SF on Tap - Walking Tour
SF on Tap Tours: Fisherman's Wharf
Beer cheers
SF on Tap - Walking Tour
SF on Tap Tours: Fisherman's Wharf
Beer cheers

Fisherman’s Wharf & North Beach

Enjoy beautiful waterfront views, fascinating stories of the past, a brewery tour and delicious Bay Area craft beer in San Francisco’s old Italian neighborhoods.

Beer included at 3 locations!

2PM-6PM / $99.99

The Tour

A taste of San Francisco’s history

Beer is included at 3 locations on this 4-hour walking tour which showcases two of San Francisco’s most famous and scenic neighborhoods and much of the area’s best beer!

You and a crew of no more than 12 drinking buddies will join a friendly and knowledgeable local craft beer enthusiast who will bring the beer scene and the area to life with historic accounts and fascinating local stories, while helping you take advantage of great photo opportunities.

Drink at the best local craft beer bars

The tour starts off at SF Brew Co where you will tour their brewery and taste some super fresh beer before the neighborhood tour begins. The walking is broken up by stops at two of SF’s best craft beer bars.

While enjoying the local product, the conversation will switch to beer and your guide will share insight into the San Francisco beer scene, brewing techniques, beer styles and more.

More drinking?

In San Francisco there is always another great bar nearby. Perhaps you will join some of your new drinking buddies for another pint, a bite to eat, and more beer conversation.

Whether or not you’re able to stick around for that, your guide will be happy to help you find a way home, or recommend other excellent activities in the area.

Which breweries/bars do we visit?

Our destinations are always subject to change; the goal is to expose you to the best set of beer drinking experiences available.  Sometimes private events, busy times, and other unforeseen circumstances cause us to alter our original plan, in which case we may also visit tap rooms, gastropubs, and dive bars that have excellent beer selections.  These are our possible destinations.

Approx. duration

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Approx. walking

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Min. age

100 years of age

Price from

$ 99.99 USD

Meeting Point

Beer 39 Bar
Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133*

*This is subject to change due to special events

End Point

Barbary Coast Taproom,
AKA Noc Noc on Broadway

What’s Included?

  • Beer at a brewery and two of SF’s best beer bars, plus light snacks
  • Beer Enthusiast/Guide who will bring Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, and the craft beer scene to life
  • Tour of a brewing facility
  • Fascinating stories and history about both neighborhoods and SF beer
  • A celebratory atmosphere which encourages great times and fast friends
  • Info about San Francisco and SOMA brewing history
  • A celebratory atmosphere which encourages great times and fast friends
  • Advice from your guide about where to eat and drink after the tour and top breweries to visit while in San Francisco


  • Tour destinations are chosen by your tour guide based on availability and the quality of the experience they offer
  • Maximum group size 12 guests
  • Everyone must be 21 years of age or older to participate
  • We walk about 2 mi (3.5 km) on this tour
  • Read a detailed account of this tour from a client/blogger here.

SF on Tap Tours Reviews

What customers say about our Bay Area brewery tours

  • The beer was excellent and we certainly got our money’s worth. Adam had us try several that I normally would have skipped over and I ended up finding a new appreciation for several styles of beer I hadn’t tried in a while.

    J.J. J. San Francisco, CA - TripAdvisor
  • …as an out-of-towner I was looking forward to walking through the city to sightsee and learn…even the locals would enjoy the fun facts Adam delivers.

    Lauren G. Cardiff, CA – Yelp
  • The whole tour had a friendly, laid back feel to it.

    Trevor M. Burbank, CA - Yelp


What is the difference between the tours?
  • All tours adhere to our Learn. Drink. Celebrate. slogan. They all offer about the same amount of beer at 3 different locations in four hours
  • All tours offer a lot of stories and information about beer styles, ingredients, etc., as well as commentary about the neighborhoods we walk through


  • Usually visits 3 breweries (sometimes 2 breweries and 1 bar)
  • Features the best tour of a brewing facility (ThirstyBear Organic Brewery)
  • Conveniently located not too far from Union Square, which is SF’s main hotel district and close to lots of public transportation including BART (the subway)
  • Has the least neighborhood commentary


  • Visits 3 bars and thus does not have a brewery tour
  • Includes the most commentary about the neighborhoods and SF history, essentially making it half Beer Tour and half Neighborhood Walking Tour
  • By taking you through 2 of SF’s most beautiful and visited neighborhoods, it serves as an excellent orientation to the city and is highly recommended early in your stay


  • Features one of the tours above preceded by the official Alcatraz tour sponsored by the National Parks System and run by Alcatraz Cruises
  • Clients pick up their tickets and tour Alcatraz on their own, but the ticket includes a self-guided audio tour of the jailhouse
  • Clients eat lunch on their own after Alcatraz and before meeting the group for the beer tour
What if I don’t want to drink?

We aren’t going to force you to!  You still have to be 21 years old, however, due to the rules of many bars we visit. When purchasing the tour you can choose the “non-drinker” price.

Which breweries/bars do we visit?

Our destinations are always subject to change; the goal is to expose you to the best set of beer drinking experiences available.  Sometimes private events, busy times, and other unforeseen circumstances cause us to alter our original plan, in which case we may also visit tap rooms, gastropubs, and dive bars that have excellent beer selections.  Our possible destinations on each tour are listed below.


ThirstyBear Organic Brewery
Bartlett Hall Brewery/Restaurant
Local Brewing Co.
Black Hammer Brewing Co.
21st Amendment Brewing Co.
Hopwater Distribution (a bar with 30 CA-only taps)


Beer 39 Bar
Kennedy’s Irish Pub
Barbary Coast Taproom, AKA Noc Noc on Broadway
Jack’s Cannery Bar


It’s your choice!  Help us plan the perfect tour for you.  Consult with our professional staff and we will set you up with the perfect combination of breweries, gastropubs, scenery, education, etc. for your group.  Call us now at (415) 932-6993

to learn more!

