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21st Amendment Brewery

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21st Amendment Brewery21st Amendment Brewery
BA SCORE
88
very good

179 Ratings
Ratings: 179
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.85%
Active Beers: 59
Beer Ratings: 12,910
Beer Avg: 3.73
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

563 2nd St
San Francisco, California, 94107-1411
United States
phone: (415) 369-0900

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @21stamendment

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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

We hit this bar on a Friday night, and I was utterly surprised how easily we were served, as well as surprised by the quality of service on such a busy night. We sat at the bar because seats opened up before we were seated in the regular sections. My wife and I both ordered sandwiches, and while we were waiting tasted beers from their tap selection. The bartender was very courteous, as well as informed on the company product. She was also well versed on the guest tap list, which led me to believe that she was a beer fan herself. The service was prompt, the food was decent, and the cost was very reasonable. I will definitely visit this establishment on return trips to the Bay area.

03-27-2011 01:14:51 | More by GarthDanielson
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armock

New York

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%

Atmosphere - As you walk in theres a square bare that sits six or seven on each side with the hostess stand to the right of the bar. Midway on to the back wall are booths and tables with the back wall being an open kitchen. The brewery is tucked away in a hall that leads to the kitchen and bathrooms.

Quality/Selection - During my visit they had eight house beers on tap and five of them were imperials as it was strong beer month. Every one of their beers was a winner from their Conventioner Blonde to Monks Blood all well made.

Service - The place is full of nice people that like beer. I visited during SF beer week and had a question about an event at another place my waitress didn't know the answer so she sent over the manager who was very willing to talk beer.

Food - During my lunchtime visit I ordered the grilled chicken breast sandwich with a salad and boy did that hit the spot very good.

Overall this is an awesome spot to hit up at least once when your in San Francisco.

03-01-2011 03:01:33 | More by armock
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Chincino

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%

This brewpub is located in San Francisco close to the AT&T park. The overall atmosphere is good with a decent size square shaped bar, multiple tables on the first floor and second floor seating. I was there during a downtime period because it was mid-day during the week and there was no game going on at the AT&T stadium so the service was good, but I'm not sure if that was simply because the place wasn't busy. Regardless, the staff was friendly and courteous and gave explanation of the different beer styles offered on tap and in bottles. The food was typical pub food. They did offer a couple of vegetarian options, one of which I tried. The food was average. The beer selection when I visited (August 2010) included the watermelon wheat beer and Hop Crisis. The prices were reasonable and the beer selection was good. I would recommend going to 21st Amendment Brewery if given the opportunity to do so.

11-16-2010 03:52:47 | More by Chincino
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willjschmidt

California

3.45/5  rDev -11.3%

A brewpub located in the SoMa neighborhood in SF, 2 blocks from AT&T park. A very nice looking place. A large u-shaped bar with lots of tables. Standard pub menu; pizza, burgers, sandwiches, etc. They only have 7 or so beers on-tap. When I was there, only 3 of those were their own: watermelon wheat, IPA, and Hop Crisis (their DIPA). The rest were a decent selection of guest taps from Trumer, Firestone Walker and Dogfish Head.

This place obviously gets absolutely packed before, during, and after Giants game. This makes getting a beer at the bar a 10-15 minute wait. Your best bet is to go to their "beer garden", which is just a roped off area adjoining the building. You can then buy cans of their beers in the back of this area for $4 and pour it into a plastic cup.

Prices here are ridiculously high. $6 for a pint of Trumer Pils, $7 for a 13oz pour of Hop Crisis. I tried to use my AHA card, which states that you get happy hour prices all the time with the card. 1st round they wouldn't honor it because I bought guest beers and the discount "only applies to their own beers". 2nd round (I bought 2 Hop Crisis) they wouldn't honor it because "it doesn't apply to special beers". The AHA website doesn't mention either of these stipulations. Taking away "special beers" (whatever the hell that means) and "guest beers", that means the discount only applies on 2 beers: Watermelon Wheat and Brew Free or Die IPA.

This is a decent place to get a beer but I wouldn't make a special trip to go here.

10-26-2010 17:02:45 | More by willjschmidt
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d0ggnate

California

4.3/5  rDev +10.5%

I had the chance to stop by 21st Amendment yesterday for a couple of beers. This wasn't my first visit, but it has been a while since I don't live in San Francisco. Living outside of the city, I am familiar with only the beers that occasionally make it my way (San Diego) in cans. Having said that, it was nice to try some of their other offerings. They had a saison, biere de garde, IPA, blonde and a few others. The blonde was solid and refreshing. The IPA (Gigantes) was also pretty good. I didn't try the food, but it all looked really good. This would definitely be a place I would love to frequent, should I actually live near them. The service was friendly and attentive. Their location is very nice, as well. Worth your time if you're considering dropping by.

