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Church Key

Bar and Beer Bar$$$$
North Beach, San Francisco
55 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • spot in north beach
  • cozy
  • great value
  • casual
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  • Greg S.
    Greg SchechterAugust 7, 2014
    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.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableSeptember 5, 2014
    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
    Tasting TableSeptember 30, 2014
    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
  • Christian B.
    Christian BakerFebruary 8
    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.
  • Ernie G.
    Ernie GranilloJuly 24, 2012
    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.
  • Steph N.
    Steph NOctober 11, 2009
    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.
  • Rodrigo W.
    Rodrigo WolschickNovember 1, 2012
    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...
  • Nicolas
    NicolasSeptember 20, 2010
    Realy nice bar ! The bartendress is awsome the music is cool. A good place to chill with a great choice of beers !
  • Lester J.
    Lester JrJuly 13
    Excellent beer selection! Go Tuesday's and Wednesday's... Betty is behind the bar and she's da best!
  • Erin O.
    Erin OldenburgJuly 8, 2013
    Love this place. Check out the sour list- don't come on open mic night-listen to metal. (And hardcore)
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RFebruary 19, 2011
    Le Merle is a good light beer, not too sour. Upstairs area is a nice place to sit and chill.
  • Untappd
    UntappdDecember 29, 2012
    Great little pub in downtown SF - small draft list but great atmosphere!
  • Peter C.
    Peter CybulskiOctober 21, 2015
    Great local craft beer in a cozy spot in North Beach.
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BrownFebruary 20, 2010
    Just discovered this place thanks to Foursquare. Awesome beer selection, but def ask the tender for a rec.
  • Louisa P.
    Louisa PickeringNovember 18, 2014
    Best beer selection in the area! Great IPA's
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofNovember 25, 2015
    They close earlier than most bars, so have a location planned to follow if you're going to be out late.
  • Donald W.
    Donald WilsonFebruary 2, 2012
    They have beers here from as far out as Germany and brazil (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • E M.
    E MixonFebruary 24, 2012
    Trousers Pistoles "black cherry, rum. Champagne style carbonation, delicious estery yeast"
  • Barbara S.
    Barbara StephensonAugust 17, 2013
    Draft list is good as is the bottle list.
  • Joe L.
    Joe LencioniAugust 7, 2014
    Usually a good beer selection, and lovely wallpaper.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KingDecember 12, 2009
    Thursdays it's a dollar off all new beers on that weeks menu all night!!!
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WJanuary 13, 2013
    Any bar that plays Hall and Oates and Fitz and the Tantrums in a row is A Ok in my book
  • Markelle P.
    Markelle PalomboFebruary 22
    Fab art and beer options!!
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RFebruary 23, 2011
    Ask the bartender for a suggestion, then go chill upstairs.
  • Brett D.
    Brett DeWoodyOctober 3, 2013
    Great beer selection. Knowledgeable bar tenders.
  • Tyler W.
    Tyler WillisNovember 11, 2012
    If you like Allagash try the Einstök White Ale.
  • Guy T.
    Guy TortoriciMay 10, 2014
    Great beer list. Great people working there
  • Randy M.
    Randy MosiondzFebruary 28, 2010
    If you like stouts, try Odin's Tipple. Very flavorful!
  • Justin F.
    Justin FedewaFebruary 14, 2010
    The coconut porter is great and affordable
  • AnyClip
    AnyClipApril 11, 2011
    North Beach Videos was used as the location of Ed's work for the movie Edtv, check it out! Read more
  • Nat W.
    Nat WelchOctober 9, 2012
    Get something on tap, always interesting.
  • Louisa P.
    Louisa PickeringOctober 6, 2011
    Wednesday nights 7 to 11awesome DJ spinning old school soul 45s
  • Niket D.
    Niket DesaiMay 26, 2010
    Cocunut porter is amazing and earthy. Mmm mmmm.
  • Dylan F.
    Dylan FMNovember 13, 2015
    A beer lover's cosy, happy place.
  • Patrick N.
    Patrick NeemanDecember 18, 2009
    Go to Church Key, ask them to recommend a beer...
  • cab
    cabJune 14, 2013
    Knowledgable staff and good selection.
  • Abhay K.
    Abhay KumarApril 28, 2014
    Anything on tap. Anything.
  • Crispin Cider
    Crispin CiderDecember 10, 2010
    Crispin Cider is now on tap.
  • Frank D.
    Frank DieboldJuly 11, 2015
    Marin Hellah Art Wah Pils draught
  • Steve K.
    Steve KirkhamJanuary 5, 2015
    Moonlight on tap!
  • Paulina O.
    Paulina OchoaAugust 7, 2013
    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!
  • Theo T.
    Theo TarverOctober 25, 2013
    Great beers on tap
  • Patrick N.
    Patrick NeemanFebruary 20, 2010
    Be nice to the mayor.
  • Esther A.
    Esther AssaadJuly 4, 2010
    Mmm Beer.... Loads of Beer.
  • Cass C.
    Cass CFebruary 14, 2013
    Many beers and good music
  • Justin F.
    Justin FedewaFebruary 13, 2010
    Churchkey + SF Beer Week = dangerous wonderful
  • Kevin ⚡.
    Kevin ⚡ LiuJanuary 5, 2013
    Last call is at 12
  • Reed M.
    Reed MorseJuly 17, 2010
    Lost Continent double IPA.
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan PerelMarch 16, 2010
    Try a Lost Cherry... Cherish Kriek + Lost Abbey Serpent.
  • Steph N.
    Steph NOctober 14, 2011
    Takeout with Ed, back to @churchkeysf
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