Zeitgeist | San Francisco, California
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Excellent based on 35 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: yiannnos (2) | Taps: 50 |


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35 reviews for Zeitgeist
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  68%
 Selection  78%
 Food  58%
 Value  77%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
crowderm  (16) Columbus, Ohio | May 1, 2013
The scene at this place is interesting - an odd mix of metal and hipster that I havenít encountered before, but somehow works. Expect lots of young, tattooed people with a few middle-aged professionals mixed in. The beer list was solid, but the real highlight was the awesome beer garden out back. Great place to hang out.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
dinkle50  (77) Chicago, Illinois | April 28, 2013
Stopped in here for a couple of beers on a Sunday afternoon. Very loud metal indoors, and huge crowd outside in the beer garden. Very young crowd with lots of extracurricular activity happening. Beer selection was good and the bartenders were nice. Other than that, this is not my type of place.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 9/20
DeclanT  (20) Tervuren, Belgium | April 16, 2013
Lovely dive bar down the dirty end of Valencia in SOMA, walked past it before evening noticing it was there. Good size with friendly heavily tattooed staff and clientelle, very SF punk crowd.. Draft beer list was very impressive and well priced by Sf standards.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
craftycarl21  (72) Washington, Washington DC | February 25, 2013
Frankly, this place is way more my jam than Toronado. Russian River representation was Consecration vs. PtE at Toronado= point number 1 for Zeitgeist. Outdoor patio, way more friendly bar staff, and in my mind better selection (though Iím sure Toronado takes it for events and such). Still a really cool hangout, much better for the dive bar feel.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
bvc  (103) Kenmore, Washington | February 16, 2013
Visited during SF beer week. Dive bar feel, stickers on the wall with louder music playing. Quite a few taps, but not a lot of standouts. But to be fair it was beer week and there was a Speakeasy event happening and they may have had other tap takeovers happening throughout the week. Some bottles, but nothing special at all. Full bar, but run of the mill selection. Large outdoor seating area, that was kind of cool and the kitchen, or at least the grill portion of it, appeared to be outside as well. Service was fine, prices are good...worth a stop in.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
Jimmythespoon  (153) , | November 22, 2012
Proper dive bar with punk playing. Very similar to tornado but much better and cleaner and friendlier. Norton mention the selection is unbelievable and much more diverse. They have anything you would feel like having on tap. Donít was your time with tornado go here instead if dives and punk is your thing.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson  (200) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee  (510) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
BVery  (471) 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!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth  (182) the Containment Area, 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.

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