The name Rosamunde is well-known to San Francisco beer geeks, thanks to its original location in the same building as beer mecca Toronado. They’ve been serving up sausages with all the fixins for years and have finally opened up a second, stand-alone location in the Mission District, right on top of BART. They were also wise enough to pick the brain of their old landlord, as the Mission location offers not only 18 sausages (yes, hippies, they have a vegan option), but 23 rotating taps, and 35 bottles- not a one of them boring. (You may feel like challenging me on the not-boring part but you’d be amazed how excited hipsters get over $1 PBR happy hours.) They don’t do a lot at Rosamunde, but what they do, they do quite well.
There’s a fairly small bar just inside the entrance with maybe a dozen stools. At the end of that is the menu board and the register. Order your food, tell them which two free condiments (sauerkraut, beef chili, peppers, etc) you want, and get a number. In the meantime, order a beer, find a seat at one of the picnic tables, or in the back at one of a few quieter tables. When the loud tattooed man yells your number, grab your sausage, toss on some hot mustard & curry ketchup, and head back to your beer. Finish, pee, and repeat.
It’s fairly large, and it closes early, so it won’t attract the mass of people most bars in the area would. You might not get a seat on Friday night, but you won’t be smashed up against the ATM, either. And you can’t beat the location- it’s especially great for a quick lunch on your way to the San Francisco Airport.
The beer selection is one of the more impressive ones for such a casual place. Sometimes they don’t even bother with SF standards like Anchor Steam, Prohibition, and Sierra- instead, they regularly rotate taps pouring seasonals and specials from places Stone, Allagash, and Ommegang.
It’s not as “nice” as places like Monk’s Kettle or La Trappe, but it’s quick, it’s great food, and it’s great beer.