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Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery

Gastropub and Brewery$$$$
Haight Ashbury, San Francisco
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  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    Magnolia's has delicious meals & appropriate morning samosa's. Drop by during breakfast for some delicious french toast or fried eggs over quinoa and vegetables with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. Read more
  • Kaela S.
    Kaela StuartAugust 12, 2014
    Great neighborhood spot on Haight for meeting up with friends. Beer selection is awesome. Food is quite good - their homemade duck pasta is outtathisworld. Be warned - there is usually a wait to sit.
  • Pavan K.
    Ambience is pretty rustic old style . Decent draft beer list. Loved their IPAs . Get the Bombay nuts and maitake mushroom. The veggie pot pie was pretty good too.
    Upvoted Mar 5
  • Philadelphia B.
    Philadelphia BerroAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The steak and eggs are amazing (brunch). **Tables outside are first come first serve - skip the long wait and enjoy the entertaining scenery of the Haight.
  • Jon
    JonJuly 21, 2014
    This place is awesome. Great beer, great food, great atmosphere. Highly recommended. Proving Ground IPA is hugely drinkable, too. Easy to get a table when I visited on a Sunday at 8pm.
  • Benjy W.
    Benjy WeinbergerAugust 10, 2014
    English breakfast is pretty good, if a tad too salty. Jen really liked the chicken hash, and the French toast looks so amazing I wish I had ordered it...
  • Connie K.
    Connie KemperApril 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place. The food is fantastic - in particular, the chicken hash at brunch and the shortrib sandwich...well, anytime. Get their Tillies beer. So fresh and so clean.
  • Lindsay E.
    Lindsay EyinkDecember 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Almost certainly named after Magnolia Thunderpussy, a previous establishment named after the owner. She was a SF icon who was a burlesque dancer whose restaurant served "erotic desserts".
  • Jonathan R.
    Jonathan RobinsonDecember 28, 2012
    They have a large selection of their beers from the cask, meaning they are less carbonated, served at a warmer temp than from draught (55 vs 47 degrees). Trad English style
  • Luke A.
    Luke AndrewsDecember 27, 2014
    One of the only places in SF you'll find a proper cask ale. If you've ever enjoyed beer from a proper pub in Britain, find the cask menu and order a bitter.
  • Bo M.
    Bo McFarlandMay 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Must have "Spring Ravioli" which has snap peas, fromage blanc, pioppini mushrooms, watercress-pumpkin seed pesto & squash blossom. I can't believe I haven't had it before. My favorite dish now.
  • Julie G.
    Julie GodonOctober 11, 2012
    Comfy leather seats & great beer selection. I tried the home made lamb sausages and pomegranate cider. Awesome!
  • Patrick R.
    Patrick RyanOctober 6, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Great beer brewed on site. For breakfast don't miss the Brown Sugar Peppercorn Bacon. The Devils on Horseback are a great appetizer for dinner.
  • Shomir D.
    Shomir DuttOctober 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beers, fresh oysters and definitely get the chicken habanero sausage! The apple pie is delicious too.
  • Nora A.
    Nora AbousteitJune 29, 2012
    Eat here. Get the burger as rare as you can handle it. Get a sausage, lamb is awesome. And the watermelon salad was also delicious. Awesome place.
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.June 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The menu changes often but know this: if there is anything with duck on the menu (pâté, confit, etc.) just get it. I love this spot.
  • Shuzhen
    ShuzhenOctober 4, 2012
    The spicy wings are really good. Pair them with a beer to make for a real satisfying meal
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Chris H.
    Chris H.December 24, 2016
    This place is known for their burger and it did not disappoint. Fries were great, too.
    Upvoted Feb 19
  • Aru
    AruMay 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    love/hate this place. food is bomb. beer is bomb. service...not so much bomb. don't expect to get a massage or even a smile sometimes. dude with the beard and the hat is cool though.
  • Tanner C.
    Tanner ChristensenAugust 30, 2015
    Grab a beer at the bar or a burger in a booth, either way prepare for good flavor and a lively atmosphere.
  • Alejandro V.
    Alejandro VizioMay 5, 2014
    The best two beers I have ever tasted! Kalifornia Kolsch & New Speedway Bitter, really really good. The food is also DA BOMB!
