If you wound up going to Rouge Public House, then this is only a block away and is the only place where you should go for Belgian beers. Period. The outside is a little bit deceiving because after you walk through the front door, you’re pretty much in a kitchen. Don’t get worried though. Just head down the spiral staircase and you’re at the bar. The bar area is small and intimate with plenty of exposed brick and archways with some accents of brass. Bartenders here are patient and will typically be able to give you some great recommendations. However, they may require that you at least attempt to pronounce the beer you’re ordering. This place really gives off the vibe of an actual Belgian bar. You won’t find too much American craft beer here because the concentration is mostly Belgian where bottles of vintage Cantillon and 3 Fonteinen are common and flowing. Take your time while you’re here. Examine the extensive beer menu, grab some geuze and eat some mussels. Although the prices are a bit higher, it’s worth it to try at least one authentic lambic in a cozy atmosphere.
La Trappe Cafe
800 Greenwich St, San Francisco, CA 94133