Mikkeller Bar

Not Rated.
Mikkeller BarMikkeller Bar
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

25 Reviews
Reviews: 25
Visits: 122
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: n/a
Taps: 40
Bottles: 5
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

34 Mason St
San Francisco, California, 94102-2806
United States
phone: (415) 984-0279

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Place added by: MasterSki on 07-17-2013

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Reviews: 25 | Visits: 122
Reviews by wordemupg:
Photo of wordemupg
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

A quick stopover in San Fran my wife and I stopped in early afternoon 8/4/14 and it was pretty quiet with just a few tables occupied but people were starting to come in. Everything was new and "hip" and looked nice inside unlike the area outside, pretty rough area for a posh beer bar. 40+ taps served over three temperatures for different styles and a great bottle list of stuff from all over. The server was a young girl but she clearly had been well trained and could answer any questions I could think of. We had a charcuterie board and it was solid, nice meats and cheeses. Downstairs wasn't open but I have a feeling it would be if we stayed for a few hours, bartender said the whole place would be packed by 5. I suppose for American standards its pricy but I just landed from 6 weeks in NZ and Australia where everything costs a fortune and things seemed reasonable to me. I wish I had more time to explore the tap list but we were quite rushed, I'd go back in a heartbeat if I found myself in San Fran again. (1,017 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of mothman
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Nice bartenders that help you find a beer you'll like. Very patient. Lots of Belgian beers to pick from. Prices are a little high on some things but that was to be expected. Worth it to check it out. (199 characters)

Photo of GRG1313
3.21/5  rDev -25.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

This is somewhat of a "nonevent" for a beer place. In fact, it's much more a high end bar that happens to have a cool vibe and neat "Mikkeller art" on the wall. The selection of beer, even Mikkeller, is nothing special - in fact, probably worse than most places. There are only 3 beers made special for the S.F. Mikkeller bar - otherwise, you can find everything else on your store shelf.

Very high end bar feeling and good food served "high end." However, this is a place sure to disappoint if you're going for the beer. Just my opinion.

This place has a world-class rating which I don't understand coming from beer people. This is one of the worst beer places I've ever been! Very cool and high fashioned if you want to take a date for a drink and hip dinner; but nothing as a beer place. (799 characters)

Photo of A_Rad
4.81/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of spointon
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of BabaBeer
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of k3ve
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of LittleDon
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Mikkeller Bar is a stark contrast from the Tenderloin neighborhood of which it sits on the border. It's dark and cool on the inside. Hip and modern with a clientele to match, it's nothing like the seedy urban decay, with it's junkies and prostitutes, that wait outside the door. The beer selection, both quality and variety, is fitting of the name. Lots of small local brews, everything served in the correct glass, and (as one reviewer already mentioned) at the right temperature (i.e., not overly cold, like many places). The food is passable bar food, as is the service. Besides the environs, the only other negative points are common ones: it can get crowded and loud. All-in-all, and IMHO, probably one of the two best beer bars in SF (the other being City Beer Market). Would I go back? Of course. I'd try to avoid late night and weekends because of the neighborhood (which I've been told by some locals is not overly dangerous if you look like you know where your going) and the crowds. (993 characters)

Photo of AgentMunky
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Beerswag
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Some of the best beer you can find on tap in the States, serving beer at the correct temp, and loads of beer on draft. Food I didnt care for as much. (149 characters)

Photo of Hawkfish
4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Brown120
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of toronadotornado
3.74/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Dodgerrigo77
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Nice lookin place, beer was a lil pricey, but somebody has to get those euros from the tourist. Place to go maybe twice a year if your local. Lots of yuppies & tourist, neither my cup of beer;( (193 characters)

Photo of mayorQuimby
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of HookemHoos
2.92/5  rDev -32.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.25 | selection: 4.5

Overpriced and overrated. There are better spots locally (56 characters)

Photo of vtbeerandbud
3.74/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Vinithing
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of SveNss0N
4.43/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SpartacusV1
4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of BigGingDrinker
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco, CA
94 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.