Craft Beer Walking Tour In San Francisco's SoMa District

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    02:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    ThirstyBear Brewing Company, 661 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Learn, drink, and celebrate beer with your new drinking buddies on this craft brew pub crawl! All the beer you need and light snacks are included as your small group visits 3 microbreweries and/or craft beer bars.


Snacks and Beverages included

Small group ensures personal service

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Get inside tips from a local

Excellent value for money

Likely to Sell Out

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This SOMA beer crawl is the perfect way for a craft beer lover to spend an afternoon in San francisco. Half tour, half celebration, there is a focus on craft beer education and bringing SOMA to life as you enjoy many generous samples (included in tour price) of unique locally made beer and become fast friends with the others on tour.

Visit 3 San francisco microbreweries and/or craft beer bars and use our industry connections to bring each stop to life in a way you could not achieve on your own. Learn the unique role each of our destinations plays in the craft beer scene, discover the backstory of each beer you consume, and improve your knowledge of the brewing process with a mini brewery tour. Whenever possible, you will go behind the scenes and talk with knowledgeable brewery employees who can bring additional insight.

While you walk from one brewery to the next, your guide will briefly, but vividly, describe SOMA's checkered past and brewing history, using your surroundings as reference points.

As time passes and beer flows, friendships are made and informative sessions transition into a more festive atmosphere, but your guide will never stop educating those who want to hear more. The tour will have a clear official conclusion after about 3.5 hours. By this point you should be full of smiles and new knowledge, as well as enough beer that you can't drive home, but you could still walk home.

In San francisco there is always another great bar nearby and each tour ends with the opportunity to join your fellow beer lovers for another pint, a bite to eat, and more good times. Whether or not you're able to stick around for that, your guide will be happy to help you find a way home, or recommend other excellent activities in the area.


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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 21 years

Groups are limited to 12 people to maximize your experience

Wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

SF on Tap ensures all our partner breweries adhere to San Franciscos stricter-than-most social distancing and sterilization safety measures.

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  • 31-Jan-2022

    This was great fun and our guide, Mike, was very knowledgeable and so nice. We loved the walk around the district and saw parts of the city we really enjoyed. The breweries were fantastic with great beer!

  • 06-Oct-2019

    I booked this trip for my significant other and myself. We were not disappointed. The tour was exceptional from start to finish. Mike and Dylan were our guides. They were funny,knowledgeable,accommodating and professional. We had a group of 11 with very diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. We had some from Holland, Canada, the States, and Scotland. Everyone had a great time. After the tour, we all decided to go out for a night of Karaoke! I wished that Mike and Dylan could have joined us. They were both truely awesome guides!!!! Book this tour!!

  • 07-Sep-2019

    Come for the beer, stay for the history lesson--super fun foodie experience! Henrique was our guide, and he is so friendly and knowledgeable. When you're not a local, finding those special places for your particular tastes can be challenging, even with the internet, but SF on Tap Tours has true local experiences, local lore, and (most importantly) local beer. The beer selection is great, and the venues are just as varied. You go to very different venues, from a shiny new brewpub in Ghiradelli Square, to an absolutely unique Indian-Irish pub by the cable cars, to a psychedelic, tiny bar in North Beach. A highlight for me: you get to see a REAL Banksy work in the wild. My mind was blown!! Great tour and keep it up.

  • 01-Sep-2019

    Overall fun beer walking tour :) our tour guide Mike was very informative of beer making and processing. All beers had a good taste; we even got to try a few we had never heard of before.

  • 24-Aug-2019

    Superb. Great knowledge about beer and the city. Mark is great to talk about beer and other things. Really recommend it.

  • 24-Aug-2019

    I wish I could give it 6 stars! This brewery tour was perfect for my sisters bachelorette weekend. Mike, our tour guide, was so informative and fun. We tried so many different types of beers and Mike walked us through each one. The downstairs tour of the Thirsty Bear was really interesting and I feel like an expert now with the brewery process. We got to know the two other groups in our tour and overall had a fantastic time!!

  • 12-Aug-2019

    Had a great time, host was great!!! Would recommend to anyone who loves beer. Traffic is bad in San Francisco, plan to arrive early.

  • 04-Aug-2019

    The tour was great and the pours all very generous. A range of beers tasted and Mike was a perfect host, very friendly and knowledgeable.

  • 14-Jul-2019

    We had a great time for my brother in laws bachelor party. We got way more beer then we thought we would. Would highly recommend. Great tour guides.

  • 11-Jul-2019

    We had a fantastic afternoon with Mike our guide.The San Francisco brewing company have a lovely bar and big sun terrace, we had several differant beers here before Mike brought us on a walk around San Fran showing out points of interest along the way.We stopped off at three other great bars were we had more tastings and snacks.Mike was very informative and our group had a brilliant time.Mike also took group photos and emailed them to us. Thumbs up for this tour. Ann from Ireland

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