For many years this was my go-to place in San Francisco, but that’s changed. The prices have gone up, up, up -- $8.50 for a pint of a fairly routine beer, $17+ for a burger. The staff is astonishingly rude to customers: On a recent visit a staffer complained someone at the table next to mine was drinking too slowly and would have to drink faster or leave. (The beer, which I had also ordered, was served about 10 degrees too cold.) The beer list is excellent -- great mix of California beers, national names and internationals too. But it’s become an absurdly overpriced and uncomfortable place to be.
Been here three times now and been severely underwhelmed each time. Selection is almost entirely generic, widely available craft. In three visits I’ve only found a single interesting, rarely rated beer—and it was $8/8oz for an Oregon brewed smoked porter. That’s not the worst: how about $12/6oz of Hitachino Nest Celebration? Insane. I won’t be returning; this place sucks. However, the server was really knowledgeable, I’ll give her that at least, though they screwed up my order.
Cozy little place, with dim lighting, a good beer selection, and exceptional food. We didn’t have reservations, but only waited about 30 min to be seated. Easily found room at the bar and I tried a few Moonlight beers, as well as, some stuff from Evil twin. Very strong list of Belgians on tap and in bottle and prices can be a bit on the high side. I really liked the feel of this place. Warm and inviting with great food and good service. Definitely check this place out if you are in town.
Close second to my favorite SF craftbeer establishment...the Toronado. Of course if you want food too...this is the place to go hands down. The food is fantastic. In addition to the nice cozy atmosphere...and the great beer selections...the staff here is very knowledgeable and very personable. I highly recommend a visit here when anywhere near SF.
I dig this joint. Went here for an early dinner with my girlfriend and her family. Really nice ambiance, definitely a classier joint more like CK in DC, Ginger Man in NY, etc. Really nice tap list and a DAMN good burger; everything the others had looked excellent as well. Definitely a must stop in SF.
Visited during SF beer week. Smaller corner place that has a bit of a yuppy neighborhood feel to it. Bar is right up front and around the parameter of the bar is seating with a couple of booths in the back. I think I saw the capacity listed for this place at 49 on the wall. Nice feeling place, service wasn’t that great but also not horrible. Our bartender just wasn’t very friendly and seemed quite flustered. Draft list was mixed with a couple local, couple area standards, couple of vintage offerings…maybe due to an event, and some standard belgian offerings. Seemed like they had quite a bottle list, but I didn’t get too far into looking at it since the prices were quite absurd. Draft was also very high compared to other place we visited on our trip. Small menu, food looked decent, but nothing special. If in the area, it is worth a stop I guess for a beer but I wouldn’t go out of my way to go back here.