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Ales Unlimited

Not Rated.
Ales UnlimitedAles Unlimited
BA SCORE
96
world-class

20 Ratings
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 5.36%
[ Store ]

2398 Webster St
San Francisco, California, 94115-1807
United States
phone: (415) 346-6849

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @alesunlimited

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(Place added by: DoubleJ on 07-10-2011)
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Photo of TxUltraRunner
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Best bottle shop in the city by far! Owner is a blast to talk to and is willing to suggest to your taste. Being a Texan myself, the owner gushed over Jester King. Ended up getting stuff from The Bruery, Almanac, Russian River, and Firestone Walker. The walk from Chinatown was hell considering I ran the San Francisco Marathon a few hours before.

TxUltraRunner, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.93/5  rDev +10%

I found this place while searching for a beer on beermenus.com. This was the only store in the Bay Area I could find that seemed to have was I was looking for, so I came in to see if they actually carried it. Not only did they carry it, but they also carried a huge selection of other very good beer.

This store is relatively new, which explains why I haven’t heard of it before (and why there aren’t that many reviews yet on BA). The selection is fantastic. I saw a number of beers here that I couldn’t find at Healthy Spirits, and overall, I think the selection here is as great as the selection at Healthy Spirits. Prices are reasonable as well. If it means anything, beermenus.com shows they carry 921 beers as of this review compared to 788 at Healthy Spirits (although that list is probably not 100% complete or accurate). They recommended following them on Twitter or Facebook for the latest updates.

The staff is friendly, and very helpful. They recommended some very good beer based on my tastes that I may not have otherwise found in their huge selection. I found them to be interesting to chat with, and very willing to go out of their way for me if I had any requests.

Overall, I feel this is one of the top beer stores in the Bay Area. Definitely worth checking out!

Falcon91Wolvrn03, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of nrb1
4.75/5  rDev +6%

My favorite beer store in San Francisco. Great selection and Steve really knows his beers. I have found a lot of hard to find old favorites here as well as found a lot of new favorites. Great selection of both Belgian and US craft beers. Only down side is that parking is tough to find.

nrb1, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Steffano
4.75/5  rDev +6%

Steffano, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of WillyB123
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.

WillyB123, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%

Awesome selection of beers. I love it when I walk into a place and there are more new beers that I'd like to try than I am willing (or able) to carry out of the place on my trek home. The store from the outside is pretty unassuming really. But once you get inside and start perusing the aisles, you see that this is not your typical little store. Lots and lots of goodies here to try. I mean they even had Sink the Bismarck here. And oversized bottles from d'Chouffe I had never seen before. I think they were some holiday special or something. They also had Rayon Vert pretty much the day after it was officially released. I still haven't seen that beer in many places. I met the owner and we chatted it up a bit, which honestly, is not something I normally seek out. I just like to get my beer and head on out. But he was cool. He's got the love (clearly) for the brew and he's doing what he can to promote things and move it all forward. It's too bad there aren't more beer stores like this one, or that it was nearer to my place.

RblWthACoz, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of NickRivers
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!

NickRivers, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of brewandbbq
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Great little place with tons of great beer. You would never know what this place was about just passing by. Tiny interior with just a lot of great beer-domestic and imports. The owners a helluva nice guy and he's really into it for the love of beer.

Highly recommended.

brewandbbq, May 17, 2013
Photo of Jvrdz24
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Jvrdz24, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of hambone
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

hambone, Jul 08, 2014
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Ales Unlimited in San Francisco, CA
96 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.