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Amsterdam Cafe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

21 Ratings
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.02%
Taps: 15
Bottles: 350
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar ]

937 Geary St
San Francisco, California, 94109-7001
United States
phone: (415) 409-1111

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(Place added by: hopdevil2112 on 03-16-2010)
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

Amsterdam Cafe, what can I say? Constantly rotating selection, generally very good and varied. Prices are normal for San Francisco. Great service, fun vibe.

08-19-2014 22:18:00 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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IBUQT

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-07-2014 01:55:08 | More by IBUQT
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krl2112

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

07-02-2014 02:01:32 | More by krl2112
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briang01

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-17-2014 15:06:35 | More by briang01
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ambruns1979

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

04-02-2014 00:49:20 | More by ambruns1979
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev -0.7%

This is basically a small dive bar, with a great selection of beer. Reminded me alot of my watering hole at home, maybe a bit more young and edgey, but none the less a dive with above average selection, so i felt pretty well at home. I get the impression this is more of a local place, but niether the patrons or the bartenders made the couple "visitors" (like myself) feel unwelcomed, as she explained that the drafts were listed on the board behind me, or that it was a cash only bar. I also chatted with some of the locals who were friendly enough. I was here on a Sunday afternoon and the place wasn't packed, but wasn't dead either (just how i like it). It was a great way to spend an afternoon. I'm not exactly sure i would seek it how as SF seems to have plenty of great beer bars, but this place was in walking distance to my hotel, so was definitely well worth the stop.

07-08-2013 14:39:03 | More by AngusOg
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4.09/5  rDev -4.7%

Another SF dive bar with dreadlocks and weed in the air. The locals sure do love their good beer, weed, and non-showers (ha ha).
A decent selection of beers, nothing to write home about IMO. The bartender was friendly which is a rarity nowadays, and tried to be helpful with a couple of questions I had.
Lots of lounging area out back with locals melting into the sofas, a man yelling the "C" word at the TV at the front bar also. We had one and we were done. The beer selection was not enough to keep us dealing with that level of "diveyness".
Very close walk from our hotel though!

05-17-2013 01:51:27 | More by brewandbbq
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EspressoGuy

British Columbia (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev -2.6%

A: I almost didn't go in because this place looks so average. Thank goodness I ignored my first impressions.
Q: What a beer selection! Don't be deceived by the measly 14 or so on tap. They're all very good but ask about the bottled beer selection and you'll be blown away! I can't give 5 because that's perfection.
S: 10:30 pm on a Wednesday night. You don't really expect the "A Team" behind the bar but that's what I got. I never caught her name but boy did she know her beers. I just told her what I was looking for and she knew exactly what to recommend.
S: More Washington and Oregon beers perhaps ... but that would be nitpicking.
V: for the advice and selection this place offers outstanding value.

03-21-2013 07:46:26 | More by EspressoGuy
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.64/5  rDev +8.2%

If only I lived closer to the Amsterdam Cafe; if only. I found the selection here very good. I mean, Heretic on-tap works for me. And normally I don't really dig the whole coolers in plain sight thing as it tends to come off as tacky and drab in so many places. But here it was a nice touch and fit in well. The bartender was sweet and pleasant. Even when one of the douchey customers outside made some snobby comment about a song playing, she just smiled and played it off, showing that out of the two of them, she was clearly blessed with a greater personality. Can't wait to get back to this place. Probably wouldn't be a spot for everyone though as it's technically in The Tenderloin.

04-16-2012 07:34:39 | More by RblWthACoz
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LeeMarvin

Massachusetts

4.94/5  rDev +15.2%

Went here on the advice of a bartender who worked here, and I was muchly impressed. Melissa, the bartender explained to me that she was excited that someone had related her name to the song by Mercyful Fate, and I knew I was in the right place.

Patrons who were friends of the bartender began talking beer with me, and the next thing I know, I was there for two hours, buying rounds and enjoying company. It's the kind of bar you can park yourself at for a few hours. Understand the danger of this and embrace it, friend.

02-27-2012 05:55:12 | More by LeeMarvin
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Amsterdam Cafe in San Francisco, CA
94 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.