Party Earth Review Teeming with tanks of soon-to-be beer in a sprawling space that holds more than two hundred people, Southern Pacific Brewing is a station-sized temple to local brew. Celebrating the Mission’s industrial past – SP rail... ... read full review
620 Treat Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110
M–W, Su 11am–midnight, Th–Sa 11am–2am
Kitchen closes at 11pm nightly
Mission, San Francisco –
Teeming with tanks of soon-to-be beer in a sprawling space that holds more than two hundred people, Southern Pacific Brewing is a station-sized temple to local brew.
Celebrating the Mission’s industrial past – SP rail once passed through the area – this warehouse-turned-bar and brewery boasts a lofted indoor dining area, a huge outdoor patio, and a slew of communal tables ideal for carousing and sharing rounds.
Beer lovers from Mission hipsters to Downtown yupsters gather around with baskets of sage fries, big burgers, and pitchers, tapping their toes to the indie rock echoing under the forty-foot ceilings.
In addition to the eight or so house brews and the dozen rotating guest taps, the joint serves a slew of themed cocktails like The Wig Wag (vodka and ginger beer) and the rye and vanilla-kissed Galvanizer.
Alfresco tables reside out front, while inside, the bar that runs along the right of the room is flanked by tall tables and banquettes offering views from the floor-to-ceiling front windows.
Corrugated aluminum, chain link, and steel rafters comprise the overall aesthetic, but ample potted trees and loads of natural light make the place feel almost cozy, with a lively vibe that’s rarely too loud for conversation.
To catch up with cronies, try the latest local hops, and quell a hankering for a badass piece of beef, SF denizens please depart next station: Southern Pacific Brewing.
Tech-savvy Internet kids, tree-hugging hipsters, creative professionals, boisterous beer seekers, birthday groups, and packs of bros lost in the Mission, 20s to 40s.
Two diminutive flat-screens are usually muted but tuned to local Giants games. Quirky indie rock blends with classic jams from the 60s and 70s, creating a hip, neo-collegiate vibe without the screams of “shots,” popped collars, or crappy basement beer.
Classic American pub fare like burgers, salads, and pizza rub elbows with more exotic dishes like bahn mi sandwiches and a house cured charcuterie platter intended for sharing.
Appetizers $4–$9, entrées $9–$13, desserts $7. Beer $4–$5/glass or $11–$15/pitcher, wine $5, cocktails $9–$13/glass or $40+/pitcher.
Casual: button-downs, hoodies, flannel, t-shirts, sneakers, sundresses, flats, fitted jeans, blouses, boots.
Thursday through Saturday nights for a very busy though never cramped scene of festive beer drinking, or during early dinner hours midweek for a more laid-back chance to sip a few.
Shotwells (3349 20th Street), first opened in 1891 as the Schlichtmann & Bredhofy Grocery Saloon, is right around the corner and offers no-frills beer swilling complete with a pool table, a pinball machine, and a more intimate atmosphere.