SAN FRANCISCO | Church Key opened in 2008 and has operated as a bit of an under the radar gem for craft beer lovers in San Francisco. The North Beach craft beer spot is unmarked but for a small sign over the door with a key, with the door opening to present a narrow, low lit, speakeasy saloon style venue. If there’s no seating downstairs, or you’re looking for something even more cozy, head upstairs where there are couches.
There are 10 rotating taps and around 70 different bottled beers on offer at any given time, with a mixture of American and international beers on offer from the likes of Alamanac, BareBottle, Alesmith, and Delirium just to name a few. Staff are well versed about all of the beers on offer, and will help you find something that appeals to your tastes if you’re not sure what to try. Samplers are also available if you want to try a few things, and there are a few nice wines available if beer’s not your thing.
A great option in a part of town where good beer isn’t quite as plentiful as some other areas. Keep an eye on their Twitter and Facebook accounts for details of tap takeovers and special release nights.
1402 Grant Avenue
Telephone: 415 963 1713
Mon – Sun: 5:00pm to 12:00am