Social Kitchen & Brewery
Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Gilmango:
4.33/5 rDev +8.5%
I've been here 4 or 5 times since they opened and am really hoping that Social Kitchen is the brew pub that survives in this spot (there have been 4 brewpubs previously in this spot, some good and some not, none of which survived - I think high rent is a big issue). Eldo's, Golden Gate Park Brewing, Reccow, and Wunder were the predecessors all with different owners and brewers.
I think Social is the best yet, I like that they are not going for the same beer styles as everyone else, you will find lots of German and Belgian Ales amongst their offerings, and some innovative use of unusual ingredients - a Thai beer, a dubbel with beets, a Big Lebowski beer intended to taste similar to Lebowski's favorite white Russian. Food is really good too. Friendly staff. Fair prices. Good location in Inner Sunset with a pay lot next door if you drive, bike parking and N Muni service right out the door.
I find that they don't get much love on BA when folks are discussing the best places to visit in SF, but I am a picky drinker and I disagree, this is a spot to visit, even if their IPA is not 80 IBUs.
01-30-2012 20:37:38 | More by Gilmango
More User Reviews:
3.88/5 rDev -2.8%
Social Kitchen in its present iteration was about to celebrate its 4th anniversary prior to my visit. Despite being on the other side of the park from where I live I had never found cause to visit. To remedy that I spent an evening working my way through most of their tap list, accompanied by two friends. Our tastes and biases were evident—I love the hops, while another member of our party can’t stand them and instead prefers Belgian style. The third is a stout and porter fan.
We had an appetizer and a dessert to round out the evening. The food was tasty and reasonably priced, with the entrees we saw looking and smelling appealing. Nothing stood out enough to make this a destination but if I was nearby it would certainly be a regular stop.
06-11-2014 17:20:32 | More by elNopalero
3.74/5 rDev -6.3%
Stopped in here for an early afternoon lunch with my wife.
Big and open inside, dark, and kind of plain and empty looking. It's clean and simple, but a bit barren. Needs some more decorations or something to liven it up a bit.
Quality was pretty good, at least the one beer I sampled was. I had the fresh hop IPA that was tasty but a bit too grassy to me.
Service was good. Two different servers helped us, and they were both pleasant, friendly, and prompt.
Selection was nice, about 9 or 10 different beers on tap.
Food was pretty tasty. My wife and I both commented about how we enjoyed our lunch.
Prices were a touch high, but pretty comparable to most places in the City.
Overall, a pretty nice place. It's not a destination by any means, but it's worth checking out if you are in the area.
09-02-2013 22:42:35 | More by flexabull
4.18/5 rDev +4.8%
Social Kitchen and Brewery was a nice, clean brewery to grab a few beers and sample the house offerings. The food was pretty great along with decent beers to pair it with.
I was especially impressed with the Citrodora Elegans beer as it had really nice pineapple notes and a particularly fresh taste.
The brewery itself can be seen from the seating area along with a beer centric bar area. The only issue I had with this place seemed to come from the hostess who just seemed like she was having a really bad day. The greeting and seating for my group was lacking in the most basic of courtesy. Otherwise, the experience was good.
08-28-2013 15:55:16 | More by GraduatedCashew
Social Kitchen & Brewery in San Francisco, CA
90 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.