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Top 7 Beer Gardens in San Francisco

San Francisco is a diverse city lovingly called the “City by the Bay.” It’s filled with fantastic restaurants, bars, and beer gardens.

friends cheering at beer gardens in San Francisco

The city offers a wide variety of options for those hoping to taste some of the city’s best offerings.

Whether you like smaller, cozier bars or larger modern spaces, there is something on this list for everyone.

I can’t recommend exploring this city’s beer gardens enough!

Spark Social SF

601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco, CA 94158
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Spark Social SF is a lively beer garden on Mission Bay Boulevard North.

It’s in the heart of the city and incredibly convenient for those living in or visiting the area.

Spark Social is known for its laid-back atmosphere.

It’s a large, bus-size food truck that’s situated among many other incredible food truck options.

You can get a drink and food at Spark Social SF and explore the many other food and dessert options nearby.

One of the things they’re best known for is their sangria garden.

They also offer a wide variety of wraps, burritos, and salads.


199 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 255-7505
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Zeitgeist is a German-style beer garden with a large outdoor space that brings together people from all walks of life looking for a memorable experience.

Everyone frequents the bar, from visiting tourists to those who have spent their whole lives in San Francisco.

It has a very large collection of beers to offer, including local favorites and international options.

They are also known for their pub food, including burgers and fries.

I recommend the Hard Kombucha if you’re looking for something different from your ales or IPAs.

Southern Pacific Brewing

620 Treat Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 341-0152
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Southern Pacific Brewing is located on Treat Avenue in San Francisco and is another great beer garden option for locals or visitors.

Their interior is modern in style, with high ceilings, large communal tables, and a friendly atmosphere.

They have an extensive selection of beers, including everything from IPAs to lagers and wheat beers.

I highly recommend coming here with a few friends and enjoying the beautiful interior, food, and drinks.

The menu has so many good options that it’s definitely hard to choose, but the Banh Mi with sage fries and the Queen Mary were my favorites.


424 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (628) 276-3203
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Biergarten is a German-style beer garden that is located on Octavia Street.

It has a very large outdoor area with string lights, picnic tables, and a huge amount of space for 100+ people.

The main attraction is, of course, the beer they have on offer.

Some are traditional German beers, like Bavarian Hefeweizen (it comes highly recommended!), while others are local craft beers that you may be familiar with if you live in the area.

Their beer pairs well with their German-style pretzels. You can’t go wrong with the fried Brie and the Lo-Fi Grapefruit Hibiscus Spritz.

Drake’s Dealership

2325 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 568-2739
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The unusually-named Drake’s Dealership has a beer garden and a full-size restaurant in Oakland, California.

They offer amazing beers and wood-fired pizza in a truly memorable setting.

Their outdoor space is carefully curated with large tables and plenty of open space.

If you want to make sure you have a spot for a chosen night out, they also take reservations.

Don’t have time to hang around the restaurant? You can also order their food for takeout.

Finnegans Wake

937 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 731-6119
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Finnegans Wake is a San Francisco favorite.

It’s a lively pub and beer garden with a warm and inviting atmosphere with various beers, like IPAs and smooth porters.

You can also order off the pub’s menu, from fish and chips to burgers and stews.

The bar is open seven days a week and is well-known for its award-winning Bloody Mary.

Anchor Public Taps

495 De Haro St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 863-8350
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Anchor Public Taps on De Haro Street is another San Francisco favorite.

It’s a must-visit for anyone spending a limited amount of time in the city or if you are a fan of the Anchor Brewing Company.

It has a comfortable and inviting atmosphere that makes it all the easier to enjoy any time spent there.

The beer garden is known for its fantastic service as well, in addition to its knowledgeable staff, who are always willing to give you a recommendation.

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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