. Service was good. Beer selection was fairly large mostly british style beers without as big of flavor as iím used to. Food looked to veggie/hippie to interest me so I didínt eat. Interesting stop but a bit overpriced.
ABUSEDGOAT (57) California | November 27, 2007
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Cool ambiance, typical Haight street. Good tap selection, however nothing overly exotic. However, big plus for having cask conditioned ales. A good place to go after a day of classes. Bathroom was grim but luckily service was very fast.
Ibrew2or3 (353) Tempe, Arizona | October 16, 2007
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Walked here from 21st Amendment via Toranado. They had about six house brews on tap. The two I had were good. Death and Taxes was better than good, it was good-er. Nice comfy place in the middle of Lower Haight. There is a cool mural running along the wall below the ceiling. I enjoyed thumbing through Michael Jackson books at the bar. I wasnít too hungry so I figured a sandwich would be the call. Then I saw the sandwich sitting at the kitchen window. Holy cow. Is that mountain of food the sandwich? Yep, wow. Huge and tasty. If I was really hungry this meal would max me out including the delicious potato salad and I tip the scales at 230lbs.
DYCSoccer17 (326) Woodland, California | September 30, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I met up with mwsf here for a couple of pints on a Thursday night. Located on the corner of Haight, this place is relatively small and quaint. They have a patio and some booths as well as a couple of stools at the bar. Behind the bar is an amazingly ornate and aesthetically captivating mural, which is rather psychadelic. It goes with all of the phish and grateful dead music they play. They had a very nice selection of beers on tap with about 3-4 cask ales. Unfortunatlely, the cask mild ale that I had was sour and infected. I did not have to food, but it looked pretty good. The bathrooms are very small and dumpy. Sinks are located exteriorly. This place is ok, but it has a lot of better competition, which makes it appear worse than it really is.
DuffMan (328) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | July 25, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Part of our Haight Street pub crawl. Comfortably charming, if a little low-key and on the mellow side. Decent selection of brews made on the premises, with a good half-dozen or so available from casks. You can order a tasting selection created to your liking. Service was friendly and relaxed. Didnít try the food.
khytre (6) Oslo, Norway | July 4, 2007
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Very pleasant place in Height/Asbury. A perfect place for a nice sunny evening.
you can compare cask and draft variations of the same beer, very nice!
beervana (32) Libertyville, Illinois | June 21, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
On the corner of Haight & Masonic in the heart of Haight-Ashbury, stands the magnificent Magnolia brewpub. Hand pointed murals and a well-lived in look, this is a comfy hippy place to go and hangout for good eats and beer whenever you land in SF. Flights of their brewed beers are available. The food menu is above pub fare. While I was there, I had their delicious Cuban sandwich and a sampler of their their Kalifornia Kolsch, Proving Ground IPA, Spud Boyís IPA, Prescription Pale, Blue Bell Bitter, Saraís Ruby Mild, and Cole Porter. There was no Stout of circumstance (boo!) unfortunately.
bhensonb (538) Woodland, California | May 2, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Why is this a great, stupendous, over the top, magnificent, ... "place"? The food is great, and there are fantastic real ales. Which, unfortunately, I continually fail to take notes upon. Go and enjoy. Take notes and rate. Mea culpa.
Walt (189) Austin, Texas | December 10, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Nice hippy bar...solid beers for sure...food was also great. Multiple casks...
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