Visited for a SF beer week event, 2016. Good selection of their own beer on tap along with the event beers including some rare and one-offs. Service was to be expected for a busy night and the prices were reasonable. They do flights, but only for select beers on the menu and they are usually pre-set.
Visited during San Francisco beer week. They had a selection of Eagle rock and own beers on tap. 18 taps in total. They offer flights of 6 beers, however you are not able to choose the beers. They do offer half pours, but the smallest they do is 10oz pours. We had some snacks during happy hour - sliders and sweet potatoe fries. Nice relaxed atmosphere inside.
Sunday evening, 6:00. About 1/3 full, and super casual atmosphere. Grabbed seats at the bar and started off with the set flight. $10 for 6x3oz beers, with a different set each week, though Iíd guess thereís some standards on there. Everything else is available for a 3oz pour for $2 or less. Fairly hip and young crowd. 18 taps, with 3 that were out when we visited. 9 taps of their own (a 10th of their own was kicked), and some other California guest taps. House beers were all above avaerage, but nothing overly wowed me. Got a couple of appetizers, both good. Service was good, our server was super friendly. Was worth the hike out here from where we were staying, pretty easy access via the bus. Seems like a great local spot.
Visited on a Wednesday evening in November 2015. Itís a short walk from 9th/Iriving stop on N Tram route from the City Centre. 2 levels of seating, we sat at the bar and tried a sampler tray. Also had a cask special of the Stout conditioned with chilli which was offered as a free sample. Tried all the beers brewed at the venue, even swapped one weíd tried for an off piste choice. Decent guest list from local brewers too.
Bar staff were really friendly and pointed out the brewer as could see we were into beer.
Really nice place, worth the trek out to it. Highly recommended.
Kind of a neat little brew pub. There was a reasonable number of brews on tap, but they were heavy on the lighter beers like saisons and pils. Only one IPA at the time I visited. The porter and the pale ale I had were good, and the food was good as well.
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.
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.
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.