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Reviews by mactrail:
4.14/5 rDev -7.6%
I found a better selection of unusual beers here than almost anywhere in the city except for the Jug Shop. They are especially strong in Belgians and have a thorough sampling of interesting brews and breweries from around the US. They seem to have an affinity for oddities.
I only found this place because I wrote down the actual street address. It seems to be called Ales Unlimited now, which much more accurately describes the business and the appeal to beer geeks. It's a tiny corner market space but a treasure hunt as you twist and squat among the narrow aisles.
For the tourist, this is in an interesting neighborhood just east of upper Fillmore where bus and trolley coach lines converge. Bring your backpack.
10-24-2011 04:25:48 | More by mactrail
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +0.4%
I have to a agree with a few of the other posters, probably my favorite bottle shop in SF. Small, but well stocked. When I was there it was like a treasure hunt, seeing what might be lurking behind some of the bottles. I also had fun talking with the owner, who was very enthusiastic about what she liked.
08-17-2014 15:59:41 | More by LittleDon
4.58/5 rDev +2.2%
A good, small place. They seem to try and get as much new beer as possible. I've seen some rare stuff come by here. They do a great job on placing limits on certain beers so that more people can come pick some up. Occasionally they'll focus on a brewery from out of state and pick up 6 or 7 of their beers. I like this, because then its like a whole introduction to a brewery I might not ever try. I trust them.
03-08-2014 00:00:19 | More by WillyB123
4.57/5 rDev +2%
Awesome cozy shop here, Steve was a great guy to talk to, and really knows his stuff. I like most people went in looking for Pliny. I ended up walking out with some Mogli, 1 Pliny on the shelf, Some Fantomes, Prairie, RR and more.
Located in the beautiful Pacific Heights, this corner shop is sure to do its job and fix that itch for craft beer. The prices we're reasonable, parking as mentioned in other reviews seems like it can be a pain but who drives in this town. Also, follow them on instagram. That'll help the hunt of the whale.
All in all if your in this area make an effort to visit this shop. Very sleek and well done. Cheers!
02-14-2014 16:34:30 | More by NickRivers
4.23/5 rDev -5.6%
Founds this place while out on a morning walk, returned later in the afternoon to check it out.
Small tiny little corner store that is packed to the gills with high quality beers and wine. It was almost too small when a couple of other patrons came in to shop with me. But it's a really cool looking place.
Quality is top notch, only high quality craft here.
Service was good. As usual in a beer store, I rarely ask for help, but the guy was friendly and talkative when I checked out.
Selection is good, and impressive for such a small place. My only minor complaint was the selection seemed mostly import heavy, and there wasn't a whole lot of local craft.
Prices were fair for most everything I saw.
Overall, a very nice little beer store. Especially if you are looking for imports.
09-03-2013 17:53:03 | More by flexabull
Ales Unlimited in San Francisco, CA
96 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.