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City Beer Store

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City Beer StoreCity Beer Store
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98
world-class

256 Ratings
Ratings: 256
Reviews: 178
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 OBeerMeGreatOne:
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I had been here once before to pick up a bomber in a hurry so this time I decided to take it easy and have a beer while I explored the selection. The bar/store is small but it is like being in a rare bookstore, everywhere you look there are hard to find beers. It took a while to get the bartenders attention but I finally go him to pour me a Payback Porter from the tap. He spent a lot of time with one guy which kind of irked me. It was very hard to get help afterward. That being said, I will restate that the selection is pretty amazing, worth checking out for sure. Be prepared to spend some cash though, some of the beers you can find elsewhere are marked up an awful lot.

I've made several trips back since my first review. The people behind the counter recognized me at about my third trip. The tap selection changes quickly enough, and they break out aged beers for sale. Very nice staff, great selection, drink and shop, sweet.

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

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

Photo of Fogindex
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%

Photo of ronricorossi
5/5  rDev +12.1%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.3/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cam477
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

Photo of spycow
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of HopsAholic79
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.

Photo of MonkeyKnfeFight
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.