Best Beer in the Bay
Seriously southern cooking combined with gourmet twists, an extensive whiskey book, and a bounty of house-brewed beers make Southpaw BBQ a worthy brewery destination in the diverse Mission District. One of my personal favorites is to pair a pint of their Roll Tide Red Ale with some smoky chicken wings and a side of black pepper brie mac n’ cheese – ain’t nothing closer to true Southern hospitality in Northern California.
21st Amendment Brewery | 563 2nd Street, SoMa
Named after the amendment to the Constitution repealing prohibition, this witty bar aims to reclaim the essence of the neighborhood gathering place the local brewpub once represented before prohibition. At the 21st Amendment, they celebrate the culture of the great breweries of old, making unique, hand crafted beers, great food, and providing a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere that invites conversation, interaction and a sense of community. With names like “Hell or High Watermelon,” a popular summertime watermelon wheat, and “Brew Free! or Die IPA,” a perpetual award winner, this fun brewery mixes wit with old-time charm and modern influence – all combining to make one unique brewery destination in the SoMa district.
ThirstyBear Brewing Company | 661 Howard Street, Yerba Buena
An organic brewery that doubles as a Spanish restaurant, ThirstyBear pairs the ultimate social beverage with tapas, making a quick trip to this brewery a near impossible task. You’ll want to linger for hours over seasonally prepared Spanish small plates paired with The Polar Bear Pilsner or The Panda Bear Ale, just two popular choices from their long list of house-brewed beers. Cute names and delicious food aside, The ThirstyBear is San Francisco’s only green-certified organic brewery, adding a whole new level to the concept of enjoying responsibly.
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