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City Beer Store

Not Rated.
City Beer StoreCity Beer Store
BA SCORE
98
world-class

227 Ratings
Ratings: 227
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.11%
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 Floydster:
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Floydster

California

4.14/5  rDev -6.8%

Stopped here right after Toronado and expected to find something special on tap after everything I heard about it but found that only four of the six taps were working and they were all beers I had already had or can buy at home, they were Stone 12th Annivesary Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, Full Sail Prodigal Sun IPA, Marin Blonde, and Port Wipeout IPA, the place was set up weird with only like four stools at the tiny bar, then bottles lining the entire wall, I talked with the guy there for a while and found out that I was a day early for a great barrel aged fest they were putting on, they had a bunch of Drake's stuff lined up that was upwards of four or five years old, some Avery beer called Platypus, Angel's Share, Cuvee de Tomme, and many other great things, anyways the guy was cool and we talked quite a bit and he gave me some recommendations as far as some of their bottles go, this was the first and only place I have seen Lost Abbey's Witch's Wit, also Brewdog Paradox variations, too bad that stuff is fifteen dollars a bottle, selection was decent but not as great I was expecting, I ended up buying two things and they were Russian River Blind Pig IPA and Pliny the Elder, after tax the two bottles were ten bucks, I was on my way because I had people waiting for me outside in the car once they saw the tap list, other beers to go included Cantillon Cuvee Des Champions, both 21st Amendment brews that are available in cans, Lost Abbey Inferno and Gift of Magi, various Avery things, Alesmith stuff but it was ten or twelve dollars more than I pay at home, that is probably because it is such a pain to get it up here, this place was cool, a little expensive for my taste, but I will probably go back in the future and give it another go

08-24-2008 04:04:40 | More by Floydster
More User Reviews:
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JReale

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7%

08-29-2014 04:02:39 | More by JReale
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mike312

New York

4/5  rDev -9.9%

Fairly unimpressed considering all the hype. I was able to find a similar beer selection at a nearby Whole Foods (which was an amazing selection, mind you). Overall, compared to the likes of other dive bars with similar selection (Toronado, Zeitgeist, etc.) and Monk's Kettle, I was far from impressed.

08-28-2014 19:37:47 | More by mike312
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ubiq3000

California

4/5  rDev -9.9%

08-20-2014 11:35:57 | More by ubiq3000
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ms333

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-19-2014 01:39:18 | More by ms333
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LittleDon

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +3.6%

A (mostly) beer only SoMa establishment with an strong tap list and comfortable environs.

If I'm staying in SF for more than a day, and staying in the usual Financial District spot, I try to make my way to City Beer Store. The three for four times I've been here it's been fairly busy. It's a polite crowd, though, a I've never had to wait too long for my next pour. There's always something to choose. A dozen to fifteen choices ranging from very small breweries you've never heard of (unless you live in the area) to stuff you've always wanted to try but haven't been able to find. The food is limited, but you're not here to eat. Parking is limited, but it is walkable if you're staying around the Convention Center. Prices are reasonable. I believe there are bottles and growlers for purchase, but I never have. A must if you're coming to the city.

08-16-2014 22:06:56 | More by LittleDon
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TWITA

California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

08-12-2014 21:28:05 | More by TWITA
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jakecattleco

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-12-2014 01:33:23 | More by jakecattleco
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forthrightStew

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

08-10-2014 03:42:17 | More by forthrightStew
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JoeyStats707

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-05-2014 21:38:22 | More by JoeyStats707
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City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA
98 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.