t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 12, 2012| Updated December 23, 2012
This was the last stop of the night on a beer tasting trip a while ago. The place is a real nice high class joint right across the street from the ocean. We went on a saturday night and it was packed. All kinds of people in there but the whole vibe was just too ritzy and high end for me. I felt really out of place not wearing a $150 shirt. Good place to go for a nice dinner (minus the noise) but not necesarily for beer sampling.
The food was wonderful, just really expensive. I think we each paid something like $25 / plate. The beer was pretty average, the ipa was decent and the light beer was decent for what it was supposed to be. Didn’t like the octoberfest though. I think my brother pissed off the waitress and so she didn’t come back except to give us our check.
Went here with doublewesternbaconcheeseburgerscantsail. This time I went to the bar so that we could order a flight and no food. The service was pretty bad there too. We were ignored for a good 5 minutes even though there were only 2 other customers at the bar. When the guy finally acknowleged us he cut me off mid sentence to talk to a (apparently) stand up comic that he knew. After ignoring us some more he admitted that he was being a dbag (said "sorry, but he’s more entertaining than you guys") and then continued to ignore us. Pure garbage.
The sampler was listed on the menu as $10.64. Thought that was odd but thats actually what it was on the bill.
Nice restaurant location right on the ocean, upstairs from the museum, and right on the edge of the park. The service was pretty poor at the bar, and the bartender acknowledged he was giving us crappy service, but continued on with it anyway. Beers were pretty bad for the most part, with only one really being enjoyable. We got some garlic fries which were very good, but the food was pretty pricey on the whole.
If you’re looking to have a nice dinner in the city, there’s plenty of better places and plenty of other places to get better beer.
We were at a campfire literally across the street, so I convinced the wife to stop in. We only hit the downstairs bar area, which was quite interesting, and basically open air. Not busy on a Saturday night, but I guess the restaurant is the main draw. Flights of beers for $13 and growlers to go for $25 including some cool looking glass. I thought the saison was pretty good.
The location at the extreme border of the Golden Gate Park, just by Ocean beach is tough to beat, so is the view, but by no means can this place be considered a must. It took us forever for one of the many, many employees to come to our table. The 2 beers tried were considerably under average and since there is not much else interesting beer destination in this part of the city, you should skip it if your time is limited. Still, inside is a rather upscale restaurant/bar with great bay windows to catch the view and sunset. The building itself is also historic.
A nice big bar/restaurant above the Golden Gate park museum. Great views of the beach. Service at the bar was good. I had a bowl of clam chowder that was great. Can’t say the same for the beer. It was average to below average. The IPA was the best of the bunch but it definitely wasn’t a West Coast IPA. You don’t get much farther West than on the beach.
Wonderful area to stop because of the view of the ocean. This is my 4th visit in August 2005. Beer selection is wide if rather plain and mainstream. Service is good and friendly. A good place to stop if you are biking the Golden Gate park.
Finally made it out here. Out of the way unless you are in the Sunset district. There is a parking lot, but it was (for some reason) extremely crowded when I was there. The restaurant is picturesque as far as looking out over the ocean, and being tucked into the back of Golden Gate Park (I’ve driven past this place many times over the years). Food was pretty good; actually better than the beer (which was subpar). Very pricy as well. The clientele seemed to be there for the food and not the beer. The Lake Chalet in Oakland also offers a similar experience.
Good view of the ocean and Ocean Beach is probably the best thing this place has to offer. We had two of their beers (porter and ESB), both dull but ok. Trendy atmosphere, kind of upscale but some of the staff was a little snobby. Waitress was pleasant, though. Large but dreadfully boring selection (all the usual suspects...amber, pale, porter, blonde, etc., etc.). Had some of the calamari as an appetizer, pretty good but nothing special.
Had breakfast here recently and was pleasantly surprised. The food I and my girlfriend had was solid. The beer I tried was mostly average to above average. The biggest problem was that the food was fairly expensive. This was an obviously beautiful location with a great ocean view. We had good service to go along with the good food and good beers.