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Old Military Hangar with urban style!

We stumbled upon this place while exploring Alameda. It is in an intriguing place, an old military... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
flwergrl
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Northern CA
Great Beer, and View of San Francisco A+

This is a large fun place in an old military hanger right on the San Francisco Bay. Enjoy your... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
zephyr64
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Campbell, California
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2501 Monarch St, Alameda, CA 94501-5098
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this place while exploring Alameda. It is in an intriguing place, an old military hangar which faces San Francisco Bay, offering a breathtaking view of the skyline. I love the fact that they are putting these abandoned buildings to good use. It...More

Thank flwergrl
Reviewed September 9, 2018

This is a large fun place in an old military hanger right on the San Francisco Bay. Enjoy your delicious beer (many choices) while looking across the bay towards the magnificent San Francisco skyline, and enjoy watching giant freighter ships loaded with containers heading in...More

Thank zephyr64
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

I go to a lot of breweries, both at home in Sacramento and all over the country when I travel for work. If I made a list of my top 5 favorite breweries to visit this would easily make the list. The beer - It...More

Thank jefferylesq
Reviewed August 17, 2018

How better repurpose a 25,000 sq. ft. Marine Corps helicopter hangar?! Located on a former Naval Base in Alameda, Faction is quite the destination. Sun was out the Sunday we visited - family party of 8 with pre-tween, tween & teens amongst us. We got...More

Thank SJCiren
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Lots of varieties of beer, all of which were good but not amazing. What makes this place special, however, is the view! Seriously, just get a flight of whatever strikes your fancy and sit outside for a bit. The outside seating area is thoughtfully designed,...More

Thank Kttobin
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

We like to stop here after paddle boarding on the bay. Faction has a great beer selection, plenty of patio and indoor seating, corn hole and rotating food trucks. Plus, you can’t beat the view of San Francisco!

Thank Ligaya M
Reviewed June 15, 2018

I liked the view and the outdoor seating. They also have sunscreen for those sitting outside which is considerate. Wish they had more food though. We bought a few cheese and veggie plates which were good but would have been nice if there were more...More

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed May 28, 2018

First, it is totally cool to be on SF Bay in a retired Navy Aircraft hanger. You go through Alameda Air Station to get here. It is a big place with rotating food trucks. Plenty of parking. A lower deck outside that is dog friendly....More

Thank Erich M
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Really nice view of the SF skyline from this place! We ordered 2 flights of beers, both of which had mixture of lager, light and dark beers, also amber ale. We enjoyed all of them. There was a grilled cheese stall the day we went....More

Thank Roma M
Reviewed April 1, 2018

This is a nice place to try some beers and enjoy the view across the sound to San Francisco. Nice place for sunsets too, though it is kind of a barren area. There is a food truck available for grub.

Thank Robert S
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