Steelhead Brewing Co. - Burlingame

333 California Street, Burlingame, CA, 94010, United States
(650) 344-6050
Latitude: 37.57990, Longitude: -122.34624


  • Monday: 4:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.50 | Atmosphere: 4.31 | Service: 4.56 | Food: 4.00
out of 100
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Saturday 8th of December 2012 06:33:33 PM

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I was driving nearby and wanted a brewpub to visit and saw on this website that Steelhead had some good scores. The bar was full so we sat at a booth and ordered a flight. The waitress seemed a bit surprised we were not ordering food.

The 8 beers in the flight included the quite tasty "HAIRY WEASEL" Hefeweizen, the more mild and creamy "BARRACUDA BLONDE" (which should have been first in the flight, in my opinion,) two decent IPAs, a uniquely yummy Pumpkin Pie Ale, an impressive Stout, and two reds - one okay and the other a hoppy experience.

I'd happily go back again.
Selection: 3.25 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 3.75 | Food: N/A

usmakusma (30)
Friday 8th of January 2010 11:10:46 AM
This was our first stop on our beer trip. It was also really close to the airport so that worked well. The place is nice. We sat at the bar but there are tables with sofas around them, that would have been nice if we couldn't get bar seats. The back room looked really nice, it had several pool tables and another bar, but it was early so no one was on that side yet.

The beers overall were very hoppy. We got the sampler and if I had asked for everything but the IPA I would have thought they gave it to us by mistake. The Heff was the only beer that wasn't hoppy (which made it my fav.) They had a blonde, Red, IPA, Stout (I never had a hoppy stout before, don't know if I want to again), another red, a pale ale, a scotch ale, and the pale ale aged in the cask. My wife liked the Scotch and the cask aged pale (less hoppy than the regular pale ale). After we got the sampler we asked what was on the hand pulls, the bartender gave us free samples of those, I think one was an IPA, the other was the Pale Ale.

The food was ok. I got a bacon burger, the patty was pre-made, nothing special. My wife had the clam appetizer, The broth was good, we believe it was made with one of their beers, but she suggests getting the pasta with it to soak up the leftover broth. It was a bit pricey, and we did see several fruit flys at the bar. It was ok, but If your going up to San Francisco I'd say 21st Amendment had better beer. We aren't fans of hoppy beer, and that was most of what they had.
Selection: 3.5 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 3.75

Beer Brian (20)
Wednesday 13th of August 2008 08:59:47 AM
A very enjoyable experience.

They have 8 brews on tap, 4 apparently regulars and 4 rotating seasonals. I tried the Munchner Dunkel. Dark, malty, a touch of sweetness, just like I like a dunkel. Other offerings were pretty standard - a hefeweizen, a light ale, etc.

Atmosphere was good - an old brick building, high ceilings with ceiling fans, industrial chic might describe it. There's also a patio out back but I didn't make it there.

Service was good but not great - I had to wait a long time to get and pay my bill. Good suggestions and friendly, but a bit slow.

Food was good and they had some selections outside the usual range. I had the ostrich burger. They have pizzas, salads, the usual kind of thing. Family friendly, but more expensive than most brewpubs I visit.

Bring quarters for parking at the meters.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: N/A
Monday 4th of February 2008 11:05:29 AM
Came across this gem by accident while strolling through Burlingame. Good selection (8+ taps) of well-crafted beers, all done in-house. No "guest taps". Enjoyed a very nice "Best Bitter" so much that I never got around to the other styles available, even on a second visit. Interesting space; would have liked the bar to be a little more separate from the dining area and its attendant screaming children. Food menu standard fare but done well. Pricey for pub food but in line with Burlingame dining. Parking is likely to be a nightmare, but I was on foot so can't speak to that. Bar service was excellent--staff friendly (but not too) and knowledgeable. Even comped me a beer! Definitely worth going out of the way for.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 3.5 | Service: 4.75 | Food: 4.0

BahHumBrew (555)
Sunday 10th of June 2007 11:01:03 PM
Comfortable bar area plus several tall tables and cozy booths. Adjacent dining area with both tables and large booths. A separate billards room with 6 tables and flat screen TV in all areas. Also a small patio area out back.
Currently 8 house brews plus 2 cask beers covering a broad range of styles. I particularly enjoyed the Gratefull Red and the Nigel's EESB.
Excellent food selection. Normal pub fare plus many unique specialty items. Great salads. Street parking and public lots nearby plus CalTrain is right across the street
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.75
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Steelhead Front Entry
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