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City Beer Store

Not Rated.
City Beer StoreCity Beer Store

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

217 Ratings
Ratings: 217
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.11%
$$ - 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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KevSal

California

5/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$

This is one of my favorite spots in the city where i'm a regular. All the guys down there are great. where else can you have a pint of rare stuff while shopping a huge selection of beers.

A- its the perfect atmosphere for me, but im usually there in the afternoon so the place is nearly empty, the way i like to shop and sip some beer.

Quality- this is where they hit their mark. lots of quality bottled beers and usually a top quality selection on tap. they pull some pretty big beers on tap, constantly. its always changing (this could be bad for some though) so theres always something for you on tap.

Sev- A+ these guys are great down here

Selection- probably the best selection in the city, along with healthy spirits, this guys get everything, and a lot you just cant find anywhere else.

between here, healthy spirits and toronados (and the whole foods Wes is at) youve pretty much got everything covered in SF.

EDIT: also something really cool about this place a lot of people don't know is you can order a half glass on any of the beers on tap and its half the price. i really like this because you can try a variety of beers without getting too inebriated.

04-18-2011 09:15:04 | More by KevSal
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terence

California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

06-29-2014 14:20:37 | More by terence
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willandperry

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

I have not actually been to this store, but I had a friend who was visiting the area, who agreed to visit this store and mule some beer for me. whenever my friend showed up, he called me, and long story short, this guy from the store(connor) talked to me on the phone and told me good beers they had and recommended many different types. I had many beers I was ISO and he was patient and answered all my questions for probably 10 mins.
Incredible service! I hope to visit in person one day, as it seems that they have some awesome beers that are only to be drunk on premise(cantillon, vintages).

07-17-2012 04:43:08 | More by willandperry
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josmickam

Georgia

5/5  rDev +12.6%

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

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +12.6%

07-27-2014 06:47:46 | More by BarrelAgedG
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topdown

California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

11-11-2013 01:24:36 | More by topdown
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MattPfeifer

Ohio

5/5  rDev +12.6%

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

California

5/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

What's to say?

This is every beer nerds dream store they wished they opened and this guy did it. Where else you can drink beer while you shop for beer? I've never been anywhere else that you can. I don't know why more places aren't like this.

You walk in, choose one of the six amazing taps and then shop for all the rarest, hard to find amazing beers. Grab another beer and mingle with your newest friends. There's no way you can leave without picking up a few things. No way.

Prices totally on point for the beer. You almost don't notice it's in a postage stamp sized space in a SOMA basement. Makes it cozy.

11-21-2010 00:59:58 | More by pjwilson
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noattention

California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

06-22-2014 19:16:54 | More by noattention
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Tristan_E

California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

12-11-2013 20:35:28 | More by Tristan_E
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City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA
98 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.