Social Kitchen & Brewery
Active Beers: 31
Beer Ratings: 104
Beer Avg: 3.68
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by colonelforbin:
4.2/5 rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I've been here 4 times now and seem to like this place more each time I stop in. Really enjoyed the pale ales with two different yeasts that they had last time I was there (Thing One and Thing Deux).
I like their take on styles. Their IPA will win few fans among most BAs as it's not very hoppy and just a decent beer, but that's not their target audience. I think their American take on Belgian styles works well and is not something I get to taste a lot of in this area (or any area for that matter). I hope they keep experimenting.
Location works for me, as it's right on the N Judah line on the way to the beach. Food was very good, they have clearly marked vegan options, which are actually pretty tasty, so I give them high marks for that. Service was no better or worse than anywhere else, definitely no problems with that.
Check this place out next time you are in San Francisco.
07-28-2011 06:06:46 | More by colonelforbin
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3.88/5 rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
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%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in here for an early afternoon lunch with my wife.
Big and open inside, dark, and kind of plain and empty looking. It's clean and simple, but a bit barren. Needs some more decorations or something to liven it up a bit.
Quality was pretty good, at least the one beer I sampled was. I had the fresh hop IPA that was tasty but a bit too grassy to me.
Service was good. Two different servers helped us, and they were both pleasant, friendly, and prompt.
Selection was nice, about 9 or 10 different beers on tap.
Food was pretty tasty. My wife and I both commented about how we enjoyed our lunch.
Prices were a touch high, but pretty comparable to most places in the City.
Overall, a pretty nice place. It's not a destination by any means, but it's worth checking out if you are in the area.
09-02-2013 22:42:35 | More by flexabull
4.18/5 rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
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.