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Jul 19, 2012 12:18 AM

Good Bar/Beer/wine in Richmond (Inner/Outer)

HI all,

Have posted elsewhere on food to get to in SF, but am interested in beer in Richmond area now. I am staying out that way and am keen to base myself there for food and drink, should I leave the fine dining restaurants alone. Have had a number of recommendations and think my last meal in the city may well be Aziza, but before that would like to drink some good beer ifpossible. In the city I will head to Toronado (probably before Nopalito) and the like (doubt will make Oakland for Trappist, more keen to sample california/american beer if possible), but for out where I am staying I was hoping for a good bar with 'local' beer and or wine.

Thanks in advance

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  1. San Francisco itself is not exactly a craft beer mecca to begin with, and the Richmond in particular is a dead zone for that stuff -- mostly the bars there are Irish pub type deals that often get filled with college kids or TJ hipsters. Unless a bottle of Carling is exotic to you, basically you need to leave the Richmond for that stuff.

    There is a wine bar called Internos that I occasionally visit, but that's on Parker and Geary, and almost not in the Richmond anymore.

    1. There are lots of Irish bars in the Richmond but I don't know of anyplace to get a first-rate selection of California beer.

      1. Two options for beer:
        (1) Chomp N Swig has the best selection I've seen in the Richmond and pretty good sandwiches. Here's their info: http://www.facebook.com/ChompAndSwig

        (2) Buy beer at Healthy Spirits, City Beer Store or Ales Unlimited and set up your own home tasting.

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        1. re: pane

          Chomp N Swig might have the best beer selection in the Richmond but their list is not very locally oriented. At least they stopped carrying Blue Moon.

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            Thanks all. Can probably do without Irish bars if possible (have their place I am sure but not what I am after). Maybe I will have to have a think as to where and when to sample beer/wine and plan that around confirmed meals I have planned. At present think erring on the side of Aziza for a proper feed and then maybe Nopalito or another mexican another night, that said the two starrers are still claling my name so we shall see!