We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Anchor Brewing Company

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: 1705 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone Number:
4158638350
Website
Today
09:00 - 19:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

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

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 230 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 183
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Great Tour, Great Beer - what more do you want

Now I have been on a number of brewery tours and don't get me wrong theres an aspect of them that is always the same. However Anchor has an interesting history and method of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Sand82014
,
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

230 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 214: English reviews
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
105 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Now I have been on a number of brewery tours and don't get me wrong theres an aspect of them that is always the same. However Anchor has an interesting history and method of producing beer which makes the tour worthwhile. You also get to sample a good selection of the beers that they make and they have quite a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sand82014
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well if you're looking for a BREWERY TOUR that's exactly what you'll get. Our tour host (Caleb) gave us a complete run down on the history of the Anchor Steam Brewery & also a complete run down on each & every beer they have released (& which he drank)! As Caleb drank, drank & drank all the beers in his... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ryan D
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome brewery tour! Our knowledgable guide gave us a great history of the brewery (with enough anecdotes to hold our attention) and then we headed out on our tour! The copper kettles were gorgeous and we learned a lot about the Anchor's brewing method which is unique. The tour ended with a tasting of a LOT of great beers and... More 

Helpful?
Thank try_to_wander
Bogotá
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Their earliest tour was at 10AM we had a great time and drank a lot of beer. You get a lot for a very reasonable price

Helpful?
Thank JulianSuarez
Cotati, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beer brewing history plus tour plus beer sampling is worth taking the time to reserve a tour spot and pay $20/person. Parking is difficult with only 2 hr limits in the blocks surrounding the brewery, and the parking patrol personnel are "aggressive" about enforcing the time limits, so don't lose track of time! Staff is very friendly and you... More 

Helpful?
Thank Claudia T
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a really great moment and the testing is the best one. We enjoy the history of the brewing, and the tour that really explain easily how it works.

Helpful?
Thank Devic S
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended if you'd like to have an up-close tour of a small, historic brewery. Far less sterile than a tour of a large brewery. The tasting was also quite generous.

Helpful?
Thank AdrianR79A
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Great tour, fascinating history, and somehow, even more amazing beer! It would be worth it for the tasting alone. Buy a growler of your favorite tasting to go ($10 for the bottle and $12 to fill). Learn about what "steam" beer is and where the name comes from. Find out about about the gruesome and very San Franciscan death of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cameron D
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Awesome! I love a tour that allows for socializing with other beer lovers and this was the one. We went on a very informative tour including getting to go onto the bottling and secondary floor. Just bring a jacket because it gets chilly. I've been on a few other tours, and this has been the best so far. The tour... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Paige L
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
257 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

DEcided on an afternoon tour which happened to be a very hot day. Very good tour and interesting even though I have done this sort of thing a number of times. Made interesting by the tour guide (forgotten his name sorry). We were served a glass of Anchor Steam whilst waiting for the group to gather - nice touch. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank nsander219

Travellers who viewed Anchor Brewing Company also viewed

 

Been to Anchor Brewing Company? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Anchor Brewing Company and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
Patchogue, New York

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Anchor Brewing Company staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?