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Bistro Gambrinus

European, Eastern European, Central European, German, Russian
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1813 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117-1213
12:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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121 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

In town and a friend took me here as one of their regular pubs/watering holes (strange that it is called a "bistro" because it is certainly more like a pub). Amazing selection of beers on tap. I had fish and chips and it was very good. Good choice if you are nearby.

Thank west2926
Key West, Florida
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91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

We found this place online. What a gem! As I am Czech and my boyfriend Russian and we live in US, we always try to find places with our cuisine. It's not to big, just the right size. They have amazing selection of beers. The food was to die for. I will definitely come back if we visit San Francisco... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

A small European style bar that could be easy to pass by, however, if you make the choice to walk in you surely won't regret it. It is just up the street from the popular brewery/restaurant Barrelhead, but has much more of an authentic local atmosphere. Their imported draft list is endless and gives you a taste of Europe. Also,... More 

Thank Cwmcmorrow
Red Bank, New Jersey
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

Biggest selection of European beers I've ever seen! Pub is fresh, bright. Stumbled on this place with my wife in residential neighborhood near Golden Gate Park while out biking/touristing. Stopped in for a burger n beer, both very good. Good service, good food, young crowd, Fun.

Thank Craneguynynj
Fresno, California
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

This is a basically a pub. You should think 'eastern european.' A bunch of european beers, sauerkraut, potatoes......Our host had us try beef tongue - which was good. The bartender is your server. No desserts.

Thank guyashby
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

Nice, simple local pub with a good selection of beers and nice fresh salads. Great place to meet with friends.

Thank Karen B
Palm Springs
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Ambiance: A bistro. Large bar, crowded tables, large TV screens showing sports (but without sound), somewhat loud recorded music, that was turned down at request. Noise: Loud with conversation, as expected. Food: Hearty Central European dishes. A green salad for two, beef goulash, and stuffed cabbage. Not gourmet fare but quite tasty. Beverages: A large selection of foreign and domestic... More 

Thank QualityRow
San Francisco, California, United States
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48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

For anyone that was upset about the closing of Old Krakow in West Portal years ago, rest assure, this place has quality polish food! Aside from that, crafy russian dishes and others alike. With an array of rare european beers on tap and in the bottle, you can't go wrong. Come here for a soccer match, League or Champions/Europa League.... More 

Thank JonathanFord
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

We stumbled on this place as we were walking back to our hotel from visiting Golden Gate Park. And what a find! They have several European beers on tap that I know are not available in the Northeast USA. I had a Staropraman, a delicious Czech lager that I had not been able to find since since last year when... More 

Thank Jeff W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We had our last dinner of our trip at Bistro Gambrinus, and it was a dandy. Loved the huge selection of beer. I had the cabbage rolls and would definitely order it again if we are able to go back. It's a smaller place, and the staff was friendly. Definitely a nice break from the regular touristy-stuff.

Thank Magheeta411

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Eastern European, Central European, German, Russian
Restaurant features
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1813 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117-1213
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?