Is San Francisco the new Munich? With a crop of new German-style drinking establishments in the city, it would seem so. At the uber-popular, 100-seat Biergarten (above) in Hayes Valley, you can sip your brew while sitting on one of the authentic German beer garden benches. There’s plenty of outdoor seating at the new Southern Pacific Brewing Company (below), a big, beautiful brewery that opened in a warehouse in an industrial corner of the Mission earlier this year.
In addition, Anchor Brewing recently opened a beer garden at AT&T Park, while the team behind the perennially popular Monk's Kettle launched another beer-focused restaurant this summer called Abbot’s Cellar. Cheers!