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Southern Pacific Brewing

Southern Pacific Brewing

Brewery, American Restaurant, and Burger Joint$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
276 Tips and reviews
  • sage fried
  • beer
  • burgers
  • spacious
  • lively
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  • Ellen M.
    Ellen McGrodyJune 24, 2015
    Really cool venue with a great aesthetic, friendly staff, an extensive drink selection including many unique in-house brews, and wonderful food. Try the sage fries, you'll leave very happy!
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DinuJune 28, 2016
    Can be a bit crowded at popular times and tough to squeeze into the bar but there is plenty of room once you have a drink. Also they have a great outside patio, perfect for a mid day respite
  • Danielle E.
    Danielle EbsteinFebruary 5, 2016
    Most crowded brewery I've ever been to. Even on a rainy night. Prices are great as well. Love the vibe. gets crowded earlier than you would expect.. Maybe there are daytime drinkers as well.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaJanuary 22, 2015
    This 15-barrel on site brewery creates a wonderful variety of house brews that go swimmingly with chef Corey Walsh's beer influenced culinary skills. Come hungry and thirsty. Read more
  • AskMen
    AskMenJuly 16, 2012
    This is the first working brewery in the Mission since the 1950s, and you can count on $3 drafts and a menu of inventive but hearty eats. Expect a big back patio for whiling away sunny days. Read more
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsOctober 31, 2015
    Brewery with a great selection their own and visiting brews on tap. Burger and garlic fries hit the spot. Would recommend skipping the post work crowd as it is packed. Full liquor selection too.
  • Mohit S.
    Mohit ShewaramaniJanuary 31, 2015
    Good place for groups since you can usually commandeer a table if you hover for long enough. Also, get two orders of the fries. It'll save you the second trip that you're inevitably going to make.
  • timoni w.
    timoni westApril 17, 2013
    When your friends suggest going here, roll your eyes, heave a sigh, then gently suggest sitting outside at Mission Bowl instead, which has superior food & drinks and a similar, less hectic, ambiance.
  • Beer 47
    Beer 47December 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a pint of the deliciously flavorful Pale Ale for only $3. Don't be afraid of pizzas with toppings like sweet potato becuase they are delicious. Great burger too. Garlic sage fries!
  • Kylie
    KylieJune 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great for a big group. Tucked away in an off-street of the Mission, there's great outdoor space and vast indoors. The food is good for bar food and the beverage options are plentiful.
  • Brooks H.
    Brooks HassigSeptember 25, 2014
    As a vegetarian who doesn't drink, this place is actually great. The black bean burger is the best I've had in the Mission. Order a Bundaberg ginger beer and you're good to go.
  • Nick G.
    Nick GreifAugust 25, 2013
    At $3 a pint the beer is cheap but not a value deal. Brews don't compare to top notch west coast brands. Open spaces help make up for the crowded yuppie ambience, but all in all it's no big draw.
  • SFGate M.
    SFGate ManagerJuly 16, 2012
    Don't miss the beer tastings, which are like a sampler platter for brews, and the House Burger, made with chile rub and served alongside fries, pickled onions and house pickles.
  • Suraj A.
    Suraj AcharyaMay 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Banh Mih is delicious and flavorful, the pickles are yummy, the burgers and house brewed beers are meh, but they stock lots of other beers too. The space is open and bright.
  • Dakota A.
    Dakota ArkinJune 2, 2016
    This huge loft space has 21 beers on tap and a food menu that you can’t go wrong with. It's a great working space with a pint earlier on and fun and jovial as the day turns to night.
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GreenfieldJanuary 23, 2013
    Such a cool spot. I highly recommend the sage fries. Make sure you try the ketchup and mustard too! Homemade and packed with flavor, not what you would expect.
  • Jon B.
    Jon B.April 22
    Massive indoor warehouse-turned-brewery perfect for large get-togethers. The fact that the house brews are excellent and great value is an added bonus.
