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21st Amendment Brewery

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21st Amendment Brewery21st Amendment Brewery
BEER AVG
3.71/5
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50 Beers
14,702 Ratings
Place Score: 89
Ratings: 222
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: n/a
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Ratings: 222 | Reviews: 107
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3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5

Made the mistake of visiting just prior to a Giants game. The place was so packed that it took about 10 minutes just to walk across the room. Needless to say, my wife and I couldn't find a place to stand (let alone sit) without being in the way.

After a while, we found ourselves at the upstairs bar, tucked into a corner. We eventually got service, but the bartender to patron ratio was EXTREMELY low. Basically, after an hour visit, we each had one beer, and at that rate, it wasn't worth staying.

The one beer we had was Hell or High Watermelon. Very good fresh. Nice watermelon garnish. Quality overall was outstanding. But the atmosphere and service suffered.

The selection was good- it is what you'd expect- a good range of 21st Amendment Beers.

Overall, I would NOT recommend going when a ball game is in town. It could be worth revisiting on a "normal" day to see what it's like...

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

This is a pretty good place and a good stop before or after a Giants game.

Fairly large, open-concept restaurant with a decent sized bar. Lacks the typical San Francisco beer bar feel that I found (and liked) in most places but was still nice.

The beer is above average but nothing to write home about. Food was also above average.

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3.95/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Where's the setting for the beer? That setting is a !5! I love their beer, and because I lived at Clocktower half a block away, this place always feels like returning home. When you visit SF, make this your home base in SOMA, and for the Embarcadero, South Park, and Giants Field.

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4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Visited on a Monday afternoon for lunch.
Seemed like a fun place. Probably helped that i had some friendly and entertaining patrons sitting near me at the bar. Service was friendly and attentive which is always important to me when gauging a place. Food was very good, though i just had a burger and salad. I was happy they had alot more choices than just their standard canned offerings. I would highly recommend the "Love Boat" if you ever have the chance. Ended up drinking several pints of it after my 5 beer sampler flight. I heard it gets crowded before and after Giants games, as it is just a few blocks from the ballpark. Enjoyed my experience, would recomend.

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3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

stopped in for an early lunch. glad we were early as this place fills up FAST and had a line by the time we were leaving. industrial space, high ceiling, lots of light - very open & cool - except that there isn't much (if any) soundproofing, so the chatter can get deafening quick. larger shotgun style w. the front being a holding area, followed by U-shaped bar, restaurant seating, and then an open kitchen in the back.

this was my first taste of 21st amendment. tried hell or high watermelon, love boat, brew free! or die IPA, amber waves, and MCA stout. love boat was VERY good (see review), but the others were solid, but nothing memorable. (other than the hell or high watermelon being served w. a watermelon wedge).

food was good. fish tacos & a veggie burger. i would argue overpriced, but its san francsiso, isn't most everything?

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3.49/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

I used to always go here when I was in SF, but I believe I'll start skipping it. The place always seems to be jammed, and the noise level is crushing. The food is actually very good and not too expensive for San Francisco, but it's not a very enjoyable place to eat.

Beers are on the hoppy side, and I have not had many draft brews that have impressed me at all. The canned beers they have started doing are the much better way to get a taste of the brewery. The bar area has just a few pleasant little tables as well as the strategically placed bar. The girl servers have always been helpful, though often harried. I have to mention the awful bathroom, truly a stench like a real English dive bar full of Saturday night drunks.

Directly across the street to the west is a narrow street called South Park which opens up into an actual park. It's an intriguing classic San Francisco enclave that runs a long block to the west.

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21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco, CA
89 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.