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Seeking Good (Beer) Bottle Lists

The Dive Nov 6, 2007 12:48 PM

The Bay Area is definitely blessed with some great beer places with fantastic tap selections (Toronado and Barclay's come to mind). But I am looking for bars/restaurants with good bottle lists -- here's what I can think of:

City Beer Store (simply the best selection, but with only a cheese plate--although a fantastic one at that--not the ideal place for a meal)
Luka's (good for the belgian beers, but would like to see more US selections)
A Cote (ditto)

Where else has a stellar bottle list? Ideally I would like to find a Bay Area counterpart to the Linkery in San Diego (thelinkery.com/ -- well-sourced and sustainably raised food, with fantastic bottles) or the Map Room in Chicago (maproom.com -- great tap and bottle list in one). I just feel like I am missing a fantastic spot somewhere....

Luka's Taproom
2221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

A Cote
5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

City Beer Store
1168 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Toronado Pub
547 Haight St, San Francisco, CA

Barclay's Restaurant & Pub
5940 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

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  1. farmersdaughter RE: The Dive Nov 6, 2007 01:05 PM

    How about The Alembic on Haight Street? http://www.alembicbar.com/mainindex.html

    1725 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117

    1. Ruth Lafler RE: The Dive Nov 6, 2007 01:37 PM

      Quinn's Lighthouse in Oakland. They have something on the order of 100 bottled beers. Food is only so-so (like a lot of places it can be pretty good if you stick to the basics).

      Here's a link to their beer list: http://www.quinnslighthouse.com/beerl...

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      1. re: Ruth Lafler
        The Dive RE: Ruth Lafler Nov 6, 2007 02:10 PM

        I forgot that Quinn's has a list. It's not the best, but you can get Arrogant Bastard, which is always a good find and nice to enjoy on their back deck.

      2. pane RE: The Dive Nov 6, 2007 02:19 PM

        Bar Crudo up on Stockton Tunnel has a surprisingly extensive list of lovely beers to pair with their mostly raw fish menu.

        Bar Crudo
        655 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

        1. shellshock24 RE: The Dive Nov 6, 2007 08:52 PM

          Surprisingly, Millennium, the vegetarian restaurant at the Hotel California in SF, has a nice beer list. Once in awhile they'll have some more rare Russian River beers like Supplication or Perdition. If you're looking for a restaurant with beer....


          Otherwise, Toronado is great and one of my favorites, Kennedy's Irish Pub and Curry House near the Warf has an awesome beer selection.


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