I went here for an early dinner with my brother-in-law who was in town for business and had heard amazing things about this place. Since they don’t take reservations, we decided to go SUPER early, think 5:30.
Although early, it was perfect timing! We only had to wait about 15 minutes for a table, during which time we enjoyed our first beers of the night. I have to say, I loved everything about this place, so there won’t be any negative comments in this review, just pure adoration.
Once seated we started off with the pretzel that everyone and their mom has raved about on yelp, as well as the french fries (I have a hollow leg when it comes to french fries… LOVE them) Both appetizers were amazing, love all of the dipping sauces, especially the spicy ketchup (love me some spice).
For our main entrees (although we were both just about full at this point with the two apps and beer) he ordered the cheeseburger with blue cheese and I had the pulled pork. They offer the option to replace the fries with a side salad, which was definitely a great choice after having fries for an app. Our meals were delicious! My pork was amazing, being from the south, I have been craving BBQ for some time now and this helped to satisfy it just a bit. We weren’t able to finish our entrees (again due to sharing two apps between two people, waaaaaaaay to much food).
Besides the food, there were various other factors that won me over about this place. First off, they have a beer list that goes on for miles… but rather than an overwhelming list of names you can’t pronounce, there is an organization about them that helps a beer novice like myself make a more educated guess as to what to order. AND they have gone out of their way to pair all of the food on the menu with a beer, even the apps! Such a nice touch! The waitstaff is incredibly friendly and helpful, especially when it came to deciding what to order.
Overall, I really loved the layout of the restaurant, you don’t feel like you’re on top of each other, it has a very balanced layout. AND there’s a chalkboard that you can draw on if you sit along the wall! I was so excited about this when I saw it (even though we were seated at a table). I just thought it was so creative!
Clearly, I would recommend this place to any and all beer lovers, its a great place that’s low-key but high-quality!
3141 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103