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Search for the Best Bay Area Beer Bars

In celebration of SF Beer Week...

A post that may cause some controversy? The only thing meaner than a passionate coffee snob is a beer snob.

Russian River

Disclaimer: This is just my personal take on beers BARS. I'm not rating the beer because everyone has their preferences... (I like dark stouts/porters that has a coffee/nutty/chocolate-y taste.)

Venue

Location

Ambiance

Service

Would I go back?

The Trappist

Oakland, CA

5

4

Yes

Russian River Brewery

Santa Rosa, CA

2

3

No

Cellarmakers

San Francisco, CA

4

3.5

Yes

Ol

Walnut Creek, CA

3

2

No, I'd go to Hop Grenade

E.J. Phair

Concord, CA

3

4

No

Hop Grenade

Concord, CA

4

3.5

Yes

Beer Revolution

Oakland, CA

3

4

No, I would go to Trappist

Pig & the Pickle

Concord, CA

2

5

No

Monk's Kettle

San Francisco, CA

4

3.5

No

21st Amendment

San Francisco, CA

2.5

3.5

No

Mikkeller

San Francisco, CA

2.5

3

No

Comments...

Venue

Comments

The Trappist

Large selection, nice seating, and a great place to hipster-watch.

Russian River Brewery

I was really disappointed with the brewery- it looks like a typical sports bar.

Cellarmakers

Dark beer is my thing, which puts this place at the top of my list.

Ol

These people are quite snobby. They described the beer incorrectly. I asked for a replacement. And they rudely refused. For a loss of $6, they could have had a loyal customer.

E.J. Phair

I'm just not a fan of tthe selection here.

Hop Grenade

Good selection. The outdoor seating is nice.

Beer Revolution

Has a large selection of beers and the people are knowledgeable, I'm just not a fan of the indoor ambiance. Outside is nicer.

Pig & the Pickle

It's hard to sit and drink a beer here because of the set up. They have great options, and their people are very knowledgeable.

Monk's Kettle

The beer selection is great. The service/server knowledge is just ok.

21st Amendment

Just another sports bar- type feel.

Mikkeller

Prefer a better ambiance.