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Shotwell’s

Beer Bar$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
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  • Fraser H.
    Fraser HarrisOctober 23
    Bring cash
  • Jonathan D.
    One of the last remaining classic bars in the Mission... Not a mixologist's favorite haunt but their beer on tap is unmatched!
  • cami j.
    cami j.March 22
    great beer selection, laid back, calm, quiet vibe.
  • Jason H.
    Jason HegyessyFebruary 26
    Always a great selection of local and imports.
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonJanuary 23
    Been here 5+ times
    Cozy neighborhood bar. Nice bartenders.
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterJanuary 20
    Second oldest bar in the city. Dog friendly. They have treats for the doggies. Floors are concrete, so easy to clean if dog makes a mess.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenJanuary 5
    Bartenders here are really friendly
  • Christian B.
    Christian BakerNovember 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    An old beer bar with history and character. Cash only and no crap on tap, so come in expecting to spend a bit more than usual.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CummingsOctober 31, 2015
    Kinda too small to comfortably play pool
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenSeptember 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cash only. Awesome craft beer selection!
  • Brian L.
    Brian LongtinAugust 4, 2015
    Nice local craft beer selection, fancier than a dive, friendlier than an overcrowded trendy spot.
  • Carol B.
    Carol BargJuly 5, 2015
    Ask about the bulletholes in the bar! Those are the only shots you'll find here though! They only serve beer and ciders!
  • Mike O.
    Mike O'SullivanJune 28, 2015
    Pretty bro-tastic. Lots of cargo shorts, high fives, and polo shirts.
  • G. Sax
    G. SaxJune 6, 2015
    Pinball! Medieval Madness. Forgiving. You'll get your money's worth.
  • Rem K.
    Rem KoningApril 23, 2015
    Laid back atmosphere and wide beer selection.
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoMarch 22, 2015
    Great beer selection and bartender. Make sure you're not entering on an obnoxious trivia night, unless that's your thing.
  • Jake F.
    Jake FarisMarch 20, 2015
    Pretentious bartenders.
  • Felix S.
    Felix SargentJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    David and John are amazing. Betters are fantastic. You can't go wrong with anything here.
  • Cipriano S.
    Cipriano SánchezDecember 27, 2014
    This place makes me yawn!
  • Veronika
    VeronikaDecember 17, 2014
    Pool table and good ciders!
  • Eric G.
    Eric GelinasNovember 25, 2014
    This place has the worlds finest pool table. Or at least The Missions. Great beer too. Bring cash
  • Brendan C.
    Brendan CurranNovember 10, 2014
    Delicious sangria!
  • John D.
    John DohertyOctober 17, 2014
    Love this bar. It reminds me of the Brooklyn Inn in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, which is my favorite bar.
  • Gordon B.
    Gordon BowmanOctober 4, 2014
    Chill dive bar
  • dave m.
    dave murphySeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to grab a beer with friends and have a real conversation.
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.August 26, 2014
    Pool table in the back and a great spot to grab a drink. It is usually less crowded then other spots like Trick Dog and good for large groups.
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MadamaAugust 14, 2014
    Labatts!!!
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongAugust 9, 2014
    Very nice chill bar. The bartenders are extremely friendly and knowledgable.
  • Greg S.
    Greg SchechterAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome craft beer selection that changes often. Causal and filled with friendly people.
  • Angie H.
    Angie HAugust 8, 2014
    A surprisingly chill bar that's not too far from all the hype on Valencia.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GoldenAugust 5, 2014
    Cash only but can't go wrong with beer selection and the atmosphere. Have problems? Leave them at the door. Not at Shotwell's. Life's good here
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    Like a library for beer nerds. History buffs will love it to, as it’s got a great story dating back to 1868. You’ll go for a beer after work but stay all night.
  • Tim H.
    Tim HarrisonJuly 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beer selection and some of the nicest bartenders in the city.
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BownsApril 1, 2014
    If there's a sour ale on tap, get it.
  • Scott S.
    Scott SnyderMarch 31, 2014
    Play trivia on Monday nights. It starts around 8pm.
  • Peter A.
    Peter AlbersJanuary 16, 2014
    best pool table I'm the neighborhood ... and, pinball!
  • Pancrazio
    PancrazioDecember 29, 2013
    The most local beer you can get is of course Anchor Steam, brewed a few blocks from here! Cheers!
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SalomonDecember 6, 2013
    Beer and wine bar only! And cash only...
  • Phips P.
    Phips PeterOctober 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Young's Double Chocolate on tap is always a bonus
  • Charlie Y.
    Charlie YuanSeptember 14, 2013
    They have fucking labatt blue!! Lol imported. Oh Canada :)
  • Mario S.
    Mario SundarSeptember 3, 2013
    The pumpkin beer is special. Try it.
  • Megan P.
    Megan PAugust 15, 2013
    Great selection of beers, cash only!
  • Travis P.
    Travis PazinJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The sangria wasn't bad last I checked. You should tell employee Paul Suway that "Travis says hello."
  • Diane H.
    Diane HarriganMay 23, 2013
    Having an after work relaxing moment in #SanFrancisco - in the Mission - great atmosphere
  • Arlo J.
    Arlo JamrogNovember 29, 2012
    Try the beer!
  • Micha H.
    pub quiz! Mondays at 8PM
  • Aaron D.
    Aaron DraczynskiOctober 6, 2012
    The chocolate stout is smooth and tasty.
  • Scott E.
    Scott EatonSeptember 19, 2012
    Sausagefest! Not that I'm complaining.
  • Meghan M.
    Meghan MurphySeptember 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    It's September and its Pumpkin season! Try the shipyard pumpkin smash on tap.
  • Erik
    ErikSeptember 14, 2012
    Great beer selection and super friendly staff.
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