Best Beer and Trivia - 2010
The Church Key
It's no easy task to get locals to a bar in North Beach when there's no good Muni service. So if a 10-page beer menu isn't enough, every Tuesday night Church Key turns to the can't-lose one-two punch of pot pie and trivia. For $10, you get a delicious pot-pie-of-the-week (be it beef and cheese, chicken and veal, or, sometimes, one suitable for vegetarians) that'll have you wishing the pot were half as deep and twice as wide just to get more of the crust, plus a draft beer of your choosing — even including the Allagash Curieux, a bourbon-barrel-aged tripel ale that normally goes for $10 itself. If your team wins at trivia, you get a $20 bar tab that covers most of the high-end bottles. So if you and your pals are cocky enough, order a bottle of Telegraph Reserve Wheat — a sour Berlinerweisse-style ale — ahead of time and bust out your useless knowledge as though your wallet depends on it.