09-27-2010 00:33:40 | More by d0ggnate
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breyton490

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

I have been going to the 21A for about 6 years each time I am in town for the annual Oracle conference. When I first found this place I thought it was one of the best brewpubs I had ever visited. Not sure if its a case of the bloom is off the rose, but I have not found the beers that memorable over the past 2 years. Its a small place, so their selection is rather small with 5-6 drafts and a few guest beers, but I will still take quality over quantity, but the beers seemed less than average. The Gigantee IPA and Brew Free or Die IPA were OK, but not great. The Red was good, but in general the selection (Conventioneer, RIS, Red, BFD IPA and Gigantee - wont even talk about the Watermelon wheat) of beers is nothing I would go out of my way to get

The food is pretty good and consistent. The prices for beers and food is high with drafts averaging $6 and an entrees about $20. Two beers and the entree salad set me back $38 with tip.

09-23-2010 15:55:07 | More by breyton490
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ThreeWiseMen

California

3.43/5  rDev -11.8%

Stopped in here for the first time yesterday (Friday) evening around 7:30pm. We stayed until about 9:30pm.

21st Amendment was absolutely packed! Luckily, my party had been there for 45 minute and had already secured a table on the second floor, right in front of the TV (the Giants were playing the Padres in a crucial series). They had already placed food orders, and told me that I should just order my beer at the bar - the waitress wouldn't be back for awhile.

The guy manning the upstairs bar was very nice and helpful. I thought I wanted the Hendrick's RIS, but before letting me order it he insisted that I taste a sample. "It's really sweet," he told me. What an understatement! I ordered a Hop Crisis instead. He poured it into a 13oz. chalice and gave me $2 off for presenting my AHA card. Nice!

Since it was tough for me to break into the group's conversation (a bunch of architects discussing architecture), I spent a good deal of time just observing my surroundings. High ceilings with exposed wooden rafters, plain concrete walls, plain wooden tables, and dim light; 21st Amendment definitely goes for the trendy, warehouse feel. Most of the patrons were young businessmen and women - not surprising for SOMA. It felt sort of gimmicky (as one friend put it "Disney"), but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

And finally, the beer. I must say the selection was pretty weak. There were only seven beers on tap, and two of them were Brew Free Or Die! IPA and Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat. The remaining five, other than Hop Crisis, were either bland and forgettable, or in the case of Hendrick's RIS, revolting. We were all pretty disappointed.

I don't think I'll be back here unless they come out with something amazing. The prices were too steep and the beer wasn't that great.

09-11-2010 16:08:24 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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tdawgydog

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

All of the beers were great. Watermelon wheat was surprisingly tasty. I'm not even a fan of watermelon!! Jamaican Jerk Chicken was excellent, Juicy and very flavorful. Porter was super sweet almost sickly, If I had a complaint , this would be ti.. Friend had the sliders as an app and loved them (asked me to specifically mention them) We were stuffed when we left. The price of the "sampler flight" was a little outrageous as they charge you anywhere between 2 - 3.50 for a 4oz sample of each of their homemade brews. With 7 - 9 beers on tap this can get pricey. None the less we had a great time and left very satisfied. The Saision was def my favorite of all the brews that I tasted.

08-31-2010 14:04:45 | More by tdawgydog
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womencantsail

California

3.93/5  rDev +1%

Stopped in here for a couple beers yesterday after a long drive up from Southern California.

The place is quite nice, actually. A u-shaped bar is visible right after entering the door and there are some tables right near the entrance as well. Behind the bar are some more tables and the kitchen, and then there is an upstairs bar at the back (same beer list at both). The tables and bars are all nicely stained and "natural" looking wood.

I took a seat at the bar, and although it took a minute to get served, the bartender was quite nice. I ordered a sampler of all the available house beers and she told me that if there were any that I just couldn't drink to set them up on the ledge of the bar and she wouldn't charge me for them (which turned out to be useful for a couple of the beers).

I didn't order any food, but it all sounded, smelled, and looked good.

The only downside to this place is, it's fairly expensive, especially some of the beers (which are pricey but not very good).

07-30-2010 18:47:31 | More by womencantsail
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10%

Decent across-the-ballpark brewpub. A touristy bar, most seats are in the restaurant. Very busy at lunchtime, because of the above, and an hour or so before a game. I can jut imagine a post-game crush. Outside of the IPA, I found their beers to be just OK. If you are in this area, City Beer Store is the go-to place. More or less an verage brewpub for America.If you go, sit at the window.Service was above average here, and people were a little wealthier looking, a little busier looking, than the other bars about town.

05-28-2010 17:38:20 | More by Sammy
21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco, CA
88 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.