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Magnolia Pub & Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.74/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1398 Haight Street
San Francisco, California, 94117
United States

(415) 864-PINT | map
magnoliapub.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
58
Reviews:
329
Ratings:
767
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
196
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
8.17%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 133 | Ratings: 196
Reviews by kdoc8:
Photo of kdoc8
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

This was my second brewery to hit in San Francisco. It's located on Haight St and has a mix of bar and hippie cafe atmosphere. It was loud and crowded with barely a seat in the house at 9pm on a weekday. Lots of cool paintings and a surprisingly carnivorous menu with few veggie options. Mainly typical brew pub stuff - a great selection of beers though. I sat at the bar and the bartender was quite busy but still willing to chat about the beers and Strong Beer Month with me. Strong Beer Month (February) is when 21st Amendment and Magnolia brew their barleywines, but also brew other beers with higher-than-normal alcohol content to play around and test out other strong recipes. If you drink 6 of these between the two places you get a free tasting snifter.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of flagmantho
3.92/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of RachelRussianRiverBrewing
3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Covocali
3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
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.

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Photo of Jame515
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Sludgeman
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
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

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of metter98
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of mothman
3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

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Photo of spointon
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of k3ve
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AgentMunky
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of KStark
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Vinithing
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Dowlers
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of MichaelLamb
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of bobbyhands
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of define333
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of MadHopster
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Kishanti
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of drewone
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of gaborcsupity
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Magnolia Pub & Brewery in San Francisco, CA
3.74 out of 5 based on 767 ratings.
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