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Magnolia Pub & Brewery

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3.74/5
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771 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: 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

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BEER STATS
Beers:
53
Reviews:
332
Ratings:
771
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.02/5
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
200
pDev:
11.44%
 
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Reviews by mzwolinski:
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4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I stopped by this place on a recent trip to San Francisco, and was quite impressed. It's located in the Haight, and fairly near Golden Gate Park, so there's alot of fun shopping, sight-seeing to do fairly nearby.

The Haight atmosphere doesn't stop on the outside, either. Check their website for a hint of the sort of decor you get inside. May not be everyone's thing, but I found it pleasant. The staff was very laid back but knowledgable enough about the beers.

The food was good hearty fare for what will likely be a cold San Francisco day when you visit. I had their magnolia beef chili -- good stuff served with some delicious buttermilk cornbread.

The beer selection is fairly impressive, for such a small place. When I visited, they had eight of their own beers on regular draught, and three of those were also available in cask-conditioned form. They also had two taps devoted to beer brewed by other local micros. All part of that friendly, hippy gestalt I guess. Who's compaining.

Beer was of very good quality. Tried their IPA and their Porter and was impressed with both. All in all, a very nice place to stop for lunch in the city.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GaryColeman
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Adamplus4000
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Daniellobo
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.78/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of flagmantho
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.

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Photo of RachelRussianRiverBrewing
3.43/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Covocali
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.

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Photo of Jame515
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.06/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Sludgeman
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

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Photo of rodbeermunch
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.

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Photo of captaincoffee
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.

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Photo of metter98
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of mothman
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.

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

Photo of k3ve
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AgentMunky
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of KStark
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Vinithing
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Dowlers
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.

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Photo of MichaelLamb
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of bobbyhands
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of define333
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

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Magnolia Pub & Brewery in San Francisco, CA
Brewery rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 771 ratings
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