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HarastaAugust 6, 2014
    Very large, open atmosphere. Central and accessible water and restroom facilities. Not too impressed with the beer selection. Friends said the food was delicious.
  • Christian B.
    Christian BakerApril 5, 2016
    Large indoor/outdoor space, and pub grub was on point. Wish the beers had more inspired names. "IPA" and "Belgian" can mean a lot of different things.
  • Jennifer Y.
    Jennifer YipSeptember 16, 2014
    come here on a weekday night for a chill environment to grab some beer and catch up with friends
  • Bachelor10
    Bachelor10August 24, 2012
    Park your crew here in the late afternoon, before dinner, and after a daytime activity. Sit outside if it’s warm (is it ever warm in San Francisco?). Read more
  • Carole P.
    Carole PlanconJanuary 11
    Such a nice and spacious spot to gather with friends, especially when it's nice out (Big patio!). Lots of seating and nice food 🍻🍟🍔🍗
  • Noam R.
    Noam RubinAugust 17, 2014
    Great beers brewed behind the bar, but kind of weak atmosphere -- don't plan to stay here past 11.
    Upvoted Jun 4
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJune 19, 2012
    Get the inexpensive house brewed beer, which comes in 6 varieties, and augment it by pub fare: Read more
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganAugust 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice open space. Grab some beers upstairs and enjoy people-watching from above. I like the sage fries and Brussels sprout chips.
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoJanuary 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great for large parties. The food is good and reasonably-priced, and the homemade garnishes - mustards, ketchup, pickles, make everything taste better! Read more
  • Sarah
    SarahMay 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Banh mi is all right (go to Duc Loi for better, cheaper, and more authentic ones), but the sage fries are amazing.
  • Nicolas R.
    Nicolas RigaudJune 28, 2014
    One of the best burger I had the opportunity to eat in SF! Worth trying!
  • Connie C.
    Connie C.November 29, 2015
    Brussel sprouts are amazing. 👌🏼 But it's freezing here, so make sure to bring a thick jacket and maybe a blanket.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SchneiderMay 30, 2015
    Huge space. Outdoors and indoors, but the indoor portion is a great way to stay warm and feel like you're outside.
  • Brendan N.
    Brendan NeeAugust 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    A huge space, good food, lots of good self-brewed beers and lots of natural light. Pretty unique in the Mission.
  • Ken B.
    Ken BaldwinMarch 31, 2014
    Great brewery w craft beers and hang out - mostly a happy hour place - huge space in the Mission - st8ish crowd
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiJuly 25, 2015
    Awesome place. Love the outdoor, indoor, and loft seating areas. Food is great. Get the sage fries.
  • Genevieve B.
    Genevieve BundaAugust 14, 2014
    Great bar food 👌 along with great music. A nice chill place to bring a friend or a whole group!
  • Karsten M.
    Karsten McVayOctober 18, 2014
    $3 drafts, the California Blonde is good. Great place for mingling with large groups. Outdoor space!
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KemperJuly 12, 2015
    Two full bars and great food options makes this an ideal happy hour or weekend hangout spot.
  • Mick M.
    Mick MonNovember 8, 2016
    My friend Rick dropped and shattered a plate but they were really gracious about it. The house amber is delicious.
  • Tim M.
    Tim MambortJune 28, 2012
    Awesome picnic tables out front, cheap good beer and amazing sage fries with the best dipping sauce.
  • Zezo O.
    Zezo OneJuly 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Kids n Bars dont mix well...the stroller crowd infests an otherwise awesome place on the weekend...if we cant drink in Dolores, kids shouldnt be allowed in bars...
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachAugust 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to go with a group. $3 for their great pale ale is a steal.
  • Frances J.
    Frances JamesJanuary 17, 2015
    Good for big groups (with no rezzies) because you can usually find a big table to share. Food and beer are solid. Has cocktails too but stick to basics
  • Jacob S.
