San Francisco suggestions?

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  1. GimmeAGuinness

    GimmeAGuinness Defender (605) Sep 1, 2005 Massachusetts
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    Howdy, left coast folks. I'll be in SF in June for 5 days and looking for beer ideas. Renting a car for one day to head to Rare Barrel and Russian River, but other than that we're on foot/cab. What are the must-haves and go-to places right in the city? Hotel is in Nob Hill. Thanks!
  2. Coach66

    Coach66 Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2015 California

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  3. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (690) Aug 15, 2013 California

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  4. chcfan

    chcfan Zealot (569) Oct 29, 2008 California

    I would get lyft or uber if you don't already have one of them. Most rides within the city will be $10 or less. Note that Rare Barrel is only open Thur - Sun. Don't skip Cellarmaker. It's actually walking distance from Nob(head) Hill for the able-bodied, but going back up the hill isn't fun. Avoid 6th street if you can.

    The Yard is not so much a beer destination, but a really nice place to hang out on a beautiful day and they have some exclusive Anchor beers. Toronado is also a (cash only) must. You'll also be close to Mikkeller Bar. Pricey, but they always have a great selection.
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  5. GimmeAGuinness

    GimmeAGuinness Defender (605) Sep 1, 2005 Massachusetts
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    Should I ask the reason for this warning?
  6. rmdownward

    rmdownward Initiate (160) Feb 10, 2007 California

    6th Between Market & Mission is Skid Row. They used that stretch to film some of Rent because nowhere in NYC was run down enough.

    A good resource for travel is
  7. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,216) Feb 22, 2012 New York
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    To be fair, this area has improved a lot in the ten years since Rent was filmed, especially during daylight hours. I walk through it all the time when in town on business.

    Also, if you're at Cellarmaker, be sure to walk the few blocks to City Beer.
  8. thuey

    thuey Disciple (342) Nov 13, 2015 California

    You mean the 1 block :wink:
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  9. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Initiate (158) Jul 12, 2012 California

    4505 Burgers & BBQ & BEER

    That's my contribution. and Toronado of course.
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  10. prajna1

    prajna1 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2016 New Zealand (Aotearoa)

    Second this. Cellarmaker & City Beer are a great combo. Wish we had spent more time at City Beer.

    Tornado lived up to the hype for me, in a good way. Easy (though colourful) bus ride from Market St to the Haight, nice low key vibe, staff were actually quite friendly and the prices were outstanding.
  11. spark3148857

    spark3148857 Crusader (759) Dec 4, 2010 Ohio

    300 Steps! (See City Beer Store 10th Anniversary Cellarmaker Double IPA "300 Steps") :grinning:
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  12. RonRynhard

    RonRynhard Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2013 California

    add Monk's Kettle
  13. WillemHC

    WillemHC Initiate (143) Jun 21, 2013 Utah

    Cellarmaker and City Beer are almost all you need. If you're going to Rare Barrel, it also doesn't hurt to visit Fieldwork and Trappist Provisions is a great bar nearby as well.
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  14. 3SH33TS

    3SH33TS Aspirant (228) Dec 21, 2010 California

    Cellarmaker. Just walked out of the joint. All pale ales kicked or off board save for New Beer Smell which was awesome. Vastness was great see too, bcbs esque. And coffee cigarettes is bottled this Tuesday too.
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