Yesterday we started a list of local breweries – including brewpubs – that offer gift cards for a future toast when the viral wave passes by. (If we all hunker down intently now, hopefully that will be soon.)
Today we continue with mostly small independent beer bars, bottle shops and beer-oriented restaurants. These guys don’t have beer sitting in the fermenters, but they are fragile businesses, too. Some told us other useful info when we asked about gift cards, so we are passing that along. We’re adding more to this list each day.
A few have simply closed the doors. At one of the great Bay Area beer institutions, The Bistro, in Hayward, co-owner Vic Kralj told us, “[We] just sanitized and shut the doors. Gave all our perishable food products to employees along with a nice allotment of beer.”
Our hearts go out to all the people of the Bistro, including the live bands that are used to getting gigs there. And it’s just one such business in our region.
We’re also seeing people do pick-up and delivery on the fly. Some of the info is captured but that is changing quickly, so check with the brewery. Here’s to the future!
San Francisco Beer Bars and Eateries
Alamo Draft House: https://drafthouse.com/gift-cards
The Beer Hall: https://squareup.com/gift/3KV16T94R9SHZ/order
City Beer Store: https://www.citybeerstore.com/products/gift-card And order food and packaged beers for pickup.
Liquid Gold: https://squareup.com/gift/NYH84WVZFREDW/order
Lucky 13: Bar closed; support the staff at https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-the-bar-staff-at-lucky-13
Old Devil Moon: Growler fills, cocktails to go https://squareup.com/gift/HWQFR9MDY7NWF/order;
Pi Bar: Gift cards by phone, (415) 970-9670, when open Weds-Sun 4-8pm. Doing pizza, salad & bottles for pick-up.
Rosamunde on Mission: https://squareup.com/gift/49K03HSMJCNMN/order
The Monk’s Kettle: https://the-monks-kettle.myshopify.com Now doing takeout through one of their front windows. Food and beer discounted. Soon you can dig into their bottle cellar.
Albany Tap Room: No gift cards yet, open for takeout and delivery, see http://www.albanytaproom.com
Beer Revolution: GoFundMe campaign for servers https://www.gofundme.com/f/beer-revolution-covid-shutdown-staff-relief-fund
Bobby G’s: https://bobbygspizzeria.com/schwag Pizza take-out and delivery, produce boxes coming soon.
Brotzeit Lokal: https://www.magpieoakland.com/store/gift-cards/
Cato’s: No gift cards. Food take-out 510-655-3349. “Working hard to remain open, keeping some of our staff employed and food available for the community.”
The Cooler: No gift cards yet. Open for off-sales as a store. See https://www.thecoolersanleandro.com
Degrees Plato: Order food to pick up. https://www.toasttab.com/degrees-plato/v3
Drake’s Dealership: https://shop.drinkdrakes.com/collections/brew-card
Good Hop, The: https://www.thegoodhop.com/merch/giftcard
The Rake (at Admiral Malting): https://shop.admiralmaltings.com/products/the-rake-gift-card
Rosamunde Sausages Oakland: https://squareup.com/gift/49K03HSMJCNMN/order
Rotator Taproom: https://go.oaklandunited.com/Rotator-eGift
Tiger’s Taproom: https://squareup.com/gift/TW45FGZ2W4YE3/order
The Trappist: https://www.toasttab.com/the-trappist/giftcards
Tell us what we missed. Subscribe to stay tuned as we add more information to these lists. Brewpubs and brewery taprooms are listed at yesterday’s post. And if you don’t want to go out, or are not nearby, remember that many of these businesses in our beer community have merch as well as gift cards. Stay home for now, stay safe – but represent!