City Beer Store
Taps: 15 / Bottles: 300
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 183 | Reviews: 170 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by willjschmidt:
4.58/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
A store that only sells beer and offers top notch selections and service as well. They also always have several beers on tap. I couldn't stay long during my visit so I couldn't sample the draft beers but this is a fantastic concept. There are a couple of coaches out as well for the patrons to chill.
Even though it's on the small side the selection here is top notch. Lots of stuff that you can probably only find in a small handful of Bay Area stores. Only a few beers are kept in a small cooler, the rest are out on the shelves. They also let you break six-packs or buy singles which allows you to try a lot more beers.
The best part is the service. The guy working when I went in was incredibly helpful, offering suggestions and just bs-ing about beer. I would highly recommend this place.
03-26-2007 20:42:15 | More by willjschmidt
More User Reviews:
3.67/5 rDev -17%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
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.