Social Kitchen & Brewery | San Francisco, California
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Social Kitchen & Brewery
Exceptional based on 9 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

1326 9th Ave
San Francisco, California United States 94122 [ print map ]
415 681 0330

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Hours: Sun 1130-24, Mon-Thu 17-24, Fri 17-02, Sat 1130-24


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Social Kitchen & Brewery The Seventy Five , Social Kitchen & Brewery The Schnozz IPA , Social Kitchen & Brewery Mr Kiteís Pale Ale , Social Kitchen & Brewery Big Barleywine , Social Kitchen & Brewery Westside IPA , Social Kitchen & Brewery Waterfront Porter , Social Kitchen & Brewery Rapscallion 75
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9 reviews for Social Kitchen & Brewery
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  77%
 Selection  60%
 Food  68%
 Value  70%
 Overall  71%
 Rating  74%


76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
larryLSB  (39) La Selva Beach, California | April 24, 2013
Stopped by after a Giants game today. This place is typical of a lot of SF bars/restaurants,narrow and long. Nicely shaped bar and the brewing equipment sits up stairs behind glass. Tried one of the IPAís, a saison, and a couple of different entree items. The saison was a collaboration with a winery, and was very good. Overall a very pleasant experience with above average beer and service.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
bvc  (68) Kenmore, Washington | February 16, 2013
Visited during SF beer week, day after the Strong Beer event and all beers were still on. Nice space, good size by SF standards Iíd say. Brewery is upstairs and behind glass so the brewhouse and tanks are visible. Walls were mostly brick and bar was wood and glass, nice feel. Bartender was nice, accommodating and poured us a couple of tastes then hooked us up with a strong beer sampler. Beers were solid with no flaws and we ended up ordering a couple of pints after we finished our sampler. They also had a full bar and food, but didnít have or even look at a list for either. Worth visiting for sure.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
t0rin0  (1180) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 20, 2012
Stopped in a number of times since the week they opened. The first time I stopped in during lunch shortly after they opened. The door was open but the business was not. The brewer was upstairs brewing and asked if I needed anything. I said I wanted to try the beers so he came downstairs, left the mash alone for a few minutes, and poured me a few ounces of each beer and told me about them. Nice guy.

Since then Iíve been back probably 4 times during business hours. They now do what they call Strong Beer Social during SF Beer Week which coincides (but is not affiliated with) Strong Beer Month that Magnolia and 21A do.

The food is pretty good though expensive. The service is nice but can be overwhelmed. The beers arent bad. Actually I havent had any BAD beers from them but Iím still waiting for them to amaze me with one of their beers.

I was here when it had just changed from Eldoís Cafe to Wunderbier and I have to say that Social Kitchen seems to be doing much better than either of those places.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail  (756) Orange County, California | August 15, 2012
Small brewpub not far from Golden Gate park. Only a handful of beers on tap, most of which were just sort of okay. Supposed to be a pretty good restaurant. Flights are free, which I didnít know until I went to leave, so I just left what cash I did have at the bar. Really nice interior and friendly staff.
66
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717  (81) San Francisco, California | August 22, 2011
Went here for dinner and not really for beer with some friends who were in from out of town, but your old buddy Tick did not disappoint. Translation: I ticked every beer available here. So what if I had to beg my friends to sample the obligatory 2oz of their mediocre Kolsch? Such is the plight of a man who must tick. So this is a nice place. A nice big bar, ample table seating, and a friendly vibe. Great place if youíre looking to SOCIALize, believe it or not. The waitress gave us great service, possibly because she sort of knew my friend, who used to do the hibbidy-jibbidy with her friend (yes I just used that ridiculous term). The food was pretty legit - mainly slightly upscale bar food. Solid burgers and whatnot, with a lot of tasty fried stuff. The brews here leave a bit to be desired. Most are passable but few are noteworthy. They had some kind of símores stout that sounded really awesome, but the execution just didnít live up to the billing. Overall this is a place you come for the ambiance and food and possibly to knock off a couple ticks, not to be wowed by outstanding beers.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah  (300) Utah | February 19, 2011
Visited during SF strong beer week. They had 5 beers on tap that were all >8.2%, and good solid beers. The food was good. Staff was friendly and helpful. At first I got a sampler but noticed that 2 beers were the same and another was not in the correct order. The waitress smelled the beers and came to the same conclusion and got me the correct beers. I also had an few pints after the sampler. It is located near the UCSF campus.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR  (370) Los Angeles, California | January 24, 2011
Visited on a Sunday night. Not very crowded at all. Nice setup. Upscale and modern brewpub vibe. Server didnít know much on the brewing side (unless that tiny system really is a 25 barrel system...I think not). Order a sampler and had some appetizers. Beer was pretty good, the food might have been better. They were out of a lot of their beers. They only had 4 house beers on and two guest beers. I hope they stay in business, as the place wasnít crowded at all. Their beers they have planned for Strong Ale month look quite tasty. I will return.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
CampesinoTino  (71) Seattle, Washington | December 15, 2010
Came by on a Sunday afternoon to sample their brews. It definitely has more of a hip restaurant/bar vibe to it than a brewpub. The beers were mostly mild in flavor with low alcohol levels. I enjoyed the Social KŲlsch and the Easy IPA. Theyíre definitely meant to be paired with food. Decent place to stop by for a pint but itís probably not worth going all the way to the Sunset for unless youíre in the neighborhood.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee  (182) down the whirlpool, California | September 15, 2010
Social definitely isnít trying to be a beer geek pub which in some ways I like, and in some ways Iím just not all that interested in. The beers are mostly lower in strength and are designed to compliment the food while still being interesting on their own. Iíd say they are overall good, but nothng has truly impressed me in their small lineup. Kolsch and alt seem to be heavily featured, each with their own special night of the week where they emulate the stylesí local traditions of bottomless small glasses. I have to admit, itís a pretty cool idea and is something I havenít seen before. The food menu is very short and isnít terribly interesting. Iíve only had the fries so I wonít judge the quality of the rest and you know where to find opinions on that if you want to. As they keep brewing and dialing their standard beers in, I think the concept of the simple, small rotation of beers and simple food menu may stick. Or it may not. I really canít tell at this point.

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