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City Beer Store

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City Beer StoreCity Beer Store
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269 Ratings
Ratings: 269
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 4.47
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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Ratings: 269 | Reviews: 182
Reviews by d0ggnate:
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4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Update 9/26/10 - I just returned from another weekend in San Francisco and City Beer is one of the first places I am sure to stop each time. Not only is their selection impressive, but their prices remain extremely reasonable in a city where prices sometimes escalate for little to no reason (that I am aware of). Of the three days I was in SF, we stopped by City Beer each day for at least a beer. It was nice to work our way through a few Midnight Sun beers, as well as a few others not available to us here in San Diego. There was also a hidden gem or two on the shelves. You just had to look for the right things. City Beer should be at the top of your list, whether you're looking for beer to take home or just a place for a few drinks. Great service and a fun place to hang out.

I visited City Beer Store on a recent trip to the Bay. This place is stocked, and overstocked with the beer from local offerings, hard to find brews, and interesting beers from around the world. I was fortunate enough to have just enough room in my suitcase for a few more bottles. The prices were competitive and I was suprised by this due to the obscurity of some of their product. The tasting bar also offered 6 choice beers on tap for you to sip while you peruse the shelves. It was also awesome to be able to pay a small corkage fee and enjoy a bottle right there in the shop. I would be in this place way to often if I lived anywhere near it. I think the only negative, IMO, is the size. It might not even be a negative, more just that I wish they were larger and had even more beer, but it felt like they would have more than they actually did.

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Photo of Rilesmiles
4.11/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Selection was smaller than I had expected, but definitely nothing to scoff at. Was able to find a few 'wants' that I can't get back home in Wisconsin, but nothing mind-blowing.

Vibe was cool, and the inclusion of a small tap room was a great bonus. Didn't stop for a beer but it looked well-managed.

Staff was friendly. A worthy stop, but not a destination in my opinion.

Photo of JamLand
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Easily the best store/bar combo I've ever had the pleasure of visiting. Plenty of street parking around the store, if renting a car while in SF. Typically, one of the best to go bottle selections in the city and usually a great tap list, so you can have a brew after all the hard work of beer hunting.

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4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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4.73/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4.9/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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4.93/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of M_chav
4.97/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Awesome beer fridge, best selection I've ever seen - awesome beers on tap during San francisco beer week

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4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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4.26/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.47/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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4.57/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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

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4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA
99 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.