563 Second St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410737.782419 -122.392614
Neighborhoods: Central East, South Beach
Top Of The Line Brew Pub – The 21st Amendment is one of the best brew pubs around. They make some great beers (and some very interesting ones such as the Watermelon Wheat) and they serve them alongside some great food. I have eaten here a number of times with different people and we have all enjoyed everything we tasted. The waitstaff in the restaurant section are always great even if the bartenders can be a bit rude from time to time. This is a great lunch spot but beware if there is a baseball game at the nearby park, the 21st Amendment will be overflowing with baseball fans enjoying a beer before the game.
Great service, simple menu, what else – We went here after hitting Jeremy's across the street. On Sundays, it was one of the few places open near the store, so our expectations were not very high. However, their excellent customer service won us over. We loved their bread and asked our waitress where it was from. Instead of just giving us the name of the bakery and the type of bread (which they did), the manager gave us half a loaf of their Pugliese bread (about the size of a regular loaf of french bread) on the house. The menu was simple yet satisfying. Even though this is a brewpub, it turned out to be an excellent place for lunch after a vigorous day of shopping.
Great neighborhood beer and ?? – 21A has great beer. Watermelon wheat rocks. The food is generally good. I've found it varies...they've changed their menu several times in the last few years. While I generaly support menu changes, I've been disappointed by the choices in what they take off and what they replace it with. Bring back the 1/2 salads and the apps.
Are there any decent brewpubs in the city? – 21st seems to try a bit too hard to be an upscale brewpub. And a brewpub with a full bar nonetheless. If you want to highlight your beer selection, my preference would be that beer comes first. But that's just me. Food was average. Friend ordered a wine (yes, I know...) and the waitress returned a few minutes later saying they were out of it. OK, no problem, she ordered another drink. Not a minute after the waitress leaves, another server delivers my beer and the original wine! So we tell this guy to cancel the second drink order with the waitress, and what happens? That's right, she shows up with the second drink. Not the most efficiently run place...
Dont be fooled!!!! – I have to admit that I have dined and drank beer in this place at least 6 times with friends. Food is decent , beer is good, atmosphere is lively and full of energy. But my visit yesterday changed my overall feelings about this place. I could not believe the treatment we got from the Manager of this restaurant. He was very rude and discriminating. We politely asked if we can get a booth and he said no because its for four people so, its fine by us , we do understand that they have to maximize seating. As soon as we got seated, 2 guys came and they were seated at the booth!!! My friend approached the Manager and asked why the 2 guys got the booth and the manager's reply was " so??????" in a very rude voice and then added 'do you want to be seated in a table for six ?? . .. we were just astonished and blown away .. . needless to say that we walked out and would never visit this place again. I hope this experience would be a wake up call to those who think this place is great.
Cavernous brewpub near AT&T Park offers house-made drafts for sports fans. – The Scene
A large semicircular bar dominates the front space of this restaurant. Behind it, a seating area featuring wooden booths, high ceilings and an open kitchen creates a warm, somewhat loud dining room. The crowd is a mix of sports fans glued to the television monitors above the bar and SOMA professionals gathering for an after-work bite or drink. Service is kind and orders are quickly processed.
Standard sports-bar fare (chicken wings, burgers and pizza) takes a back seat to more upscale American favorites, such as grilled Niman Ranch pork chops, seasonal veggies and whipped potatoes. The New York steak, served with red-wine butter and sweet potato straws, is a tender morsel made-to-order. Pasta dishes fulfill expectations for standard Italian fare, while the house pizza--its crust made from beer mash after the brewing process--exceeds them. A gooey chocolate brownie with ice cream or silky cheesecake are indulgent finishes.
Beer good: Food bad – Been here many times before. The beer is still good. But the quality of the food has declined. I got the Rueben sandwich recently. It can only be described as inedible. Atmsopherewise is has a nice vibe and comfortable surroundings. Won't be going back anytime soon for the food.
Tasty food, and a well crafted beer – had dinner here tonight... the Jerk Chicken dish was very good! Spiced so that you want to dip the bread to get all the juices! paired with their IPA... Excellent meal.
gets pretty loud in here...
Amazing dinner, disappointing dessert – From reading past reviews, the calibre of this restaurant seems to entirely depend on when you dine there. I didn't find the restaurant very loud, and the service was friendly and fast. The sweet potato soup and the arugula and spinach salad were awesome! When it came time for dessert I was ready for something great, but the chocolate pear fruit crisp I had tasted bland and old. It was a disappointing end to a really good meal. But I would give them another shot.
Bad Brunch – We went here for Sunday Brunch and were very disappointed with the food. The orange juice was old, the place smelled like a mixture of stale beer and ammonia, the food was quite mediocre, and the service slow. Next time we will just go the the ball park which has better food, and a much better atmosphere.
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