This guide to San Francisco breweries will make it easy to find breweries located within the city limits of San Francisco as well as breweries throughout the extended San Francisco Bay area. Wherever you are, there’s sure to be a brewery not far away.
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City of San Francisco Breweries
21st Amendment Brewery
Address: 563 2nd St., San Francisco, CA 94107
Telephone: 415) 369-0900
Open daily 11:30 AM – 10 PM; Sundays 11-10
Located two blocks from the San Francisco Giants baseball park. This is one of San Francisco breweries that is very popular. It’s the perfect place to relax while enjoying handcrafted beers and great food.
Address: 1705 Mariposa St., San Francisco, CA
Telephone: (415) 863-8350
Anchor Brewing is one of the oldest breweries in the United States. Known as the San Francisco original since 1896. The handcrafted beer is still created in a traditional copper brewhouse. Free tours are available by appointment only and are followed by a tasting. Beer tasting is only available as part of a tour. One of the San Francisco breweries you really should visit.
Address: 330 Littlefield Ave., So. San Francisco, CA
Telephone: (415) 745-2739
Open Thurs. 5PM-9PM; Fri. 5PM – 11PM
Armstrong Brewery is an artisan brewery located in South San Francisco. Visit the brewery to sample their latest beers, special membership beers, or take a class to learn more about brewing.
Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant
Address: 1000 Great Hwy., San Francisco, CA 94121
Telephone: (415) 386-8439
Open daily 9 AM – 10 PM; Friday and Saturday until 11 PM
Beach Chalet is located above the Golden Gate Park Visitors’ Center. Come enjoy hand crafted ales and a spectacular ocean view. This is one of the few San Francisco breweries that offer free parking.
Cerveceria de Mateveza
Address: 3801 18TH St., San Francisco, CA 94104
Telephone: (415) 273-9295
Open daily Noon – 10 PM; Mondays 5PM-10PM
This 20 gallon nanobrewery features Mate Veza, organic beers brewed with Yerba Mate, the South American herbal tea. Enjoy the cafe offering Argentinian cuisine. They also serve a variety of beers from throughout the United States, wine, and additional beverages.
Magnolia Pub & Brewery
Address: 1398 Haight St., San Francisco, CA 94117
Telephone: (415) 864-7468
Open Mon-Thurs. 11AM – Midnight; Fri. 11AM-1AM; Sat. 10AM-1AM; Sun. 10AM-Midnight
Enjoy handcrafted ales produced in the 7 barrel brewery located beneath the restaurant. The pub also serves on tap a variety of artisan brews produced from favorite breweries such as Lagunitas, Drakes, and Marin Brewing.
Pizza Orgasmica & Brewing Co.
Address: 823 Clement St., San Francisco, CA 94118
Telephone: (415) 386-6000
Open daily 11 am – 11 pm; open until midnight on Thurs. and 1 AM on Fridays and Saturdays
Relax with a cold beer and pizza. Visit one of their 4 San Francisco brewery locations or their location in San Rafael. The San Rafael offers Brazilian cuisine as well.
Social Kitchen & Brewery
Address: 1326 9th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94122
Telephone: (415) 681-0330
Open Mon-Thu 4 PM – Midnight; Friday 4 PM-2AM; Sat. 11:30 AM-2AM; Sun. 10:30- Midnight
Located a few blocks from Golden Gate Park, this San Francisco brewery was established in 2010. They use their beer in their recipes and pair the beer with items on their menu. Come experience craft beer in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset. One of the San Francisco breweries that serves meals.
Southern Pacific Brewing
Address: 620 Treat Ave., San Francisco, CA 94110
Telephone: (415) 341-0152
You’ll find 21 beers on tap as well as a full bar. Brewmaster, Andy French create a variety of flavorful house brews on an onsite 15-barrel brew system. This is one of the San Francisco breweries that has a full restaurant.
Address: 2170 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110
Telephone: (415) 934-9300
Open Mon 5PM – 10:30PM; Wed-Fri 5PM – 11:30PM; Sat 3PM – 11:30PM; Sun 3PM – 10:30PM
Enjoy southern cooking and house-brewed beer at this San Francisco brewery. They also serve a collection of 40 whiskeys.
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Address: 1195 Evans Ave., San Francisco, CA 94124
Telephone: (415) 642-3371
Open Tue-Thu 3PM – 8PM; Fri-Sat 1PM – 9PM; Sun 1PM – 6PM
A cozy hangout! This wood-paneled basement hideaway offers 12 taps of outstanding beer. The old-fashioned decor is a hit. Enjoy the budget friendly happy hour. You can bring your own food or go on a Friday when there is a food truck selling food. Make reservations in advance for a brewery tour. Great craft beer and a fun, friendly San Francisco brewery!
Thirstybear Brewing Co.
Address: 661 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105
Telephone: (415) 974-0905
Open Mon-Thu 11:30AM – 10PM; Fri 11:30AM – 11PM; Sat 12PM – 11PM; Sun 5PM – 10PM
This is one of the San Francisco breweries that serves food. They feature Spanish cuisine feature fresh, local ingredients. Known for their amazing brews.
