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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 fragilehearted:
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4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I decided to stop by the City Beer Store on my most recent trip to San Francisco. It was on a Friday in the middle of the day, so there were a few people in there, but it wasn't too crowded - perfect!

It's like a little beer cave tucked away from the city life. They have a few beers on tap, some beers in coolers, and some beers at room temp, for your shopping & drinking needs. You can enjoy a bottle or draft beer while you shop! I immediately ordered one & settled in before doing any shopping. When I was ready to shop, the gal there was helpful but not pushy.

There's not room for a ton of beer, but what's there is great. Tons of locals & Belgians. I loaded up on mostly Russian River, of course.

Prices are a bit high to me, but this is California (not Texas), & the selection & service make it worth it. Vibe is the best - clean, laid-back, quiet (it's downstairs off the street)...plus, how great is it to enjoy a great beer while you're shopping? I made some friends & enjoyed a second - hey, I'm on vacation! City Beer Store is a great place, & I'd be a regular if I lived in SF.

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%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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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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4.4/5  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.