Where to Drink

Best spots to grab a drink in SoMa, San Francisco

Select a lair that matches your drinking tune in the SoMa neighbourhood.

From sports bars, nightclubs, rooftop bars, cafes, dive bars, and breweries, the SoMa neighbourhood has something for everyone.  We've taken the guesswork out for you and shortlisted some of the best places to drink, eat and have fun in SoMa.

21st Amendment Brewery

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21st Amendment brewpub in San Francisco. Source: Hotel Via

If you like flavored beer, this brewpub is a spot to trample upon in the  Bay. We recommend the High or Hell Watermelon brew which is one of the seasonal beers along with Hell or High Mango, and Hell or High Pomegranate. More so, the brewery has its own range of hard seltzers and IPAs to round up their offerings.

Location- 563 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107.

Hours- Sun - Wed (11.30 am- 7.30 pm)
            Thu- Sat (11.30 am- 9 pm)

Zeitgeist

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Outdoor seating at the Zeitgeist, Source: Facebook

The Zeitgeist attracts San Franciscans with a beer garden and 64 beers on tap. This place is a beer glowing estate. They have a full bar which is famous for its bloody marys, margaritas, beer and shot combos, liquor, and non-alcoholic drinks for those who want to skip the abv for the night.

Location- 199 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Happy hours- Mon- Fri (11.30 am- 6 pm)

Hours-  Monday - Closed
            Tuesday (2 pm- 11 pm)
            Wed- Thu (11.30 am- 10 pm)
            Friday (11.30 am- 11 pm)
            Saturday (1 pm- 11 pm)
            Sunday (1 pm- 9.30 pm)

Brickhouse Bar & Grill

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Outdoor patio at the Brickhouse Bar & Grill, Source: Facebook

A harmonious brunch with good drinks, food and music awaits you at the Brickhouse Bar & Grill. The bar serves growler fills, 21 beers on tap, wines, ciders and cocktails to-go. You can pick from their list of signature cocktails; we recommend the Better Days Cocktail made with Benham's Gin, St. Elder Elderflower Liqueur, grapefruit, lime, and mint - or choose from the classics like Old Fashioned, Negroni, Martini, and more.

Location- 426 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94107.

Hours-  Monday - Closed 
            Tue - Wed (10am-9pm)
            Thu - Fri (10am-10pm) 
            Sat - Sun (10am-3pm)

SoMa StrEat Food

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Drinks and food festival at SoMa StrEat Food Park, Source: SoMa StrEat Food Park

This outpost brings together food and drinks with a rotating line-up to keep things fresh. The SoMa StrEat Food changes colors with different wine and beer varieties that come with different vendors coming in every week. Top it up with diverse food cuisines, T.V. screenings, heat lamps, and carnival games to make your experience fun when visiting with friends or family.

Location- 428 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Hours- Mon - Sun (10 am- 6pm)

Rooftop 25

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Sunset view at the Rooftop 25, Source: Facebook

Newly introduced and an instant hit, the Rooftop 25 offers outdoor terrace seating teamed with oakwood oven dishes (pizzas, burgers and hotdogs). They feature a full bar where you can find cocktails, beers, white and red wine, rosé, frozen cocktails and champagne. We recommend the Strawberry Fields drink to experience a sweet stroll in the berry land.

Location- 25 Lusk St, San Francisco, CA 94107.

Hours-  Sun - Mon - Closed
            Tue - Wed (3 pm- 8 pm)
            Thursday (3 pm- 9 pm)
            Fri - Sat (12 pm- 10 pm)

Buzzworks

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A packed house at Buzzworks, Source: Facebook

In search of a sports bar in SoMa? The Buzzworks is a paradise for sports and drinks lovers with 30 TV screens and 40 rotating beers on tap. The bar also boasts several spirits, ciders and wines which add to their big drinks menu.