Triple Voodoo Brewing
Address: 3145 Geary Blvd, Suite 410, San Francisco, CA
Beers currently available at local bars.
Breweries in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area
Address: 975 Detroit Ave. Unit E, Concord
Open Mon. Thurs. Fri. 4-9 PM; Sat. 2-9 PM; Sun. Noon-5PM
A great place to stop in and drink locally made brews!
Altamont Beer Works
Address: 2402 Research Drive, Livermore, CA 94550
Phone number: (925) 443-2337
Locally owned. Specializing in hop forward balanced ales.
Wed.-hurs. 4-8PM; Fri.-Sat. noon-7:30PM; Sun. noon-6PM
Bison Brewing Company
Address: 2030 Fifth Street, Berkeley, CA
This Berkeley microbrewery produces Pale Ale, Coriander Rye, Chocolate Stout, and Bavarian-style hefe weizen.
All of Bison’s beers are certified organic.
Black Diamond Brewing Co.
Address: 2470 Bates Ave, Suite C, Concord
Open Mon.-Fri. 3:30PM – 7:30
Stop by the taproom to sip their award-winning beer.
Drake’s Brewing Co.
Address: 1933 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA
Open Tues.-Thurs. 3-9PM; Sat. Noon-9PM; Sun. Noon-7PM
30 minute tours are given on Fridays (except the first Friday) at 1:30 PM and 5:30 PM.
Drake’s big-flavored beers are available on Draft or in 12oz. 6-packs, or 22 oz. Bombers.
Eight Bridges Brewing
Address: 332 Earhart Way, Livermore, CA 94551
Phone number: (925) 961-9160
Kid and dog friendly. You can bring in your own food.
Open Wed.-Thurs. 4-8PM; Fri. noon-8; Open Sat. noon-; Sun. noon-6PM
Elevation 66 Brewing
Address: 10082 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito
Open Mon.-Wed. 3PM-11PM; Thurs. and Sun.: 11:30 AM-11PM; Fri.-Sat. 11:30AM-Midnight
This El Cerrito brewpub features 6 handcrafted beers produced on the premises. They also offer 6 beers from other breweries on a rotating basis. Come enjoy amazing beer and food as well.
Address: 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Open Mon.-Thurs. 11:30AM – 1 AM; Fri. 11:30 AM – 1:30 AM; Sat. Noon-1:30; Sun. Noon-Midnight
Enjoy handcrafted beers and ales along with award-winning wood-fired pizzas at Jupiter. This two-story beerhouse pours 12 house brews as well as 20 other regional craft beers. Housed in an old livery stable from the 1890s, you’ll love the unique European atmosphere here.
Linden Street Brewery
Address: 95 Linden Street, Oakland, CA
Open Thurs.-Fri. 5-9PM; weekends noon-5PM
Tours are available by appointment. Beers are available on draft only. However, growlers are available during taproom hours. Various sizes of kegs are available as well.
Main Street Brewery
Address: 830 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA
Open Sun. 11:30AM – 8PM; Mon. 4-8PM; Tues.-Thurs. 11:30AM – 10PM; Fri. – Sat. 11:30AM – Midnight
This brewery in downtown Pleasanton offers 5 handcrafted house brews, a dozen rotating guest taps, food, and live music on the weekends.
Marin Brewing Company
Address: 1809 Larkspur Landing, Larkspur, CA
Open Sun.-Thurs. 11:30-Midnight; Fri.-Sat. 11:30AM – 1 AM
This brewpub offers quality brews and food in a cozy atmosphere.
Shadow Puppet Brewing Company
Address: 4771 Arroyo Vista, Livermore, CA 94551
Phone number (925) 453-6498
Open Thurs. 4-8PM; Fri. -Sat. noon-9PM; Sun. noon-7PM
Excellent beer. 14 fresh beers on tap. Snacks for sale. Large screen tv for sports. They have a kids room.
Steelhead Brewing Co.
Address: 333 California Street, Burlingame, CA
Telephone: (650) 344-6050
Opens daily at 11:30 AM; closes at 9PM Sun.-Mon.; Tues. – Thurs. 10PM; Fri.-Sat. 11PM
Beers are brewed in small batches at each of its 3 locations. Enjoy the fresh beer, wine, and food. Other locations are Irvine and Eugene, Oregon. Make reservations for a game of pool as well!
Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse
Address: 1920 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA
This brewpub was established in 1985 by brothers John and Reid Martin.
Open Mon.-Wed. 11:30AM-1AM; Thurs.-Sat. 11:30AM – 2 AM; Sun. 11:30AM – Midnight
Trumer Pils Brauerei
Address: 1404 Fourth Street, Berkeley
Open Mon.-Fri. 8AM – 4:30PM
This is the Bay Area’s only authentic German style Pilsner Brewery. Tours are available on Fridays at 3:15PM. Reservations are recommended.
Working Man Brewing Company
Address: 5542 Brisa Street, Livermore, CA 94550
Phone number: (925) 269-9622
Open Thurs.-Fri. 4-7PM; Sat. noon-6; Sun. noon-4
Dog friendly. Work Man sells both 32 and 64 ounce growlers.
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