City Beer Store

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4.45/5
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

1168 Folsom St
San Francisco, California, 94103-6027
United States

(415) 503-1033 | map
citybeerstore.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-08-2006

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
201
Ratings:
343
pDev:
8.76%
 
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Ratings: 343 |  Reviews: 201
Photo of ricoslim
4.8/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of mikepcarney
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Only issue I had going to City Beer Store is that everything is way over priced. Tap list is very nice and interested array of bottles on the shelf. Bottles are consistently marked up 20% over elsewhere. The reserve list is insanely overpriced. Go to Toronado if you want a great reserve list and great taps. Bottles check out The Wine Club.

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Photo of Highbury09
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BDeibs
4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

What a great store. A really well curated 10 tap list and a very fun vintage bottle list for sale. They make of the most of their space and have curated a nice selection of beers for sale from 45 dollar Belgians, to some great beer from across the US and a nice selection of small breweries from Northern California. The service couldn't have been better. Everyone was very friendly and very helpful without being pushy. A really great group of people supporting a really great store!

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Photo of James_Michaud91
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Bar/Bottle shop with a huge selection. Well known amongst the beer community. Regularly have very limited/special taps on including beers brewed specifically for their store by greats such as The Bruery.

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Photo of jloomis
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of SFCraft
4.9/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.18/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of EdrickCS
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of suckaj
4.14/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of spointon
4.22/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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

Rating should be a bit higher but those big city prices!!

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Photo of pinhead
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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

Only about eight taps, but every single one is quality. Pretty helpful service and a nice vibe. Bottle shop is marginally overpriced.

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Photo of TheBrewViking
4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Brown120
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ericw985
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great tap selection, including a few from Russian River (Blind Pig and Perdition when I visited) and some very good local brews from Cellarmaker and Fieldwork. There was a big bottle selection too, but while Cantillon and some harder to find RR bottles were available, they were extremely expensive and had to be opened and drank before leaving. The bartenders were very friendly and knowledgeable, and the tap area was a fun and social environment.

I didn't get to check out Toronado before leaving SF, but CBS is an excellent place to check out for high quality beer that I would go out of my way to visit again.

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Photo of HookemHoos
4.1/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Rutager
4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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

Photo of Vinithing
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Mikaveli
4.67/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Beerswag
4.83/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Japsican23
4.07/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA
Place rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 343 ratings