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City Beer Store

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City Beer StoreCity Beer Store
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world-class

256 Ratings
Ratings: 256
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: n/a
Taps: 15
Bottles: 300
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Store ]

1168 Folsom St
San Francisco, California, 94103-6027
United States
phone: (415) 503-1033

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-08-2006

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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
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3.36/5  rDev -24.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

City Beer Store is a beer store first and a bar second. Eight taps with tons of bottles for sale. Many of the bottles can be found in coolers and can be consumed on premise for a one dollar corking (capping?) fee.

The place itself is rather small with a couple tables and about five bar stools near the taps. The inside is clean and modern looking, but there were a good number of boxes strewn about.

I don't know how often they get special beers on-tap, but while I was there they had 08 Dissident flowing. The problem was actually getting the beer. Despite only a couple other people in there, I had to stand by the bar for what seemed like forever to get a pour while the bartender bullshitted with a brewery rep (multi-task anyone?).

The bottle selection was awesome, with plenty of RR and MS. I'm guessing they had at least 400 different bottles. I really wish I had a bigger suitecase.

The tap prices were significantly higher than Toronado, but the bottle prices were about average.

Despite the minor flaw, I'd definitely go there again and stock up on goodies.

More User Reviews:
Photo of sjrodriguez
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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4.57/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of MichaelLamb
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.3/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
4.64/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of smakawhat
4/5  rDev -10.3%

A very unassuming store, but also serves beer with a full bar and a few bites to go with it.

The tap list is real impressive at times, with items from Russian River, Alpine, and other West coast classics.

Real nice organized store too. It's not a huge selection, but lots of West coast goodies, and even some decent foreign imports.

A great buying and drinking beer stop in the area.

Photo of Two40addict
4/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Goalcam
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Love the concept, lots of beer to choose and some charcuterrie options. Also have some nice beers on tap rotation as well. Slightly shady area in the city though.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of dbannister
5/5  rDev +12.1%

This is the premier place in San Francisco to either get a bottle or something on tap (15 taps). The place has been open for >7 yeas but it has stayed humble and honest since the craft beer explosion. The staff is extremely pleasant, helpful, and responsive. The owners are great people who have helped shape the craft beer scene in the area.

Great place to go have a conversation (music isn't too loud) while enjoying a quality libation.

Photo of fito1212
5/5  rDev +12.1%

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City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA
98 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.