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Hotel for Best Breweries in San Francisco, CA

California in general is one of the hotspots of America’s modern craft-beer industry, and the Bay Area is an outstanding place to explore it given the dozens of breweries churning out good stuff in the region. Pullman San Francisco Bay here in Redwood City gives you a great home base for brewery-hopping expeditions in the area; here are some of our favorites!

Anchor Public Taps (495 De Haro St)

Anchor Brewing has been around since the 1890s, and it remains one of the great landmarks not only of San Francisco beer but American beer in general. The flagship offering is Anchor Steam Beer, an absolute classic of a lager.

Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery (1439 Egbert Ave Unit c)

At Seven Stills, you can not only enjoy fine craft beers but also whiskeys made from the in-house beers, plus those of other craft breweries. Not bad!

Cellarmaker Brewing Co. (1150 Howard St)

Cellarmaker brews up experimental small-batch beers exuding creativity and character in equal measure. Try the Coffee & Cigarettes Smoked Coffee Porter, or the Strawberry Shorty wheat beer featuring organic strawberries from Watsonville, CA, or the session-able Legally Bitter, or the 685 Pale Ale, which spotlights a completely new hop varietal (HBC 685).

Standard Deviant Brewing (280 14th St)

The Standard Deviant taproom is a fabulous place to hang out—good thing the beers are so excellent as well! Oatmeal stouts, pale ales, porters, Kölsches, IPAs, barleywines: You can’t really go wrong.

Magnolia Brewing Co. (665 22nd St)

Magnolia kicked off its brewing back in 1997 with its Blue Bell Bitter, and it’s still delighting suds aficionados with its predominantly English-style beers. Last year the brewery entered into a partnership with Colorado’s esteemed New Belgium Brewing, launching a whole new chapter.

ThirstyBear Brewing Co. (661 Howard St)

ThirstyBear ranks as the first, and still the only, certified organic brewery in San Francisco. You can pair its sustainability-oriented craft beers with Spanish tapas: not at all a bad combo.

Explore Bay Area Craft Breweries on a Pullman Getaway

From Harmonic Brewing to Sunset Reservoir Brewing Co., there are many more topnotch craft breweries at your disposal when you’re using Pullman San Francisco Bay as your launch pad for beer safaris. Learn about more options at this Eater San Francisco roundup, and get out there and explore the San Francisco suds scene—and don’t forget you can always enjoy excellent craft beer right here at Scroll Bar at the hotel!