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asedzie (12) San Francisco, California | August 2, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Tleblanc87 (2) New York | June 10, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Kevinkarpiak (13) Massachusetts | May 30, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
digitalczech (13) California | March 25, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
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!!!
gail (10) San Francisco, California | July 7, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Love it on those oh-so-rare warm SF evening when this extremely urban beer garden is, of course, packed. Otherwise wear your jacket. Can be muddy or dusty outside depending on the season, but thatís where you want to be.
Not a whole lot of beers, but a thereís always something good (mostly regional/local) on.
Itís a scene to be experienced.
ABUSEDGOAT (57) California | August 22, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
What a cool place. Looks somewhat like a dive bar upon entering, lotsa beer stuff hanging all over. Thereís a back area with picnic tables. It feels like youíre in a different world back there. Selection was about 25 taps, 15 bottles. Tap selection is decent, but donít expect to be blown away. Bottle selection was less exciting. Bartender was fast, food (pub fare) was really slow though. Fun place.
ojclark (5) Santa Monica, California | January 1, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Kind of dumpy (in a cool way) interior. Huge patio with several picnic tables. BBQ being prepared outside. Full bar with 25 nice taps of beer, basically all micros, mostly local and California beers. Slow service, but it was New Years Day and several people were ordering the elaborately prepared bloody marys. Kind of like the Toronado, but with a full bar and beer barden.
Hoser (175) Cowtown, Alberta | July 16, 2007| Updated August 12, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
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.
swoopjones (312) Buffalo, New York | February 27, 2007
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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.
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