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Reverb  2323 Polk St./Union St., Russian Hill.

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Royal Exchange  301 Sacramento St./Front St., Financial District.  In the simpler times when this corner pub bar opened--it was not so long ago in 1972, when Alcatraz became a national park and the first episode of “The Streets of San Francisco” aired--only two beers were on tap and only hot dogs and cold sandwiches were on the menu.  Now 32 different beers are on tap--including a clean, crisp Amstel Pilsner lager from Amsterdam and a full-bodied, smooth Trumer Pils from Berkeley--and the dog has been joined by hamburgers both big (1/3 pound) and bigger (1/2 pound) as well as veggie (portobello mushroom).  Less pub-style grub includes a tasty Genoa-style lazy-man’s cioppino and a grilled salmon salad with mango salsa.  All this and cocktails, too!  I love the brick walls and the many enclosed wood booths that surround the two central wood bars.  Why, after half a beer, you might actually think you’re in the jolly U.K.  A take-away window outside makes a quick bite possible. 



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