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Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant

Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant

American Restaurant and Brewery$$$$
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
  • Mona L.
    "awesome beer... great view and fun environment.. food is ok...."(30 Tips)
    Rebecca W.
    "I really like the Presidio IPA."(2 Tips)
    "chalet beer since before craft brews were a twinkle"(6 Tips)
    joe c.
    "Put some hot sauce in your chowder, it'll change your life!"(4 Tips)
112 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • beer
  • presidio
  • seafood
  • crab
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  • Elif E.
    Elif ErdoğanAugust 29
    It has a nice view of pacific ocean
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaAugust 11
    Views of the ocean are very nice but be warned about sitting next to the window, sun will roast you. Good sandwiches though at a $ premium for the views. Brewery on site.
  • djs
    djsJune 18
    Giant letdown in food presentation, freshness, quantity and flavor. Alright beer. Great views.
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle D.January 22
    Get a window table and watch the waves. For brunch, try the corned beef hash!
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussOctober 17, 2016
    Way better than I expected. Good bar & grill American menu. Simple classics. Cozy and comfortable even during a Giants playoff game. I suspect that the weekend day drinking scene is a little wilder.
  • Shawna M.
    Shawna MarieSeptember 15, 2016
    Beautiful views from the windows. Their fish n chips is very good! Also they serve brunch on Sundays and it's amazing! Make reservations to guarantee a table!
  • Joseph F.
    Joseph FrazierAugust 23, 2016
    Loved the food, the wait staff and the View!
  • Eli H.
    Eli HickoxApril 11, 2016
    Great spot to grab brunch after golfing at golden gate park
  • Kian L.
    Kian LaviApril 1, 2016
    The view is awesome, and the cioppino was fantastic
  • Gyozo N.
    Gyozo NagyMarch 23, 2016
    The view is pretty good from the restaurant but the food is just average.
  • Melissa A.
    Melissa AndersonMarch 2, 2016
    What a view! Nothing better than a window seat on a bright, beautiful sunny day. Loved the open faced crab melt.
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonJanuary 22, 2016
    Sit by the window at sunset for some amazing views!
  • Nelson E.
    Nelson ElhageJanuary 9, 2016
    Great view out over the water, and pretty decent beer. Food wasn't bad, but was generally disappointing.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BDecember 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you bring kids eat at the Park Chalet and let them run around in the park.
  • Brooke
    BrookeOctober 27, 2015
    The host gave me her favorite corner table right next to the window. It definitely has wow factor views as long as it's not foggy!
  • Adam S.
    Adam SampsonSeptember 13, 2015
    Try 4oz. pours of all eight of their current Draft Selection for just $13
  • Christy C.
    Christy ClarkAugust 17, 2015
    Good place to grab a casual drink and relax
  • Oliver N.
    Oliver NavarroJuly 26, 2015
    Scenic view
  • Leah W.
    Leah W.June 27, 2015
    I only ever come here after Bay to Breakers. Love their outside area and their bar is great!
  • Martha H.
    Martha HughesApril 20, 2015
    Fish and chips
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoMarch 2, 2015
    Decent beers! Get reservations if you want a table by the window for sunset.
  • Gabriel G.
    Gabriel GilderFebruary 14, 2015
    The spicy grain veggie burger is unique and tasty!
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BeavisJanuary 9, 2015
    What a spectacular view!
  • Caitlin S.
    Caitlin SalzbergDecember 23, 2014
    Too expensive and nothing exciting on the menu. We did leave before trying anything... But that's because the menu was mundane at best.
  • Beer 47
    Beer 47December 9, 2014
    When available, the specialty German style beers, like Roggenbier, are excellent. On a sunny day, hang out on the back lawn and enjoy a cold craft beer and a view of the windmill.
  • Lore B.
    Lore BenaventSeptember 28, 2014
    Really good, tasty clam chowder.
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    They've been making chalet beer since before craft brews were a twinkle in your eye, and the sweeping view of Ocean Beach, makes you want to cozy up with a creamy entree and one, or five, drinks. Read more
  • Fred L.
    Fred LybrandAugust 3, 2014
    Kids corn dog order came out cold in the middle twice.
  • joe c.
    joe chickosJune 22, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Put some hot sauce in your chowder, it'll change your life!
  • L B.
    L Breezy 💯June 1, 2014
    $22 for 2 very and I mean very small pieces of Steak & fries. Well the view of the Ocean was nice.
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DeBerryMay 6, 2014
    Thank you for having a power outlet under my seat in the bar table area. I really appreciated it!
  • Brandon P.
    Brandon PalmMarch 21, 2014
    The West End Wheat is delicious!
  • Calvin D.
    Calvin DianaJanuary 4, 2014
    Customer service st the lounge is terrible. Staff don't know the meaning of customer service.
