City Beer Store
Taps: 15 / Bottles: 300
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 183 | Reviews: 170 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by hooliganlife:
4.34/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Upon walking in, I was expecting this to be a bit bigger however the space is used for their massive selection. A small fraction are in a cooler while the rest sit on a massive shelf. Lots of Belgian ales, Russian river, lost abbey, cascade, etc... Not so much your regulars, but more the higher end releases. I was never asked for help but when I asked a few questions, I had no issues getting the answers. I hope to return for sure. The prices seemed toss pretty much the same as other places with similar selections.
08-14-2010 05:29:48 | More by hooliganlife
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3.67/5 rDev -17%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Visited during the early afternoon on a Sunday. The selection was exceptional and layout was good. They were understaffed and were very slow with service. I heard several other customers complaining about this as well. They had a great vintage cooler selection, beers from which must be consumed on the premises. Other than the service the store was fantastic. I would revisit to give it a second chance.
02-19-2014 01:12:08 | More by jaydoc
4.34/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75 | $$
Tried to stop at Monk's Kettle but they were too packed thanks to a PTY event so we decided to go here a little earlier than I was planning, oh well. Atmosphere was solid all around. Bottle shop area to the left is informal with bottles on shelves and coolers all over the place. Bar area off to the right had plenty of people enjoying beers and talking amongst themselves, we were lucky to get a table as they quickly filled up once we got situated. Service was great. Girl behind the bar got my beers quickly and was nice to talk to. Quality was top notch all around. Selection on drafts was a little light but they were all top notch so it more than made up for it. The bottles on offer were pretty insane as well. Food was nearly non existent but the charcuterie we got was really good. Prices were comparable across the board to the other places I have visited. Overall an awesome bottle shop / beer bar combo.
02-14-2014 06:46:26 | More by orangesol
4.94/5 rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Awesome selection and knowledgeable staff. Prices are not cheap, but are what you'd expect for high-end beer. The store's layout is a little strange (i.e., half convenience store and half bar) and it feels a little more sterile than I'd like. But those are nits--this is my favorite beer place in SF.
02-02-2014 23:28:22 | More by Mulligan
City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA
98 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.