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Zeitgeist

Beer Garden, Burger Joint, and Bar$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
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  • Eater
    EaterNovember 19, 2014
    Check out "SF's No. 1 Beer Garden" which offers a charm that just can't be duplicated. Bring a light sweater, snag a picnic bench outside, and feast on pitchers of beer and tamales. Read more
  • Russell Allen E.
    Russell Allen EsmusAugust 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It is nice to sit outside with a friend for a beer in the afternoon. It can be a little cliquey here, but mostly nice enough. They have so many beers on tap, there's something for everyone.
  • Savoteur
    SavoteurJuly 26
    No list of Bay Area bars worth visiting is complete without this staple. So much bench seating you're almost guaranteed to get a spot where you can soak up that vitamin D with your drink. Read more
  • Lucero V.
    Lucero ViktoriaMay 3, 2015
    great beer garden type of place to chill with a cold one on a warm day. plenty of shade, unlike the open Biergarten. immensely popular, so get comfortable with the (mostly hipster) crowd and noise.
  • MetroWize
    MetroWizeMarch 1, 2012
    Zeitgeist is bustling with some of the best beers and burgers in town (keep an eye out for the Tamale Lady for a great late-night snack). Looking to go hard? Order a "double beer." Thank us later. Read more
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableSeptember 5, 2014
    Take a look at its extensive & impressive draft beer list—almost all of which is available by the pitcher. Fair warning: Drinking Total Domination IPA by the pitcher ($19) is dangerous, if delicious. Read more
  • Carly S.
    Carly SJuly 22
    Been here 5+ times
    There is a bike rack on the patio so you can bring your bike inside rather than locking it up on the street.
    Upvoted Oct 31
  • Pavan K.
    Probably the best open bar place to hang out with friends amongst noisy crowded ambience. Smoking is allowed too. Try the burning daylight.
  • Korin S.
    Korin SanchezMay 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you find that you cross faded wrong, the ladies bathroom is a perfect place to bring a friend, lay your hues down and have her play with your hair till the room stops spinning.
  • SFGate M.
    SFGate ManagerJuly 16, 2012
    Here you'll find one of the best Bloody Marys in town, dozens of craft beers on tap, not to mention a darn good cheeseburger - all served up with no-nonsense attitude.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussSeptember 7, 2015
    Perhaps my favorite bar in life. Slight anarchist vibe, mixed with cheap (for SF) drinks, plus a killer outdoor area makes for a fabulous daytime drinking spot.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 15, 2011
    Whatever cultures collided to bring a beer garden, a BBQ pit, and a biker bar together did it right. Snag a Spaten Premium Lager. It sticks with your ribs. And there will be a lot of ribs.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 13
    The bloody mary is award-winning, getting the nod from both SF Weekly and The SF Bay Guardian (RIP). It’s classic but bold and garnished to the brim with pickled goodies. Read more
  • Jon B.
    Jon BlajApril 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Hammer in some ultra bonuses w/ Slayer at yer back and a double whiskey coke in yer head, impressing all the punks and hard fuckers on the Attack From Mars and World Cup Soccer tables. 75¢ a play!
  • AskMen
    AskMenMarch 18, 2011
    Home to what may be the Bay Area's best non-fast-food burger. Called the "Gardenburger," it's huge, juicy & topped with freshness. There may also be homefires involved. Read more
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RaeSeptember 3, 2013
    Day Drinking. Popular mission biker bar with large outdoor beer garden and BBQ, great for sunny day drinking. Great Bloody Mary’s. Motto: “Warm Beer, Cold Women”.
  • Jori L.
    Jori LalloAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Popular bar in Mission with a true alternative feeling. They also have an outdoor patio so it's a must visit during sunny days. Protip: $5 burgers which are really yummy!
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelDecember 9, 2011
    A beer garden with bikers, a jukebox with local bands & a back patio full of picnic tables. As recommended by Travel Channel host, Anthony Bourdain.
  • Missy B.
    Missy BergenSeptember 3, 2012
    Can't go wrong here. So many good beers on tap, including Grand Cru and Damnation on tap. The locals rave about the bloodys. Sit outside in the bier garden.
  • hafeez r.
    hafeez rajiJuly 18, 2011
    probably my favorite spot to drink although not drinking this YEAR..ughh, the pressures of summer and vacation to pound one...any way, love this spot now it appears you're allowed to blaze a j with no Read more
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HaftelJanuary 27, 2015
    Can't go wrong here. Large outdoor area, great beer selection, full bar, and burgers. Excellent place to hang out with large groups of friends.
  • Zezo O.
    Zezo OneDecember 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The only thing that is missing from this place are some sort of heat lamps so that folks can enjoy the evenings outside when it gets cold, but other that, it's a dope spot to grab a mason jar or 2
  • Shagun A.
    Shagun AulakhNovember 22, 2014
    Great when your want a low-key dive bar, with an outdoor patio. One of the few bars that still have that vibe that SF used to have before the tech boom hit
  • Anissa
    AnissaAugust 23
    Lots of options on draft and I love that they clearly mark the Bay Area brewed beers! Hawk Hill was great if you like wheat beers!
