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Magnolia Pub & Brewery

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166 Ratings
Ratings: 166
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Active Beers: 52
Beer Ratings: 573
Beer Avg: 3.78
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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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

KevMo84, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of jellikit
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%

A: well. It is Haight/Ashbury. So, there is a bit of nostalgia. Grateful Dead playing all night long. Interesting patrons. Loud.

Q: the devils on horseback are delicious. The beer is good. Hotwings are good.

S: friendly and informative. Chilled out.

Selection: approximately 12 beers on tap. Good menu is limited, but tasty selections.

F: can't complain. What we had was all tasty.

jellikit, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -1.2%

largadeer, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, May 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

SkinniePost, May 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

sholland119, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of Hibernator
4.13/5  rDev +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.

Hibernator, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

md655321, Mar 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

berkshire413, Mar 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Guden, Feb 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

jaydoc, Feb 19, 2014
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

SMITHAND, Feb 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

AirborneBeer, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

hayesjw, Dec 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Tristan_E, Dec 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

MichaelBigbone, Dec 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

jkball01, Dec 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

leprakhan, Nov 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

dcloeren, Nov 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

davegray, Nov 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

ajcormier, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

AngusOg, Oct 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

jonbonfon, Oct 09, 2013
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4.59/5  rDev +13.3%

Magnolia Pub and Brewery was recommended to me by some friends so I thought it'd be pretty good. I feel that I was right and a little bit more. I was truly impressed by this place for several reason:

The aesthetic was perfect. I thought everything was just different enough from every other brewery. There was an authentic feel about the place which paired with the beer rather well. I liked all the beers because of their quality and unique flavor.

The service was impressive especially considering the busy Saturday that I was there.

The food was incredible. I was able to grab the tail end of brunch and I highly recommend that.

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of SpdKilz
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%

Stopped here this past February, before the rush of SF beer week. It still had some great taps on, though the beers I tried were nothing "amazing" but still decent. The food I got was, honestly, not very good. I had some type of chicken dish (what exactly escapes me) but it was very greasy, and just not very good. The prices were on par with SF and I would come here again; however I would hope the next meal I get will be better.

SpdKilz, Jun 15, 2013
Magnolia Pub & Brewery in San Francisco, CA
91 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.