Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Brewing Events & Local Gatherings > South West USA > California HomeBrew Forum > Going to San Francisco for a week. Need suggestions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-18-2010, 05:47 PM   #1
chefchris
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Posts: 1,725
Liked 19 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default Going to San Francisco for a week. Need suggestions.

Leaving out early Tuesday morning to spend my birthday in San Francisco. I'm lazy and still haven't charted out everything I wanted to do. Wanted to come here for some suggestions. Plus anything not beer related that's a must see would help a lot, too.

Thanks.


__________________
staygoldBREWING

I think you are confuisng circle k with a reach around. - Denny's Evil Concoctions
chefchris is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2010, 06:24 PM   #2
ArcaneXor
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,559
Liked 112 Times on 100 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

You'd feel right at home in the Castro, I bet


ArcaneXor is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2010, 06:28 PM   #3
arturo7
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
arturo7's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 9,196
Liked 223 Times on 158 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Monk's Kettle
arturo7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2010, 07:59 PM   #4
944play
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 2,733
Liked 45 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 56

Default

The Exploratorium! OOAK....
Outerlands. Kinda out there, but it's right on (N (line)) Judah.
The Alembic.
Toronado (and Rosamunde!).
Gordon Biersch.
__________________
OD: ?
Pri:-
Keg: Simple AIPA (2-row, Chinook, Cascade, WLP090)
944play is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2010, 10:30 PM   #5
chefchris
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Posts: 1,725
Liked 19 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

So what's the best/cheapest way to get around? We're staying in the Mission Area, one block away from the 16th Street Mission BART. I've also seen the Muni system.
__________________
staygoldBREWING

I think you are confuisng circle k with a reach around. - Denny's Evil Concoctions
chefchris is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2010, 04:50 PM   #6
Shooter
Almaigan Brewing Co.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Shooter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Dublin (No, not that Dublin)
Posts: 4,511
Liked 249 Times on 194 Posts
Likes Given: 38

Default

You're staying a block from the 16th street BART?!?!? Are you bringing a gun?

BART is fine for getting around the bay area, but not specifically San Francisco. It only has one line through the city. If you're headed towards civic center, Union Square or the financial district it works fine. Chinatown and North Beach are both easily walkable from the BART. Muni works okay, but, San Francisco is actually a very walkable city. From where you're at the Castro, it is worth visiting, and the lower and upper Haight can both be walked to in less than an hour.
__________________
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. - C. S. Lewis, English essayist & juvenile novelist (1898 - 1963)
Shooter is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2010, 04:57 PM   #7
Ricand
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Ricand's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Sebastopol, CA
Posts: 722
Liked 15 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chefchris View Post
So what's the best/cheapest way to get around? We're staying in the Mission Area, one block away from the 16th Street Mission BART. I've also seen the Muni system.
A gun and body armor who made these rezzies for you? jk, you should be ok, just be aware of your surroundings. Hang out at City Beer a bit, not too far from where you are staying. Huge bottle selection you can get poured and a rotating selection of casks as well. Lots of us beer geeks hang there. The public transportation system is great in SF so you shouldn't have a problem getting around.
__________________
If I was too drunk to remember it, it didn't happen.

If you got a good liver.. use it! - wife
Ricand is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2010, 05:20 PM   #8
Palefire
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: SF, CA
Posts: 1,130
Liked 12 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Muni's pretty easy. And as Shooter says, if you're willing to climb some hills, the city's actually very walkable. SF is a small city, so you can get to wherever you want to go without much hassle.

For beer things:
Monk's Kettle is literally 2 blocks from where you're staying. They have a pretty nice selection. Toronado's about a 20 min walk. I also love Magnolia, in upper Haight, which is about 10-15 min from Toronado.

Non-beer things:
There are non-beer things?! Ok, kidding - I second the Exploratorium. It's a one-of-a-kind place. It's also pretty close to Chrissy Field, which is a great place to walk and will take you right under the GG Bridge. Definitely walk around Chinatown (and get lunch or dinner at House of Nanking! Don't order off the menu, just ask them to bring you stuff!) and North Beach. Go up to Twin Peaks and admire the view. Walk down 24th st in the Mission. Grab a burrito and look for Balmy Street - it's a little alley off of 24th where people have been painting awesome murals for years and years. Try to get some Blue Bottle coffee, or, if you don't have time, Ritual Coffee (which is very close to where you'll be staying).

If you really want something special, take a day and hike around the Marin Headlands. Make sure you hang out until late afternoon, then find a place to sit and watch the fog come in over the GG Bridge. It's amazing.
Palefire is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2010, 05:28 PM   #9
Shooter
Almaigan Brewing Co.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Shooter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Dublin (No, not that Dublin)
Posts: 4,511
Liked 249 Times on 194 Posts
Likes Given: 38

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Palefire View Post
Monk's Kettle is literally 2 blocks from where you're staying. They have a pretty nice selection. Toronado's about a 20 min walk. I also love Magnolia, in upper Haight, which is about 10-15 min from Toronado.
You're also not too far from Amnesia on Valencia, between 19th and 20th. Used to be my normal, every Saturday night, hang out when I lived in the city and it was only a five minute stumble back to our apartment from there!
__________________
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. - C. S. Lewis, English essayist & juvenile novelist (1898 - 1963)
Shooter is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2010, 10:35 PM   #10
midfielder5
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 1,455
Liked 70 Times on 62 Posts
Likes Given: 25

Default

Speakeasy Brewery !
fridays it is open to the public from 4-8pm. fyi it is in a crummy part of town & i'd leave before dark -- but I'm female (+ buncha hoodlums broke into a # of our cars when I was at the nearby soccer field).

http://www.yelp.com/biz/speakeasy-al...-san-francisco


midfielder5 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for San Francisco recommendations opalko California HomeBrew Forum 4 05-14-2010 09:01 PM
Hit five stops around San Francisco StunnedMonkey California HomeBrew Forum 4 04-07-2009 04:55 AM
Heading to San Francisco CircleC-Brewer California HomeBrew Forum 1 03-27-2009 06:20 AM
Family friendly stops in San Francisco? StunnedMonkey California HomeBrew Forum 8 02-21-2009 04:51 AM
San Francisco Breweries rflach1 California HomeBrew Forum 9 04-17-2006 11:03 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS