Bars, Beer bars Hayes Valley
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Douglas Burnham Biergarten

Rarely in San Francisco do you get to enjoy beer in the style to which the Germans are happily accustomed. The semi-permanent spinoff of German restaurant Suppenküche down the street, the über-hip outdoor beer garden consists of picnic tables and a bar/kitchen carved out of metal shipping containers, sidled up against the side of the SF Jazz Center. On warm afternoons and even cool ones (the bar provides wool blankets), the young, bearded, and thirsty kick back with liters of Stiegelpils and hefeweizen, or bottles of Underberg bitters and celebrate…whatever. The munchies menu provides a tasty Teutonic base for all that beer: bratwurst, burgers, pickled deviled eggs, potato salad, and giant chewy pretzels topped with mustard and horseradish or stuffed with cheese and charcuterie.


Venue name: Biergarten
Address: 424 Octavia St
San Francisco

Cross street: between Fell and Linden Sts
Opening hours: Wed–Sat 2–8pm, Sun 1–7pm
Transport: Bus 21
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