Who wants cheap beer? - Page 2

You do, duh. Our Beer Issue guides you to affordable brews

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Leigh Kelly at Bean Bag Cafe doles out drafts
PHOTO BY BEN HOPFER

The good folks there recommend that you call two to three weeks in advance. But this is a small price to pay, and the only price. The tour is free, and if you love beer, it's like a guided tour of how God runs heaven (if heaven smells like Grape-Nuts). The coup de grâce is the unlimited tasting that ends your journey of discovery and sends you off in the middle of the day with a belly full of top-notch brew — and hopefully a fresh perspective on the simple pleasures of living in a beautiful city for drinking beer.

OTHER CHEAP BEER FAVES

The Bitter End 441 Clement, SF. (415) 221-9538.

Broken Record 1166 Geneva, SF. (415) 963-1713, www.brokenrecordsf.com.

Delirium 3139 16th St., SF. (415) 552-5525.

500 Club 500 Guerrero, SF. (415) 861-2500.

Greens Sports Bar 2239 Polk, SF. (415) 775-4287.

Horseshoe Tavern 2024 Chestnut, SF. (415) 346-1430, www.horseshoetavernsf.com.

The Page 298 Divisadero, SF. (415) 255-6101, www.thepagebar.com.

Thee Parkside 1600 17th St., SF. (415) 252-1330, www.theeparkside.com.

El Rio 3158 Mission, SF. (415) 282-3325, www.elriosf.com.

 

Comments

Anchor Steam's tour doesn't end in UNLIMITED free tasting. They usually give you a small glass of each beer (five or six different styles, I think), and then a second of your favorite. Still a great experience, but it's not without it's limits.

Posted by Marcos on Sep. 29, 2010 @ 10:05 am

$2.75 drafts, all day, everyday. Including micro brews - they make an interesting "black and tan" using old rasputin imperial stout and bass.

Posted by Sean on Jan. 06, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

You can just go behind the bar and serve yourself to whatever you want. Sometimes the staff pretends to care or threatens to call the cops, ignore them. If they are persistent about paying pull our your shiv and cut em.

Posted by buck on Jan. 06, 2011 @ 3:45 pm

For the impressive selection, Toronado has amazing prices. Just got back from a weekend trip to SF and they were selling pints of Racer X on cask for $5. That's double the alcohol content (as Racer V) for the same price!

Also, all day Sunday at 21st Amendment, they sell cans of their craft beer for $2, which is cheaper than picking up a six-pack of Back in Black from Whole Foods. And after you put a few cheap beers away, you won't even notice the football fans (maybe).

Posted by thesarahbennett on Jan. 11, 2011 @ 11:00 am

Lots of good suggestions here, thought I'd add one more. $1 drafts Thursday and Friday night from 7-10pm at HiFi.

Posted by Nightlife's A Game on May. 15, 2011 @ 10:36 pm

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