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Magnolia Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

159 Ratings
Ratings: 159
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Active Beers: 52
Beer Ratings: 549
Beer Avg: 3.77
Taps: 10
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

1398 Haight Street
San Francisco, California, 94117
United States
phone: (415) 864-PINT

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Hibernator

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%

Our taxi driver let us off in the heart of Haight-Ashbury as light rain was falling down. We dropped by Magnolia this afternoon around 1PM for a quick lunch before heading to Amoeba Music down the street. I was initially surprised at how full the place was for a Tuesday afternoon, but we were able to find a small table by the street.

I liked the décor and atmosphere with plenty of dark wood in the intimate main room. Seating consists of both tables and booths. There is also a bar up front by the kitchen area. Chalkboards advertise the most current offerings and prices. Luckily, today was Tuesday and that meant all beers were only $4, but they are usually $7.

There were about 12 draft options today with selections that included Blue Bell Bitter, Cole Porter, Bonnie Lee’s Best Bitter, Weather Report Wheat, Dark Star Magnolia, Big Cypress Brown. I had the Spud Boy’s IPA that was awesome. The beer was pleasantly hoppy with big punches of citrus fruits.

The quality and attention to detail at Magnolia is what separates it from most brewpubs that I’ve visited. All of the food and beer I had was super fresh and I appreciate the fact that beers are served in 20 oz. imperial pints. The lunch menu was fairly limited, but I ordered the Arugula Grape Salad and Chicken Habanero house sausage, which worked well with each other. The focus here is on quality over quantity.

A few minutes after we requested our check, Fire on the Mountain began to play over the sound system and I was gently reminded where I was and the significance of this location. Also worth mentioning is the awesome picture of JG in the very top corner of the seating area.

03-26-2014 05:33:37 | More by Hibernator
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DerekCarruth

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

08-26-2014 06:03:30 | More by DerekCarruth
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Evan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-23-2014 00:40:36 | More by Evan
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little_star

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-18-2014 03:47:10 | More by little_star
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Justinsosmart

California

4/5  rDev -1%

08-17-2014 00:45:32 | More by Justinsosmart
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the_encinitan

California

4/5  rDev -1%

08-12-2014 17:04:36 | More by the_encinitan
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breathmint

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

08-10-2014 20:28:59 | More by breathmint
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BenHesk12

California

3.49/5  rDev -13.6%

I live in the neighborhood and often visit magnolia on weeknights for a beer and a bite after work. The beer is consistently decent, with somewhere like 10-20 taps, and the food albeit a touch expensive is good. The downfall of this place is that it gets very crowded and doesn't have the space or service to handle the crowd. It's always tough to order a beer from the bar here, and there's always a wait for a table. Not to mention the inside is consistently hot and sweaty--don't bother bringing a jacket. Overall, magnolia beer is decent, the food is good, but be prepared for a typical crowded/hip san francisco spot.

08-09-2014 23:23:03 | More by BenHesk12
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atpca

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-17-2014 05:54:23 | More by atpca
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tschiess

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-13-2014 19:31:54 | More by tschiess
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Magnolia Pub & Brewery in San Francisco, CA
90 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.