Suppenküche is a great place to learn about and enjoy both familiar and unusual German beers (and a few Belgians). It’s a popular German restaurant with a small bar located in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley. They have 20 taps and offer about 10 bottled beers, again, mostly German with a few Belgians and a stray Czech. At least 1/3 of their taps rotate with seasonal or hard to find German beers. They are open common restaurant hours, 5:00 to 10:00 PM every day and are open 10:00 to 2:30 for Sunday brunch.
Extras: Well-informed bartenders, in lederhosen (though maybe not every day).
525 Laguna St. (at Hayes), San Francisco • 415 252-8661
Map to Suppenküche
Walking from BART: Exit BART on the north side of Market St. Walk west on Market to Hayes Street. Walk up Hayes Street 6 blocks to Laguna. Suppenküche is on the southwest corner.
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