21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant
Chances are that you can buy cans of 21st Amendment’s beer at your corner store, but let’s be real: beer fresh from the tap will always taste better. So head to the restaurant, where you can get growlers to take home with you, and drink while wearing naught but your underwear. 21st You can buy a 2L growler for $12 and a 32oz “growlette” for $6, or you can bring your own for them to fill. Prices vary depending on the beer, but it’s usually around $18-$24 for the 2L and $10 for the 32oz. (And yes, you can also get your growler filled at their San Leandro Brewery.)
21st Amendment moved most of its beer production to a sprawling brewery in San Leandro, but the brewers at the SF location still produce a couple of new small-batch one-off releases every week, which means it qualifies for this list. The brewery—named after the amendment that ended prohibition—has a couple of year-round beers (the Brew Free or Die IPA is probably the most popular) but is also known for its seasonal beers, specifically Hell or High Watermelon wheat beer.
21st Amendment opened in South Park 22 years ago, and though it has since moved the bulk of its operations to its much larger San Leandro location, you can still stop in the brewpub for a pint of its summer classic Hell or High Watermelon wheat beer and your choice of seven different burgers (the Patty Melt is our go-to). If for some reason, you aren’t into 21st Amendment’s popular summer brew, there are ten other options on tap. Not sure what you like? Try a flight to figure it out.
How to book: Walk-ins only.