outdoor bars in the Bay Area

Summer is well on its way. That means more rooftop shows, more sunshine, and more outdoor activities. Where can you grab a drink before your next live music show that embraces the good weather?

We’ve got you covered. Here’s a couple places you can drink outdoors and enjoy the sunshine in the Bay Area.

Biergarten

This is your traditional Bavarian beer garden. They have rotating beers on tap and occasionally have live music. It is exclusively outdoor seating, but for when it gets a little chilly at night, they have blankets.

424 Octavia Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Biergarten

Pier 23 Cafe

The FiDi happy hour crew gets here around 5 PM everyday, so if you’d like a table be sure to arrive before that. They have a great back deck to watch the sunset and free straw hats to borrow if you’d like to protect yourself and forgot to apply sunscreen. The seafood fare is pretty decent, too.

Pier 23
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Pier 23 Cafe

The Tipsy Pig

“Strawberry Fields” is the cocktail that everyone raves about here. They also have good food, ranging from typical bar food like pretzel bites to your fancier fare like polenta topped with bacon. The patio can get pretty hot, and it doesn’t have much shade, so bring a hat or wait til’ sundown.

2231 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
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The Tipsy Pig

Mad Oak

This rooftop comes with adjustable heaters, a jukebox app for you to request your favorite tunes, and the game of the week projected on a wall, so you can see what’s going on in the game no matter where your seat is. Oh, and did I mention fresh squeezed greyhounds? Let’s go.

135 12th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
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Mad Oak

Bar Bocce

This one isn’t quite in San Francisco, but I count Sausalito as Bay Area and it’s worth the trek. It’s got great pizza, bocce, a beach, fire pit, and shade. They also allow dogs. It can get packed, so if you want to sit on the beach I recommend bringing a blanket to set up camp until a table becomes available.

1250 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
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Bar Bocce

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