Fort Point Beer finally has an easy answer to the oft-asked question, “Where can I try your beers?” Since it opened in 2014, the brewery, in the Presidio, has not been open to visitors.
The new outdoor taproom offers six of its beers along with hot dogs and soft pretzels, or you can carry in other enticing food from Ferry Building shops. You can buy six-packs of Fort Point beers to take away and you can “borrow” a growler by leaving a deposit. You can return it later (in good condition) and get your money back or keep it for refills. They will also fill other breweries’ growlers. The taproom is outside the building, facing the City.
Extras: A Saturday farmers’ market, with plenty of gourmet food options inside the hall and out; plus many possible boat rides, including to two excellent breweries, Marin Brewing and Faction Brewing! Or take a walk along the bayfront to the south, stopping at the cool historical markers to learn about San Francisco’s early history. The bay side of the Ferry Building is also a great place to view the animated light installation on the Bay Bridge at night.
1 Ferry Building, Embarcadero, San Francisco • 415 906-4021
Directions from BART: Exit the BART Station and head towards the visible clock tower, northeast at the foot of Market Street. Cross the Embarcadero street to the Ferry Building. The taproom faces you on the outside of the building about five doors to the north (left) of the main entrance.
Official Embarcadero Station and connecting Transit Info