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City Beer Store

Not Rated.
City Beer StoreCity Beer Store
BA SCORE
98
world-class

225 Ratings
Ratings: 225
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.11%
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 nickd717:
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nickd717

California

4.63/5  rDev +4.3%

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.

10-19-2009 16:42:19 | More by nickd717
More User Reviews:
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ubiq3000

California

4/5  rDev -9.9%

08-20-2014 11:35:57 | More by ubiq3000
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ms333

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-19-2014 01:39:18 | More by ms333
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LittleDon

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +3.6%

A (mostly) beer only SoMa establishment with an strong tap list and comfortable environs.

If I'm staying in SF for more than a day, and staying in the usual Financial District spot, I try to make my way to City Beer Store. The three for four times I've been here it's been fairly busy. It's a polite crowd, though, a I've never had to wait too long for my next pour. There's always something to choose. A dozen to fifteen choices ranging from very small breweries you've never heard of (unless you live in the area) to stuff you've always wanted to try but haven't been able to find. The food is limited, but you're not here to eat. Parking is limited, but it is walkable if you're staying around the Convention Center. Prices are reasonable. I believe there are bottles and growlers for purchase, but I never have. A must if you're coming to the city.

08-16-2014 22:06:56 | More by LittleDon
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TWITA

California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

08-12-2014 21:28:05 | More by TWITA
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jakecattleco

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-12-2014 01:33:23 | More by jakecattleco
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forthrightStew

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

08-10-2014 03:42:17 | More by forthrightStew
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JoeyStats707

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-05-2014 21:38:22 | More by JoeyStats707
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JoelClark

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-03-2014 05:39:52 | More by JoelClark
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snowmageddon

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7%

07-28-2014 16:44:38 | More by snowmageddon
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City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA
98 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.