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Bistro Gambrinus

Bar, European, Pub, 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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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Good selection of goodfood. Good beer selection. Service usually very good. Owner very accommodating

Thank Doug G
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice cozy place, selection of domestic and European beer, good food and friendly service. I love their stroganoff and their burger

Thank Nael A
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132 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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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96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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

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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
Bar, European, Pub, Eastern European, Central European, German, Russian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
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?