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Board your ferry at Pier 33 and enjoy postcard-worthy views of San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge during your brief voyage across the bay. Walk from the dock up the steep hill to the building’s entrance and grab a pair of headphones to learn about the infamous inmates once housed at “The Rock,” including Al Capone, Robert Stroud and the three inmates whose escape was immortalized in pop lore.

After catching your return ferry, prepare for some excellent beer and a guided stroll through neighborhoods that could include North Beach, SoMa and the Lower Haight. Where you imbibe will depend on the day of your tour, but options include Thirsty Bear, an organic brewery serving Spanish cuisine, Beer 39, a beer bar with a wide-ranging menu, or Barrel Head, a brewery with an eclectic beer list and a menu that includes sandwiches, burgers and salads.
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Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
North Beach
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See the San Francisco Bay’s island museum—the once notorious federal prison, Alcatraz—before sampling some of the city’s finest craft beers. This all-day tour will put you in good company, with just 12 participants and an expert beer nerd to help you select potential offerings. Ferry transportation, admission to Alcatraz, beer and snacks are included.
  • Snap postcard-worthy photos of San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge
  • Dig into the stories of San Francisco’s most notorious prison, Alcatraz
  • Sample tasty beers in a small group of like-minded beer and history lovers
  • Experience some of the city’s liveliest neighborhoods with a guide
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing way to experience San Francisco

Alcatraz was amazing - would reccomend going earlier in the day or the night tour. However the best way to spend the afternoon was the beer tour!!!

Thank Chantal J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A great day!

Walking beer tour was so great, we learned a ton about the city and its history AND got to try 10 different beers from California breweries! Our guide Mike was awesome, super knowledgeable about beer and San Francisco. Highly recommend this tour!

Thank AWood00
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile
Phenomenal time

Alcatraz was amazing, full of history. Lina completely rocked the beer tour. Our group was great and everyone had a great time

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 6 August 2018
Best day out / Great for wheelchair users

Great day all round with absolutely fascinating Alcatraz tour followed by fun afternoon with Mike. Tour suits a wheelchair user as all bars/pubs were accessible & Mike was a great guide - really informative tour through Fishermans Wharf, Little Italy & ending in North Beach....More

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

This was one of the most fun beer tour we did. Our guide(my apology forgot her name) was really knowledgeable wasn’t just talking about beer. She had a bit of history for us as well which was great. obviously Alcatraz was also just amazing! Highly...More

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Kevin H
22 August 2018|
Response from Alan B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kevin, not sure about if it can be done the day before / after, contact Adam - beer tour organiser - whatever you choose well worth attending.
Gail W
9 July 2018|
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Response from beachgirl8401 | Reviewed this property |
there is a hill to get to facility but if you need assistance going up they have a tram to assist people. once there easy walking.
3 June 2018|
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Response from Alan B | Reviewed this property |
We met up at 2pm for the beer tasting having been on the first crossing to Alcatraz, enough time for both.
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