  • Sam D.
    Sam DownieNovember 27, 2013
    So if @kevinrose likes this then, oh boy so do I @samdownie . Get the Fish & Chips, very tasty. To go with it try the V.F.W light beer. And do get a table by the window.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Park Y.
    Park YoungOctober 4, 2013
    sunset is so beautiful
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SmoklerSeptember 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Every single door in this place slams shut with a terrific bang. Close them gently or you'll have a migraine by meal's end.
  • John K.
    John KulsickAugust 14, 2013
    Could have been nice, had a server ever showed up to take our order. Even after reminding the bar staff, no one came after 20 minutes. Shame too, I was looking forward to it.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KhoshbinAugust 7, 2013
    The Park Chalet is in the back facing the park, the Beach Chalet us upstairs facing the ocean. Just FYI
  • Tracey B.
    Tracey BrownJuly 29, 2013
    Had hair in salad. And the waitress did nothing. 😡
  • Chuck D.
    Chuck DayJune 20, 2013
    Order the flight of beers! Amazing oceanfront location!
  • Pablo C.
    Pablo ChavezJune 19, 2013
    The Ales Sampler Set is a must!
  • Amy M.
    Amy MarJune 8, 2013
    A fantastic place to start and end a run XD
  • Doug
    DougMay 27, 2013
    Useless hostess, terrible waiter, seafood pasta was SUPER SPICY (?!), beer served w cap on, fish n chips burnt, no mussels or scallops at 7pm, no bread, etc.
  • Doug
    DougMay 27, 2013
    Great view, terrible everything else.
  • Shane K.
    Shane KuhnMarch 25, 2013
    Burger was really good. Service was sub par. Very short staffed
  • Chris B.
    Chris BatorMarch 18, 2013
    House made Root Beer
  • Emmanuel H.
    Emmanuel HaleFebruary 17, 2013
    The clam chowder was really tasty, and the crab cakes were great, if a little small.
  • Jeremy J.
    Jeremy JovenFebruary 10, 2013
    Beer Chalet's SF Beer Week does not start at 11 as the listing suggested. If starts at 5. Do not make this mistake because they cannot accommodate you as their site suggests.
  • Alexander W.
    Alexander WinterFebruary 10, 2013
    Awesome view, don't let them seat you in the sun in the afternoon, it will boil you!
  • Alexandra
    AlexandraDecember 30, 2012
    Good beer and clam chowder!
  • Robin H.
    Robin HaneyDecember 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    It says its closes at 3 pm, but it really closes at 10:00 and 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.
  • danzrr
    danzrrNovember 25, 2012
    Sunset's a great time for a window seat!
  • Christina C.
    Christina C.H.September 8, 2012
    Came here for dinner & watch sunset
  • Eric     吳道湘
    Eric 吳道湘August 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice place to have an early dinner specially while the sun is setting. The local brew is not too bad either
  • Michael L.
    Michael LynchAugust 7, 2012
    Waited 20 minutes and no waiter. Got up to leave and noticed the host (feminine black guy) laughing.
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KnellJuly 26, 2012
    Try the rip tide ale, out pleases my british palette greatly
  • J B.
    J BJune 24, 2012
    Service is beyond slow. "craft beer" needs help. Great view.
  • Sophie L.
    Sophie LJune 3, 2012
    Worst meal I've had in my entire life
  • Jack W.
    Jack WhalenMay 12, 2012
    There is no salt or pepper on the tables (a growing trend depending on the level of pretentiousness) so ask if you need it.
  • Rebecca W.
    Rebecca WhiteMarch 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I really like the Presidio IPA. Larger size is better deal.
  • Mel S.
    Mel SantosMarch 3, 2012
    On a sunny day, prepare to wait for a table and service.
  • Rob F.
    Rob FarmerFebruary 18, 2012
    Try the crab cake
  • Rob F.
    Rob FarmerFebruary 18, 2012
    Try the Baked Goat Cheese
  • Krista T.
    Krista ThomasFebruary 18, 2012
    Eat at the bar people. No wait!
  • Sean G.
    Sean GiesJanuary 5, 2012
    Don't miss the "Heaven's Gate" coffee cocktail.
  • Claudia A.
    Claudia A.November 3, 2011
    back patio. tons of babies on beach blankets on a nice day watching a live band that plays kids jamz. beer. they get it.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MeadowsNovember 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Rip Curl Red - In honor if the rip curl surf competition running until November 11, 2011
  • Kai T.
    Kai TiuraOctober 31, 2011
    Do not pass up the mussels in white wine, cilantro and garlic sauce with Spanish chorizo and grilled sourdough wedge. Incredible!