Do I have to be 21 years old?

Yes. This is a drinking tour and almost everywhere we go only admits people of legal drinking age, which is 21 years old in the USA.

What is your cancellation policy?


Cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance are 100% refundable. Cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance are not refundable.
Changes made more than 24 hours in advance are permitted. Changes made less than 24 hours in advance are not permitted, and no refund will be issued.


Cancellations made more than 11 days in advance are 100% refundable. Cancellations made less than 11 days in advance are not refundable. You may also change the date of your tour up to 11 days before your tour starts, but not after that.


A non-refundable deposit of 50% of quoted price will be collected at the time of booking. The remainder, due at 5pm the day before the tour, is refundable.

What are the terms and conditions of your liability waiver?
Where does the tour start?


21st Amendment Brewery, 563 2nd St, San Francisco, CA*


Beer 39 Bar, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133*


Alcatraz Landing, Pier 33, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133


CANNABIS: Barbary Coast Dispensary (near Union Square), 952 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
CRAFT BEER: 21st Amendment Brewery, 563 2nd St, San Francisco, CA*

*This is subject to change due to special events

Why book directly on sfontaptours.com?

When you book directly through our website it allows us to provide the best possible customer service, including:

  • Direct communication: Emailing or calling you directly to communicate our meeting location, last-minute details and tips about your tour. If you book with a 3rd party, we don’t receive your contact information and may not be able to get in contact with you.
  • Easy cancellations: When you book anywhere aside from our website it takes several days to get your money back to you should you need to cancel. Changing the date of your tour and other things are also more difficult.
  • Helpful employees: Our employees are here to help! When you book with us on the web or over the phone our team can offer brewery, restaurant, and hotel recommendations, suggest the best way to get to San Francisco from the airport, and answer any questions you have about the tour.
  • Fair Pricing: The ability to keep our prices fair; when you book outside of our website we pay a 20% commission and therefore have to increase the cost of our tours.
Where does the tour end?


There are a number of places the tour can end, see the list of breweries above.  Contact us if you want to know about your specific tour.


Barbary Coast Taproom, AKA Noc Noc on Broadway


It depends which tour Alcatraz is being combined with.

Can you pick me up at my hotel?

For our public tours, we do not offer hotel pick-ups. On our private tours, we can collect you from almost any hotel or residence in San Francisco. Contact us at info@dylanstours.com or (415) 932-6993

 if you have any questions.

How many people will be on my tour?

Public tours have a maximum of 12 guests per group. Private tours do not have a group limit.

What should I bring?
  • Your ID: Many places in the USA are very strict about not serving beer to people under 21 years old, including most places we visit. Please be able to prove you are 21 or over.
  • Shoes or sandals: Make sure they’re comfortable enough for you to walk at least 1.5 mi (2.5 km) in.
  • Jacket: San Francisco is famous for its cold foggy summers. Bring a jacket or sweatshirt.
  • Water and snacks: You can get both of these at some of our stops, but you can bring them too.
  • Extra cash: If you want to buy a snack or stay around after the tour for some beer or food with the group, some of the places we visit accept cash only.
  • Great attitude: Come willing to learn and ready to make fast friends. This is as much a celebration as it is a tour and our goal is for this to be your favorite memory of San Francisco.
What type of vehicle is used for the tour?

All our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and safe. We have several different vehicles we use depending on the size of the group and what is reserved on that date. We cannot guarantee which vehicle you will be in, but you are welcome to put in a request if you have a preference. The craft beer tour is a walking tour, with us covering about 1.5 miles between breweries.

Is lunch included?

We do not include lunch on our tours, though light snacks are provided throughout the tour. We can recommend some of our favorite lunch spots in the San Francisco area after the tour — just ask your guide!

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes. We recommend booking in advance as our tours are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Is the tour handicap accessible?

Yes, please inform us ahead of time so we can best accommodate you.  There may be certain inaccessible areas, such as back in the brewery.  All public areas are accessible without stairs and there are no major hills on our routes.  Please  be comfortable walking/wheeling 1.5 miles (2.5 km) if you book this tour.

I am traveling with a child. Can they come, too?

Unfortunately, we cannot allow children on these tours. We will be entering facilities where each individual must be 21 years of age or older.

What if it rains?

Our tours happen rain or shine! You won’t be out in the elements too long and cannabis and beer are great no matter the weather. Our tours are a fantastic way to spend a rainy day!

Can I bring my pet?

No. We love all kinds of pets, but this is a people tour, so people only please.  Service dogs are allowed, but please do not abuse this.

Can I book this as a private tour?

Yes!  It is possible to book any of our public tours for yourself or your private group.  We can also create a tour specially designed for your needs. Please contact us for more information. Parties larger than 12 may not be able to fit at certain locations.

Should I tip my guide?

Yes. While the final decision is still yours, tips are a very important gesture of your appreciation in American culture. Your guide depends on tips for a very significant part of his/her wages. We train our guides to go above and beyond the call of duty and hope you feel they did, in which case they have earned your generous tip. If this is not the case, please contact us directly with your feedback and we will do everything we can to provide better service on future tours.

As pulled from Trip Advisor’s US Tipping and Etiquette page:

“Tour Guides: 15% – 20% + depending on quality (knowledge, friendliness, etc)”

Can I work for you?

If this sounds like the company for you, we’d love to hear from you! Please visit our employment page and use the form there to get in touch with us.

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