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21st Amendment Brewery

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21st Amendment Brewery21st Amendment Brewery

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 57
Beer Ratings: 12,485
Beer Avg: 3.72

Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
88
very good

158 Ratings
Ratings: 158
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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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braddo

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$

Great atmosphere and all around good beer. They have even made the move to cans, which is more and more common these days. With all the benefits of canning, can you blame them? Great food menu for a brew pub but a little pricey. 2 meals, 3 beers = $60. Whatev, its vacation!
Went on a week night so not a huge crowd. Can't knock 'em for that. Truey enjoyed the experience.

Sampled:
Back in Black Dark IPA (Draught) - WOW! I love this beer. My first dark IPA and I wish I could get more if it.

Double Trouble Imperial IPA (Draught) - Super bitter and high octane. Put an instant smile on my face after the three mile walk from the wharf.

Brew Free or Die IPA (can poured into a pint glass) - Bitter beer at 75 IBUs. Very hoppy aroma and piny.

http://www.burrstreetbrewblog.com/2009/03/san-francisco-beer-week.html

04-10-2009 17:09:51 | More by braddo
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ccrida

Oregon

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Bright spacious wood and cinderblock warehouse style, small bar, a mezzanine I didn't explorer. Blinding sun during happy hour if your on the bar side facing the door.

8 beers on draft, a mix of seasonals and regulars, plus spirits and their canned offerings (which weren't available in draft).

Avg. San Fran beer prices. Got pretty crowded around 7ish, but the friendly bar tender kept up just fine.

Small pub menu, some sandwich, mini pizzas, burgars and a few bigger entrees. I had their pizza of the day, bbq with these Red Jalapenos that were so hot I can't believe they were actually jalapenos.

No music at all. Good beer people though, and really good beer!

03-26-2009 22:25:11 | More by ccrida
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mjl21

California

4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Been going here for a while and it is time to add my two cents for a Beerfly review.

They did a nice job with the 21A space. When you walk in there are a few tables scattered around and usually have people stopping in for a drink. The beer board is on the wall to your immediate left. They typically have a good selection of their beers available and they do a great job of rotating them out. The bar itself is horseshoe shaped and not very large. They do have a full liquor license. There is plenty of seating available downstairs and they also have a cool upstairs are with tv's and a mini bar. Often when the Giants are in town they close down the alley next to their building and set up tables and a mini bar.

The food is pretty good. It seems that they have a few different menus depending on whether the Giants are in town. If there is a Giant's game the menu is more limited to expedite the food. The burger is good and the roast pork loin sandwich is also tasty. The fries are a tad limp and I usually end up getting the side salad.

As previously mentioned, they do a good job of rotating their beers out. For the ladies they almost always have the Watermelon Wheat on tap. For the past few months it seems that the 21A IPA is only available in cans which is too bad because it is so much better on tap. If they are pouring the Friday IPA I say skip it as it is light on hops and flavor. Other usuals include South Park Blonde and Bitter American. Some selections that are good but not always available are Hop Crisis, Double Trouble DIPA and Darkness. They also have started a program where they do a collaboration brew with someone from a different brewery. I had the Transcontinental IPA which they did with Stone and thought it was quite good.

The service is always quick. The servers carry hand held ordering pads so orders are placed fast and they can swipe your credit card quickly if you need to catch a game.

03-09-2009 17:24:14 | More by mjl21
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JoshuaCain

California

3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$

made my way over to 21st. Amendment for dinner for the first time. the place is very loud, which is not the worst thing in the world, but it is very bright as well, almost cafeteria bright. the lights are unfortunate, like they were just done filming a movie in the dining room before you walked in.
the beer was pretty great, though. made it for the tail end of strong beer month, so there was a lot of interesting one-off brews to try. I had the strong Belgian ale and the porter as well and both were impressive.
the food was just above what you might find at a TGIF type chain restaurant, but nothing special.
overall I would say skip the food, but definitely make it in for the quality local brews.

02-28-2009 07:34:54 | More by JoshuaCain
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xhcadamx

Maine

3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 1 | $$

A - Really nice place right by the ballpark. Very contempary feel with a good mix of wood and metal.

Q - Some of the beers at 21st are really good while others are very mediocre. I suggest sampling a beer before committing to a pint. Oddly enough, two of my least favorite beers from them are the ones that they bottle (can).

S - Always prompt and polite. Not always the most knowledgeable of the beer but no reason to complain.

S - Quite a few different styles. Some guest taps too! They had a Firestone guest tap that isn't bottled - a big plus.

