Bare Bottle Brewing Company Is the first brewery on Bernal Hill. It is one of the largest breweries in San Francisco. All the seating is at large and small picnic-style tables. No bar seating.
There is a game area featuring corn hole, ping pong and table shuffleboard. There is also a small room off the main floor with tables and board games. It is a family place and during the day there are often many kids taking advantage of the games and expansive rooms. There is also a larger space for private events behind the brew tanks. A couple of large-screen TV’s show sports.
The owners come from a homebrewing background though they hired an experienced professional brewer to make their beers. They still maintain a strong connection with homebrewers through regular contests, the winners of which get their beer brewed on the big system and served in the tap room among 10 or so other brews.
There is a dedicated parking space for a food truck and it is regularly occupied. They will fill growlers and crowlers.
Extras: Ambitious beer lovers can complete the “Bernal Beer Loop” by walking uphill on Cortland. 1st stop would be Holy Water, a cocktail bar that has a refreshingly interesting draft beer list (8 taps) and some bottles and cans. Next, a stop at Healthy Spirits bottle shop would be in order if you want to check out its top-notch beer and spirits inventory. Continue down the other side of the hill to Mission St. Directly across the street is Old Devil Moon.
Next, head north on Mission for a couple of blocks to Old Bus Tavern across Mission St. Finally, continue along Mission St. to BART at 24th. If you are hungry or in need of another beer, Rosamunde Sausage Grill is 50 feet from the BART station.
1525 Cortland Ave. (At Bayshore).
San Francisco • 415.926.8617
From 24th Street BART, use the “Exit B; 24th St. and Mission NE” escalator/stairs go to the bus stop next to the station. Take the #67 bus and get off at Nevada and Cortland. Walk 3 blocks downhill to the brewery. (NOTE: the #67 does not run after 11:00PM)
Alternatively, take the #14 or #49 bus from the southwest corner of Mission and 24th St. to Mission and Cortland. Cross Mission and pick up the #24 bus uphill. Get off at Bronte St. Cross Cortland and walk downhill 1 block to the brewery.
Official 24th Street BART Station and local bus info