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Mikkeller Bar

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

33 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(415) 984-0279 | map
mikkellerbar.com

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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
95
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
153
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
5.52%
 
 
Taps:
40
Bottles/Cans:
5
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 153
Reviews by orangesol:
Photo of orangesol
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Stopped in here for dinner last night, had some pretty high expectations for this place after hearing such great things over the last few months. Atmosphere was hopping. People all over the bar area enjoying themselves, we lucked into a table so we got seated really quickly, it got really busy over the course of our visit. Service was a little hit or miss. Our first guy was good but then he completely disappeared and we then were served by another guy who was stretched pretty thin and only came around once or twice. Quality was as I expected it would be, top notch. Selection was awesome. Tons of beers on-tap, all served at the correct temperatures, and a top notch bottle list to accompany it. I was able to get a Double Chocolate Bomb! on cask from Prairie that was left over from the night before and then I got a bottle off the list, great all around. Food was really good, I just wish there were a few more options. Prices were definitely high across the board so be prepared to pay a premium. Overall an awesome beer bar, albeit a pricey one. I would definitely return next time I am in town.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of psoriasaurus
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of JMarimon
4.01/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BeerOps
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of kkdowning
4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of billab914
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Mexi_locobarrel
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of chrisjws
4.04/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mactrail
3.85/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Remarkable selection of beers you've never heard of. Food is quirky and interesting. We had fried head of cauliflower with farro, cranberry, and raw orange squash, plus some tasty olives. Upstairs is hugely noisy. Quieter in the little basement boîte.

Atmosphere and decor could be described as bleak, but it's worse outside. Guy pissing on the sidewalk, crap everywhere, it's the mangy underbelly of San Francisco.

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Photo of NJM
3.49/5  rDev -19.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

The location itself is in a pretty shitty part of the city, so if you're walking there, beware. The bar area is nice and lofty but fills up quickly. By 6 o'clock on a Monday space was limited. Going by ratings on this very site, the beer list
isn't as sought after as other bars in the city. If you're a fan of mikkeller beers and good pub fare, you can't go wrong.

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Photo of WesM63
4.09/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of CityofWind_brew
4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Howlader
4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of pagriley
4.04/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of frasergrove
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mike3605
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

one of the only bars I was able to visit while in San fran. nice selection of beers but were slightly over priced but everything in san fran is over priced.

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Photo of carniwhore
3.31/5  rDev -23.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2

Photo of Sludgeman
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Visited on a Wednesday around 6pm. Very busy. 60 min wait for a table. Sat at the bar. Took me 15 min for a seat at the bar.

V - Great looking bat with an intimidating tap set up. Places to both sit and stand around the bar. Almost everybody is there for the beer. The immediate area around the bar is a little sketchy, so beware if visiting late or if you otherwise might have concerns. 4.5

Ser - Fine but very busy and hard to get the bartenders attention. All servers were friendly and professional. 4

Sel – A great selection of beers, both house and guest. Had The Big Blend and 1000 IBU from Mikkeller and the Meloncotte from Fieldwork. Also a very wide selection of bottle beers, including a bunch of hard to find Mikkellers. 4.75

Q - Who can question quality at a place like this? They primarily use various size wine glasses 4.75

F – I had the burger. It was nice a juicy. 4

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Photo of Supergenou
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Pretty chill craft beer spot on the edge of the Tenderloin, but essentially right off Market Street. They have about 40 beers on tap, usually 4 or 5 are in-house selections. The presentation is very solid. Great selection of glassware and beer is served according to correct temperature. There's a "semi secret" sour bar, below the main beer area that opens in the evening. They have a few beers on tap and solid bottle selection. The Tenderloin area was hurting for a chill quality beer spot.

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Photo of Magnum40s
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of metter98
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jlindros
4.35/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Nice modernist beer bar, bright wood counters, old brick walls, high ceilings with hanging lights, very little decor other than the Mikkeller people style artwork.

Something like 40/50 taps, tons of imports mostly Mikkeller of course, with many locals and other Belgians. Huge social bottle list on top. Also they lost the serving temp of each beer which is awesome.

Food was very good, spicy Thai pork sausage was the bartenders recommendation, and was very good, Spicer than I expected, chiles were actually red jalapenos but tasty, fries were actually seasoned and fried nicely, something you don't find find often.

Prices are on the higher side but expected, nothing crazy. Bartender was helpful and fairly knowledgeable

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Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco, CA
95 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.
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