5 Best Bay Area Breweries

Celebrate National Beer Day today with these hopin' local breweries that bring the Bay Area's unique flavors to beer lovers everywhere! 

1. Local Brewing Co.

69 Bluxome St, San Francisco, CA 94107

A hidden gem one block over from Townsend, Local Brewing Co. is the perfect place to catch up with your friends while enjoying unique and delicious beers. They also are constantly changing their batch of beer so you'll never get bored of trying new ones!

Via their website

A destination brewery on Bluxome St. in San Francisco that crafts small batches of beer built from your feedback. Come in and enjoy some pints and a few bites.– the kind of brews you can enjoy more than one of and won’t be bored with. We use the finest ingredients we can get our hands on from the closest purveyors possible.


2. 21st Amendment Brewery

563 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

This place has been in San Francisco for a few decades now and when you step inside it's easy to see why. Located a few blocks away from AT&T Park, they have an amazing batch of locally brewed and themed beers. From IPA's to the seasonal favorites, like Come Hell or High Watermelon, there is definitely a beer that will appeal to any beer lovers palette. The food is also very very delicious! Try the calamari!  

Via their website:

The popular brewpub is now at the heart of the new city center, just south of the financial district and only two blocks from the San Francisco Giants baseball park. In addition to eight rotating taps of multiple award-winning hand-crafted house beers, the pub has been voted “Best Brewpub”, “Best Burger” and “Best Happy Hour” by the San Francisco press.


3. Drake's Brewing Company

1933 Davis St #177, San Leandro, CA 94577

This brewery has some amazing beers and some stellar food! They have 9 regular year round beers and they also brew 10 different seasonal flavors! The Oakland location features a very cozy beer garden that's perfect for the upcoming summer evenings in the Bay Area. Try the "When We Dip" appetizer! You will not regret it! 

via their website:

In 2015, Drake’s opened the Dealership in Downtown Oakland, inside the shell of a former Dodge Dealership and repair shop. The beer garden and full service restaurant was built largely of repurposed wood and steel from the existing structure. In a short time, the Dealership has become renowned for its excellent food menu, featuring locally sourced, farm fresh, and seasonal ingredients.


4. Southern Pacific Brewing Company

620 Treat Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110

Located in San Francisco's eclectic Mission District, Souther Pacific Brewing offers a variety of delicious bar foods (COCONUT FRIED CHICKEN WINGS?!) and pitchers of their 6 house beers!

via their website:

Southern Pacific’s 15 barrel specific mechanical system, producing clean, dry, true-to-style beers are the main features of a drinks lineup that boasts many attractions, including unique guest brews and high-caliber specialty cocktails.


5. Anchor Brewing

1705 Mariposa StSan Francisco, CA 94107

Anyone who's from the area and drinks beer is familiar with Anchor, odds are you've tasted one of their bottled beers before and there is no better place to try them than straight from the source! They have over a dozen house beers and some beer coolers too and you can see how these amazing drinks are made thanks to tours offered by the brewery. 

Anchor is America’s first and oldest craft brewery, with roots dating back to the California gold rush. Today, our beers are handmade from an all-malt mash in our traditional copper brewhouse. Our process combines the time-honored art of classical craft brewing with carefully applied, state-of-the-art modern methods.


Now get out there and enjoy all these local brews! Remember to drink responsibly! 


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