Crafty Fox Ale House is a multi-tap beer bar that also serves up some fine food. It’s not your standard pub grub by any means. Accompanying the 36 mostly local beers and four wines on tap are dishes like Fried Quail, Grilled Spanish Octopus, and Beef Cheek Poutine. You can also get a burger, salad or fish and chips. All food ordering is done at the bar.
The copper-top bar seats about ten people. There is ledge space all around the front room and three large picnic tables in the back two rooms. One of the back rooms has a wide door that opens up to the outside giving it a feel of an outdoor cafe (and a good view of the skateboaders across the street.
There are two TV’s for your sports-viewing enjoyment. They will do half pours of their 16 oz. beers and are considering flights in the future.
Extras: Next door is Brick and Mortar Music Hall, under the same ownership. Also, Monk’s Kettle and Zeitgeist are within easy walking distance for a great tour of diverse beer venues. For your athletic endeavors, Crafty Fox is across the street from a cool urban skateboard park under the freeway.
1700 Mission St. @ Duboce Avenue • (415) 416-6602
Walking from 16th Street BART: Exit BART on the west side of Mission St. Walk north on Mission Street (towards the freeway overpass) three blocks to the corner of Duboce. Crafty Fox is on the corner.
Official 16th Street Station and local bus info