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Nov 6, 2007 12:48 PM

Seeking Good (Beer) Bottle Lists

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 ( -- well-sourced and sustainably raised food, with fantastic bottles) or the Map Room in Chicago ( -- 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. How about The Alembic on Haight Street?

    1725 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117

    1. 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:

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      1. re: Ruth Lafler

        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. 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. 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.