Magnolia in Dogpatch (big sister to the Haight-Ashbury’s beloved Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery) was probably the most eagerly anticipated microbrewery to open in the city in a decade, with cask-beer devotees waiting patiently through four years of construction delays and permitting red tape. By all accounts, it was worth it. Owner Dave McLean (whose resemblance to late Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia is only partially coincidental), has transformed a former can factory into a hip neo-industrial craft barbecue and beer-lovers haven. Exposed pipes, reclaimed wood communal tables, and a bar hung with ladders that slide across a sheet metal wall of liquor provide the backdrop for some 15-17 draft and cask beers (Spud Boy’s IPA to Smokestack Lightning imperial stout), as well as dozens of premium small-batch whiskeys. Across the room, Smokestack BBQ restaurant offers up brisket, hot pastrami, Wagyu beef back ribs, sausages, smoked duck and other meats by the pound, served on butcher trays.
|Venue name:||Magnolia Brewing Company||Contact:|
2505 3rd St
|Cross street:||between 22nd and 23rd Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11:30am–midnight, bar Fri–Sat until 2am|
|Transport:||Bus 48, streetcar T|