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The 10 Best San Francisco Beer Bars, Ranked

Taps handles at Amsterdam Cafe

Great beer bars have a lot in common: an excellent selection of reasonably priced craft beer, accessible and knowledgeable staff, the real possibility of a place to sit, a sound level that invites conversation, and the availability of decent food.

Anchor Brewery and 21st Amendment Make It Big

While much of the recent local beer buzz has revolved around the opening of new small brewpubs, two of our older and larger San Francisco breweries are making some big changes.

The 7x7 St. Patrick’s Day Cross-Bay Beer Crawl

Hog's Apothecary

Beer: It's the staple of one of our favorite holidays here at 7x7. In that spirit, we've drummed up the ultimate, seven-bar, seven-neighborhood St. Patrick’s Day beer crawl, inspired by Beer by BART.

Nightlife Guide 2015: Where to Drink Beer in San Francisco

For those who turn up their noses at wine and highfalutin cocktails, there's beer. Craft beer. And since the microbrewery trend took off, there's no shortage of assorted suds from which to choose. Here's where to go in SF to find the perfect brew. 

Gruit Beers Trade Hops for Full-Bodied Flora

gruit beers

No need to journey deep into the Amazon rainforest to find intoxicating herbal blends packed with healing powers. Gruit (pronounced groo-it), a beer that’s mulled with herbs instead of hops, is bubbling up on drink menus around town.

A Bucket List for San Francisco Beer Lovers

Beer lovers here have it pretty sweet. With 19 San Francisco brewers and dozens of craft beer bars in a 49-square-mile city, you’re never far from a world class beer. Those who appreciate a challenge can find it though, by seeking out special brews and events that are available in limited quantities, or at special times of year, or only if you know someone with inside information.

9 New Breweries Coming to SF in 2015

San Francisco's craft brew scene is exploding. While it took the San Francisco Brewers Guild ten years reach its current 20 members, at least nine more breweries are scheduled to open over the next year. And some of them will be unlike anything you've seen before. Let's dive in, shall we?

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in the Bay Area

The first official Oktoberfest, held in Munich 1810, was a celebration of the royal wedding of Ludwig I of Bavaria to Therese Charlotte Luise of Saxony-Hildburghausen when citizens were invited to line the streets and drink up.

Everything You Need to Know About the Sour Beer Trend

I had a moment of discovery while researching the piece about sour beer that I wrote for the May issue of 7x7 that is probably worth mentioning. I was familiar with the genre before, but I quickly figured out that this wasn't the kind of trend — like rosé wine or rye whiskey -— that was likely to appeal to a wide range of drinkers.

Drink Here Now: 5 Places to Sip This Week

Image of Noir Lounge, via Stuart Locklear.

1) Osso Steakhouse Opens in Nob Hill

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