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Church Key

Bar and Beer Bar · North Beach
1402 Grant Ave (btw Green & Union St), San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
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  • Today
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Thu
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Tiny local craft beer bar.


Based on 141 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    Kevin B.
    "Awesome beer selection, but def ask the tender for a rec."(9 Tips)
    Peter C.
    "Great local craft beer in a cozy spot in North Beach."(2 Tips)
    Theo T.
    "Great beers on tap"(12 Tips)
    Christian B.
    "Cozy beer spot in North Beach SF."(3 Tips)
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  • beer
  • spot in north beach
  • cozy
  • great value
  • casual
  • wine
  • music
  • coconut
  • staff
  • eclectic
  • arts
  • cherries
  • Tasting Table
    Check out Church Key, marked only by a sign with a lit-up key, it's a neighborhood joint with a constantly changing and well-curated draft list (each $7) and an encyclopedic bottle selection. Read more
    Tasting Table · September 5, 2014
  • Greg S.
    Fantastic place for beer. Super casual and everyone there is really friendly. One of my favorites for North Beach. The beer changes all the time so check it out and see what they have.
    Greg Schechter · August 7, 2014
  • Tasting Table
    Don't miss Wednesday nights when they spin deep soul cuts on vinyl. This little gem of a bar has a constantly changing and well-curated draft list and an encyclopedic bottle selection. Read more
    Tasting Table · September 30, 2014
  • Rodrigo W.
    Avoid this place. Don't even dare step in. But, if you are cool and want taste the best beers available and want to enjoy a really good time, do step in. Be aware, you won't be able to leave.l here...
    Rodrigo Wolschick · November 1, 2012
  • Ernie G.
    A nice beer bar, but the vibe is a little stuck up if you're not a regular. Still, the prices are reasonable and the tap and bottle selection varies enough to keep me going back.
    Ernie Granillo · July 24, 2012
  • Christian B.
    Cozy beer spot in North Beach SF. Quality beers on tap and quality bartenders pouring them. All draft beers are $7, but the size varies on the style.
    Christian Baker · February 8
  • Steph N.
    Ask the bartenderfor a suggestion of a beer you've never tried. Enjoy the cozy space, the eclectic crowd & music, and a taste you wish you heard about last year.
    Steph N · October 11, 2009
  • Paulina O.
    Bad experience. Bad customer service. Treats customers bad and they just want you out! You feel like you are bothering someone at their living room!
    Paulina Ochoa · August 7, 2013
  • Nicolas
    Realy nice bar ! The bartendress is awsome the music is cool. A good place to chill with a great choice of beers !
    Nicolas · September 20, 2010
  • Jennifer R.
    Le Merle is a good light beer, not too sour. Upstairs area is a nice place to sit and chill.
    Jennifer R · February 19, 2011
  • Erin O.
    Love this place. Check out the sour list- don't come on open mic night-listen to metal. (And hardcore)
    Erin Oldenburg · July 8, 2013
  • Chuck R.
    They close earlier than most bars, so have a location planned to follow if you're going to be out late.
    Chuck Roslof · November 25, 2015
  • Untappd
    Great little pub in downtown SF - small draft list but great atmosphere!
    Untappd · December 29, 2012
  • Donald W.
    They have beers here from as far out as Germany and brazil (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
    Donald Wilson · February 2, 2012
  • Kevin B.
    Just discovered this place thanks to Foursquare. Awesome beer selection, but def ask the tender for a rec.
