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:
260
Reviews:
475
Ratings:
4,173
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.46
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
247
pDev:
8.74%
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Reviews by mrcraft:
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mrcraft from California

4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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
More User Reviews:
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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
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Montanabeerz from Montana

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

Nov 06, 2019
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lucius10 from California

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...

Sep 19, 2019
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jophish17 from Georgia

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

Aug 22, 2019
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Danielr26 from Michigan

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

Jun 24, 2019
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Bum4ever from California

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.

Jun 09, 2019
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NickThaFish from New Mexico

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

Mar 06, 2019
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TheBrewsky from California

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

Mar 06, 2019
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Curt3 from New Jersey

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

Feb 20, 2019
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MilwaukeeBoy from California

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.

Jan 27, 2019
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Rocknrao from California

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.

Dec 21, 2018
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acurtis from New Jersey

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

Dec 21, 2018
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Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

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 .

Nov 12, 2018
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BerryKumquat from California

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

Sep 21, 2018
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Selkie85 from Minnesota

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

Sep 08, 2018
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cryptichead from Illinois

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

Sep 01, 2018
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Jason_cs from Florida

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

Jul 29, 2018
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thatche2 from Georgia

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

Jul 10, 2018
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Zonian1 from Ohio

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.

Jul 07, 2018
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GGBS from California

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.

Jul 06, 2018
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richj1970 from Alabama

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

May 24, 2018
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Hellpop65 from Kansas

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

Apr 28, 2018
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

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

Apr 19, 2018
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Tbarnes1414 from New York

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

Apr 06, 2018
Cellarmaker Brewing Co. in San Francisco, CA
Brewery rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 4173 ratings