A look into Liquid Gold. Photo courtesy of Tim Lee.
It’s a casual neighborhood bottle shop and taproom, with 45 seats in all. You can sidle up to the bar, grab a spot in the window or at the loungy couch area, and start taking your pick from breweries like Track 7, Fort Point, Pine Street, and Almanac (there are 30 mostly local craft beers on draft, but they’ll feature some rare ones from around the U.S. as well). Local wineries on tap include the Winery SF, Cellars 33, and Bluxome Street. Even better: Liquid Gold ended up getting their off-sale license for beer and wine after all, so you can bring any discoveries home with you.
Hours for now are Mon-Thu 2pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 2pm-12am, and Sun 1pm-8pm (they may open earlier for sporting events). Speaking of: they have TVs in there, so you can watch the Giants! 1040 Hyde St. at California, 415-660-5142.