  • Tomás V.
    Tomás VidalAugust 5, 2014
    Great beer! Try the Pearly Baker's Best Bitter or the Kalifornia Kolsch if you are looking for a great soft beer.
  • Alice M.
    Alice MollisonAugust 9, 2015
    Exceptional English style beers! Order a flight if you want to try something new.
  • Martin A.
    Martin AssmannOctober 13, 2014
    I love this place. The offer of beers is unique in town. The Magnolia Burger is fantastic. Worth a visit!
  • Asher Y.
    Asher YanichSeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    my favorite brewery in SF. It's not all about the over hoppy beers. the music is great and it is in the heart of the Haight district.
  • Victoria
    VictoriaSeptember 15, 2014
    Get the bacon wrapped cheese date and the burger. Also get bo as your bartender :)
  • Mário L.
    Mário LemesMay 19, 2015
    One of the best burgers in town. The beers are great as well, and i definetly wanna be friend with the staff.
  • Robin J.
    Robin JohannsenMarch 16, 2015
    Pricey but I love it here. Great beers, delicious food and if I remember correctly, they have cheap pints on Tuesdays
  • Sam F.
    Sam FederAugust 18, 2013
    Everything here was delicious. The steak and eggs was cooked to perfect and the French Press was creamy and smooth.
  • Jackie W.
    Jackie WoodsFebruary 11, 2010
    Enjoyed some of their strong beer selections on Tuesday for SF Beer Week. Deliah Rye Jones was super tasty. The fried smelt weren't too bad either! Get yourself there this week or month at the very le
  • Lindsay K.
    Lindsay KrellJune 30, 2013
    You can always order half pints if you want to drink a few different beers, but want to be able to walk in a straight line once you leave.
  • Liz H.
    Liz HarrisSeptember 8, 2012
    Ben, the Brew Master, is awesome; his brews are great as well as his San Fran tips are. Also, very friendly staff!
  • Kathy M.
    Kathy McKinnonDecember 11, 2015
    The wine was great! The fish and chips we good, but the tartar sauce was strange, like a Caesar dressing without the Parmesan, garlic or black pepper?!?!?!?
  • SFGate M.
    SFGate ManagerJuly 16, 2012
    Twelve Magnolia beers are on tap, and you can choose from five cask ales that are carbonated and served slightly warmer.
  • Jeff L.
    Jeff LeeFebruary 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing food and amazing beer. The devils on horseback are the best small plate you can find.
  • Rio L.
    Rio LongacreJune 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fish and chips are the real deal. Wash it down with a root beer float and some awesome craft beer
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa SunseriApril 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Food is good but a bit pricey, it's SF. Two words about strong beer month: old thunderpussy. Limit yourself to 2. Mimosas and brunch is good. Bar staff is always friendly. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Dimitri Z.
    Dimitri ZgonisJune 3, 2014
    This place is the tits. Beer is good and waitresses are kind and pretty. They play same songs on repeat, but they are good songs.
  • Nick M.
    Nick MorganAugust 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Scotch quail eggs are delicious! Literally just two eggs though, not a lot of food.
  • Dave J.
    Dave JensenOctober 9, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Brunch here is great and their beer goes great with everything!
  • Brian P.
    Brian PokornyJanuary 29, 2012
    Don't be fooled by the water damage on the walls and ceilings. It's for ambiance. Burger is really good too, and the root beer.
  • Ali A.
    Ali AndersonNovember 30, 2014
    Best IPA in town. In expensive craft beer, in/outdoor seating, awesome cheese & meat plates
  • Michael P.
    Michael PerozzoOctober 19, 2012
    Great Proving Ground IPA, Blue Bell Bitter and Kolsh. Avoid the Rosebud Saison and Spud Boys IPA at all costs!
  • Nick M.
    Nick MorganAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken hash (with tangy tomato sauce and eggs) is DELICIOUS
  • Kris K.
    Kris KJanuary 17, 2013
    home-made barrel-aged hot sauce: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/food/2013/01/the-hot-condiment-of-2013-barrel-aged-hot-sauce/
  • Tommy S.
    Tommy SobolMay 20, 2014
    Read the reviews of poor service, etc., I think they've worked out the kinks. Great service and the burgers were A M A Z I N G!
