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Magnolia Brewing Company

Magnolia Brewing Company

Brewery and BBQ Joint$$$$
Dogpatch, San Francisco
76 Tips and reviews
  • barbecue
  • brisket
  • chopped pork
  • beer
  • ribs
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  • SFist
    SFistApril 23, 2015
    The bar boasts an impressive 20 beers on tap with about 15 of those in-house brews at any given time. Plus, it's cool inside, with an aged industrial design that fits well in the neighborhood. Read more
  • Best of
    Best ofAugust 6, 2014
    Smokestack's got you covered with that beer & brisket cravings. They're one of the newest, hottest restaurants bringing to you amazing B.B.Q's and even amazing brews and cocktails. Read more
  • Austin R.
    Austin RheeJune 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like paying $13 for one rib, this is the place for you. Make sure to get a bunch of the corn and try to ask for more of that amazing cayenne butter sauce on the side.
  • Youngjae P.
    Youngjae ParkMay 20, 2014
    even Monday night is packed here. I loved beef brisket and pork sausage. Beer is awesome as usual and desserts are delicious too!
  • A.
    A.July 9, 2015
    Beautiful interior, stupid amount of tasty beers on tap and the most tender, delicious brisket I've had served by the half pound. Impossible to go wrong here.
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterOctober 22, 2014
    This is a solid BBQ while many in this city disappoint. Try the beef ribs and the hot links. For something less conventional, try the smoked duck breast; warning: it's served cold.
  • Mario E.
    Mario EstradaMay 10, 2014
    Incredible BBQ (that's expected), brilliant beer (they're a brewery) but there cocktail mixologist are brilliant (unexpected). Packed but awesome!
  • Maja P.
    Maja PetkovicFebruary 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Barbecue overdose with good beer selection at cool decorated place with a nice and chilled atmosphere.
  • Alice M.
    Alice MollisonSeptember 4, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    You could try a new beer every time at this place and never be disappointed! Make sure you get here early enough that they're not out of the mac and cheese
  • David C.
    David CovellSeptember 12, 2014
    Come hungry for some of the best BBQ in the city. At least have hot links and ribs.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableOctober 15, 2014
    Sip whiskey at Smokestack, a new bar from the Magnolia team. Expect potent, dangerously drinkable cocktails and a whiskey list to do a Kentucky granddad proud. Read more
  • Simon C.
    Simon ChanMay 10, 2014
    The wagyu beef is the bomb. Great selection of bears, bourbon and of your into cocktails, try the Manhattan.
  • Carlo S.
    Carlo SilvioMay 9, 2014
    get a half pound of the chopped pork, the wonderful slaw, and a roll. apply kimchi BBQ sauce and enjoy!
  • Ali A.
    Ali AndersonNovember 30, 2014
    Craft beer and pulled pork. There is not much more you could ask for. Add this to your dog patch brewery tour.
  • Dave J.
    Dave JensenMay 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get all of the things. BBQ, craft beer, wine, BBQ, cocktails, whiskey, BBQ. All of it is fantastic.
  • Daniele P.
    Daniele ProanoAugust 12, 2014
    Best new place to drink beer and eat BBQ. stand up tables in the back cellars are the place to be.
  • Brendan L.
    Brendan LewisJune 27, 2014
    Keep an eye out for the roasted duck necks when they have them on the menu. Absolutely amazing.
  • Dana H.
    Dana HenricksonJanuary 9, 2015
    Brisket, chicken & dirty rice are excellent. A hipster "Medieval Times" sans jousting, well, except for the singles!
  • Brian K.
    Brian KarfunkelMay 17, 2014
    Wonderful beer, and flare at BBQ. The brisket is amazing. The line can be long though!
  • Melissa W.
    Melissa WeissAugust 10, 2015
    It's a brewery, but info for their cocktails and bright, airy atmosphere.
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoAugust 21, 2015
    You can't beat the BBQ by the pound, the drinks, or the selection of their own brews.
  • John L.
    John LagoMarch 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get there early because they run out. Big fan of the Pastrami, Brisket, and Beef Ribs
  • Chai O.
    Chai OdomMarch 31, 2016
    They have some nice brews on cask and they distill their own whiskey. There is a smokehouse on the premises, but it is slightly overpriced.
  • Rachel E.
    Rachel EisenMay 4, 2015
    Brisket is on point - they'll usually let you request what kind of cut you like (fat, lean etc)
  • J.R. H.
    J.R. HubbardJune 19, 2014
    Great beer and great food! Must try the the namesake beer, Smokestack is amazing
  • Agatha Y.
    Agatha YuNovember 11, 2014
    Brisket is amazing, but the ribs are forgettable. Portion isn't too generous, but flavour is great
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaMay 4, 2016
    Great beer and cocktails. Pair it with some BBQ while you're at it!
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 7, 2014
    Smokestack is three months in, and today, they're debuting lunch service, which runs from 11:30am onward. Read more
  • Paul M.
    Paul MartinJune 23, 2014
    Whether you are looking for a craft beer or unusual spirit lots of choices here
  • Guy F.
    Guy FlamentSeptember 2
    Original bar where they brew their own beer. Delicious smoked grilled meats.
  • Melon L.
    Melon LJune 21, 2015
    Don't come hungry. Food is good but you might have to pay with your firstborn child and an organ or two.
  • Minhua Z.
