One thing I have always loved about living in a city is the ability to find something new out all the time. A new block, restaurant, or park is usually around the corner sitting quietly by for you to discover it. Public transportation while not as good as some cities is pretty good at getting you to good beer destinations. You can take BART or Caltrain to a bunch of places.
That said, I was suprised last week or so to discover that a bus that goes by our house can also act as a nice little beer bus. The San Francisco Muni #12 travels through pacific heights, north beach (that is where we are), on the embarcadero, down into soma, and finally looping in the mission. It doesn’t get too backed either. Haven’t really delved into it’s hours just yet but at least it can get you to the good beer – not sure about taking you home.
Amazingly this bus will also magically bring us to two sets of friends apt’s that we didn’t even really know it would. Here are some of the great beer places it can bring you:
The Jug Shop, Church Key, La Trappe, The Ferry Building (lots of good stuff there including beer), City Beer Store, 21st Amendment, and that is not even going into all the places in the mission that you will end up close to.
I think a #12 beer crawl is in order!