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City Beer Store

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

227 Ratings
Ratings: 227
Reviews: 175
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 orangesol:
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev -2.3%

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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JReale

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7%

08-29-2014 04:02:39 | More by JReale
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mike312

New York

4/5  rDev -9.9%

Fairly unimpressed considering all the hype. I was able to find a similar beer selection at a nearby Whole Foods (which was an amazing selection, mind you). Overall, compared to the likes of other dive bars with similar selection (Toronado, Zeitgeist, etc.) and Monk's Kettle, I was far from impressed.

08-28-2014 19:37:47 | More by mike312
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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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City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA
98 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.