Sipping Stories | 21st Amendment Brewery | Travelspective


Just in case you couldn’t tell by the name alone, 21st Amendment Brewery is a bar that takes the repeal of Prohibition seriously. Brewmasters like Brandon respect the craft, and in turn, the craft beer has become a respectable staple in the SOMA community. Clever titles like Hell or High Watermelon and Brew Free! or Die, may bring in a newcomer here or there, but it’s the high-quality brews that keep regulars pouring in. The service is bar none, but keep in mind that this is the busiest brewery on the block, and when game day rolls around the place is a sea of orange and black. Being located a few blocks away from AT&T Park may be all the reason San Francisco Giants fans need to stop in, but for everyone else, the crisp beers, fresh food, and a laid-back beer garden offers a watering hole experience that gets better with every visit.

The menu at 21st Amendment is stuffed with the type of bar styled fare one would imagine when visiting a sports pub, but for those looking to up the ante, there are more creative options worth pairing. Sully’s Cheese Curds are great for munching and go well with most beers there, but it’s the totchos, a tater tot nacho fusion, that really set the bar when paired with the Back In Black IPA. Having a passionate staff member like Amanda doesn’t hurt the experience either. It was through her recommendation that we came across the Brewmaster’s Charcuterie Board, an assortment of locally sourced meats and cheeses served with house-made beer inspired sides.

Not to be confused with a one trick pony brew house, 21st Amendment Brewery hosts a slew of events year round that make it well worth the trip if you’re in the area. Check out our Native Notes below for a few suggestions on how to best maximize your time between mouthfuls of beer.

Once a month, 21st Amendment hosts a free to attend Beer School, educating craft beer lovers through history, tastings and in-depth reviews. Check the link here for the schedule.
Not in the San Francisco area but want to see what all the fuss is about? Check out 21st Amendment’s convenient store locator here. Just enter your zip code and what you’re looking for and voila, beer so close you can taste it.