Zeitgeist | San Francisco, California
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Zeitgeist
Excellent based on 34 ratings
Type: Bar

199 Valencia St
San Francisco, California United States 94103 [ print map ]
415 255 7505

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Hours: OPEN: 9am - 2am Every day


Mayor: Cory (1) | Taps: 50 |


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Beer Available At Zeitgeist (arranged by most recent)
Almanac Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine 98, Bear Republic Old Baba Yaga 87, Almanac Farmers Reserve 3 100
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34 reviews for Zeitgeist
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  67%
 Selection  78%
 Food  58%
 Value  77%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  87%
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74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1270) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 7, 2013
Visited June 6, 2013.

I was told about this place 5 years ago by some friends who used to travel to SF regularly. Iíve been meaning to check it out ever since but never got around to it. Glad I finally did.

Its similar to Toronado in that itís cash only, has a good tap selection, has decent music, and grumpy servers. The differences are that itís much more open, has a nice patio area, and does pitchers. When I was there they had half a dozen Ale Industries beers on tap. Got glasses of the Pink Drank (raspberry sour) and the Agent Ned Flanders (flemish bruin) and got a taste of the Evolution generation 5. Most of the people coming to the bar were getting pitchers of El Toro Poppy Jasper which was neat to see, and a few of them got pitchers of Stella. They also serve beer in quarts if you want more than a pint.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
brokensail  (801) Orange County, California | December 30, 2013
Perhaps my new favorite place in the city. Canít believe Iíve never come here before, kind of ashamed, actually. The bar itself is dark and not terribly large. Cash only, really divey. A huge list of taps covering all sorts of styles. Your obligatory Pliny and Moonlight handles and plenty of other good things from the Bay Area and California in general. Service was good, though the bar was a bit on the dead side. Step outside to the patio/beer garden and youíve got yourself a winner. Huge space with lots of picnic tables and trees, and youíre sort of under the overpass for 101.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
GT2  (564) San Diego County , California | February 17, 2012
Pretty awesome dive bar in SF that is very similar to my Chapel Hill favorite: Heís Not Here. A big dive bar with large amounts of outdoor pic-nic table seating. Taplist was fairly large and was in chalk (good thing) signifying quick keg rotation. RR Supplication pours were $8. Local, dank IPAs were $5-6. Service was incredible considering how wildly packed the place was- I loitered around in an area where a typical hoity toity bar would never give me service and magically we got everyoneís order in. Correct glassware, fresh kegs, local heavy selection. Now I know why this is the favorite bar amongst my UNC friends in SF. If you get tired of the snotty bartenders at Toronado, well here you go. Similarly impressive taplist.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee  (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | June 25, 2012
Hit this spot on a dive bar crawl I did one night post-conference. What you see is what you get. A large indoor area with a long bar down one side of the room. A great tap list with great prices. Not much to complain about.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
BVery  (400) Burnsville, Minnesota | May 13, 2012
Kind of a punk rock dive bar in San Francisco, but a lot of fun and a huge tap line up. Prices are fair. Large outdoor area, and even 2 pinball machines!
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
swoopjones  (305) Buffalo, New York | February 27, 2007
Absolutely loved this place. My type of bar. Great jukebox, great draft selection. Bear Republic, Russian River etc. Huge outdoor seating that was jamed. Little old lady selling Tamales. Loaded with walks of every kind. Suits, preps, punks, bikers everything. A true taste of what san Francisco is. Once of the best bars Iíve been to.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko  (271) Vancouver, British Columbia | December 24, 2013
Awesome place, that pretty much resembles a dive bar inside, and includes an expansive outdoor seating area. Taplist is quite extensive, featuring a few nice rarities and generally high quality taps. Service was very friendly and generous with free samples. Cash only unfortunately, but prices are reasonable. Recommended place.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson  (181) Enfield, New Hampshire | August 28, 2012
Iíve been coming here for a long time. They recently expanded the taps..I think 20+ beers on tap. Food is decent for a bar but kitchen closes early. Tons of seating but get there early. Prices are great for SF + a full liquor bar. The deathmetal is VERY loud so youíve been warned.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth  (171) North Carolina | May 2, 2012
As others have said, place is a dive bar, lots of space, for San Francisco, then you get outside, wow, very large outdoor area. Took a couple minutes to get bartenders attention, but it was somewhat busy. decent tap list, didnít check out bottles. Didnít have food. pool table a games in the back area of bar. Not a family place and we did feel a tad out of place, no one was hostile or anything, but it was mostly a crowd younger us, Iím mid 40ís, it was like someone else said, bike messenger younger crowd, was loud music both in and out, in the metal varietal. The outdoor area is right buy an overpass so might explain loud music. On a nice weather day, be good place to hang. Not a family place.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
Hoser  (162) Cowtown, Alberta | July 16, 2007| Updated August 12, 2007
Great beer selection, but they donít refrigerate kegs until tapping them, porta potties out in the beer garden and mice as well and the sweet smell of pot everywhere. I imagine you would either love the place or hate it. but this place is a dive.

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