    Jacob StillmanOctober 12, 2013
    Great beer. Just watch out for upstairs bathroom. Just because you lock a door, apparently, doesn't mean it's locked.
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyMarch 13, 2016
    Awesome brews in the heart of the Mission. Lots of space to hang out with a group
  • San F.
    Up until 7 p.m., you can bring the kids. The menu is hit-or-miss, but the banh mi is a sure bet. Read more
  • Karen S.
    Karen ScruggsFebruary 25, 2015
    Great place for a large group of people to grab a drink or for a burger after climbing at Mission Cliffs
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganJuly 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sage fries for $4 will fill you up in no time! Don't forget to down some house-brewed beer!
  • Cristal F.
    Cristal FloresJanuary 7, 2014
    Good food, good beers, good service. Try the Mission Stiff Margarita
  • Matt M.
    Matt MartinOctober 26, 2014
    Honestly, the beer is fine but not great (although the guest taps are usually well appointed) and that goes for the food as well. It's the atmosphere that's the draw.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoltzJune 18
    Been here 5+ times
    A sort of generic space, but nice and open; good for gatherings. The beer is good too!
  • Marco L.
    Marco LazzeriNovember 27, 2013
    Dude at the entrance checking your ID is very friendly. If there was an award I would want him to win it.
  • Grace S.
    Grace S.June 7, 2014
    Sausage pizza and sage fries! The ketchup has a BBQ flavor and is awesome!
  • Amy M.
    Amy MatsunoOctober 19, 2014
    Great for large groups! Big open space, nice lighting. Turn dinner into a night of drinks all in one venue.
  • Patrick F.
    Decent spot to check out. Can be hard to find but offers local brews and well known brews as well.
  • Yalım G.
    Yalım GergerJuly 9, 2016
    Cool, trendy place with good beer and food to munch on. Fried are recommended.
  • Manik R.
    Manik RatheeAugust 6, 2014
    Good beer, great food and a ton of space. This place has become a staple for Friday nights.
  • Ali A.
    Ali AndersonNovember 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beer and bar food. Perfect for large groups - indoor and outdoor seating.
  • Trevor H.
    Trevor HillOctober 18, 2015
    Great spot for a large group. No matter the size of your party you're guaranteed to find space for them here
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BrignoniApril 10, 2015
    Sage fries are good but you have to ask for the garlic aioli separate even though the menu says it comes with it...
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammOctober 10, 2016
    Fun beer hall, outdoor patio and super spacious. Fun for parties!
  • Spencer H.
    Spencer HoltawayApril 6, 2014
    If you've only been at night, check it out during the day. Feels really nice and airy.
  • Auburn S.
    Auburn SantoNovember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Warehouse digs inside, lighted patio outside. Chilliest spot to unwind with your friends.
  • Tiffany Z.
    Tiffany ZhongJanuary 30, 2016
    comfortable, spacious environment. outdoor and indoor seating. garlic fries are good.
  • Chris O.
    Chris ONeillAugust 9, 2014
    Banh Mi sandwich is ace. House brewed Chocolate Rye is tasty too.
  • Pavan K.
    Pavan KulkarniMay 9, 2016
    Anazing garage turned bar ambience. Lots of natural light and dirt cheap beer and decent bar food.
  • John D.
    John DohertyAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great beer good atmosphere. Right near Mission Cliffs. Open late-ish.
  • Jenn C.
    Jenn ChngFebruary 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you leave here without getting sage fries with aleppo sauce, you are doing yourself a great injustice.
  • Charles N.
    Charles NolingMarch 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Huge open space, good drink selection, and the burger is damn good
  • Tim R.
    Tim ReillyJanuary 6, 2015
    The mill burger is tasty and the safe fries are great to share
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenJanuary 1, 2016
    Great selection of beer. Mediocre burgers. Ambience a big plus: chill, unpretentious, homey.
  • Geoffrey B.
    Geoffrey BrownSeptember 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    California style beer garden. Get there early to skip the crowds.
