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

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Beer Available At Zeitgeist (arranged by most recent)
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum 100, Anderson Valley Highway 128 The Kimmie, The Yink, and the Holy Gose 92
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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 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz  (122) Brooklyn, New York | March 26, 2012
This is an awesome dive bar with a huge outdoor area for a serious session. No need to be snobby but if you are thereís no need to worry. They have something you will like to drink a lot of.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Frank  (55) Chicago, Illinois | March 22, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
GT2  (613) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
aj1451  (12) Vancouver, British Columbia | February 10, 2012
Ok, you donít go here if you want perky waitresses that will faun all over you. This is a bar and has great beer at a good price. I was here in November 2011. I had a wonderful afternoon. The doorman was surly, as were the bartenders, but they were also pleasant. They have bike parking in the beer garden. Another great aspect of this place is the beer garden and inside/outside food counter. Standard bar food, cheap. The pool table is level and in good shape. Metal on the speakers at 3pm on a Friday, and a electric fireplace in the middle of the room near the door and the bar. It is worth a visit.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
50belair  (171) Florida | November 15, 2011
A super cool dive/beer bar that is perfect for a weekend afternoon drunk. Huge outdoor area, good music, and a good beer selection. A must on a sunny day.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Boliv  (35) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | May 28, 2011
Visited during a recent trip to SF, and a place I never would have found if I hadnít been hanging out with a few friendly locals willing to show me some good drinking spots. It was fairly dark, dank, and busy on a Thursday night, but the selection was pretty good and the service was fast. The outdoor patio was great, itís a nice atmosphere to hang out, drink, and watch people. A great local spot.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
asedzie  (12) San Francisco, California | August 2, 2010
My favorite beer bar in the city. Always a few really good micros and local seasonals on tap, but pitchers are cheap and the company is good. Sierra Nevada and a couple of the other local micros test out new taps here, making the selection even more interesting. Last time I was here there was a Sierra Nevada impy stout, two months prior to the Anniversary bottle release of the same beer. Bartenders are wicked skillful pulling multiple taps at a time and mixing up complex drinks in between. The courtyard with its communal tables is usually packed with boisterous, gregarious revelers. An unforgettable SF mission experience almost every visit.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Tleblanc87  (2) New York | June 10, 2010
I will probably update this review, I have only been there once so far, so I had a limited experience. I didnít try their food but they had great looking burgers, from what I saw, that are cheaper than anywhere else I have seen in SF. There was also a woman outside in the patio area selling fresh Tamales (awesome). Theres a few porta-johns outside which really make it much easier instead of having to go inside and wait on a line. Overall a great place to hang out and drink outside.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
Kevinkarpiak  (13) Massachusetts | May 30, 2010
It really is the best place on this earth if you get there early on a nice day. Good times people watching, or just smirking at the people on the other end of the table. It can be too hipster for some people, and even though Iím personally torn between saying the service is awesome or aweful, it can really rub some people the wring way. Just thinking about the beer garden, though, gets me craving sone Hoegaarden.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
digitalczech  (13) California | March 25, 2010
Warm beer, cold women - stay away. Thatís their motto. This place is not for the faint of heart. Itís a dive biker/bike messenger bar with a huge outdoor beer garden. On any warm Sunday afternoon it THE place to go have beers or the best bloody mary in SF. It gets packed. It smells of old beer. It has good outdoor grilled burgers. The tamale lady visits often. And the beer selection is great with about 20 or so beers on tap. A very local dive. I love it! Stay away!!!

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