#virtuallyBARTable | Breweries and bars open for delivery & takeout
Photo courtesy of The Trappist.
These are hard times for individuals and small businesses. So when you’re stuck at home, make every hour happy hour. Along with toilet paper, it’s clear that Bay Area locals like to stock up on adult beverages when sheltering in place. With the San Francisco Chronicle having reported that local alcohol consumption has gone up 42% since the pandemic pushed us into confinement, plenty of local breweries and bars are answering the call.
Enjoy your favorite beverage—beer, wine, craft cocktail, and more—through pickup or delivery from the following BARTable hubs for supreme sips. You might not be able to cry over your beer and chat with your favorite local bartender about the world news at hand, but you can still find comfort in some craft pours at home.
Photo courtesy of Standard Deviant Brewing. Located at 280 14th St, San Francisco, CA 94103.
As if the craft brew here wasn’t enough to tempt your tastebuds, here’s a deal that scores major plus points: If you buy a healthcare worker a beer, San Francisco’s Standard Deviant Brewing will match your purchase. With pre-orders made online available for pickup at the brewery’s sidewalk on 14th Street and Mission, stock up on their crowlers, 5-gallon kegs, and fashionable merch so that you’re fully quenched and clothed during this shelter-in-place season.
Photo courtesy of The Trappist. Located at 460 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607.
Oakland’s favorite Belgium-inspired bar, around the way from 12th St/Oakland City Center, has got your COVID-19 stay-at-home life covered. Since you can’t visit its Victorian interior or outdoor patio, you can schedule a pickup order online. Growlers of IPAs, bottles of sours, and cans of cider are just some of the drinks making up the huge selection. Break out your shot glass for the bottles of spirits as well. Want to really feel like you’re still posting up barside? Throw in a Trappist glass with your order.
Photo courtesy of Elixir. Located at 3200 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103.
Elixir was established in 1858 and continues to stand as one of San Francisco’s oldest saloons. This historic western dive bar on the corner of 16th Street and Guerrero is around the way from 16th St Mission Station, and you can order drinks from the landmark spot delivered to your door. Order your dose of whiskey or other concoctions by directly emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to stay in touch even more? The famous Elixir Quiz night has gone virtual as well, join every Tuesday at 8pm via Facebook.
Photo courtesy of Old Devil Moon. Located at 3472 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110.
Choose pickup or bike delivery to nab some drinks from Old Devil Moon seven days a week. While there are no advance orders, you can stop by the front of the bar located on Mission Street (stay six feet away, of course) to score bottles of pre-mixed cocktails or to fill your own growler with beer. Bottles of wine and cider are also on hand. Your other option is to hire bike messenger Tyler at Underdog Couriers (415) 933-7900 to pedal your ODM picks to you.
Photo courtesy of Temescal Brewing. Located at 4115 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609.
Even its labels are like a party in the form of colorful imagery that seems to bounce off the product. Temescal Brewing is spreading its Oakland-made flavors by providing delivery and touchless curbside pickup at its location around the way from MacArthur Station. Pack your fridge with the supremely bright array of cans, bottles, and crowlers filled with such delights as the Guava Boat pale ale, Juicy Futures hazy double IPA, Temescal Pils, and more.
Photo courtesy of The Kon-Tiki. Located at 347 14th St #3906, Oakland, CA 94612.
Its outside artful design lures locals seeking island paradise to the corner of 14th Street and Webster in Downtown Oakland, and The Kon-Tiki’s menu lives up to that colorful aesthetic. Since you can’t hang in its tropical setting, you can now order delivery or pickup Tuesday-Saturday from 5-8pm. It’s all about exotic cocktails and banana leaf-lined plates of filling fare—dive into freshly squeezed juices married with alcoholic pours. Don’t forget the Chicken Tinga Sandwich with passion fruit slaw and crinkle cut fries to go. Call (510) 823-2332 to place your order.
Photo courtesy of Hopscotch. Located at 1915 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94612.
Uptown Oakland’s cozy Hopscotch is keeping its selection of seasonal cocktails and American fare going. With curbside pickup at 1915 San Pablo Avenue near 19th St/Oakland Station, or delivery through Caviar, select your favorites off the new Hopscotch Curb Side Cocktails menu list. Plus, you can chew on a bucket of buttermilk fried chicken for the whole family, or other fanciful fare, to go with the slew of chosen drinks.
Photo courtesy of Revival. Located at 2102 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704.
With online ordering for delivery and takeout, Downtown Berkeley’s Revival is supplying pre-batched cocktails and tap beer for growlers to go. Pick up your craft cocktail in pints ready to serve your shelter-in-place party of up to five. Want to curate your own drink recipe? Revival can supply the liquor: choose your spirit of choice—whiskeys, mezcal, gins, tequilas, ports, and cognacs—to lift your spirits during this time. Pro tip: Free delivery with large orders.