    Kevin Brown · February 20, 2010
  • Jennifer R.
    Ask the bartender for a suggestion, then go chill upstairs.
    Jennifer R · February 23, 2011
  • Barbara S.
    Draft list is good as is the bottle list.
    Barbara Stephenson · August 17, 2013
  • Tyler W.
    If you like Allagash try the Einstök White Ale.
    Tyler Willis · November 11, 2012
  • Peter C.
    Great local craft beer in a cozy spot in North Beach.
    Peter Cybulski · October 21, 2015
  • Jason K.
    Thursdays it's a dollar off all new beers on that weeks menu all night!!!
    Jason King · December 12, 2009
  • E M.
    Trousers Pistoles "black cherry, rum. Champagne style carbonation, delicious estery yeast"
    E Mixon · February 24, 2012
  • Joe L.
    Usually a good beer selection, and lovely wallpaper.
    Joe Lencioni · August 7, 2014
  • Brett D.
    Great beer selection. Knowledgeable bar tenders.
    Brett DeWoody · October 3, 2013
  • Louisa P.
    Best beer selection in the area! Great IPA's
    Louisa Pickering · November 18, 2014
  • Jessica W.
    Any bar that plays Hall and Oates and Fitz and the Tantrums in a row is A Ok in my book
    Jessica W · January 13, 2013
  • AnyClip
    North Beach Videos was used as the location of Ed's work for the movie Edtv, check it out! Read more
    AnyClip · April 11, 2011
  • Randy M.
    If you like stouts, try Odin's Tipple. Very flavorful!
    Randy Mosiondz · February 28, 2010
  • Guy T.
    Great beer list. Great people working there
    Guy Tortorici · May 10, 2014
  • Justin F.
    The coconut porter is great and affordable
    Justin Fedewa · February 14, 2010
  • Markelle P.
    Fab art and beer options!!
    Markelle Palombo · February 22
  • Louisa P.
    Wednesday nights 7 to 11awesome DJ spinning old school soul 45s
    Louisa Pickering · October 6, 2011
  • Niket D.
    Cocunut porter is amazing and earthy. Mmm mmmm.
    Niket Desai · May 26, 2010
  • Patrick N.
    Go to Church Key, ask them to recommend a beer...
    Patrick Neeman · December 18, 2009
  • Abhay K.
    Anything on tap. Anything.
    Abhay Kumar · April 28, 2014
  • cab
    Knowledgable staff and good selection.
    cab · June 14, 2013
  • Nat W.
    Get something on tap, always interesting.
    Nat Welch · October 9, 2012
  • Frank D.
    Marin Hellah Art Wah Pils draught
    Frank Diebold · July 11, 2015
  • Patrick N.
    Be nice to the mayor.
    Patrick Neeman · February 20, 2010
  • Dylan F.
    A beer lover's cosy, happy place.
    Dylan FM · November 13, 2015
  • Crispin Cider
    Crispin Cider is now on tap.
    Crispin Cider · December 10, 2010
  • Esther A.
    Mmm Beer.... Loads of Beer.
    Esther Assaad · July 4, 2010
  • Steve K.
    Moonlight on tap!
    Steve Kirkham · January 5, 2015
  • Jonathan P.
    Try a Lost Cherry... Cherish Kriek + Lost Abbey Serpent.
    Jonathan Perel · March 16, 2010
  • Theo T.
    Great beers on tap
    Theo Tarver · October 25, 2013
  • Justin F.
    Churchkey + SF Beer Week = dangerous wonderful
    Justin Fedewa · February 13, 2010
  • Reed M.
    Lost Continent double IPA.
    Reed Morse · July 17, 2010
  • Kevin ⚡.
    Last call is at 12
    Kevin ⚡ Liu · January 5, 2013
  • Steph N.
    Takeout with Ed, back to @churchkeysf
    Steph N · October 14, 2011
  • andrew f.
    dont throw wine glasses
    andrew fong · October 29, 2011
  • Cass C.
    Many beers and good music
    Cass C · February 14, 2013
  • Nic W.
    Get a sour
    Nic Werner · November 13, 2010
  • Mike W.
    alagash or bust!
    Mike Wadhera · August 29, 2009
  • Petko M.
    Get La Chouffe.
    Petko Minkov · January 21, 2012
  • Chrys B.
    looks awesome
    Chrys Bader · April 9, 2009

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