Taps: 23 / Bottles: 60
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
4.41/5 rDev +6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
This place is an absolute godsend and a MUST visit if you are going to a ball game. The draft selection rivals most of the better beer bars in San Fran, featuring the likes of Almanac, Ballast Point, Marin, FiftyFifty, Russian River (Blind Pig) and others. Even the prices are pretty good, when compared to the options in the ball park. And the best part is that you can go in and out during the game to keep refilling the craft pints. I never thought I would drink a barrel aged barleywine at a ball game, so this was a truly unique experience.
As far as the bar itself, if you were going to go there on its own (and not just to bring a beer in to a Giants game) the atmosphere is decent but not spectacular. Very big and very corporate feel to it. Can't comment on the food (didn't even see a menu).
08-07-2013 03:27:34 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.36/5 rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
What a cool place to go while at a Giants game.
Attached to AT&T park, right at the home plate entrance. Full of Giants fans, baseball games on a bunch of big screens, two bars, one large one with about 12 taps, then a smaller one with about 20 taps and a couple of casks (nice!).
Quality is top notch, lots a locals represented. I had a Blind Pig, and a one off from Bear Republic. I remember seeing Lost Abbey, Sierra Nevada, Iron Springs, Avery, Firestone (Parabola) among others...
Service was good, this place is packed and busy, but they managed to be fairly speedy and still pleasant. I enjoyed talking beer and baseball with my server.
Selection is great, there had to have been 30 something taps, the 2 casks, plus I saw a bunch of good bottles in the fridge.
Prices were on the high side, but considerably cheaper than in the Park. And here is the HUGE bonus, you can get any beer to go in a plastic cup and take it into the game. Can't beat sipping on something like a Blind Pig while watching a live baseball game.
Didn't try the food.
This place is great, hope it's around for years.
06-06-2011 01:02:26 | More by flexabull
4.18/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Every city with a ballpark would be so lucky to have a place like Public House attached to it. Not that there's anything special about the place itself - although there is a lot of excitement around the place on game nights/afternoons - it's quite a typical sports bar except in one key way: its beer selection. You will find Pacifico and Bud Light, but you'll also find Bruery, Alesmith, Russian River, Ballast Point, Green Flash, Lagunitas, Mikkeller, Stateside, Port Brewing, and just about every other Bay Area and Californian microbrewery on a rotating basis. And not just flagship brands, they get in the seasonal and one-off releases too. 24 taps, 1-2 casks (a solid Magnolia beer being a staple there) and add to that a handsome lineup of 24 or so bottles. And it's affordable - pints are generally around $6 (cheaper at happy hour) with the most expensive ones only $9. (I had an 8 ounce pour of Older Viscosity for only $6!) Best thing of all: you can take them into the stadium with you! (I took into the game a 22 ounce Alesmith for only $8!) And given how much better (and cheaper) the selection is here versus in the stadium, I really recommend anyone going to a Giants game do this. (Note: the place get's very crowded around first pitch and you might wait awhile to get through to the bartender, so get there early!)
08-15-2011 18:50:49 | More by biegaman
4.28/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Went to a Giants game and made sure to be early to spend some time in Public House. This took up the old steakhouse space on the marquee corner of ATT park in SF and utilizes the space well, adding a second bar for their micro brew area opposite the main bar. I always liked this space for grabbing a drink prior to a game and I'm happy to see Public House having some interesting beers to drink prior to a game.
I was able to find some counter space and ordered a couple of beers and some pulled pork sliders. Beer was served in appropriate glassware based on watching the bartenders work for an hour, and the temperature of the beers I purchased were perfect. They also offered to sell beers 'to go', meaning they would pour it into a plastic cup that you could bring into the stadium, which is nice.
Selection was a good mix of American offerings, though it was only 12 on draft and a couple of a local brewery's cask ales (Magnolia). Bottle selection was more international, with over half being Belgian offerings.
The pulled pork sliders were decent, with a nice tang to the bbq sauce that it was mixed with and served on a nice toasty artisan bread bun. The lady next to me said she really liked hot wings and burger sliders she was sharing with a friend. Some of the sandwiches the wait staff were taking around looked like sizable portions and smelled great.
Prices were fairly pricey, but somewhat expected being in the corner of a MLB park. Spent ~$30 on the sliders and two beers (Allagash Curieux, and Stone Cali-Belgique).
I would definitely come back the next time I can make it out to a baseball game though.
09-01-2010 01:13:36 | More by nataku00
4.28/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$$
Dropped in during a Giants game and was blown away. Couldn't believe how awesome the selection was and while it wasn't cheap, I was thrilled to try be drinking an Almanac Bourbon Sour Porter at a baseball game. Wait staff was great and a manager stopped by to chat for a bit and brought me a couple samples as we discussed how much we both enjoyed sours. Decent bar food and a great location. Awesome spot, wish we had the same connected to our ballpark in Philly...
05-17-2014 02:14:19 | More by shangwang
Public House in San Francisco, CA
92 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.