City Beer Store

City Beer StoreCity Beer Store
City Beer StoreCity Beer Store
Bar, Beer-to-go

1148 Mission St
San Francisco, California, 94103
United States

(415) 503-1033 | map
citybeerstore.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.45
Reviews:
201
Ratings:
349
pDev:
8.76%
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Reviews by Inglewood:
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Inglewood from Illinois

4.61/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Mar 10, 2017
More User Reviews:
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slasich from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

May 17, 2020
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Montanabeerz from Montana

4.47/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Nov 06, 2019
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UCLABrewN84 from California

4.36/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Jul 11, 2019
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BerryKumquat from California

4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Apr 27, 2019
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NickThaFish from New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Mar 06, 2019
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acurtis from New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Jan 02, 2019
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Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

4.61/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Killer bar with great selection and helpful bar tender whish I could have spent more time in the bottle shop, if you are in SF it is must stop.

Nov 13, 2018
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Zonian1 from Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I made my first-ever visit to City Beer store in June 2018 after doing the short walk past the homeless people from Cellar Maker. If you're from out of town and not familiar with San Francisco, the sketchiness of the neighborhood can be off-putting. But this store has been in this location for years, and the employees and regulars seem to take everything in stride. The store is moving a couple of blocks away later this year into a bigger location. That will be nice, I'm sure. The biggest surprise to me about City Beer was how small it was. That meant their selection was limited. But what they lacked in quantity, they made up for in quality.

I didn't arrive on a Pliny delivery day, but I did come away with some nice local and regional bottles to bring home with me, including several BA stouts, quads, and sours. The staff and a couple of regular customers spent a lot of time helping me choose wisely, given the limited space I had in my luggage. This is definitely a beer geek mecca. If possible, allow some time during your visit to have a beer or two on tap, as they had a pretty sweet tap list.

Jul 07, 2018
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blisscent from Rhode Island

4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Mar 24, 2018
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gspeer711 from California

4.47/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Mar 23, 2018
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grilledsquid from California

4.54/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Mar 22, 2018
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Miesemer from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Mar 11, 2018
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Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota

4.64/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Feb 16, 2018
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Jan 14, 2018
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eawolff99 from Minnesota

4.82/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Jan 09, 2018
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Beersnake1 from California

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Stopped by on a recent trip to San Fran. This was quite a hike from our hotel, but worth the trip. They had a huge fridge and several racks of beer. The selection was amazing. They had bourbon county, BA Ten Fidy, and lots of other limited releases. Someone walked in and asked if they had Pliny. He walked out with a case. The staff was nice (a bit busy since they just opened), and the prices seemed fair. By far the best place I have visited in SF.

Jan 03, 2018
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coryhk from California

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Nov 17, 2017
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tobelerone from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Nov 16, 2017
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BartS from California

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Sep 12, 2017
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RyanK252 from California

4.32/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

A must stop for beer enthusiasts. Huge selection of bottles and cans of all styles, plus a nice tap selection, often heavy on local brews (all stellar). You can often luck into some real gems here.

Aug 15, 2017
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mrcraft from California

4.47/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

City Beer Store was a nice find near the Civic Center area of San Francisco, a few blocks south of Market Street.

You enter, walk down some steps and you will find the retail bottle shop on the left side and an area to enjoy your purchases. The selection was solid. Most of their beers were refrigerated with some on shelves. The service was very friendly.

I found a nice beer to enjoy back at the hotel. I will definitely return when in SF and in this area again. Very nice.

Aug 12, 2017
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michiganbeerdrinker from Michigan

4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Jul 31, 2017
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RixBeer from Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -77.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

So what kind of jerk tells you that you can't bring your kid in while you buy beer to go? This is the first time EVER in any of the states I have ever visited where anyone said anything this stupid to me! Or maybe it was my Red Sox shirt the guy was staring at?

No worries- I'll buy beer elsewhere. I won't make a second special trip to your "Mecca"... Do you know where you are? Good businesses don't turn away customers who are about to drop $1000 on beer and send them to a competitor....

No worries- they took my money with a smile on their face!

Buyer beware- not tourist or child friendly! A millions places to spend your money is San Fransisco- choose elsewhere!

Jun 22, 2017
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Bum4ever from California

4.14/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Low key bar and bottle shop in downtown SF. Pretty small supply of bottles, but some pretty decent stuff included some vintage bottles.
Service was great and everyone there seemed to be having a good time. I was there to see the bottle selection, but if I ever go back I would love to sit down and see what's on tap.

Feb 20, 2017
City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA
Place rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 349 ratings