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SoMa Neighborhood Hops: Breweries

January 31, 2017

With SF Beer Week coming to San Francisco from February 10-19 (seven days is not enough) we thought we’d raise a toast, err blog, to the sudsy stuff. Because who can wait? Here are several SoMa beer-centric places within walking distance to Trinity Place where you can to sit back and relax and appreciate all things beer. And if you’re the type of beer aficionado who perhaps brews their own, not to worry, these establishments offer plenty of beer-geek opportunity.


Cellarmaker (2 Blocks from Trinity Place)

Cellarmaker Brewing

Cellarmaker Brewing

A brewery this close? With a penchant for unique beer offerings with a hop-heavy backbone amid a cozy bar setup, this brewery has quickly established itself to hold a feel-good vibe with friendly service. They don’t offer food, but will welcome you to bring in anything from local eateries and list options on their website. Now that’s service. Fill your growlers too. What else could you want from a brewery? Open Tuesday through Sunday.


Anchor Steam  (1.5 Miles from Trinity Place)

Anchor Brewing

Anchor Brewing

Okay, so this one is a bit farther from Trinity, but you have to respect the original. When it comes to homegrown, Anchor Stream Brewery goes down as an historic, quintessential San Francisco boom company. Founded in 1896, the brewery moved to its current location in 1979. But that didn’t stop them from using its trademark ‘Steam Beer’ methodology that survived prohibition. Take a guided tour ($20-25), offered twice each weekday, to learn all about the amazing history and process of beer. Happy hour tours are offered Friday-Sunday. Not to worry, there’s a generous tasting to follow and the staff are always friendly.

Bonus Beer Garden:  Anchor Stream has partnered with The Yard to offer SF an outdoor beer garden experience at McCovey Cove (1.8 miles from Trinity Place). Perfect for a Giants baseball game.


Black Hammer Brewing (1.3 Miles from Trinity Place)

Black Hammer Brewing

Black Hammer Brewing

This SoMa brewery finds its wheelhouse in the malt matrices, specializing in German lagers English and Belgian Ales. Perfect for you less hop-enthused teetotalers. Boasting a flair for the traditional in the beer, this brewery recalls the ‘playa’ when it comes to setting which features a hand-painted copper bar top and local artwork. They welcome your kids, dogs and outside food. Open every day with happy hours from noon to 2:00pm.


Looking for a San Francisco apartment in SoMa? Trinity Place is a brand new building just steps from tech bus stops and The Orpheum Theater on 8th and Market Street.

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