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Mikkeller Bar

Not Rated.
Mikkeller BarMikkeller Bar
BA SCORE
97
world-class

70 Ratings
Ratings: 70
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.11%
Taps: 40
Bottles: 5
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @mikkellerbarsf

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(Place added by: MasterSki on 07-17-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

heresy22, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Ilovebeer1549
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Ilovebeer1549, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of dirtylou
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%

Everything about Mikkeller bar was about what i was expecting it to be - swanky hip modern decor, very crowded, very expensive, very interesting and appealing taps, bottles and food.

The Tenderloin location is convenient to City Beer/Cellarmaker - the hip space results in a pretty trendy environment, but it really only took a few minutes to land two seats at the bar. I didnt really explore the sour room in the basement.

I definitely respect the sophistication of the tap system which allows variable temperatures depending on the beer - not something you see very often. The tap list was a little hard to navigate - with oddly named beers from Mikkeller clogging the visual field and very expensive de struise pours occupying much of the Belgian selection.

The bottle list was strong, with a heavy focus on sour/wild ales. An impromptu gueuze sessions consisting of 3F, Hanssens, Cantillon St Gilloise was a nice touch for the evening.

Food seems strong - surprisingly not opting to go for small/large plates of eclectic euro fare, but instead focusing on a few sandwiches and a good selection of house-made sausages. The reuben was excellent.

I enjoyed this place, but it's certainly going to turn a lot of people off.

dirtylou, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of throwback
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

throwback, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

jaydoc, Feb 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Jvrdz24, Feb 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

BeerHunter76, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of orangesol
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%

Stopped in here for dinner last night, had some pretty high expectations for this place after hearing such great things over the last few months. Atmosphere was hopping. People all over the bar area enjoying themselves, we lucked into a table so we got seated really quickly, it got really busy over the course of our visit. Service was a little hit or miss. Our first guy was good but then he completely disappeared and we then were served by another guy who was stretched pretty thin and only came around once or twice. Quality was as I expected it would be, top notch. Selection was awesome. Tons of beers on-tap, all served at the correct temperatures, and a top notch bottle list to accompany it. I was able to get a Double Chocolate Bomb! on cask from Prairie that was left over from the night before and then I got a bottle off the list, great all around. Food was really good, I just wish there were a few more options. Prices were definitely high across the board so be prepared to pay a premium. Overall an awesome beer bar, albeit a pricey one. I would definitely return next time I am in town.

orangesol, Feb 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

vfgccp, Feb 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Beermewithsour, Feb 06, 2014
Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco, CA
97 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.