  • Jessica
    JessicaAugust 15, 2011
    Chill here on a (unusually) warm day in the City.Large bench seating makes it easy to make new friends (who will probably buy you a beer).Free matches with naked bitches on 'em a plus.TAMALE LADY <3
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 31, 2012
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2012 Winner – Editorial Pick – Best Hangover Cures. We don’t even care if it’s goddamn raining outside, when you find yourself hungover and you need help ridding your head of an... Read more
  • Roshan S.
    Divey bar with an awesome patio out back and games indoors. Cash only. They sell pitchers of all of the numerous beers on tap.
  • Jennifer A.
    Jennifer AndersonApril 8, 2014
    Spectacular beer selection, excellently priced. Come here! Oh, except, based on how packed it was at 5pm on a Monday, maybe don't come here if you like sitting down.
  • Kyle S.
    Kyle SApril 8, 2014
    Dive bar with a surprisingly large (and crowded) back yard. Over a dozen taps, and grilled cheese sandwiches. A trendier crowd shows up on the weekends.
  • Gürkan G.
    Gürkan GezginMarch 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    First time I was here, I stuffed my face with a cheeseburger and two grilled cheese sandwiches! Nice young crowd! Great prices! Good variety on tap!
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 24, 2011
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST BLOODY MARYThere's no better spot to cure your hangover & you want your Bloody Mary to be as spicy & saucy as the bartender shaking them up... Read more
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChoiApril 10
    Good for large groups if you can find a spot on the benches in the great outdoor space, and extensive draft beer selection.
  • Vanessa G.
    Vanessa GregsonSeptember 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    $4 grilled cheese w/ tomato is a delicious compliment to any pitcher of beer. The cooks are always super friendly as well.
  • Gabriel S.
    Gabriel SuitsJune 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Surly bartenders, scummy clientle, and scary bouncers. Totally worth braving all of that for the epic beer selection, and awesome beer garden in back. Read more
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 24, 2011
    Popular amongst local bike riders because you can take your bike right in with you while you drink in the beer garden, good for daytime or nighttime drinks. Read more
  • Kian L.
    Kian LaviJuly 7, 2015
    Get a pitcher of something local and don't forget to bring cash. They have a killer beer garden around the back.
  • IFC
    IFCJuly 6, 2010
    SF: A real biker bar with heart. It’s the last bastion of the pre dot-com rebel/artist. Park benches on a dirt lot; it's like drinking in a junkyard and is one of SF's most loved hangouts. -IFC Staff
  • Lauren
    LaurenNovember 11, 2013
    Awesome vibe, chill bike-friendly bar in the Mission. Gets PACKED on the weekends. Cash only, smoking allowed outside.
  • Kim O.
    Kim OwensOctober 19, 2012
    Bloody mary's, hangover breakfast and fresh air on the patio. The best place to be on a Saturday morning when you're in recovery mode from Friday night.
  • Shinal L.
    Shinal LJune 20, 2015
    Best damn grilled cheese sandwiches. Cash only so come prepared. Great outdoor spot for large groups as well.
  • Mansi S.
    Mansi ShahMarch 3
    Beer! Great outdoor and indoor space. Also has a pool table. Cash only
  • MetroWize
    MetroWizeFebruary 28, 2012
    Order up one of their 48 beers on tap or go big with their hefty liquor menu. Make it a "double" to get it served up in a massive mason jar. Read more
  • Carolina B.
    Carolina BarnesMay 1, 2010
    bike on down to this bikers bikers kinda bar. Get your beer, park your bike in the back beer garden, smoke, drink and be merry. Be nice to the bartenders!!! you never know if they'll bite
  • Anton S.
    Anton SokolovSeptember 15
    Best bar in SF. Just check it. Bring your ID and be chill, this place is not for arrogant and toplofty people.
  • Pete I.
    Pete IppelMay 25, 2012
    Melt your face off with awesomeness, outdoor beer garden and eats off the grill. Bring your bike: pedal or motor.
  • John K.
    John KhuuDecember 17, 2015
    CASH ONLY. NO PHOTOS/VIDEOS. Besides that, the guys are completely nice jerks. Hang by the bar and get to know them, they have so many hilarious things and stories to talk about.
  • Gabby G.
    Gabby GolubFebruary 24, 2015
    great beer list and enough open space for a huge group - music is loud, just the way it should be here!
  • Pedro C.
    Pedro Couto e SantosNovember 10, 2015
    Cool bar, some good music, but some wild variations as well, probably due to the juke box. Still, cool bar.
  • Marta T.
    Marta TapperoSeptember 12
    Great outdoors place. Good drinks. Sometimes the music could be a little loud, but still fantastic place!
  • Alley H.
    Alley HectorMarch 12, 2015
    Vast selection of delicious beer and the burgers are pretty damn good too. But the huge patio REALLY sells it
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