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Magnolia Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

174 Ratings
Ratings: 174
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Active Beers: 45
Beer Ratings: 600
Beer Avg: 3.75
Taps: 10
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews by kdoc8:
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3.95/5  rDev -2.2%

This was my second brewery to hit in San Francisco. It's located on Haight St and has a mix of bar and hippie cafe atmosphere. It was loud and crowded with barely a seat in the house at 9pm on a weekday. Lots of cool paintings and a surprisingly carnivorous menu with few veggie options. Mainly typical brew pub stuff - a great selection of beers though. I sat at the bar and the bartender was quite busy but still willing to chat about the beers and Strong Beer Month with me. Strong Beer Month (February) is when 21st Amendment and Magnolia brew their barleywines, but also brew other beers with higher-than-normal alcohol content to play around and test out other strong recipes. If you drink 6 of these between the two places you get a free tasting snifter.

kdoc8, Mar 13, 2007
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4/5  rDev -1%

Very cool place right on haight street where it all went down. English style beers for the most part, some strong ales and plenty of real low session beers. Dead music playing loud, beers named for dead tunes, and a real friendly guy behind the bar sampling me generously and filling me in with info. All the beers were solid, the cask IPA was exceptional, and it was a downright awesome place to spend the afternoon. Brew house is downstairs and out of sight, but the place is full of that mashing grain rich aroma. I was stoked on this place, and the food looked good too but I didn't eat. I will assuredly be back.

StonedTrippin, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

breathmint, Aug 10, 2014
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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.

BenHesk12, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

tschiess, Jul 13, 2014
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Magnolia Pub & Brewery in San Francisco, CA
91 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.