  • Stephany
    StephanyOctober 6, 2012
    Grab a pitcher of Pale Ale and sage fries to share and sit in the sun out front!
  • David G.
    David GolborneJune 12, 2016
    Get the Bahn mi. Now. Wait, why haven't you gotten it yet. The porter is good as well.
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰June 9, 2013
    Hidden! If you come at busy times, you have to stake out a table spot
  • Caro S.
    Cool Location but as foreigner you must bring you PASSPORT to enter... Never heard this and only take my ID with me when going out.
  • Adam M.
    Adam MintzDecember 21, 2013
    The Banh mi sandwich and the wings are out of this world. Get them both!
  • Jesse A.
    Jesse AtkinsonAugust 31, 2014
    Holy hell this place is huge! What a gem. Must go. One of the coolest breweries in San Francisco.
  • David R.
    David ReimanAugust 26, 2013
    Great place to take a group. Good food, good microbrew, and good guest beers
  • Jorn v.
    Jorn van DijkNovember 16, 2016
    They don't allow foreigners. You need an us drivers license to get in.
  • Valentina P.
    The sage fries are some of the best fries I've ever had. Period.
  • Mary L.
    Mary LemanDecember 15, 2013
    Get the Brussel Sprouts. You WILL die. And you WILL go to heaven, right quick.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GruberOctober 13, 2013
    Great place - exceptionally strict on ID's if you aren't American bring a passport!
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyAugust 5, 2013
    Mmm black bean burger, sage fries, blonde ale. So good
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaApril 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're Australian (or otherwise not American), bring your passport or state-issued ID. Australian IDs aren't valid due to changes in the ABC laws.
  • Sean S.
    Sean StevensMay 28, 2012
    If you like IPAs go for the pale ale vs IPA and extra IPA. Trust.
  • Christopher M.
    Great spot for beer. Kolsch is my favorite. Food isn't bad.
  • Talton F.
    Talton FigginsNovember 4, 2012
    The Mac and Cheese only comes with a sliver of pork belly. The burgers are decent but there are better places for brunch or dinner not too far away.
  • Andy F.
    Andy FreebergFebruary 12, 2012
    Do the pale ale double double - pale ale, extra pale ale, India pale ale, extra India pale ale.
  • Marco P.
    Marco PacificoJanuary 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Beer: awesome. Patio: awesome. Banh Mi: tastes like a soggy tuna fish sandwich :(
  • Dave J.
    Dave JensenDecember 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Pale Ale is $3 and a very delicious sessionable beer.
  • Bachelor10
    Bachelor10August 18, 2012
    Food is meh, but grab some buddies & a brew and relax outside if it's sunny. Bring a pet for easy talking points. Bulldogs, please. No dogs that could fit in a bag. Read more
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MDFebruary 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're visiting from another country be sure to bring your passport. They don't accept most IDs.
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangOctober 24, 2016
    Large open space with an upstairs area and outdoor seating in the front.
  • Brett L.
    Brett LiderJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Enjoy the architecture, come full and drunk because ordering at the bar is a chore.
  • Dan W.
    Dan WalchAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Beer is decent, food is great, atmosphere is awesome.
  • Sarah
    SarahFebruary 13
    Been here 5+ times
    Roasted brussels sprouts are super good and crispy.
  • Connor H.
    Connor HayesSeptember 24, 2013
    Awesome indoor/outdoor space. Never too crowded.
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff Reine 🌧April 20, 2016
    Front patio is great on a sunny day for a beer & their sage fries
  • Sophia C.
    Sophia CuiFebruary 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    After a morning climb, get the beet salad with two eggs and brussel sprouts.
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan StanisciaSeptember 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a tricerahops and a basket of fries and you'll have a good night ahead of you.
  • Denaya D.
    Denaya DaileyApril 15, 2012
    Beautiful space! Sort of a scene, but good beer and spacious. Wish it were my home.
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