Mikkeller Bar

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Bar, Eatery

34 Mason St
San Francisco, California, 94102-2806
United States

(415) 984-0279 | map
mikkellerbar.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.37
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
181
pDev:
8.92%
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Reviews by Beervana:
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Beervana from Canada (BC)

4.5/5  rDev +3%

Jul 01, 2014
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impending from California

4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Dec 17, 2020
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slasich from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

May 17, 2020
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Montanabeerz from Montana

4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Nov 15, 2019
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BerryKumquat from California

2.89/5  rDev -33.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.25

Apr 28, 2019
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Suds from Missouri

4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

We visited this incredible beer bar twice on a recent trip to San Francisco. Located just south of Union Square, it is easy to find, underneath a tall neon sign. The bar itself is sparse, with tall ceilings and bright lights. The beer list is extraordinary. IN addition to the quirky, interesting beers of Mikkeller, they also had almost a dozen world class brews from all over the world. The servers were friendly, hard-working, and happy to discuss any of the beers. We didn't try any food, although it looked like delicious European cafe fare. This is a must-visit if you are in the area.

Mar 22, 2019
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RollTide7 from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.25

Overall pretty good selection, and first place I ever got to try Prairie Bomb! Space is very open and industrial though it does get very crowded. Overall wasn't a fan of the food especially at the prices, its gourmet hot dogs etc. for like $15-$20. Beers are also a bit pricey as well. There is a bar downstairs that typically has more sours and may be a better bet if upstairs is crowded.

As others note its in the Tenderloin which is not the best area of the city and typically has a lot of homeless and people doing drugs openly in the streets so be aware of your surroundings. I personally prefer other places in the city like City Beer, Cellarmaker, and Tornonado.

Mar 13, 2019
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NickThaFish from New Mexico

4.37/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Mar 06, 2019
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fehrminator from North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Feb 25, 2019
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acurtis from New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Jan 02, 2019
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Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

For Monday night bar was pretty busy but fast and prompt service and all the food we order was great but for just beer bar the tap pricing were pretty high, 60 bucks for a bottle logic pour is stupid and while they have a great tap list and high pricing would be nice to have at least option of half pours on some of the beers.

Nov 13, 2018
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VoxRationis from New York

4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I was visiting San Francisco on business and decided to stop in with a friend for lunch. Mikkeller Bar SF had a fun contemporary ambience (think recovered industrial space with functional but attractive furnishings). Keep in mind, it is located on the edge of the Tender Loin area, so the street activity on that stretch of Mason leaves much to be desired.

MBSF has a very nice range of seating styles available in a reasonably large space, several dozen brews available, including many guest offerings from other breweries. Among the offerings, there were two cask conditioned ales; I had the Moonlight Homegrown Fresh Hop Ale which was just awesome. Really enjoyed the food, which (amazingly) was NOT too salty.

The service was also knowledgeable, efficient, and quick. The whole experience bespoke a consumer focus that I have rarely experienced and a confidence that the beer and the food would speak for themselves that would bring customers back again and again. That confidence is well deserved; I'd stop in regularly were I local.

Oct 13, 2018
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TheBrewsky from California

4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Oct 12, 2018
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Hellpop65 from Kansas

3.94/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

Apr 28, 2018
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blisscent from Rhode Island

4.86/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Mar 24, 2018
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gspeer711 from California

4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Mar 23, 2018
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RMW66 from Australia

4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Feb 15, 2018
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remingtonsteele1987 from California

4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Yes, the area borders skid row, but that's the Tenderloin. Easily accessible by BART or MUNI. Nice industrial decor with brick walls. Kinda dark but it sets the mood. The service was great. Bartenders were on top things. Beer selection was good. First time trying beer from Mikkeller and did enjoy the Mr. Cloudy IIPA. The food was ok. Nothing to write home about. Got crowed with tech workers during the early afternoon, uggg. Other than that, I'd go back for the beer.

Jan 23, 2018
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Jan 14, 2018
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tobelerone from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Tasty sausages and sides, excellent draft list mixing mikkeller brews and great guests, exceptional and expensive bottle list. Staff is friendly, attentive and welcoming. Clientele on a Friday night was pretty bad though, screaming throngs of tech bros and so on. Suppose that goes with the territory. Prices on the higher side but not the outlandish or even surprising. As a nyc guy this was par for the course.

Nov 18, 2017
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MKrauss from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Sep 17, 2017
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jordanginsberg from Louisiana

4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Aug 07, 2017
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amesetz from California

4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Was looking forward to visit here the whole week leading up to my SF trip. Definitely met my expectations. Great beer and all served at the proper temperatures. OK prices, but if you consider that you're in SF the prices are really reasonable for the quality and selection of the beer. Got a few Spontan series beers and tried a few other guest taps which were all exceptional. A must visit if you are in SOMA.

Jun 26, 2017
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322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Mar 04, 2017
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needMIbeer from Virginia

4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Feb 10, 2017
Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco, CA
Place rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 181 ratings