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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This place has a nice tap list and a huge beer garden. I didnít notice anything terribly rare or exciting from a beer perspective but, most definitely, if you are happy to drink a primarily local list of great beer in a very cool beer garden, youíll like it here.