F - HORRIBLE. I had fries there that tasted like they were fried in kerosene... My friend's plate wasn't much better.

Good place to go before or after a game.

01-25-2009 02:57:55 | More by xhcadamx
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mattffrost

California

3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

My wife and I paid this a visit on New Years Eve day 2008.

We had a lunch, I had the turkey sandwitch special while my wife had a pork loin sandwitch. I would say both foods were ok not great but good.

For beer I had the Double Trouble Imperial I.P.A., while my wife had the 21A - I.P.A.
both were good IPA's mine was more hoppy whitch I like. My wifes was good as well.

The atmosphere is pretty nice, clean, well kept. You get locals coming in for lunch as well as a few tourists.

One guys asked someone at the bar if he could turn the channel to watch a football game and the employee kind of wiged out, saying he was to busy now but he would get to it, he never did. Also our waitress was not the most friendly person in the world, but the bartender was very friendly.

01-03-2009 20:10:22 | More by mattffrost
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marcpal

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$

This was my first dinner during my week here for work in San Fran.

Easy to get to and find, I like the area. The atmosphere on walking in is nice and laid back. The clientelle there didnt seem like the usual crowd, there were actually a couple of pricks at the bar by themselves that were flat out miserable but Im not going to hold that against the restaurant.

I ordered a sampler for tasting to start and didn't realize an option was to pass I ones I wasnt interested in. That was a bit frustrating but thats okay. The waitress at the bar was by far the weakest part of the place. She had no care whatsoever of anyone at the bar or knowledge or even what they offered. The other bartender was considerably better.

After the sampler, I had the pale (not too good), the winter warmer (pretty good) and the DIPA (great). The food was not nearly as good as they made it out to be.

I like that they have guest taps but I wanted the watermelon on tap- pretty ridiculous not to have it. Ill have to grab at a store to try it out I guess.

Food was pretty weak as well. The burger and chips looked really good but tasted pretty beat up. The gorgonzola salad was actually the high point and the steamers were among the worst I ever had. I should have realized when asking opinions I wasnt going to get anything honest- they just said everything was wonderful.

Worth a visit, but expected a lot more. There are many better brewpubs out there, just not on the elite list.

12-07-2008 19:44:23 | More by marcpal
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tpd975

Florida

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$

Stopped by on my trip to San Fran. The bar is nice and tidy. It is not unique in any real way, just your standard brew pub with a bar upstairs and down and an open kitchen.

I settled down in a stool at the downstairs u-shaped bar. I ordered up a couple beers which were rather tasty. I had the Back in Black and Holiday Spice. Both were served at the right temp and were perfectly carbonated.

The service was good, though they were not extremely busy for a Saturday night. I was not real hungry so I had a cup of chili and some bread. The chili was pretty good, and the bread soft. I chatted up a local setting next to me who seemed happy with his sandwich.

The selection was not real large with six or seven house brews being offered along with a guest beer. Prices were on par for the neighborhood.

Overall a nice spot with solid beers. If it was in my neighborhood I would be a local.

11-23-2008 05:27:51 | More by tpd975
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Alexmc2

New Hampshire

4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | $$

I stopped by here on my way back to Monterey from UC Davis. It was very quiet when I was here, though I happened to show up during happy hour, you can't beat $3 house brews. The bartender wasn't particularly knowledgeable, though one of the brewers stopped in and talked beer for a little while. Selection is fairly typical of a brewpub. I particularly liked the Bitter American, which is a low ABV, yet very hoppy session beer, you can easily have three and still feel fine. I didn't try any food, though the black bean soup looked nice. I am a bit jealous of those in the Bay area that you've got this place around.

11-14-2008 20:33:51 | More by Alexmc2
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Brewlore

California

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Stopped by whilst on a Bay area trip. Nice looking place that was fairly spacious inside.

My girlfriend and I must have came at an odd time because we seated ourselves and sat there for a couple minutes. Soon someone told us our server was not there. Fast forward a few more minutes and we're finally being served. Once the service did start though it was rather good.

The food we ordered (El Cubano) was great. While there are better cuban sandwiches out there this one was pretty tasty. The fries were equally as good.

I had a small sampling of a few of the beers they brew and most were either decent or really good. Except for the Watermelon Wheat.

A nice place a visit for food and pint. Nothing spectacular but a very solid offering. Plus, they brew Brew Free or Die IPA and it's outstanding.

09-03-2008 09:25:53 | More by Brewlore
21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco, CA
88 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.