Cellarmaker Brewing Co.

Cellarmaker Brewing Co.Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
Cellarmaker Brewing Co.Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1150 Howard St
San Francisco, California, 94103-3914
United States

(415) 863-3940 | map

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4.16/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
by Pivopijak from Washington

Small old bar atmosphere, with a dedicated clientele, filling up the place, 10 minutes after it opened. Quite a number of folks were getting a recently bottled release of a barley wine, with their tap beer orders, to take the bottled barley wine home for later. Very conversational clientele, they were.

May 11, 2022
4.44 by Lucnifter from California on May 01, 2022
4.25 by paulish from New York on Apr 27, 2022
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4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
by eluvah from New York

Very crowded for $6 pint night but service was great. Nice selection of beers and the ones I drank were great.

Feb 03, 2022
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4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Real cool spot; they have a hundred IPA's but most are good and the wild ales are a treat. Bartenders were knowledgeable, welcoming & refreshingly opinionated. Good music too.

Jan 03, 2020
4.5 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Nov 06, 2019
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4.18/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75
by lucius10 from California

Glad I had a chance to stop by...parking is an issue, but San Francisco! Came midweek and music was a bit loud which made everyone scream to talk to each other. Customer service was fantastic! Decent selection...and for some reason, it is really dark in here...

Sep 19, 2019
3.43 by jophish17 from Georgia on Aug 22, 2019
4 by Danielr26 from Michigan on Jun 24, 2019
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4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
by Bum4ever from California

Always a great tap list here, and I like that it feels like an old-school bar. It's always been super busy when I visit and the service does a good enough job trying to keep up. The beer here is top notch over a bunch of different styles, really can't complain.

Jun 09, 2019
4.58 by NickThaFish from New Mexico on Mar 06, 2019
4.05 by TheBrewsky from California on Mar 06, 2019
4.39 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Feb 20, 2019
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4.55/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
by MilwaukeeBoy from California

The best quality beer in the city IMO. Taproom is pretty small, bar seats about 12-15 with a bunch of big tables. Typically standing room only. They serve growlers and crowlers and will do half pours of most everything. Great beers across the range of pilsners to pale ales to IPAs to stouts. They usually have about 20 beers on tap. No food (but you can bring it in). Servers are efficient and helpful.

I have mostly been there late afternoon, early evening. I do not think the neighborhood is sketchy, certainly nothing approaching the Tenderloin (hang outside Mikkeller for a few minutes and you'll see the difference). They are a couple blocks from City Beer. With the new Pizza restaurant opening, there is now another outlet for their great beer.

Jan 27, 2019
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4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
by Rocknrao from California

This is the best brewery in San Francisco, in my opinion. If their taproom was three times as big, they would still fill it up with customers on any given day. It's located in the part of SOMA that is roughly equivalent to the Tenderloin in terms of neighborhood character, so keep that in mind if you're planning to visit. Also, it's along a major downtown bike route, so consider riding your bike here instead of driving or ubering.

Dec 21, 2018
4.15 by acurtis from New Jersey on Dec 21, 2018
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4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25
by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

As tourist by himself at night a walk over vs a Uber might have not been the best idea .. but once inside great tap room cool vibe and helpful staff with great selection of beers and size pour (always a plus).. only thing that could but them over the top is a little food or snacks while drinking .

Nov 12, 2018
3.6 by BerryKumquat from California on Sep 21, 2018
4.47 by Selkie85 from Minnesota on Sep 08, 2018
4.22 by cryptichead from Illinois on Sep 01, 2018
3.83 by Jason_cs from Florida on Jul 29, 2018
4.7 by thatche2 from Georgia on Jul 10, 2018
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4.28/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
by Zonian1 from Ohio

Made my first visit to Cellarmaker on a Friday afternoon in June, 2018. I'd read others' reviews about the sketchiness of the neighborhood, but even so I was surprised at the number of homeless on the streets. I parked across the street and kept my belongings out of sight in the trunk and didn't have any problems, but I'd recommend going with a group.

Decent crowd at 2pm on a Friday. I was able to get one of the few seats at the bar and sample several beers. Strangely, there was only one IPA on tap that day; most of the offerings were pale ales which were a little bit dialed down flavor-wise. I also tried a wild ale that had had a bottle release the previous day. Overall, I was a little bit disappointed in the beers I tried that day. Maybe my expectations were too high? I did meet some cool people and we chatted about beer and San Francisco, and some of the other breweries in town. I would visit again, but I wouldn't go so far out of out of my way.

Jul 07, 2018
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4.8/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
by GGBS from California

Hops to the Dome!

Best brewery in the SF bay area! Top tier brews and tight crew running the place.

Smallish bar/taproom with the brewery in the back. Always a particularly great selection of fresh hoppy ales, pretty mellow vibe for how crowded it is during peak hours. To go options are growler fills and once a month hoppy can releases with sporadic bottle releases of sours/stouts. Can/bottle releases are relatively low key and pretty smoothly handled.

Jul 06, 2018
4.25 by richj1970 from Alabama on May 24, 2018
4.25 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Apr 28, 2018
4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Apr 19, 2018
5 by Tbarnes1414 from New York on Apr 06, 2018
4.67 by grapeshops from California on Mar 29, 2018
4.5 by blisscent from Rhode Island on Mar 24, 2018
4.51 by grilledsquid from California on Mar 22, 2018
4.36 by Miesemer from Pennsylvania on Mar 11, 2018
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4.22/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
by gr8fulbeerhead from California

on a busy street in san fran. nice space but not a lot of seating. be prepared for way to loud music and some extra cool people here. the beer is top notch so that should mellow out the other crazyness.

Feb 26, 2018
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4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Modern bar meets old brick building in drug central San Francisco. Nice jazzy wooden bar and wall behind the bar with exposed old brick walls, modern hipster lights and a few plants. Gets busy quick, even a guy checking ids at the door.

15 of their own beers on tap, many ipas, a couple ba stouts, and a few other styles, nice selection and very good quality. Beer served in the correct glass too. The two bartenders were friendly and knowledgeable. Some weird modern jazz music playing.

Jan 26, 2018
4.37 by tobelerone from New Jersey on Nov 16, 2017
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4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
by PolhillS from Maryland

Good place! Neighborhood vibe, strangers welcome. Good, varied selection of what they brew. Good music that does not interfere with the conversation. Obviously, fresh beer (good beer). No food, so make this your first or last stop.

Sep 03, 2017
4.16 by Spoda1983 from Pennsylvania on Aug 29, 2017
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4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
by RyanK252 from California

Dropped in on a Wednesday night after a Giants game. Not a big tap room, but there's a lot of good stuff packed inside. Beer offerings cover the full spectrum, from light to dark, hoppy to funky, and everything in between. Pretty laid back vibe. Definitely worth a stop.

Aug 15, 2017
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4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
by mrcraft from California

Cellarmaker Brewing is located south of Market Street towards the Civic Center area of Downtown San Francisco.

As you enter, you will find the bar and some tables with seating area. There's a large board on the wall with the day's offerings. I had a glass of a nice American Double Stout. I didn't venture towards the back, but you can see some brewing equipment from the bar area. I like this kind of transition between the area for patrons and brewing operations.

I love their stouts, and enjoyed my glass of Vastness of Space. When in the area again, I will return. Very cool.

Aug 12, 2017
4.43 by Beerbom from California on Jul 26, 2017
Cellarmaker Brewing Co. in San Francisco, CA
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