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
cellarmakerbrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.25
Beers:
265
Reviews:
445
Ratings:
4,119
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.46
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
246
pDev:
8.74%
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Reviews: 68 | Ratings: 246
Reviews by dirtylou:
Photo of dirtylou
4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

A very hyped destination on the latest SF brew trail...

Proximity to other awesome places is a definite plus with City Beer Store and Mikkeller being a rather close walk. Sightglass is also right around the corner and a premier coffee destination.

Nice exposed-brick interior, very packed, modern lighting. Food trucks appear to be customary, though there is very little room. Generally speaking, a bit small for my perception of how popular the place is.

The beers are good - hop forward offerings being especially tasty. I understand they're pretty avant garde when it comes to hop selection, but most everything on tap on my visit feature common billings.

I'm not sure I see a 99 overall rating, but it definitely seems to be the best brewpub in the city. Pint pricing was fine though 1/2 pint and growler prices were extremely high compared to the NW at least.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of lucius10
4.18/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

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...

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Photo of jophish17
3.43/5  rDev -23.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

Photo of Danielr26
4/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Bum4ever
4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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.

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Photo of NickThaFish
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.05/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of MilwaukeeBoy
4.55/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Rocknrao
4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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.

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Photo of acurtis
4.15/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

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 .

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Photo of BerryKumquat
3.6/5  rDev -19.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Selkie85
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cryptichead
4.22/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jason_cs
3.83/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of thatche2
4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Zonian1
4.28/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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.

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Photo of GGBS
4.8/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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.

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Photo of richj1970
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Hellpop65
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Tbarnes1414
5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of grapeshops
4.67/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of blisscent
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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Cellarmaker Brewing Co. in San Francisco, CA
Brewery rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 4119 ratings