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Student Discount and $3.50 Happy Hour Draughts at Bistro Gambrinus

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Et nomine Patris...

Et nomine Patris...

'œ..and through, thine intercession, I pray the blessed brewers, have made this, my beer, delicious. Amen'

I suppose, the city’s pre-occupation with food and its proximity to a Jesuit university explains the existence of a Euro-centric grub pub that’s named after the patron saint of beer.

Whereas Bistro Gambrinus may not bear much in common with general aesthetic of campus-close bars, what it does offer is fairly impressive when it comes to the brews its guardian keeps under a watchful eye in addition to a menu that offers meat, cheese and herring plates over orange, congealed pizza and corn nuts.

The prices aren’t exactly bargains, which kind of makes sense given the patronage of a private school.  They must have realized Catholic school has pretty much bankrupted families by the time college rolls around and that Catholics are pretty dependable drinkers though, because if you’re enrolled at USF, you get a 10% discount and all draughts are $3.50 during happy hour (Mon-Fri, 3-5pm.)

That sudsy king of Flanders!  Always thinking of everyone else.

Bistro Gambrinus
1813 Fulton Street (@Masonic Ave.)
[Western Addition/ Lone Mountain]

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Stephen's early years were spent in a boxcar overlooking downtown Los Angeles. From there he moved around the state with his family before settling under the warm blanket of smog that covers suburban Southern California. Moving around led to his inability to stay in one place for very long, but San Francisco has been reeling him back in with its siren song since 1999.
By trade he pours booze, but likes to think he can write and does so occasionally for the SF Bay Guardian, Bold Italic and 7x7. He also likes to enjoy time spent in old eateries, bars and businesses that, by most standards, would have been condemned a long time ago.