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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 WOTO97:
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WOTO97

California

4.28/5  rDev -3.6%

Went twice last week for the first time since I've moved to the Bay Area. The atmosphere here really makes it for me. Very inviting, almost like walking into someone's kitchen. Really can't find anything to complain about in terms of the beers they have available on tap or by bottle. Really great stuff; between my two stops I had a Cantillon Classic Geuze, Avery 17, Little Sumpin', Back in Black. Service is really great; gets a bit slow once the place packs in but with only two behind the counter they do a great job. Craig and Beth do a great job stacking the shelves with interesting stuff. The cheeses they offer are really solid; however, I do wish they had a bit more to offer in the way of meats. For a bottle shop though, they definitely do it right. This place is lots of fun and an incredible time.

08-02-2010 16:47:17 | More by WOTO97
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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.