San Francisco Brewing Company | San Francisco, California
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San Francisco Brewing Company (OUT OF BUSINESS)
Above Average based on 29 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

155 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, California United States 94133 [ print map ]
415 434 3344

Hours: 12PM - 1AM

Taps: 5+ | Bottles: n/a

San Francisco Brewing Company

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29 reviews for San Francisco Brewing Company (OUT OF BUSINESS)
 Ambiance  67%
 Service  60%
 Selection  48%
 Food  60%
 Value  61%
 Overall  59%
 Rating  60%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
Hooker  (16) San Francisco, California | June 20, 2005
Quaint place to visit. The atmosphere was more special than anything else there. You get a sort of sense of history, from the interesting fans above the bar to the notes in the menu about the excentric characters who have been there. Service could have been better. But if you are looking to step back in time then it is a must see.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
mrhoppy  (225) Santa Clara, California | July 19, 2013
Yeah I am in the same boat as t0rin0. He pretty much nails it.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 5, 2013
Guess I never got around to rating this place either. Visited 3 or 4 times back when they were still open.

Neat setup with a large dining room in the back and a large dining room up front with a bar. The brewery is downstairs. They used to offer to brew your beer "for parties" (cant imagine needing that much beer for a party) for a fee. Never looked into it to see exactly how they decide what to brew but it was a neat idea. They also had gallon cube shaped growlers, which I wanted to buy just to have one.

The beer was just alright sadly, but at least it wasnt offensive. Not much to say other than that really, though I wish I had tried their malt liquor that broet added to the system way back when. Service was friendly but they knew we werent going to eat so they didnt pay much attention to us.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois  (870) Tourist Town (West), England | January 16, 2013
Visited Sep í08 before heading for some snap at House of Nan King. Ambiance was fine, fairly busy around office closing hours and a good buzz - we squeezed into one of the last tables available. Beer was pretty average but drinkable. Always sad to see that somewhere has passed on, but this place was very much on the average side!
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 5/20
Brewman63  (39) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | November 21, 2009
Itís a shame that such an historic brewpub in such a great location can produce such a bland/tasteless selection of brews. Everything was marginal at best, no flavor/ingredient in any of them to make you say "Wow - thatís a good beer!" The selection is good but whatís a good selection when all you have to pick from is one bland beer after another? And the bar and atmosphere is almost as bland as the beer. I stayed in San Fran for 4+ days just a couple blocks from this place, wlaked by it I donít know how many times, but after the first visit I didnít even think of going back in. Stay away.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
f351c4v  (77) Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania | September 8, 2009
Stopped by on a Tuesday afternoon, on my way to La Trappe. Great bar area, beautiful woodwork surrounds throughout. Interesting decorative fans, large mirrors, a even a piano, albeit small, are some highlights. Bar area is small and cozy, possibly the original bar top from the 20ís, which would match the soundtrack. Anyway, they had 6 beer offerings during my visit. I sampled 2 of them; neither the stout or IPA was outstanding, but both servicable. Worth a stop if youíre checking out the sites in the area.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 9/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 1, 2009
First of all, it must be said that this bar is gorgeous. A marvellous wooden interior, beautifully yet rather simply docarated (you donít need accessories when the building does it all) in the middle of a cool district. It starts strong, but I expected much more out of this place in terms of beer. There were only 4 beers available and none of them were aimed at a beer enthusiast level. Basic, simplistic beers. Still, I recommend stopping in for the place and general ambiance, occasional friendly old live bands, smiling, joking ageing patrons. It feels as I imagine the good old days.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter  (100) Flushing, New York | April 13, 2009
I like the interior of the bar. Real old time feel to it with all the original decor from the early 20th century, solid wood and high ceilings with the old time windmill like fan line. The bartender was a nice guy, friendly. The beers were only mediocre, on style, and there was no organized sampler or anything. This is a nice local spot that is overall a nice bar, but not necessarily a place that caters to beer geeks.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere  (470) Ottawa, Ontario | March 8, 2009
Although the location is great and the bar is rustic, Barbary coast era with paddle wheel ventilator on the ceiling, the beer is mediocre. I would have liked to love this place, but every visit is so-so. Oh well. 1$ samplers and 1.75$ half pints during the happy hour.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas  (31) Billdal, Sweden | February 20, 2009
A building-site right now. Pretty sloppy service and bland beers. Almost no other customers were there. The sample tray was very good for rating, but the tray itself was extremely greasy...
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
caesar  (334) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | October 14, 2008
Located near chinatown in the centre of SF. Decent atmosphere, bit noisy because they were doing some renovation on the building. Nice to see the brewing going on inside the brewpub self, and you can even get a table next to it. Beers are not too special. Service was ok. Decent food.

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