  • Ocean Beach Bulletin
    Ocean Beach BulletinOctober 23, 2011
    Check out the marker for the Gjoa, which was the first ship to sail the Northwest Passage and once lay aground in Golden Gate Park. On the north side of the Chalet parking lot.
  • Lynn B.
    Lynn BaxterSeptember 20, 2011
    Worst service, terrible meal. Sucks, I really wanted to like it here.
  • Leopold M.
    Leopold MonacoSeptember 18, 2011
    Sit at the bar. Great micro brews
  • Stebbin R.
    Stebbin RinehartSeptember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Good Taco Tuesday - $3 pints of good beer and damn good tacos!
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca SSeptember 5, 2011
    Prime rib French Dip was dry and over cooked. Crab eggs benedict was cold. Service was ok. Eh- go for the drinks.
  • John S.
    John SchromAugust 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Wish I could comment on the food, but I waited for 20 minutes to have my order taken and never talked to a server.
  • Tony W.
    Tony WebsterAugust 30, 2011
    Waited 30 minutes without service. Turn around and go elsewhere.
  • A.J. F.
    A.J. FiorellaAugust 29, 2011
    Go on Tuesdays - for Taco Tuesdays and ask to sit out back on the lawn (weather permitting)
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DotsonAugust 26, 2011
    Nice seafood with a view.
  • Mazzy M.
    Mazzy MazzAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Beer, views, great food
  • Mazzy M.
    Mazzy MazzAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Fantastic beer, views and service. The pastrami sando is awesome!
  • Blake S.
    Blake SimmonAugust 17, 2011
    Definitely get the Beach Basil Ginger. By far the best drink of our entire 2-week stay here in San Francisco.
  • alex b.
    alex berryJuly 11, 2011
    The pork spare ribs on the Starters menu are gooooooood!
  • Mona L.
    Mona LisaJuly 10, 2011
    awesome beer... great view and fun environment.. food is ok....
  • george h.
    george haffJune 12, 2011
    experience the whole spectrum: AMAZING view, MEDIOCRE beer, PASSIBLE service, POOR food
  • Marcia D.
    Marcia D'OraziJune 7, 2011
    I remember when this WAS the VFW club - they really did a good restoration without ruining it
  • Jason P.
    Jason PetrosMay 29, 2011
    Don't get the beer, it is not what craft beer is. Go for the booze and food, forgive the slow service.
  • Amber M.
    Amber McDonaldMay 12, 2011
    Slow service, great atmosphere
  • Robert K.
    Robert KalafateMay 1, 2011
    After you visit here, check out the 'sister' Chalet at the Lake- Merritt in Oakland. Spishally happie hour and the Gondola!!
  • Cheapism
    CheapismMarch 5, 2011
    This brewpub features a 3-6-9 happy hour. It goes Monday-Friday 3-6pm and 9-close, and includes a menu of drinks and appetizers that are $3, $6, or $9. Read more
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HutterFebruary 27, 2011
    Bar area seating is no waiting. Sit at a hi top and still get the view.
  • Dev K.
    Dev KhareFebruary 21, 2011
    Average food. Only worth it at sunset
  • Greg S.
    Greg SmithiesFebruary 6, 2011
    Thoroughly mediocre
  • Sean G.
    Sean GustiloFebruary 6, 2011
    Meh food, it's all about the settings
  • Rahmat B.
    Rahmat B.October 27, 2010
    This is my first time in San Francisco. And after a lond walk through Golden Gate Park this is a nice place to end up and watch the sun set!
  • Randy S.
    Randy SimesSeptember 19, 2010
    Skip the wait and go right to the bar. Give the Presidio IPA a taste if you haven't already. If you time your visit with sunset it makes the experience even better.
  • Joan C.
    Joan CollingwoodSeptember 3, 2010
    Excellent food and the sunset was amazing.
  • ginny h.
    ginny hJune 7, 2010
    WORST fish and chips. Mediocre food and hard to believe that this is suppose to be one of kevin rose's favorite restaurants. To be fair, it has a nice ocean view.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SchroederApril 18, 2010
    The fleisch hacker stout is amazing and the calamari is pretty decent
  • Ty
    TyApril 16, 2010
    Crab Benedict was AWESOME
  • Manuela M.
    Manuela MurilloMarch 6, 2010
    I really only go for the should too
  • Beatrice K.
    Beatrice KopilenkoFebruary 16, 2010
    I prefer eating at Park Chalet; more casual and a better menu.
  • JF T.
    JF TolagueraOctober 28, 2014
    Hamburgers très bons, bières faite sur place, j'adore.
  • Lauro L.
    Lauro LottiOctober 15, 2012
    il frutto misto è squisito.La vista sull' oceano allucinante...:-)
  • Ryo I.
    Ryo IshidoSeptember 11, 2012
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