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21st Amendment Brewery
Active Beers: 41
Beer Ratings: 10,097
Beer Avg: 3.72
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
563 2nd St
phone: (415) 369-0900
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
I visited this place on my brewery tour of Southern California... And it had the best beer of any of the brewery's I visited. That list included, Sierra Nevada, North Coast, Anderson Valley, Anchor and a few others...
The Double Trouble IPA, is something that dreams are made of. Its very reminiscent of a Stone Product. The regular IPA is drop dead gorgeous. At the time of my visit, they had a Double IPA, a barleywine and a Strong Dark Belgian on tap, including a lager, an ipa and a brown.
I dropped in on this place twice, and both times I was treated to a tour of the facilities... Supposedly they're the only brewery on the west coast with a disco ball... It's pretty sweet! Also be sure to ask about the artwork on the walls, there is a good story behind them.
Visit 21st Amendment! Disco in the brewery!
03-10-2003 04:04:40 |
More by beerinator
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
This is a great brewpub with some great beer.
The atmosphere is good: place itself is attractive and characterful, inside and out, being an old commercial building that has been renovated with mixed industrial, modern, and original architectural elements giving character and very suitable for a good urban brewing establishment. The location is good in the city's old industrial area on the edge of downtown, an area that has picked up a lot (and been somewhat gentrified) in recent years.
Beer quality is excellent. overall, the beer here seems consistently very good to excellent. It also does a good job of varying from the norm in beer character or approach, with plentyof beers that cater more to popular "West Coast" tastes and yet beers that break this rut, leaning to England or the East Coast.
Service is good. It seems nothing unusually good, but is efficient and prompt.
The beer selection is excellent as well. It's not very large or extremely varied, at least at any given time. However, the styles that they produce provide good variety. Some are simply unusual and others, as I mention above, break out of the norm for the standard West Coast styles.
Food is good. It's not as good as it should be, being San Francisco, I've had better, and it is not unusual or imaginative. The choices are also somewhat limited. However, it certainly is well above par for brewpub food and everything I've had is good, with no flops.
Prices are reasonable, especially since it's San Francisco.
09-22-2009 22:32:23 |
More by Offa
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in for lunch on a weekday, got there right at opening. Just a few blocks from the ballpark. We sat at the bar, and the place quickly filled up with the lunch crowd. Service was good, the sampler was nice with about 5 of their own beers, 1 cider, and a couple guest beers. Everything was from the area, with the guest taps being Drake's and Trumer. I enjoyed all the beers - there was a nice schwarzbier that was great. We also ordered some light food - and everything was very high quality. The interior was spacious with high ceilings, but it got a bit tighter once it filled up. I would definitely make a point to come back.
06-24-2008 14:57:47 |
More by rowew
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Made a trip for dinner out to 21st Amendment with the wife while on a trip to San Francisco for a conference. Nice open space with an open kitchen and an upstairs loft area. Fairly noisy but not too loud that we couldn't have an easy conversation. They had about seven of their beers on tap, two IPAs, an Imperial IPA, an Oktoberfest, a Stout , a Blonde and one other I can't remember now. My wife ordered the Octoberfest which came in a large 20oz mug while I had the Imperial IPA which actually came in the proper glassware, very nice version of the style, great hop aroma and very well balanced flavor. Service was prompt and efficient, food was very good, especially the brownie we had for dessert. Definitely a place I'd recommend and return to.
10-23-2006 18:10:51 |
More by rgrace99
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Been going here for a while and it is time to add my two cents for a Beerfly review.
They did a nice job with the 21A space. When you walk in there are a few tables scattered around and usually have people stopping in for a drink. The beer board is on the wall to your immediate left. They typically have a good selection of their beers available and they do a great job of rotating them out. The bar itself is horseshoe shaped and not very large. They do have a full liquor license. There is plenty of seating available downstairs and they also have a cool upstairs are with tv's and a mini bar. Often when the Giants are in town they close down the alley next to their building and set up tables and a mini bar.
The food is pretty good. It seems that they have a few different menus depending on whether the Giants are in town. If there is a Giant's game the menu is more limited to expedite the food. The burger is good and the roast pork loin sandwich is also tasty. The fries are a tad limp and I usually end up getting the side salad.
