Sometimes it’s fun to be a tourist for a day and hang out in Ghirardelli Square. Inevitably, though, you’ll try to wait in line for a sundae at the Ghirardelli soda shop, but standing with all those screaming children and insane crowds can be a lot to take in. That’s when we go next door to the San Francisco Brewing Company instead. The beer is as refreshing as ice cream would’ve been, and the outdoor picnic tables and corn hole sets make this place feel more like a backyard than a brewery. There are also pool and shuffleboard tables inside, and you can take a brewery tour, too. They have a standard menu of bar food like burgers and pizza, or you could keep going back to Ghiradelli for your one free piece of chocolate.
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Palette Tea House
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