21st Amendment is a brewpub south of Market Street in San Francisco, located 2 blocks from the San Francisco Giants baseball park, and across the street from an entrance to South Park. They serve their own beer along with an occasional guest beer or two. There’s a fine rotating selection of brews which almost always includes an IPA, a pale ale, something dark, plus the crow-pleasing watermelon wheat in the summer. Food ranges from bar snacks to full dinners. They keep sports as a secondary theme to socializing, a few strategic TV sets. There is a small loft area with a second bar, sometimes used by groups. This was the brewery’s first location and experimental brews are still done here.
Extras: On Giants game days, they open a small outdoor area next to the pub. The pub originally hand-canned beers here, and the company now cans at a brewing facility across the bay in San Leandro. Each February 21A brews special strong beers, and serves them all month long. For strolling purposes, a few blocks away at the ballpark you will find the Public House and their extensive craft beer list. The Black Hammer taproom is also a short walk.
PS: The 21st Amendment to the US Constitution was the repeal of Prohibition, the previously crowd-sourced Federal criminalization of alcohol.
563 2nd St. (between Bryant and Brannan) • San Francisco (415) 369-0900
Walking from BART: Exit BART through the exit labeled B2 onto the south side of Market Street and go to 2nd Street. Turn left on 2nd and walk 5 1/2 longish blocks to 21st Amendment on the left. (Note: you can also walk from Embarcadero BART all along the waterfront to the ballpark, and then go right on 2nd. It’s a lot longer, but a world-class afternoon walk with sweeping waterfront views.)
Or… Instead of walking from BART, transfer to MUNI at any downtown SF BART Station. Take the MUNI car headed to the Ballpark, Caltrain or Sunnyvale. Get off at the Ballpark station and then walk up 2nd Street to number 563.
Official Montgomery Station and local bus info.
21st Amendment is going beyond their traditional strong ale collaboration with Magnolia. (In fact, each of these fine brew pubs also has several events lined up for SF BEER WEEK.) These events are insane, yet another Sean Paxton collaboration and meal, for example. Oh yeah, and Sam from Dogfish Head. And more. Check out http://www.21st-amendment.com/ and on the main http://sfbeerweek.org site.
The beer is great there, as are the burgers. Great service. Relaxed, pleasant atmosphere. Nice renovated warehouse style interior.
Watch a video of The 21st Amendment Brewery http://www.jippidy.com/21st-Amendment/21stAmendment