The Press Club | San Francisco, California
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The Press Club
Currently with 4 ratings
Type: Restaurant

20 Yerba Buena Ln
San Francisco, California United States 94103 [ print map ]
415 744 5000

Hours: Mon - Thu 4:00 PM Ė 10:00 PM; Fri 4:00 PM Ė Close; Sat 2:00 PM Ė Close; Sun - Closed

Taps: 30 | Bottles: 30

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4 reviews for The Press Club
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  88%
 Selection  85%
 Food N/A 
 Value  45%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  81%

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | December 29, 2014
Iíll say that I felt extremely underdressed just when I walked up to the place. Has more of a lounge sort of vibe to it, and my jeans and t-shirt werenít quite cutting it, but they let me in anyway (not that I think I would have actually been turned away)...guess thatís what happens when you go out on a Wednesday.

They have done a great job on the decor here as it definitely feels upscale and all that without seeming totally douchey or being tacky/gaudy. Kind of dark for my liking, but whatever.

The beer list here was impressively good and they have quite a lot of beers as well. Lots of different styles and breweries from all over the world (Omnipollo, LoverBeer, Dogfish, Beer Here, Evil Twin, JW Lees, AleSmith, just to name a few). The only real knock here is that the prices are almost laughably high. Youíre going to pay at least $9 for a beer, but I guess most people probably already know that if theyíre coming here.

Not sure when Iíll be back, but donít write this place off as a beer spot.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler  (260) Enfield, New Hampshire | January 22, 2014
I never come here for the beer, always after work wines with friends. Went to a few private parties here as well. Decor rocks, itís insanely expensive and donít come here wearing shorts.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 8, 2013
Visited November 8, 2013.

At first glance this place is very bougey. There is a coat check and a hostess at the entrance at the top of the stairs. Downstairs, underground, opens up quite a bit and youíll find two separate bars. The first one had some black velvet ropes blocking it off and I was informed that it was reserved for a private party. Make a 180 and go around the side of the stairs and youíll find another bar with 28 beers on tap. The leather bound book/menu on the bar has about 20 pages. Two pages of small food items, a 15 pages of wine, and a couple pages of beer. The food starts at $9 and after seeing some of the sliders served I accepted that I really didnít NEED to eat at that particular point in time. So upon second glance itís still pretty bougey. Free wifi is pretty awesome. The server was awesome. Very friendly and offered plenty of free tastes of anything I wanted to try. I saw some interesting beers like the Green Flash Symposium IPA, the Son of a Batch hickory gose, and the 25th anniversary JW Lees Harvest Ale (2011). I went with the JW Lees. Most beers were about $9 but some went as high as $16. During happy hour they are all $3 off which brings them back down to slightly more ďnormalĒ prices.

This place is a little too high class for me but I wouldnít hesitate to stop in again for a beer considering how good the tap list is.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee  (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | June 27, 2012
Wow - a gorgeous space. Sort of a resto-lounge that specializes in wine but has a pretty killer tap list. Pricy but the rarity (at least to my mind) was worth it. Bartender was pretty knowledgeable about the beer. Itís frankly refreshing to see quality beer being pushed in a place that specializes in wine as well. Didnít eat - but quite enjoyed the few hours I spent here.

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