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Zeitgeist

Not Rated.
ZeitgeistZeitgeist
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

62 Ratings
Ratings: 62
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Taps: 48
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

199 Valencia St
San Francisco, California, 94103-1117
United States
phone: (415) 255-7505

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @zeitgeistsf

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(Place added by: noob)
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Reviews by coldriver:
Photo of coldriver
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%

Stop 2 on a San Francisco pubcrawl 7/17/2011. Gotta say being middle aged somewhat conservative Texans we were slightly apprehensive going in to this place. But this establishment is all about diversity and from that aspect we fit right in. With a table of bikers, a table of college kids, a table of tattoo exhibitionists, a table of lesbians, etc, the only thing missing was a table of middle-aged Texans and we were somewhat amazed to find the crowd to be very friendly and accepting.

Outdoor beer garden with picnic tables was a great place to enjoy the cool San Fran weather. A bit divy on the interior side but again a very comfortable vibe. Tap selection wasn't huge, but certainly adequate and nicely selected with plenty of the west coast hop bombs we'd come for. Wish we'd stayed longer instead of wasting our time in the touristy Fisherman's Wharf area - Zeitgeist seems like the quintessential San Francisco beer experience.

coldriver, Jul 30, 2011
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After a long morning walk through the streets of San Francisco, I found myself near the Toronado which wasn't opened yet, so I continued on a few more blocks to the Zeitgeist. I had actually heard about it online in an article about great dive bars in SF, and when I saw that they also served excellent beers, I decided to start my day here.

Really a cool place, black walls, long bar, games and a small kitchen in the back. And behind the bar is a door to the outside beer garden, which is large, with quite a few benches and turned out to be a great place to sip my beer while soaking up the great weather.

Quality and selection were both top notch. The beer board had a wide variety of excellent brews. I really liked how they list beers by style instead of brewery. I was looking for an IPA, and I noticed Double Tap from Berryessa, so I enjoyed a pint outside.

Service was fine. The bartenders and patrons were buzzing about a crack head lady that had just left right after I entered. But she acknowledged me fairly quickly, and served me.

Prices were slightly high, but not bad for SF.

Overall, this place was great. I definitely will come back. You have to love edgy grimy dive bars though to really appreciate this place.

flexabull, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of rixcat
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%

Walked in, mid afternoon. Was greeted by a foxy young gothic hipster (if there is such a thing) bikery babe with a perfect endless white grill welcoming us in and taking our order. Looking up at a large chalkboard style beer menu there was a healthy and unique variety ranging from a kölsch to an oatmeal stout. I could really sit down and try new-to-me beers there. We ordered a pitcher of the El Toro Oatmeal Stout and headed outside for a picnic table in the shade. Yep, the sun was actually shining that day. Inside was a high-ceilinged indoor open cellar type environment with some music playing and a bunch of people were standing around happily gesticulating, laughing, and leaning in for the punchline. Outside was a large court area populated by a light crowd, cigarette smoke lingering in the midday air. We enthusiastically talked about nothing important. It was kinda dirty outside, but in that good dirty way. Cool place except for the tobacco smoke.(hence the 2.5 on the vibe rating.) I've been here at night before and it's pretty fun bumping around with an undeniably urban look, and feel. Guys put on your jeans, gals get in a short summer dress and some cork platforms and get in here!

rixcat, Aug 08, 2013
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Zeitgeist in San Francisco, CA
91 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.