Giants ballpark beer will never be the same: Public House opens

What’s new for baseball season? Public House! Good-bye Acme Chophouse, hello craft beer venue at the ballpark.

We were already pretty lucky with the beers available in our ballpark, and the proximity to the 21st Amendment brew pub for before or after games. However, this takes the craft beer baseball experience to another level.

Our Public House how-to Beer By BART transit guide is listed here, for future reference when you take BART and MUNI around town.

To summarize our listing, Public House offers excellent local and regional craft beers on tap or on cask, elite imported beers in bottles, dozens of big flat screen TVs and a menu of tasty casual dishes. (Under the same roof and ownership, Mijita will offer a selection of delectable Mexican specialties and tequilas.)

On game days,we are told you will be able to buy a craft beer in the Public House and carry it into the ballpark. Can you imagine? Rodenbach Grand Cru or a “Fond Tradition” Gueuze in the upper deck. Will these be the first sour ales available in Major league Baseball premises? Something big, like Old Rasputin or Judgement Day down by the foul pole? Hops, you say? Some refreshing Big Daddy or a Racer 5 while kicking back in the bleachers.

Valley Brewing represents!

For those who like to sip multiple pints of something smooth and rich but not high in alcohol, imagine enjoying Valley Brewing’s London Tavern ale beside the visitors’ dugout. Amazing beers, in the ballpark.

The preview opening last week was a treat. The beer list and craft beer bar concepts come from the thoughful Eric Cripe from The Jug Shop. Eric put together the beer list at Anchor & Hope, a fine fish restaurant in the SOMA area, too.

We all toasted Eric Cripe for the beer list

At a 1.1 mile walk from BART, the new Public House stretches our the original premise of listing places within a mile of Bay Area Rapid Transit, but we made this delightful exception because it’s 1.1 miles from either Powell or Montgomery. This implies that if you went in a bee-line or a super-hero in flight line, it is a mile. Plus, Public House is steps away from MUNI, and actually built into the end of this sweet baseball park. It’s also perfect for making loop walking trips to nearby beer destinations such as 21st Amendment, Gordon Biersch or Thirsty Bear after the game.

Click on the photo of the Public House menu for a mouth-watering close-up of the beer list.

Explore Beer By BART; see our list of the San Francisco Bay Area’s best beer places with detailed transit info, so you can get out there to enjoy without driving.


    1. Good to know, Troy. We must have missed this stand walking thru the ballpark. Keep drinking the good stuff…and Go Giants!


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