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Beer Garden, Burger Joint, and Bar$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
346 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • outdoor seating
  • Bloody Marys
  • lively
  • burgers
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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
    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.
  • 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
  • Zezo O.
    Zezo OneDecember 1, 2011
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Korin S.
    Korin SanchezMay 11, 2012
    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.
  • 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.
  • Jori L.
    Jori LalloAugust 18, 2011
    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!
  • 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.
    Upvoted Apr 25
  • 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.
  • Jon B.
    Jon BlajApril 18, 2013
    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”.
  • 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
  • Ethan H.
    Ethan HazelNovember 15, 2015
    Worst establishment in recent memory. Incredibly rude staff. Intentionally hurt my friendly mannered female friend. Honestly, the single most awful experience in SF. Wish I did not give them my money
  • 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.
  • Christopher N.
    Christopher NeillJanuary 18, 2012
    it's a dollar tip a drink at least. know what you want before you get to the bar. don't wave your hands or money around this ain't a titty bar. the bartender is always right.
  • 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.
  • The Bold Italic
    The Bold ItalicJune 16, 2011
    Avoid getting kicked out. Don't stand on tables, take photographs, bring piñatas, bring ANY outside alcohol, annoy other patrons, sass the bouncers, look like a hippie/yuppie, ask too many questions. Read more
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lamont L.
    Lamont LucasApril 25, 2009
    Picky a sunny day and skip out of work at 3 or so. You'll have the back patio to yourself and a few people of similar bent for an hour or two. Pure brilliance.
  • 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
  • Heather S.
    Heather SweeneySeptember 28, 2009
    go there on a weekday afternoon, order a pitcher, enjoy the weather, order a burger than get another know you should have made friends with someone're welcome
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagAugust 3, 2014
    Last time we sat out back at this biker bar—cycles not hogs—we played a game of poker with strangers, met a guy who claimed to travel the country recording train whistles for Neil Young. Read more
  • Showtime Network
    Showtime NetworkJune 18, 2010
    A tucked away popular SF spot with outdoor seating, cheap drinks and pool tables; the perfect spot for a gorgeous afternoon with friends. - Whitney
  • Gabriel S.
    Gabriel SuitsJune 20, 2011
    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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Matt M.
    Matt MartinOctober 26, 2014
    The outdoor side window is a gamble. Sometimes the line is short and service is speedy but often the bartenders just ignore you.
  • Griselda Z.
    Griselda ZhouJanuary 25, 2013
    CANADIANS: the Bloody Mary's here are nothing like Caesars. However, expect your drink to be at least half vodka. I still prefer clamato juice.
  • 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.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagSeptember 16, 2014
    Last time we sat out back at this biker bar—cycles not hogs—we played a game of poker with strangers. It was just another night at the picnic table-filled backyard at this Mission District stalwart.
  • Vinzouille
    VinzouilleJuly 31, 2009
    Go to Zeitgeist, order a pitcher of beer and hang out on the patio while waiting for your burger. Make new friends with your table neighboors
  • Mazda
    MazdaNovember 19, 2010
    Don't miss the tamale lady, you'll regret it! If you do, it's okay, at least there's an awesome beer garden to hang out in.
  • Lauren
    LaurenNovember 11, 2013
    Awesome vibe, chill bike-friendly bar in the Mission. Gets PACKED on the weekends. Cash only, smoking allowed outside.
  • Nici G.
    Nici GMarch 18, 2009
    Go to Zeitgeist. Sit on the patio and enjoy a bloody mary or a pitcher of beer. Reward yourself with some tasty snacks from the grill.
  • Shinal L.
    Shinal LJune 20, 2015
    Best damn grilled cheese sandwiches. Cash only so come prepared. Great outdoor spot for large groups as well.
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