Cool place. Great music (got to hear some Danzig and a few other good bands before leaving). The tap list is interesting but confusing since they don’t believe in putting the brewery name on the list. Took a few minutes to figure out what they all were and realized that a good chunk of them were Ommegang beers, not that that’s a bad thing. Saw a couple of interesting new beers as well. If I had some business in this area I’d stop back in, and eventually I will since Pine Street Brewery will eventually open and it will need to be ticked.
Be warned that this place is cash only, though like Toronado there is an ATM in the building.
Visited the 13th February 2015 - Nice place with cool atmosphere. The selection was great (maybe because of the SF beer week, I went during the Deschute beers on tap night). The service is nice and the people inside are ok. The staff is really friendly and take care about the service. Really good feeling about the place. I recommend to visit it.
Small front bar area with some more seating in the rear. Beer list is written on the wall opposite the bar...okay. Bartender was friendly and she got us our drinks quickly. There was a rep from Schmaltz/Hebrew as well as some Germans who spoke little/no English and that caused some entertainment when he tried to give them free beer and they just wanted Corona. Mostly local stuff on tap. Decent prices. Worth stopping in for a beer. Note: cash only
Great selection at reasonable prices. Wish I could have had a beer here. No credit cards. I should have anticipated that it would be cash only since it’s in the Tenderloin (if you don’t know the City, imagine any post apocalyptic wasteland and you’ll have an idea of the neighborhood). Yeah, they’ve got an ATM, but getting hit with bank fees isn’t really a convenience to me. The short of it: if I’m walking out of your beer bar without a beer, you’ve got problems. Skip it. Go to City Beer. They have all the same selection (and more), and they take credit cards. So while Amsterdam gets points for selection, they lose points for being cash only, being in terrible location, and for making me walk through the Tenderloin only to leave without a drink.
A nice, quite small place a few blocks away from Union Square. A nice selection of local and American craft beer on tap and a quite large selection of small bottles as well. Very cheap prices, especially for some of the bottled beers. Be aware that they only accept cash.
I love this place. It’s always laid back, and never really crowded. The bar staff is friendly and knowledgable, and will encourage better beer selections to the numerous people that come in asking for Stella or Bud (they don’t even carry any of the standard American rice beers) -- but never pretentious, just helpful.
They used to also do hookah, but no longer.
Food policy is "bring what you’d like", though it’s always polite to ask first (and please, avoid things that stink up the place -- I’d like my beer not to smell of garlic).