The Press Club is hidden from the well trodden streets of downtown San Francisco. When you enter from pedestrian-only Yerba Buena Lane, you’ll likely be greeted by a host at the top of the stairs. After an exchange of pleasantries and your explanation that you’d like to have a beer, you’ll descend into a large, dimly lit bar area. Do not stop at the first bar you see, unless it’s wine and spirits you’re after. Head left until you see another bar on your left. Here is where the beer magic happens.
The Press Club often features 24 taps, sometimes including hard to find gems. Some may not make it to the printed menu, so ask the bartenders.
There is a large menu of small plates available to complement your beer selection.
Extras: If you want to sip elegant beer amidst pulsing music and casual-dressy young professionals, this is a weekend club destination to check out. If that’s not attractive, you might prefer the Press Club on early evenings, earlier in the week, or by waiting for special beer events. It’s easy to cut through Yerba Buena Gardens Park to Thirsty Bear for a two stop pub crawl.
20 Yerba Buena Lane San Francisco CA 94103 415.744.5000
Exit the BART station on the south side of Market Street. Walk northeast (toward the distant pointy Ferry Building tower) past 4th Street. Just beyond The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafe, turn right down the alley. The Press Club will be on your left. (It’s an even shorter walk from the BART entrance near 4th Street)
Official Powell Station info.from BART to the Press Club.