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Anchor Brewing Company

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Address: 1705 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone Number: 4158638350
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We offer guided public tours every day, by reservation only. You’ll get a...

We offer guided public tours every day, by reservation only. You’ll get a brief history of our company and a walk through three floors of our brewery. And yes, there’s a tasting session immediately to follow. Together, the brewery tour and the beer tasting last for about 1.5 hours. Due to popular demand, we are not able to accommodate you for a tour without reservations.

Public Tour schedule:

Mon.-Thur.: 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM

Fri.: 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, & 4:30 PM

Sat.-Sun.: 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, & 4:30 PM

Available for private tours:

Mon.-Thur.: 3:30 PM or 6:00 PM

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fantastic day @ Anchor

we had a awesome day @ Anchor thanks to their employees. the tour was fantastic and their beers are very good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we had a awesome day @ Anchor thanks to their employees. the tour was fantastic and their beers are very good.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just enjoyed a great tour at Anchor. There is great history to this brewery, which survived through prohibition, whereas most others did not. The tour concludes with generous tasting (as well it should, given the $20 price tag). I was slightly disappointed that there was no Old Foghorn barleywine to be sampled, but that is no shortcoming on their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our 3rd time touring at Anchor Brewery with Google Interns. We're so lucky to have Caleb as our tour guide. He's funny, informative, and is great at pouring beer :) We appreciate his attentiveness and energy. Highly recommend!

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Thank Tphuu
San Francisco, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a few years ago this tour was free, which is a little how I would describe their pours of beer after the short brewery tour. Then it was $15 and now it's $25. The pours are super regimented (I was excited to try new stuff) and you have to get out after the allotted time. If you want to... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour. Our guide was enthusiastic and you could tell he cared about what he was doing. The building was gorgeous and the beer tasting was great. Parking was easy to find.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a group of friends on a Sunday Happy Hour tour-- our guide was very knowledgeable and the beer tasting after was awesome!! Great activity to do with friends. Note about weekend tours-- no bottling and canning operation happens on the weekends so we want to go back and see those machines running!

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Thank eaandruszkiewicz
Campbell, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great time on the Anchor Brewing Tour and learned a fair bit about the process. It was a nice bonus to learn such a detailed history of the company.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time my husband and I have taken the Anchor brewery tour (last time was only a year ago!) Both times we had excellent tour guides--very informative and entertaining. Of course the beer was great. Would recommend to anyone who is interested in beer, whether or not you know anything about the process!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of the company and it's relation to San Francisco at the beginning was very interesting and informative. The tour guide made it a bit funny and interjected his own experiences into the narrative. The tour itself was fairly quick but long enough to hit the highlights of the beer-making process. Most of the time you could hear the... More 

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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We booked for the afternoon tour at 1 pm (do make a reservation - they sell out) and had a wonderful time. Our guide - Joey - had a great sense of humor, and, even better, a great speaking voice so everyone could hear what he had to say. We spent about 20 minutes hearing the history while in the... More 

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