Mikkeller Bar San Francisco features 40 drafts and 2 casks, served at three different temperatures, depending on the beer style. The elegant but comfy venue is a partnership between Chuck Stilphen (The Trappist, ØL Beercafe, Trappist Provisions) and Danish brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergsø (Mikkeller Beer Company). Bjergsø is best known as a “gypsy brewer.” He has designed and marketed hundreds of creative beers, all of which were custom made for him at breweries around the world that are owned and operated by others.
As in his Copenhagen bars, Mikkeller Bar San Francisco offer his creations along with other rare and interesting local and world beers.
The 1907 brick walls and old-style light fixtures combine with sleek modern wooden design to give it a warm, inviting feeling.
The restaurant specializes in smoked meats, sausages, charcuterie platters and other small plates to pair with fine beers.
Extras: This is not a walking neighborhood for most visitors. While less than two blocks from the major downtown BART station, this is clearly into the gritty Tenderloin area. However, the proximity to BART and to Powell street is a major plus. You’re not far from the famous cable car turnaround at Powell and Market. You could take the Mason cable car line over the hill to La Trappe in North Beach for one of several possible two-stop beer bar hops.
34 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102 • 415-984-0279
Exit the BART station through the exit labeled A1, into the below-grade plaza. Go left to the SF Visitors Information Center. Stop into the Visitors Center and pick up a San Francisco Brewers Guils map of SF breweries.
Continue past the Visitors Center and climb the stairs to your right. Walk around the corner and one block to Mason St. Turn left and walk 1/2 block to 34 Mason St.
Official Powell Station info.