The Best Beer Bars in San Francisco
When it comes to places to drink beer, SF has a lot of quality bars and a lot of great breweries. But not every SF beer bar can be the BEST beer bar -- objectively, unequivocally, and backed by a very specific and highly guarded algorithm. Yes, a bar might have a friendly staff, delicious food, and an inviting space, but to be one of the best beer bars in SF, there’s really only one requirement: an exceptional beer list with a mix of craft beers you’ve never tried before (maybe never even heard of before), as well as a few classic favorites.
The seven bars below meet that criteria and then some. Whether you get into heated arguments on BeerAdvocate or are looking to wade gently into the world of craft beers, the list below won’t steer you in the wrong direction.