San Rafael Beer Guide: Your San Rafael guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from San Rafael

80 /100 1132 4TH ST
“Visited October 2019. Newish brewery in downtown San Rafael. I had a sense of deja vu upon walking in and that's because this spot used to be Broken Drum. Fortunately, this place is significantly better. Kind of a mid-century modern style decor with dark wood and metal work being incorporated into the design. Food is what I guess you'd call "gastropub" style and I thought the burger I had for lunch was quite good. I also got a flight of beers and (as hinted at above) they were generally pretty good. They seem to be doing a variety of styles, but leaning towards hoppy stuff like everyone does. Definitely would come back if I happened to be in San Rafael again. But seeing as I've ever been here like 4 times in the nearly 25 years I've lived in the Bay Area, I don't know how soon that will be.“
brokensail 135 days ago
80 /100 1848 4TH ST
“Visited October 2019. Had to visit San Rafael for work and decided to hit a couple of the beer places in town since I don't make it up this way that often. The brewery is a little bit outside the main downtown area, but a short drive from wherever you might be in town. Parking seemed to be the main obstacle, but I was able to find a spot on the street nearby. Not too many patrons on a weekday afternoon, but a few other people hanging out. I took a seat at the bar. Really huge place with a nice open feeling to it. I ordered a handful of taster pours since I had not had anything from these guys before. I thought the beers were generally pretty good, though there was one miss of the five I tried. Service was friendly and attentive and pricing seemed generally on par with the Bay Area with pints maybe being on the cheaper side (around $6 or $7) and tasters being kind of expensive (around $3). A nice little stop.“
brokensail 137 days ago
72 /100 340 THIRD ST
“Decent beers, but not many. It’s the old version short beer shelf. Helpful staff.“
bhensonb 2924 days ago
72 /100 340 THIRD ST
“Just off of the freeway but outside of the main downtown area. Kind of a small store and parking lot. Beer selection isn’t much, but there were some decent beers there. Firestone XVII, Double DBA, some Mikkeller stuff, lots of Rogue, Heretic, Stone, etc. Some imports as well. Not a bad little store.“
brokensail 2939 days ago
56 /100 340 THIRD ST
“tiny packed cali whole foods. good selection including dfh 90 min ipa and soke other goodies with a selection that changes weekly. most of the staff don’t know anything about beer. bad light contamination on bottles like most whole foods. staff is freindly though and it can save you a trip if you just want some decent brew with dinner.“
wavers1 4625 days ago
76 /100 340 THIRD ST
“As with all Whole Foods, A great place to get belgians, and a taste of the local stuff.“
fordest 5760 days ago
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