    Minhua ZJune 1, 2015
    If you're lucky, the bartenders will give you a wine pour of sherry #ftw
  • Elizabeth F.
    Get the beef brisket. Chopped pork as backup. Skip the overpriced cauliflower ($9 for a few florets?!)
  • Stef K.
    Stef KriegerOctober 9, 2014
    Cafeteria style BBQ and IPAs brewed in house in a cool space in the Dogpatch
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie ChengAugust 20, 2014
    The sausage and pork are where it's at. The ribs were a little fatty for my liking though.
  • Dave R.
    Amazing space, solid beers, next level brisket 🍻
  • Jesse G.
    Jesse GillJanuary 29, 2015
    Great BBQ and beer. Really enjoyed the oyster stout and pastrami.
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissNovember 10, 2014
    Beef brisket! If that's out, pastrami. Don't leave without trying the jerky.
  • Cora Y.
    Cora YounieOctober 3, 2014
    Had the chopped pork and some weather report wheat. Great combo at the end of a long day!
  • Charley T.
    Charley ToddSeptember 19, 2015
    The brisket!! And the little salted chocolate cookies. Great place.
  • Srikanth R.
    Srikanth RajuDecember 20, 2016
    Fancy BBQ and good beer offerings. Great community vibe
  • Amy L.
    Amy LuoAugust 7, 2014
    Expensive. But the smoked duck is crazy good. The rolls are also yummy, and I don't even like bread.
  • George H.
    George HayesAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Brisket, Chopped Pork and Thai Chili Sausage.
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BurcellMay 15, 2014
    Simply amazing. Eat all the things. Drink a bourbon drink. Beer yourself thrice.
  • Hattie S.
    Hattie StroudSeptember 15, 2014
    Fancy cocktails and scalable, inexpensive food options - my kind of place!
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BarrezuetaDecember 3, 2014
    Didnt eat but food looked great. On the expensive side but people seemed to enjoyed it. The jerky was great but $1 too much
  • Corey O.
    Corey O'NealMay 24, 2014
    Here's my tip: if you don't come from a state with good bbq, then I suppose this will pass. If you do, this is just expensive 2nd rate food.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MasonJuly 28, 2014
    Bar staff spends more time shifting glassware around than actually being attentive to customers. Don't be surprised if you have to wait for service.
  • Vincent T.
    Vincent TangMay 6, 2014
    Good folks behind the counter. Ask them for the kitchen sink
  • Corey O.
    Corey O'NealMay 24, 2014
    Brisket at $30/lb? REALLY? BBQ is working class food. This place costs triple what good bbq should be.
  • Kari
    KariAugust 16, 2016
    Cask condioned ales and fine scran. Go there!
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan StensonJuly 11, 2014
    Pricing is obscene. Be careful they'll rip you off like crazy.
  • Emily B.
    Emily BFebruary 15, 2015
    Pretty pricey, but a very cool spot.
  • Jenny N.
    Jenny NMay 25, 2014
    Yummy pork & cheddar sausage! Pass on the chopped pork.
  • 7 2 1.
    7 2 1 7March 11, 2015
    Mmm cask IPA. So fresh and so clean clean
  • Abhishek K.
    Abhishek KonaJune 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Thus place has gone bad. At 8 o clock they ran out of Mac and cheese. At 830 they only had brisket left. The place was not even crowded. The lady at the bbq counter was pretty rude.
  • Ming-Samurai L.
    Ming-Samurai LaiDecember 22, 2014
    Thai sausage links had some kick to it.
  • Terin S.
    Terin StockJune 24, 2014
    The duck was great, if a bit pricy.
  • Scott S.
    Scott SimonsFebruary 16, 2014
    Awesome , Dave welcome to the hood
  • Danny T.
    Danny TrejoSeptember 24, 2015
    The Mac and Cheese is soooo good!
  • Rem K.
    Rem KoningNovember 14, 2015
    Cask beers are fantastic.
  • Liz J.
    Liz JensenApril 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The brisket is fantastic.
  • Julia 🐱🐱 M.
    Get the chopped pork, not the beef ribs.
  • Kait G.
    Kait GaissMay 13, 2016
    Come here for their bbq setup called Smokestack.
  • Jenn C.
    Jenn ClarkMay 31, 2015
    Great bbq and beers but it's pretty pricey
  • Antônio I.
    Kalifornia Kolsch!
  • Dustin S.
    Dustin SenosFebruary 8
    Good place to grab a beer and some food.
  • Zach C.
    Zach CrossNovember 12, 2015
    A bit expensive but delicious
  • Paul M.
    Paul MartinJune 23, 2014
    Smokestack Lightning Imperial Stout
  • Umi H.
    Umi HuiNovember 13, 2014
    Feel like century old, vintage but elegant, BBQ is kind of overpriced.
  • G Scott
    G ScottMay 19, 2014
    Beef brisket FTW!
  • Jole P.
    Jole POctober 3, 2014
    Good, but honestly not sure if the chopped pork was worth the price... :/
  • winnie c.
    winnie cNovember 6, 2014
    get the brisket.
  • David B.
    David BellonaAugust 4, 2014
    buy a pig's skull for $30.
  • Peter P.
    Peter ParkNovember 10
    Honestly, I’m not fan of this brewery. It’s pretty meh, IMO.
  • Tim V.
    Tim Van DammeMay 10, 2014
    It ain't Texas.
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