  • Nikola B.
    Nikola BlazevicSeptember 8, 2013
    Pork chop outstanding!!! Pub burger alao great, home brewed IPA the best beer ever!
  • John D.
    John DohertyAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beers. The staff is friendly and the clientele is cool. Great location in the Haight.
  • Tom P.
    Tom PacykJanuary 5, 2013
    Louisiana Flounder fish 'n chips are pretty great. Can't go wrong with the burger either.
  • Allison L.
    Allison LiJanuary 1, 2015
    Nice kale salad and it is filling enough as an entree
  • Gizem V.
    Gizem VuralJuly 25, 2015
    Beers are great. Really! Come and grab a beer. But food. No. Don't eat. Just drink beer.:-)
  • Akanksha S.
    Very good beers. Loved the picnic chicken sandwich!! And the french toasts were yummmmmy!
  • Paul F.
    Paul FerzocoSeptember 12, 2013
    Best burger in this city. Only place I've been where "medium rare" comes "medium rare"!
  • Ellie R.
    Ellie RountreeMarch 30, 2011
    $3 pints on Tuesday including the cask ales. They also serve their "pints" 22oz imperial style. The queen would approve.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SperdutoFebruary 20, 2014
    The Devils on Horseback are amazing, but only comes with two. Be warned, not a very share-able appetizer.
  • Barbara B.
    Barbara BartlettNovember 8, 2015
    Love the beer! I had the Cole Porter. Huge burger and great fries too.
  • Kerry S.
    Kerry SnyderJune 14, 2016
    I'll have a beer, but hold the bro sweat. This place seems out of place, and I always wonder why I walked in as soon as I'm through the door.
  • Erik F.
    Erik FApril 7, 2013
    The root beer is home grown and a nice way to keep the good times coming while slowing things down!
  • Liza P.
    Liza PFebruary 17
    Good beer and food, but takes forever and they overcharged my card. I always leave even (.00) amounts with tip, but was charged more.
  • Blair M.
    Blair MartinApril 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Proving Ground IPA, but make sure to accompany it with dinner...it's strong!
  • Thiago M.
    Thiago MoreiraMay 14, 2014
    Get the proving ground IPA and the House Burguer (add bacon an cheese).
  • Tye C.
    Tye ChaitAugust 31, 2014
    Try the flight with 6 (large) pours for $12!
  • Kasey
    KaseyFebruary 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Thirsty Tuesdays are a great deal! Especially if Prescription Pale is on draught. $3 for an imperial pint(20 oz) of locally crafted boutique beer is an awesome value.
  • Eric W.
    Eric WuebbenDecember 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Drink beer here. Plenty of entertainment passing the windows on Haight. When you're ready to splurge a little, eat here. Tastes amazing, but not hard to rack up a serious bill.
  • Elodie L.
    Elodie LevrelApril 26, 2013
    Great burgers! Very nice place and friendly waiters, a bit Loud place though
  • 💕Linds💕
    💕Linds💕June 26, 2016
    The stout of circumstance is a great beer.
  • Dan L.
    Dan LamDecember 11, 2012
    Great desserts and nice selection of beers. Beautiful old timey/Parisien decor.
  • Brent G.
    Brent GatewoodAugust 21, 2014
    Beer was good, burger was better, fries were - wow!
  • David Z.
    David ZhangMay 29, 2014
    Poached quail eggs wrapped in fennel sausage and deep fried... What! Also beer.
  • Michael A.
    Michael AldereteAugust 13, 2016
    Fish-and-chips are terrific. Blue Bell Bitter is amazing.
  • ブルーノ
    ブルーノSeptember 9, 2013
    Amazing place, good beers, delicious food, and super friendly staff.
  • Colleen S.
    Colleen SheaSeptember 2, 2016
    Great selection of beers and food is great. The BLTA is so amazing!
  • Pablo B.
    Pablo BautistaAugust 18, 2012
    Amazing spicy chicken wings... Better w/ fries.
  • Gayle M.
    Gayle MacciaApril 1, 2016
    Beers all their own and great English pub food.
  • Luca O.
    Luca OrioOctober 14, 2014
    I didn't have the chance to taste their food, but beers are just amazing!!
