E.J. Phair’s alehouse and restaurant is in Concord, about four blocks from the main Concord BART station. Until 2011, they brewed their beers here but have since moved their brewing operation to Pittsburg, CA. They have 17 taps divided between their own tasty beers and interesting guest beers. In recent years as they worked on their second location in Pittsburg, California, they shifted the balance to more guest taps, providing beers from around the region. Now more of their own brews are returning to their taps, while some guest beers continue to be poured. The outdoor seating area of the restaurant overlooks Todos Santos Square.
Extras: E.J. Phair has offered six-packs of their own beer to take away, in past years. These may be available again now. Concord may be pleasantly warm or even distinctly hot on summer days when San Francisco is cold and foggy. This is what SF dwellers are missing, come about the end of July. Todos Santos square can turn into a vibrant, bustling city park in the summer.
2151 Salvio Street, Concord • (925) 691-4253
Walking from BART: Exit the west side of the station and walk across the parking lot. Find the signs to Todos Santos Square which will direct you to Grant Street. Turn right onto Grant and walk four blocks to the grassy park on your left (Todos Santos Square). The pub is straight ahead, on the north corner of the square.
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