Magnolia Pub & Brewery

Magnolia Pub & BreweryMagnolia Pub & Brewery
Magnolia Pub & BreweryMagnolia Pub & Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1398 Haight St
San Francisco, California, 94117
United States

(415) 864-PINT | map
magnoliapub.com

Notes: Acquired by New Belgium in 2017
BEER STATS
Average:
3.75
Beers:
60
Ratings:
771
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.02
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
71
pDev:
11.19%
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Ratings by BrewerB:
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Reviewed by BrewerB from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5
Certainly atop the list of my SF Brewpub faves.

Exceptionally crafted food that utilizes locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. I'm always delighted by the changing menu.

And the beer is first rate, too. You'll find no less than 4 beers on cask, anytime you visit. Mostly, English in style, some of my all-time favorites include Big Cypress Brown, Kalifornia Kolsch, Prescription Pale, Spud Boy IPA, and any of their bitters. It is THE place to go for a cask conditioned English Bitter and each and every one I've samples has been incredible.

I haven't been there since they remodeled but I plan on making a visit soon.
Aug 03, 2008
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3.8 by bpkrippner from Missouri

May 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by 2beerdogs from California

Jun 18, 2021
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75
Was in San Francisco on business, but had a free afternoon, so travelled over to the Haight-Ashbury area for lunch. Magnolia Pub & Brewery is located on a corner in a largely residential neighborhood and presents as a very homey, lived in pub. The food was solid to slightly upscale pub fare and the service was attentive and knowledgeable.

The selection and range of beers stretched from lager to stout, with about 18 taps (including 3 guest taps with Fort Collins) and two cask conditioned offerings. I had a flight that was consistently very solidly well made. Overall, a very enjoyable, low key P&B experience.
Oct 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.47 by Noelito76 from New York

Jul 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by gspeer711 from California

Mar 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by GaryColeman from California

Sep 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.92 by Adamplus4000 from Wisconsin

Jun 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia

May 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.78 by Timtac from New Jersey

Jan 03, 2017
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25
I found Magnolia while walking around the Haight-Ashbury area and stopped in for a couple of beers. They had 17 taps, including 5 cask offerings, plus a guest tap. I had the mild and the porter, which were good if not outstanding. Service was typical, decent bar service. The vibe is very pubby with lots of dark wood and a lived-in feel. It's a neat place if you're in the area.
Nov 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.43 by RachelRussianRiverBrewing from California

Aug 02, 2016
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Rated by Covocali from California

3.35/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25
Great music great spot in the city food average beer a little above average.
Jul 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.19 by Jame515 from Texas

Apr 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.06 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Apr 03, 2016
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
Visited on a Monday evening.

V -- Place with beers all named after dead related - 3.75

Sel 3.5
Qua 3.75
Ser 4.5

Food - The spicy lamb sausage was great. Mashed potatoes were runny. - 4
Dec 17, 2015
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5
Located on Haight Street, this is in it. Really cool look to the place. So much history. Neat in the winter when the windows fog up inside. Beer is solid, they've been doing this awhile and are reliable.

Service is good too, never come across that uppity SF waitstaff so I'm entitled thing here. They work for their money. Selection doesn't yield too much weird stuff, an occasional gruit or gem from the cellar, but other than that, usual styles for the most part. Good food.
Nov 27, 2015
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Reviewed by captaincoffee from Virginia

4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
Very cool English style brewery and BBQ place. Beers are only good-to-average, but the place is pretty cool. BBQ is excellent, but you pay $$$$ for it. Beer is more fairly priced.
Nov 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.28 by metter98 from New York

Oct 29, 2015
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
Lots of English style ales. Lots of hand pumps. $4 imperial pints since it was Tuesday. Pretty chill place with and English theme. If you like bitters and Esb, this is worth checking out.
Jul 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4.22 by spointon from Illinois

Jul 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4.15 by k3ve from Switzerland

Jun 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by AgentMunky from New York

Jun 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.15 by KStark from Canada (BC)

Apr 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.41 by Vinithing from Wisconsin

Apr 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.79 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Feb 15, 2015
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Reviewed by Dowlers from California

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
Great location right in the middle of Haight area. Busy pub with dark wood cosy vibe. Beers selection is heavy on the English side and doesn't suffer for it. Had 5 casks on when I was there and about 15 others on draft. Staff friendly and food great, especially the cheeses.
Feb 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.11 by MichaelLamb from New York

Dec 23, 2014
 
Rated: 3.52 by bobbyhands from California

Dec 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.89 by define333 from California

Dec 07, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by MadHopster from California

Dec 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Kishanti from California

Nov 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.9 by drewone from California

Nov 25, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by gaborcsupity from England

Nov 17, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by ginaigneri from California

Nov 15, 2014
 
Rated: 1 by Hopsman from South Africa

Nov 15, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by spycow from Illinois

Nov 08, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by iftcoach from Germany

Nov 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Russkiy from California

Nov 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by kingpin1010 from California

Oct 25, 2014
Magnolia Pub & Brewery in San Francisco, CA
Brewery rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 771 ratings