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Address: 547 Haight St. between Fillmore and Steiner, Lower Haight, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number: 415-863-2276
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Description: Discriminating beer lovers have a wide selection of brews to choose from...
Discriminating beer lovers have a wide selection of brews to choose from at this Lower Haight pub.
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Funky, Fun - and Pliny!

I'd been on a search for Pliny the Elder on draft on previous visits to San Francisco. As far as I know, this is one of two places in the city to get it. I much prefer this place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I'd been on a search for Pliny the Elder on draft on previous visits to San Francisco. As far as I know, this is one of two places in the city to get it. I much prefer this place to the other (a hotel bar downtown). It seems like a dive, and I guess it is, but it was clean... More 

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Dark, dingy and divey buuut with a huge assortment of beers. Was there in the mid-afternoon so the crowds hadn't shown up yet so there was plenty of seating but I can see how this place can get packed. Happy hour deals are great considering the kinds of beer they are serving, no bud-lite here. Walk in, inhale the stale... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great place to go for beers just make sure you have ID as pretty much everyone was getting IDd even my partner and he's 40! Bar lady was very helpful and made good beer recommendations. Tasty beer.

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Pinckney, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I love craft beer. Ever since I've turned 21, I've heard cries of "Michelle, you NEED to try Pliny the Elder!". I don't even like IPAs and people were still blindly recommending this beer that's so hard to get your hands on (people stand in line at grocery stores to buy it and it sells out within an hour). You... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Perfect bar, Marvelous post-college ambiance with an OK mix of boys and girls. The bar is covered head to toe with beer taps and beer memorabilia. Felt safe unless you tried to order a mixed drink.. Just kidding. No food, nothing but beer. They have about 40 on tap. Correction, they also had pelegrino water, and red bull. We ended... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I was on a family vacation in San Francisco, and strong armed my son-in-law into taking me here one afternoon. It was everything I hoped it would be. Great beers, of course, but also the perfect dive bar ambience. If you don't waste the bartender's time, or mess with the formidable bouncer, it's also a perfectly friendly experience.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My wife and I are huge fans of craft beer, so we were looking for several craft brews we cannot get in Minnesota, particularly the Russian River Brewing Co beers (Pliny the Elder, Blind Pig, Damnnation). Toronado had all 3 on draft and they were fantastic. The draft list was the best we seen on our trip to San Francisco.... More 

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Glasgow, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This "dive bar" was a real find!! Recommended by a friend, we were quite worried about the look of the place. How wrong we were - a real gem - great beers, real local feel, amazing garment. I'm almost reluctant to recommend as I want to keep this all to myself!!!

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Bari, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Great bar and vibe, shame for the fat rude bouncer who could resemble silent bob,but to do a proper impression he should be SILENT. With his rudeness and arrogance he has been the only bullying experience here in California we experience in our trip. I advice a diet so to not refrain people from exiting the place while he is... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great selection of beer, authentic atmosphere, and close proximity to good sausages!! Be aware though.. It's cash only.

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Address: 547 Haight St. between Fillmore and Steiner, Lower Haight, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number: 415-863-2276
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Haight-Ashbury
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 am

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The area surrounding the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets, “The Haight” still exudes vibes of the 1960s counterculture as a haven for vintage clothes, music, pop posters and body piercing shops. While the Summer of Love ended decades ago, Haight-Ashbury has turned into a melting pot of hippies, hipsters, and professionals. Walking through its streets can still feel like stepping back in time. A must-see neighborhood for most music fans, it’s easy to see why these streets attracted the likes of the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. You’ll likely be content in The Haight day or night, just be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.
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