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Photograph: Noelle Chun Zeitgeist

The staff is surly, the metal is blasting, and the skunky scent of weed wafts through the air. Still, this is one of the best day-drinking patios in the city, in spite of—or maybe because of—its lack of frills. Bikers and hipsters mingle at the banquet-style picnic tables, surrounded by wacky murals. Everyone’s here for the extensive beer list, which sprawls over more than 4 dozen varieties. The beer list is broken down into types, from pilsners and lagers to saisons and barrel-aged stouts. The selection typically includes a generous smattering of Belgian and German offerings, plus a wide array of beers from local breweries like Lost Coast, Henhouse, Anderson Valley Brewing, Bear Republic, Lagunitas, and Russian River Brewing Company.

By: Lauren Sheber


Venue name: Zeitgeist
Address: 199 Valencia St
San Francisco

Cross street: at Duboce Ave
Opening hours: Daily 9am–2am
Transport: Bus 14, 49
Price: $
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Zeitgeist is my jam! This place epitomizes what a beer garden should feel like - wide open space, communal seating, a kind of camaraderie among everyone that only grows stronger with every beer you drink (and the beer selection is top notch). Shout out to the Tamale Lady who used to roll through here (does she still come by? Please tell me she still comes by), because tamales and beer is a beautiful thing.