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
www.magnoliapub.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
57
Reviews:
328
Ratings:
758
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
91
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
195
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
8.15%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 132 | Ratings: 195
Reviews by portia99:
Photo of portia99
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Been here on a couple of occasions...once for brunch and once for lunch.

A - Very relaxed atomosphere...fairly small in size with a mixture of booths, private 2-4 person tables and some shared "community" seating as well as space at the bar. Booths have high sides and backs so you feel somewhat secluded from others around you. Can be on the loud side when busy. Interesting bathroom sink location...outside of the bathrooms - can be confusing a bit at first especially since the sinks are old style trough-like industrial/restaurant kitchen style - makes you wonder if these are the sinks for the kitchen staff. If you are here during a brewing session, the smells here can be heavenly...

Q - Always been happy with the quality of the food and beer I've had here. Lots of locally grown and sourced foods. Smallish menu filled with many out of the ordinary dishes. Something for everyone.

S - Usually pretty good, but can be a touch slow when things get busy. Wait staff has been knowledgable about the food and beer menus and can generally answer any questions. Overall no complaints - and probably better than most smaller establishments.

S - Had about 10-12 beers on tap my last time there with 3 or 4 cask offerings and a couple of guest taps. Specialize in English style beers so had several varieties of bitter, ipa, brown ales and also a Belgian wit and a wheat beer. I tried the IPA and a bitter (both on cask) and found them quite enjoyable.

F - Large selection of unique and sometimes unusual foods with many sourced locally - excellent charcuterie selections and cheeses, house made sausages, excellent salads and sandwiches from the lunch menu. Some really great stuff on this menu - difficult to choose which to try on a single visit.

V - A bit pricey. For 2 people, we had 4 beers, a couple cheese plates (3-4 varieties) and a salad, which came out to ~$60 with tip. A bit much for lunch, but I do have to say that everything was excellent.

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Photo of RachelRussianRiverBrewing
3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Covocali
3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
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 +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Sludgeman
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
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 -12.1%
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 -1%
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 +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of mothman
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
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 +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of k3ve
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AgentMunky
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of KStark
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Vinithing
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Dowlers
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
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 +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of bobbyhands
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.9/5  rDev -3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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Magnolia Pub & Brewery in San Francisco, CA
91 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.
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