|3159 16th Street|
|Usually bar-like hours, but often closes around midnight?|
|Cash only. ATM inside|
The selection of beers is really high quality, with a number of more unusual German brews. They also do you (and your wallet) the favor of serving half liters.
Sometime in 2008 or 2009, Gestalt went through a substantial renovation, possibly coinciding with their ownership change. They took down the taxidermy, painted everything red, put art up on the walls and put in some weird hanging lights. The change was seemingly to attract a wider crowd, also evidence by the pumping jams on weekends in contrast to the lower-volume jukebox the bar originally had.
The original founders of Gestalt Haus set up a new place in Fairfax, keeping the bike-centricism and indoor bike racks the SF Gestalt originally had.
The spot was previous occupied by Cafe la Onda, which is where Gestalt probably inherited their beer-and-wine-only license. CABC license database entry.