  • Samantha A.
    Samantha A.July 1, 2012
    Get the yellow tail sandwich before 6 pm. With cilantro! Yumm!!!!:)
  • Nick M.
    Nick MorganAugust 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Alcoholic drinks are allowed outside now! Good news for dog owners :)
  • Haley S.
    Haley SmithMarch 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Literally the only good thing about living in Haight Ashbury is having a Big Cypress Brown and a cheeseburger at the end of a long day 🍺🍔
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuMarch 21, 2016
    Greatest vibe and stout of circumstance is the entire world.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PlutzerSeptember 7, 2015
    Amazing brunch - fried oyster scramble is amazing
  • Tate W.
    Tate WilliamsNovember 10, 2014
    Great brunch. Steak and eggs. Good fresh mimosas.
  • Charlie F.
    Charlie FerreiraDecember 18, 2011
    Paint It Black is a Belgium style black IPA. It was tasty. Not too strong. Nice hops. This place is legit
  • Thomas L.
    Thomas LinSeptember 23, 2014
    Great burgers $14 and beer 10oz from $3
  • Philippe H.
    Philippe HougardyOctober 23, 2015
    Nice home brew beers great taste but way to small and noisy
  • E M.
    E MixonOctober 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Big fan of proving ground, tried 'harvest' seasonal, the wet hops offer more depth. Proving ground thin by comparison.
  • Erin G.
    Erin GleasonJanuary 23, 2013
    The seared chicken. Is a revelation.
  • Ray L.
    Ray LopesSeptember 3, 2016
    Incredible pub, smells like cooking brew, cozy atmosphere, delicious beers!
  • nils j.
    nils jansonNovember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good beer. Wish the service were better. They're consistently pretty awful about noticing you, especially if you're seated outside.
  • Vlad M.
    Vlad MereutaNovember 7, 2014
    Short, but tasty menu. Very good selection of sausages.
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan A.July 29, 2012
    The habanero sausage is spicy as hell, but equally as delicious.
  • René M.
    René MachelMarch 25, 2015
    Have a Piper Ale and the burger, good good combo for dinner/lunch or breakfast.
  • brainsik
    brainsikJanuary 17, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Take a break from the west coast hop obsession and enjoy their fantastic English style ales!
  • Edward K.
    Edward KOctober 20, 2013
    If you don't dress hipster enough, the waitresses will refuse to serve you. But if you do manage to get in, get the blue bell bitter!
  • Gabriel S.
    Gabriel SuitsJune 6, 2011
    Amazing beers, and pricey food. A pub built by, and for, beer snobs. Read more
  • Untappd
    UntappdDecember 29, 2012
    If you want a good pint with some great food - this is your place!
  • Jennifer B.
    Sausage with egg! Breakfast anytime and it's even better with a beer!
  • Jader A.
    Jader AraujoNovember 10, 2013
    If you want a good pint with some great food - this is your place!
  • Tiffany J.
    Tiffany JacksonJune 23, 2011
    The pickled veggies are surprisingly awesome....especially the kumquats and radishes.
  • Victor M.
    Victor MarquezJuly 16, 2016
    Awesome place, great selection of beer in the heart of Haight Ashbury.
  • Valentina D.
    Valentina Dal MasAugust 25, 2011
    Food is good but pricey! 1/2 dz oyster is $18, devils $6 fir just 2 small things.also I don't like to be charged so much for their taxes($7 + 4% to support healthy sf......
  • Thomas L.
    Thomas LinSeptember 23, 2014
    Super qualité, burgers parfaits, steak bio, bière locale, authentique
  • Dianation
    DianationJanuary 28, 2013
    Un poco caro, pero vale la pena, la cerveza es buena. Pide la hamburguesa o la salchicha de cerdo ahumada
  • Mariana
    MarianaApril 1, 2015
    Cerveza artesanal, con variedades para todos los gustos, recomiendo la prescription pale
  • Natalia P.
    Natalia PoliMay 9, 2016
    A comida é gostosa e o lugar é animal. Com cervejas gostosa, parada obrigatória em SF!
  • Alex B.
    Alex BodasSeptember 20, 2016
    Cerveza rica y muy buenas hamburguesas. Música de ambiente muy buena.
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