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City Beer Store

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City Beer StoreCity Beer Store
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99
world-class

270 Ratings
Ratings: 270
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: 270 | Reviews: 182
Reviews by nickd717:
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4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Excellent place. I used to be a regular, but sadly I got tired of the 1 hour trek up there. Need to get back soon though. Always 5 or 6 interesting beers on tap. Also a huge bottle selection that is one of the absolute best in the area. Salami and cheese plates are great also, and Craig and Beth are awesome people that love to talk about beer. They also have great special events, but they're often on weeknights, so the fact that I live so far away means I usually have to miss them. Atmosphere is not the best - it's in a half-basement more or less and the lighting is a little odd at night. On the plus side though, it can feel sort of like you're in a beer cave, which is a nice feeling. Prices are a little high for the area, but not so much compared to other places in the city, and the $1 corkage fee is not a bad deal.

More User Reviews:
Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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.

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

Photo of Thepleasantimbiber
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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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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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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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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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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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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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 270 ratings.