Location- 365 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Hours- Mon - Thu- Closed
            Fri - Sun (6pm-12am)

Alchemist Bar & Lounge

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The Monstera cocktail, Source: Facebook

Known for its cocktail mixes in SoMa, the Alchemist Bar & Lounge is a great place to throw private parties. It has a full bar that serves wines like 2015 J.Lohr Pinot Noir, 2019 Rabble Chardonnay and the 2020 Cloudline rosé. The bar also stocks a range of craft brews including the Can-o-Bliss IPA and Dales Pale Ale. Pair up the Monstera cocktail (pineapple rum, banana, and mango liqueur) with a long line of starters, main course dishes and a slice of homemade cheesecake.

Location- 679 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107.

Happy hours- Mon - Fri (5pm-7pm)

Hours- Mon - Wed (3 pm- 11 pm)
            Thursday (3 pm- 12 am)
            Fri - Sun (4pm- 2 am)

Tabletop Tap House

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Games and drinks at the Tabletop Tap House, Source: Website

Located at the Metreon, the Tabletop Tap House offers arcade and board games (Monopoly, Catan, Uno to name a few), a pool table, T.V. screenings, and foosball to accompany your drinks and food at the table. Despite reducing their menu during the pandemic period, they still list red, white and bubbly wine, draught and bottled beers such as Corona, Bud Light, PBR, Blue Moon and others.

Location-  175 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Hours- Sun - Mon- Closed
            Tue- Sat (12 pm- 8 pm)

Butter

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Barmen at Butter, Source: Facebook

Being the only dive bar on the list, Butter is great for drinkers running on a low budget. Aside from innovating their own drinks like the Bitchin Camaro (Dr Pepper and Sailor Jerry), they also have jello shots, fried twinkies, and cocktails. If you decide to pop in on one of their karaoke nights, then be sure to try the Prom Night Punch made with Seagram's Apple Vodka, 7-Up, cranberry juice, and a splash of romance. 

Location- 354 11th St, San Francisco.

Hours- Mon - Tue- Closed
            Wed - Sat (6 pm- 2 am)
            Sunday (8 pm- 2 am)

Dirty Habit

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Heated outdoor patio at the Dirty Habit, Source: Facebook

Spoil yourself with Dirty Habit’s wide range of seasonal, classic and modern cocktails, draft beers, and red, white and sparkling wine choices. Pair some chicken wings with a Brendel Young Leon Sparkling Rosé to make most of the fine dine decor and a fully heated outdoor patio. For our avocado lovers, give the Ay Guacamole cocktail a shot - which is made with Avion Blanco, Avocado Infused Cointreau, spiced pineapple, lime, jalapeno syrup, and salt.

Location- 12 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Hours-  Sunday (7 am- 11 am)
             Mon - Tue (7 am- 10 am)
             Wed - Sat (7 am- 10 am, 5 pm- 10 pm)

Garaje

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Beer kegs lined up at the Garaje, Source: Facebook

You can enjoy Mexican dishes (tacos, zapatos, and bocadillos) at the Garaje with many beers on tap such as pilsners, IPAs, stouts and ales. If you're not a beer person, the bar offers multiple cocktails which may suit your taste buds. Their Valentina’s Sangria Roja is made for people who like a fruit rush.

Location- 475 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107.

Hours- Sunday - Closed
            Mon - Fri (12 pm- 2 pm, 5 pm- 9 pm)

Black Hammer Brewing

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Friends toasting at the Black Hammer Brewery, Source: Instagram

Black Hammer Brewpub crafts its own range of lagers, ales, and gluten-free beers. The drinks menu consists of Black Claw Hard Seltzer, canned and draft beers such as Rosemary IPA, Belgian Blonde, Stout, and others. If you're in no mood to step out, get your beer delivered within thirty minutes around the  Bay area.

Location- 544 Bryant St, San Francisco.

Hours- Sunday (12 pm- 8 pm)
            Mon - Sat (12 pm- 11 pm)

Header Image: Brickhouse Bar & Grill, source: Facebook

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