The Bay Area’s patio scene is no joke — in fact — it’s actually quite stunning. These 8 patios are perfect for that end of summer vibe we all crave.
This chic beer garden is a hot skip and a jump away from the center of Hayes Valley and their industrial meets modern charm brings hordes of loyal patrons to the happening spot practically every day. If you’re fast enough to snag a seat, we suggest bringing a casual date here. // 424 Octavia St, Hayes Valley, biergartensf.com
Woods Island Co.
The small brewery, Woods Island Co, brews small batches of fresh, exciting, and experimental beers, often in collaboration with the many friends they've come to know in the Bay Area’s vibrant food and drink world. The inspiration comes from far and wide, but the beers are deeply rooted in the Bay. Of course, the approach is unconventional (i.e a beach house in the most season-less cities in the country) but the work of the team is accessible and friendly: adventurous brews for curious drinkers. // 422 Clipper Cove Way, Treasure Island, woodsbeer.com, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Hours subject to weather.
A beer garden of all beer gardens, Zeitgeist is the space where fucks are laid to rest. Their enclosed patio space is perfect for groups of friends and their mouthwatering food selection is perfect for those who need intoxicated bites. All in one if you ask us. // 199 Valencia St, Mission, zeitgeistsf.com
Offering customers a great place to relax, Souvla’s gorgy backyard on Divisadero is a perfect retreat for those who look to escape the bustling city streets. We suggest snagging a chicken sandwich and soak up some rays. // 531 Divisadero St, Panhandle, souvlasf.com
Meet modern and delicious food coming out of the far lands of Berkeley. Being one of the most vibrant outdoor scenes in the East Bay, foodie’salike come for their excellent Carne Asada’s but stay for the energetic patio scene. // 2020 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, comalberkeley.com
Locally owned & operated, serving its own handcrafted beers & ales along with wood-fired pizzas. Housed in an old livery stable from the 1890’s, Jupiter exudes a European atmosphere found in the heart of Berkeley. Their patio situation puts you right in the middle of their pizza making process, no secrets just great food. // 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, jupiterbeer.com
Lost & Found
From the owners who brought you Oakland’s fave dance floor, The Layover, comes a beer patio that great for you, a date, and a furry companion. This family blend project will make you feel a part of the heritage that Lost & Found stands for! // 2040 Telegraph Ave, East Bay, lostandfound510.com
An incredibly chic patio experience, Dirty Habit is a mid-work week treat that’s excellent for a friends night out, date option, and more. Why not grab yourself an Aloe By Thy Name and chill out to the sounds of the fire and overhead city streets. // Hotel Zelos San Francisco, 12 4th St, Mid-Market, dirtyhabitsf.com
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