5 local breweries to visit in San Francisco

1) Barebottle Brewing

A cool brewery with cool names for their beers, like Honey Boo Boo or Tart Side of the Force. There is an abundance of tables, shuffleboard, ping-pong and corn hole. You can bring in your own food and there’s typically a food truck there, too. They also offer brewery tours and home brewing classes.

San Francisco - Barebottle Brewing

2) Black Sands Brewery

A place for beer, bites and supplies to make your own brew at home. You can watch them make it, taste it, see the recipe and leave with everything to make the beer yourself. There are no secrets to their process here. You can also sign up for their homebrewing classes.

San Francisco - Black Sands Brewery

3) Cellarmaker Brewing Company

This small brewery is continuously experimenting with hops, grains, barrels and yeasts, so new limited brews are often introduced. And that makes it fun for them and folks visiting. They offer a good mix so there’s something for everyone. It’s a small space with very limited seating.

San Francisco - Cellarmaker Brewing

4) Harmonic Brewing

Located in a warehouse in the city’s Dogpatch is this tasting room where you can see the beers brewed in front of you. They have 12 beers on tap available as tasters, full pours or in growlers to-go. There is typically a food truck or vendor outside to offer bites with your beer.

San Francisco - Harmonic Brewing

5) Anchor Brewing

This brewery has been operating in the city since 1896. Join a tour, visit the vats, then finish with a tasting in their original taproom. Across the street is Public Taps where you can order beer daily from noon to evening time. They host food trucks and events in this space.

bar interior of Anchor Brewing in SF

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