Mikkeller Bar, San Francisco, CA
You may have to step over a few homeless people to get here, but the best bar in San Francisco is well worth the walk, even in high heels.
Located just off Market Street, near the Powell Street BART station, Mikkeller Bar is a clean, safe haven compared to the less fortunate neighborhood it sits in–the Tenderloin.
Started by two Avid Danish home brewers in Copenhagen, the bar has expanded globally. However, the only US locations are in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Laminated wooden benches and booths line the walls covered with simple cartoon art and bricks.
It is a simple, beautiful space, with 42 beers on tap. It’s minimalist, Scandinavian design echoes the original Denmark bar it came from.
No television screens either. You’ll have to entertain yourself with the beer and company.
While there are many craft beer halls to be found in the Bay Area, the beer selection here is extraordinary. Highly unusual flavors such as the Dark Horse, pictured below. It is a black ale infused with coffee.
Other flavors include:
Mikkeller Mastodon Mother Puncher
IPA W/ BRETT & PASSIONFRUIT | 8.5 | 6.6% | 25CL
Mikkeller Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse Blood Orange
TART WHEAT ALE W/ BLOOD ORANGE | 8. | 3.7% | 33CL
Mikkeller SD/Huckberry Blue Hour Gose
GOSE W/ PINEAPPLE, TART CHERRY, & YERBA BUENA | 8. | 5% | 33CL
Mikkeller SD Raspberry Blush
TART RASPBERRY BERLINER WEISSE W/ COFFEE | 8. | 4% | 33CL
Mikkeller SD/Bottlecraft Cobbler Craft
NE IPA W/ PEACH PUREE & CINNAMON STICKS HOPPED W/ CITRA & MOSAIC | 8. | 8% | 33CL
Mikkeller Kihoskh BA
SESSION IPA AGED IN CHERRY WINE BARRELS | 11. | 5% | 25CL
The BrueryTerreux Foeder #3
OAK AGED SOUR STOUT W/ VANILLA & LACTOSE | 9. | 8.7% | 25CL
They have three refrigerators to keep the beers at their optimal temperature: 40, 45, or 55 degrees Celsius.
There is food too if you need it. However, I would prefer to save up all my calories and carbs to drink as much of the beer as possible.
34 Mason St. San Francisco, CA