As previously mentioned, they do a good job of rotating their beers out. For the ladies they almost always have the Watermelon Wheat on tap. For the past few months it seems that the 21A IPA is only available in cans which is too bad because it is so much better on tap. If they are pouring the Friday IPA I say skip it as it is light on hops and flavor. Other usuals include South Park Blonde and Bitter American. Some selections that are good but not always available are Hop Crisis, Double Trouble DIPA and Darkness. They also have started a program where they do a collaboration brew with someone from a different brewery. I had the Transcontinental IPA which they did with Stone and thought it was quite good.
The service is always quick. The servers carry hand held ordering pads so orders are placed fast and they can swipe your credit card quickly if you need to catch a game.
03-09-2009 17:24:14 |
More by mjl21
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is a really nice establishment. The general details have been covered by others, so I will just add my own experience.
Sampled the margherita pizza and the BBQ chicken pizza, both made with "beer mash crust" and the margherita pizza selected as one of their "signature dishes." The margherita deserved this title - it was delectable - the thin crust was crispy and delicious. The BBQ chicken pizza was good, but not as good as the margherita and I probably would not order it again. While I did not get to sample it, the fish and chips looked delicious, fried in beer batter. Mmm!
Service was excellent, despite the fact that the place was packed in the hour prior to the Giants game. For optimal service, try visiting here right as a baseball game is starting. The place completely cleared out around gametime.
The beer here was very fresh and delicious. I knocked down the selection score only because there were no guest taps with the exception of a pomegranate cider and there were only 5 house taps.
Prices: $4.75/pint regular price. Growlers $12 + $3 deposit. $9/sixer of cans when in stock. Pizzas $8-9 for personal size, entrees in the $13 range.
Overall - recommended. Really enjoyed my experience here.
08-21-2006 23:36:31 |
More by mitchfor3
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
This nice downtown S.F. pub is right up the street from Pac Bell Park, home of the Giants. The bar is horseshoe shaped and accomodates plenty of people. There is a kitchen opposite the bar, and a loft is above that. Some tables and dart boards are in the loft. High ceilings add a nice uncluttered feeling. A nice feeling pub, we liked a lot. Good beer and decent food though we only had an appetizer. About 5 or so beers on tap and a cask offering. It was dry when we were there. Prices for pints are a bit stiff, $4.50 for imperial pours, five bucks for cask. Despite the high prices this is our favorite pub in S.F. It's a quiet location when the Giants are on the road and parking is easy. Has a very neighborhood feel. A must visit for Bay Area advocates.
07-18-2004 03:48:58 |
More by Mark
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Based on previous BA reviews, I was expecting a lot at 21A. I was not disappointed. In fact, 21st Amendment exceeded my expectations. Very friendly, albeit upscale, atmosphere. Not at all the Yuppie sort of place I was afraid of.
Service was good despite the fact that the place ended up packed on a Sunday afternoon while I was there.
Started with the Pale Ale which was outstanding. One of the best I've had.
Ordered the Mexicali pizza for my meal which was also great; spiced beef, jalapenos and avocado on a pizza!
Finished with the "opening day" IPA which was good but not quite as noteworthy as the pale.
Prices were good for a San Francisco establishment.
04-24-2006 01:38:56 |
More by joedon
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I had the chance to stop by 21st Amendment yesterday for a couple of beers. This wasn't my first visit, but it has been a while since I don't live in San Francisco. Living outside of the city, I am familiar with only the beers that occasionally make it my way (San Diego) in cans. Having said that, it was nice to try some of their other offerings. They had a saison, biere de garde, IPA, blonde and a few others. The blonde was solid and refreshing. The IPA (Gigantes) was also pretty good. I didn't try the food, but it all looked really good. This would definitely be a place I would love to frequent, should I actually live near them. The service was friendly and attentive. Their location is very nice, as well. Worth your time if you're considering dropping by.
09-27-2010 00:33:40 |
More by d0ggnate
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$$
Visited on a Monday afternoon for lunch.
Seemed like a fun place. Probably helped that i had some friendly and entertaining patrons sitting near me at the bar. Service was friendly and attentive which is always important to me when gauging a place. Food was very good, though i just had a burger and salad. I was happy they had alot more choices than just their standard canned offerings. I would highly recommend the "Love Boat" if you ever have the chance. Ended up drinking several pints of it after my 5 beer sampler flight. I heard it gets crowded before and after Giants games, as it is just a few blocks from the ballpark. Enjoyed my experience, would recomend.
07-03-2013 19:20:50 |
More by AngusOg
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