City Beer Store

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City Beer StoreCity Beer Store
BA SCORE
98
world-class

253 Ratings
Ratings: 253
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 colonelforbin:
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4.8/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Definitely a big fan of this place, even if I only make it over there every couple of months. Craig and Beth are top notch proprietors and very friendly and helpful. I couldn't ask for much more in this regard.

Excellent selection of beer in coolers and on the shelves. 6 taps, many of them limited/interesting brews, which rotate pretty regularly.

Prices are somewhat reasonable, especially considering you're near downtown SF. Some things are a better value than others, but the great selection makes everything seem worthwhile indeed.

They put on some nice events here, usually on a weekly basis, but sometimes it's every two weeks, or every month; this varies. Mostly just doing interesting flights of beers of a certain style, or beers with some sort of connection to each other; though they have brewers in the house to showcase their beers often as well.

The one slight downfall of this place is the size; however, that will be changing as they are expanding, so I did not ding them for that in the score. It's pretty small and fills up easily and quickly, depending on when you are there. I am very interested to see what the expanded location looks like.

Highly recommended if you are spending any time in the bay area. It is very easily accessible via BART, just a three block walk from the Civic Center BART station. Check it out.

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

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

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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%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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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.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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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.

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.4/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA
98 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.