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Mikkeller Bar

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Mikkeller BarMikkeller Bar
BA SCORE
98
world-class

84 Ratings
Ratings: 84
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 8.82%
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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Photo of Gavage
4.6/5  rDev +4.1%

The atmopshere here is a bit dark, despite the light woods and brick walls. Definte warehouse feel here. A U-shaped bar seats about 20. Some tables and benches are available for dining. There was about 40 beers on draft and a decent number of bottles. The beers I had over two trips were all fresh and tasty. Service was mellow which fit the vibe of the place.

Photo of dirtylou
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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.

Photo of orangesol
4.33/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited a couple of times during their soft opening period. Was extremely busy around opening time (5-8 pm) but thinned out a little later on in the evening.

Tap list was very long - about 40 strong (?) or so and featured mostly European breweries with only about 7 or 8 of the taps being Mikkeller beers. There were also a few American taps, including a couple of local SF-area beers, Stone IRS, Old Rasputin and a few others.

Atmosphere is really cool. Open concept, modern and trendy. Service was also excellent, especially considering how busy it was. Service was also helpful and knowledgeable. A touch pricey.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of smakawhat
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Just out of the Financial District bordering the Tenderloin sits the Mikkeller Bar in a very unassuming spot.

Inside is very large, with a good sized taplist that features a good amount of Mikkeller products, and some other interesting items as well. Cellarmaker beers can be found here as well sometimes, and some other other local offerings such as Magnolia.

Great attentive service, with a full decent kitchen. May not have the great amazing beers on tap but pretty close though, and the bottle list is fairly solid as well too. A good worthy stop.

Photo of vfgccp
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of elNopalero
4.8/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

The Mikkeller Bar in SF is fast becoming one of my favorite “destination” spots. It’s accessible, albeit in a ‘gritty’ part of town, classy enough for out-of-town visitors yet still approachable for locals. Sure, since its Mikkeller, you are going to pay a premium—but their prices are comparable with pints at most places I’ve been to lately, and certainly on par or better than what you’ll find at the nicer spots nearby. The service has gone from impeccable to even better. I don’t know if this is part of the Mikkeller experience but on my last visit I asked for a description of a beer and the server, without even being asked to, gathered two tasters—one for me, one for her. We both sipped and discussed what we were drinking, and she based subsequent recommendations for my party on that conversation. How cool is that!

Bottom line is, as long as they keep doing what they’ve been doing then I’ll keep going back for more. Nicely done.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Bacon wrapped mini hot dogs.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco, CA
98 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.