There are great craft beer destinations around the San Francisco Bay Area, and many are within walking distance of public transit. Note that the BART system normally closes (station by station) starting at about midnight. (A few busses run all night.) Get out there and explore!

Beer By BART destination list, grouped by BART station.
One shoe less than a quarter mileis up to one quarter mile walking, one way:

  • San Leandro Station, San Leandro
  • San Bruno Station
    • BJs (Taphouse/Restaurant) less than a quarter mile
  • Millbrae Station (Another list of brewpubs & tap houses to the south of this BART station, via CalTrain ) train28

List of production breweries: Mass transit to non-brewpub craft breweries with tours or open houses

What else belongs here? You tell us! Can you BART, bus and walk it?

Field research performed by local beer appreciators Steve Shapiro & Gail Ann Williams. Corrections and suggestions welcome! Email: beerbybart at yahoo dot com

Recent comments follow. Earlier years’ remarks are over here.

14 thoughts on “Destinations

    1. Hi Johnnie A.,
      Thanks for contacting us. We are a little behind on our postings as brewers have outpaced our research capacity. Linden Street Brewery is on but we haven’t yet updated the listing to reflect the new Beer Shed and The Dock restaurant next door. We’ll get on it.


      (Since added to the list!)

  1. Woods Bar and Brewery at 17th and Telegraph in Oakland near BART is awesome. You must check it out and consider including it in your listings!

  2. We are a relatively new craft beer bar (opened one month ago) in Dublin and would love to be included in your listings. We are only 0.8 miles from the West Dublin/Pleasanton BART station. In fact, I walked to the bar this morning for work. We’d be happy to promote your page via our website, Facebook, and Twitter. Please let us know next steps.

    Stefanie and Wendy
    Three Sheets Craft Beer Bar

    1. Stefanie and Wendy,

      Thank you for contacting us. Congratulations on your new venture! Your beer menu looks great. We will try to make our way out to 3 sheets soon. We are behind on our research! Hope to meet you soon.



  3. A good add for the 16th St. stop would be Giordano Bros., which is a block and a half away from the station at 3108 16th St. 20+ rotating taps of craft brew, Large bottle selection, and Pittsburgh style sandwiches (Fries and slaw ON the sandwich).


  4. You tried Hoi Polloi yet? On Alcatraz right near the Ashby BART. Tinyt little nanopub making a real biz of it, great hangout spot.

  5. Hi, Lee! We have stopped at Hoi Polloi, and it is charmingly tiny and neighborhoodish. When we first stopped in, the beers were still being dialed in, but if you’re suggesting it, Hoi Polloi must be worth a trip for people outside the nabe. Thanks for the tip.

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