Top 5 Watering Holes In San Francisco
Looking for the best beer experience as you explore San Francisco, one of the friendliest cities in the world?! Look no further because below we have an excellent selection of bars and breweries you MUST try during your stay in San Francisco. There are limitless options when it comes to attractions in San Fran, and these are a few of our favorite places to grab a cold one as you explore the town.
Anchor Brewing Company
Anchor Brewing Company offers a historic beer tour and tasting at America’s first craft brewery. ABC was founded in 1896 in the early days during the California Gold Rush…woah. Learn the story of the copper kettle brewing process and how it survived prohibition. They are still brewing some of the beers they first brewed from the beginning. With reasonably priced beers, this is a unique beer tour you’ll want to get an early start on.
Since the 80’s, the Toronado has been a popular bar hosting a wide variety of over 40 beers on tap. Known to attract some of the largest crowds in town, the Toronado draws you in and keeps you coming back. You are guaranteed to find a unique beer that will satisfy. Grab a nice buzz at Toronado and enjoy the famous Haight Street that draws the stoner crowd and then to enjoy the wide variety of cannabis related shops.
Full bar, full kitchen with a BBQ grill, Zeitgeist gets its name for its award winning memorabilia. It’s also known as being the #1 beer garden in San Francisco. Hosting a large patio area out back which is nice for outside drinking, Zeitgeist has a great beer selection and friendly staff. If you’re hungry, grab one of their famous burgers with a nice cold beer and enjoy the buzz and in the Mission District.
The Monk’s Kettle
This is a great place to enjoy a friendly friday night vibe. Great beer, tasty food and cooked to perfection. The kitchen hosts a “seasonally driven” menu, making their offerings from scratch and providing a unique contribution to the city. Their world renowned beer offers a menu of 28 options on draft, 1 unique cask engine ale and on average, around 150 bottled beers. If you’re looking for a great Belgian beer, this is the place to go – it is their specialty.
Elixir claims to date all the way back to 1858. The bar is adorned in beautiful vintage decor, upholding its traditional appeal for over 140+ years. This is the spot where you can truly drink like a local from an excellent selection of old fashion beers, it has a great atmosphere, relaxing vibe and a welcoming environment. Get a true piece of the city in its origins and enjoy some of the best beer in town.