For a fairly traditional brewbup, I am not sure there is one done better in the whole country. I stopped in for a late lunch. They had a good dozen or so taps of their own beer, almost half of them w/ a cask as an option. I was pleased to see many lower ABV beers on the cask too. (Cask IIPA is great but I believe this serving method to be best for session ales.) The food was standard gasto-pub type fare. I got a short rib sandwich and it is easily the best sandwich, burger, wrap or similar Iíve ever had a brewpub. The fries were above average too. The atmosphere in the early afternoon was fairly low key and I really loved the old bar look of the place. The servers were quite friendly and helpful and in general I really enjoyed stopping in for a few pints and a meal here. My only complaint from a beer perspective is maybe they could have done a few more guest drafts or perhaps had a guest on cask. Still, my primary reason to go to brewpubs is to drink the beer they brew there so that is only a small complaint.
Nice place in the hippie district of SF. 12 taps of their own beer, 5 casks and a guest cider. Didnít try the food, but it looked good. Beers are good quality though not through the roof. 9 of 12 had an ABV below 5%! Very prompt and friendly service
A really lovely brewpub in a funky district with excellent beer and food on offer. We had an afternoon session when visiting SF in 2012 and if not leaving town would definitely have been back for more. Excellent place!
Sunday evening, decent crowd, but not crowded. Sat at a big communal bar height table. Seems like a good local scene, lots of young cool people, a good amount of piercings, tattoos, and different colored hair, contrasted with young preppy groups. Certainly wide reaching appeal which definetely plays into this being a popular local hang out. The space itself is a great balance of dark old wood and soft speakeasy lighting. Staff was very friendly, great sense of humor. 12 beers on tap, and 5 on cask, though two of the casks were out when we went. Food options inluded a good bit of variety over a very succinct menu. Went with the house pickles which that night were some daikon greens, radish tops, and carrots. All tasty. Also grabbed the rarebit, and my wife got some wings. Also all good. Beers here were fine, all clean and well executed, though a couple were not really to my liking. Nothing really stood out, everything was average to a bit above. Good pub beer, but probably not destination beer.
Visited on a Tuesday afternoon in November 2015. Iíve been here several times over the years but first visit post Rb. Itís a corner pub, plenty of tables. Had no trouble getting sat downin the nice old pub surroundings. Service was good. Sampler flight available so tried the 4 special Belgium beers and two off the standard range. Beer is Ok, nothing to shout about but do have cask beer which is well looked after. Ambiance marked down as insisted on pegging door open despite it being cold. Iíd go back as I like the Haight St vibe but itís not the best venue in the city.