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Anchor & Hope

Not Rated.
Anchor & HopeAnchor & Hope
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

12 Ratings
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Taps: 16
Bottles: 80
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

83 Minna St
San Francisco, California, 94105-3003
United States
phone: (415) 501-9100

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(Place added by: bigcripe77 on 11-06-2009)
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Photo of jgasparine
3.38/5  rDev -21.4%

Atmosphere- The large open floorplan and classy nautical-industrial theme make for a great atmosphere. Perfect for a date with a lady. My wife and I got there just as they were opening, so we couldn't really get a feel for it during peak hours.

Quality- Everything was clean and well-maintained, including the draught lines. I would have given it a higher quality score, but the cask beer I had was muddy with yeast and cold; they could use a lesson in cellarmanship.

Service- Despite the fact that we were the only people in the place, the service was somewhat slow. Perhaps this is because they were tying up some loose ends in preparation for peak service, but it still seemed unnecessarily slow. I will also say that the bartender was not well-versed in beer.

Selection- Not a large selection. The beers they had were definitely craft-centric, but I had both good and underwhelming beers here.

Value- Everything was expensive. I don't think they should have even charged $$$ for that muddy cask beer. It was just bad. However, I am not one to complain to a bartender. Instead, I evaluate their service and provide reviews like this afterward!

jgasparine, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%

This is a great place but is more of a dinner spot than a stand-alone beer spot. The food here is fantastic (heavy on the seafood though) and the atmosphere is great at well. But the beer itself is not worthy of making this one of the top spots to hit in San Francisco, so make sure you go here for dinner to get the best out of Anchor & Hope.

Tap list was only about 8-10 strong with an very average selection. Bottle list was decent and included Pliny, which was nice to see.

TheSevenDuffs, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of atpca
4/5  rDev -7%

atpca, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of Redrover
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%

I was able to check out Anchor and Hope during my last visit to San Francisco.

It is located on kind the empty end of a one way street. Easy to find with Google maps.

As you enter there is a hostess stand and then a fairly large rectangular room. There is a high ceiling with exposed beams and some of the walls have been exposed to show the brick.
The bar is on your left as you enter. It is metal topped and stylish (zinc I think). It seats about 12 and the if you sit at the bar you can see them working in the kitchen.

On to beer, they offer 11 taps and a cask. Maybe 40 bottles. Wide range of brewers and styles. Everything from a barrel aged berlinerweisse to Pliny the Elder in bottles. Not cheap, but there is quality.

Food is impressive. Not a huge menu but everything is inviting with lots of local ingredients.

Professional and beer savvy servers.

Well worth a stop if you find yourself in that part of the city. Bring you allowance as it is pretty pricey (example $15 for a bottle of 1809 Berliner. I can get that at a beer bar in Chicago for $ 7 to $8).

Redrover, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of aoampm
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

aoampm, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%

I had been wanting to check this place out for quite a while and finally got around to it. Set back in an alley, of sorts, you'd easily pass this spot 100 times and never realize it. Beer selection is quite diverse. I felt like the list covered just about any style. Server made sure I knew what I was ordering was sour, which I can appreciate. Seafood galore here, of course. I would have liked more on the seafood tower I got - Balthazar in NYC gives twice as much for about the same price - but it was nice still. Overall, a pretty nice place. I don't think I'll yearn to return, but glad I took the chance when I had it.

RblWthACoz, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of rossthefireman
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%

I saw this place pop up in someones Facebook status so I decided to try it for lunch while I was in the city for a class.
Small place right behind (literally) Eddie Rickenbachers. Very busy for lunch and a little loud (my only complaint) but if you go with more than just yourself, you may want to make reservations.
I sat at the counter and the service was excellent. They claim to be a fish house and they aren't lying! A fish centric menu with oyster specials on the wall. I ate a Vietnamese style fish sandwich that was excellent and the house bread was quite tasty.
But enough about the food, they have a huge beer selection along with a quite large wine selection.
The taps included Black Butte Porter, Duvel Green, Old Rasputin, Allagash White, Le Merle and Trumer. The bottle list had too many to name! They serve the beer in the proper glasses too! Not a BMC to be seen on the list!
Overall its a great place, but a tad pricey, however it is SF and everything is pricey. If your down at Moscone for something or just want a new place to try in the city, this is it.

rossthefireman, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of OEB
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

OEB, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of EspressoGuy
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

The room has a high ceiling and an open feeling without getting noisy. Our maitre'd/beer sommelier was excellent at matching our fish with one of the MANY beers. I was amazed at how many more beers than wine were available! And the pairing was delicious. Beers were a mix of local (Bay Area) and European. Personally would like to see more Northwest beers than European but that's just being picky. Excellent seafood simply prepared (entrees $25-$30). Reasonably priced for the quality and service. I'd come back just to sit at the bar with appetizers and beer!

EspressoGuy, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of Gavage
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%

This place is located down a side street next to a large construction project. Big airy warehouse feel here as skylights let in plenty of natural light. Loads of brick walls, with grey metal furniture and bar gives it a cool look. There were 16 beers on draft here covering several local CA beers. They also had a cask conditioned beer from Thirsty Bear.

The food here is a bit eclectic and very good. Service is professional and prompt. This should be a must stop for anyone in the area.

Gavage, Tuesday at 11:59 AM
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Anchor & Hope in San Francisco, CA
93 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.