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Mikkeller Bar

Not Rated.
Mikkeller BarMikkeller Bar

Taps: 40 / Bottles: 5
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
95
world-class

44 Ratings
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.26%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ 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

Notes:
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(Place added by: MasterSki on 07-17-2013)
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dirtylou

Washington

4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

03-04-2014 02:20:18 | More by dirtylou
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

02-14-2014 07:26:39 | More by orangesol
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

08-05-2013 17:31:38 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

02-19-2014 01:22:41 | More by jaydoc
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10%

05-15-2014 02:49:26 | More by mattmarka1
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10%

07-09-2014 18:56:03 | More by markgugs
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Clembo1957

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

06-18-2014 12:20:00 | More by Clembo1957
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vfgccp

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-09-2014 01:33:18 | More by vfgccp
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-09-2014 08:28:34 | More by Zaphog
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leprakhan

California

4.75/5  rDev +10%

12-03-2013 09:24:23 | More by leprakhan
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Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco, CA
95 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.