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City Beer Store

City Beer StoreCity Beer Store

Taps: 15 / Bottles: 300
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
98
world-class

187 Ratings
Ratings: 187
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 8.13%
$$ - reasonable


[ 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 moz9:
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moz9

North Carolina

4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Went here on a weekday afternoon. Visiting from the east coast, I was really looking forward to some good west coast selection. This place does not disappoint.

They had five taps, alll great selections. I went with Abyss, and it was served in a nice goblet. They will let you drink any of the bottled beers on premise for an additional $1 fee. Pretty good deal.

Their selection is outstanding. I left wishing I had purchased more bottles. They have two sections with bottles, refrigerated and non refrigerated.

The staff was amazingly nice and helpful. This is a must stop if you are visiting San Francisco.

01-09-2011 04:29:55 | More by moz9
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MattPfeifer

Ohio

5/5  rDev +12.9%

04-18-2014 23:27:03 | More by MattPfeifer
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cdean801

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

04-11-2014 17:56:11 | More by cdean801
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josmickam

Georgia

5/5  rDev +12.9%

04-02-2014 22:17:44 | More by josmickam
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cjw333

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-30-2014 06:50:26 | More by cjw333
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od_sf

California

3/5  rDev -32.3%

03-09-2014 01:47:41 | More by od_sf
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.67/5  rDev -17.2%
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
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev -2%
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
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

02-11-2014 23:15:02 | More by Kurmaraja
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Mulligan

California

4.94/5  rDev +11.5%
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
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City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA
98 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.