1. The Mission
Total Points: 44
13 beer bars (Zeitgeist, Walzwerk, Monk's Kettle, Gestalt Haus, Elixir, The Sycamore, Amnesia Bar, Shotwell's, Pi Bar, Rosamunde Sausage Grill, Bar Tartine, Abbot's Cellar, Schmidt's; +13), 3 brewpubs (Cerveceria de Mateveza, Southpaw BBQ, Southern Pacific Brewing; +3), 1 in Thrillist's "33 best beer bars in America" (Monk's Kettle; +4), 4 in Thrillist's "8 best beer bars in SF" (Abbot's Cellar, Cerveceria de Mateveza, Monk's Kettle, Pi Bar; +16), 3 in Zagat (Abbot's Cellar, Bar Tartine, Schmidt's; +6), 1 in Serious Eats (Monk's Kettle; +2)
Joe Starkey is Thrillist's San Francisco Editor and can't wait for everyone to tell him how wrong he is with really polite phrasing. Follow him on Twitter -- he does live in one of the 11 best beer neighborhoods in SF, after all.