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Church Key

Not Rated.
Church KeyChurch Key
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 8.71%
Taps: 10
Bottles: 75
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1402 Grant Ave
San Francisco, California, 94133-3304
United States
phone: (415) 963-1713

view map and get directionsMap @churchkeysf

Notes:
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(Place added by: funkmaster229 on 12-11-2008)
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

little_star, Aug 16, 2014
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3.14/5  rDev -21.9%

This place is very hard to find, no signage just a key. The crowd was not what I had in mind, and the place was very empty. They did not have much on draft, mostly bottles that were overpriced IMO. There are much cooler places to visit in San Francisco IMO.

MOVERTON1284, Aug 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

JMS1512, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

briang01, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

thewimperoo, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

portia99, Apr 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

HookerBrews, Jan 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

dcloeren, Nov 18, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev -0.7%

This was my 2nd attempt (a few years in between) and stopping by the Church Key while in the charming North Beach region of SF. This time the place was actually open and in existence (not sure what happened that previous night...)

Cool place - small, split level bar that is high on cozyness no matter where you are. Tap selection was small - maybe only 8 or so beers, though it looked like the number was usually a little higher (empty spots on the board). Still, there were good choices to be had and my ruination hit the spot.

Pretty cool neighborhood spot - not one to got out of the way for, but if dining down in North Beach and in need of a pint (and dont feel like going to la trappe or rogue), here is another good option.

dirtylou, Jul 09, 2013
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4.17/5  rDev +3.7%

long walk through Chinatown from the downtown hostel to North Beach... entered into one of the smaller, more cozy spots I hit in town - seemingly devoid of lighting, chill feel - sat at the back near the end of the bar....

Tony, the barkeep that night - quite friendly/outgoing, good guy, enthusiastic - talked up the local food scene, gave a good overview, the best this the best that - conducted the room well

had a bottle of Petrus Oud Bruin, then a bottle of Velvet Merlin, then sampled some drafts.... the bottles range from reasonable to expensive, decent selection of those and drafts, locals don't make up a significant percentage of the bottles - decent-sized list, a lot of stuff I've had before, stuff I didn't care to try...

can't remember if they had a kitchen (don't think so)...hey, if I was a lil more local, I'd probably be semi-regs

Bouleboubier, May 15, 2013
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Church Key in San Francisco, CA
90 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.