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With over 108,000 barrels of beer sold every year, you may have already sampled the fruit of this company's labor. Anchor Steam, a full-bodied lager, is the brewery's most famous creation, and is popular in San Francisco and around the world. But have you seen it being created? And have you tried it freshly brewed? If not, take the official brewery tour. See the beer being made, sample different brews at the tasting bar, and savor a shot of the famous Potrero malted rye whiskey. Beer and souvenir items are available for purchase. Hour-long tours Monday to Friday can be made by reservation only.
It's Haight-Ashbury, so what better music to be wafting in the air as you sip the house-made brews than the Grateful Dead in a place that was known back in the '60s as the Drug Store? Remodeling has made the setting less psychedelic, though there is an ebullient mural on the wall, but Jerry and the guys are always on the sound system taking you back to the Summer of Love. That sets a mellow mood for the huge sandwiches, plates of sausages, bowls of hearty soup, and tempting finger foods such as french fries and onion rings. The service from the hip and hippie wait staff is friendly and the atmosphere is always 1967. Do not miss their special brunch every Saturday and Sunday, 10a to 3p.
A significant addition to the thriving beer scene of the Bay Area, Social Kitchen and Brewery opened its doors in 2010, and since then has been educating and delighting beer lovers. Home to a variety of craft style ales and bitters, they have incorporated a food menu that pairs perfectly with the beers and includes classic favorites like burgers, fries, hot wings, salads and steaks. The spacious and urban interiors of the dining room exude a casual ambiance, perfect for enjoying food and drinks.
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is a brewery that welcomes one and all. At Speakeasy you can simply relax and enjoy different varieties of ales and lagers. Here, you can chill out with your friends indoors or simply head to the patio and indulge in people watching. This brewery is a far cry from the stereotypical breweries that take you through boring tours; it hosts variety of interesting events on a regular basis like live music concerts, free tours, new beer releases, beer sampling and much more. And, given the food trucks that open up here, guests have a wide choice as far as food is concerned. Good food, great entertainment and endless rounds of chilled beer is what Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is all about.