You’ve worked hard all week, and now Friday’s here again! It’s time to start planning your weekend! Welcome to Weekend Planner, your weekend update on fun.
Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.
Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.
Friday, February 1st
Pier 35, San Francisco
6 PM, Ages: 21+
The SF Beer Week Opening Gala is the largest, most anticipated, and prestigious annual gathering of the Northern California craft beer community.
It’s the kick off party for SF Beer Week, commencing a multi-day marathon of beer dinners, tastings, tap takeovers and educational events that occur all over the Bay Area.
This community-centric gathering is ground zero for the region’s craft beer scene takes place on Friday, February 1, from 6-10:30pm** at Pier 35 in San Francisco (5pm for VIP). Breweries from throughout Greater Bay Area will be congregating to serve you the most creative and compelling beers the region has to offer.
** in compliance with ABC requirements, pouring of alcohol will cease at 10pm
UPDATE: The Opening Gala will be one of the rare places where you’ll be able to try all FIVE official Bay Area Brewers Guild Collaboration Beers. Read about these special brews here.
Over 125 Northern California breweries set to pour!
Listed alphabetically by regional ‘House’ then brewery.
COAST Alvarado Street Brewery Brewery Twenty Five Corralitos Brewing Co. Discretion Brewing Elkhorn Slough Brewing Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. Hop Dogma Brewing Co. Humble Sea Brewing Co. New Bohemia Brewing Co. Peter B’s Brewpub Sacrilege Brewery + Kitchen Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing Seabright Brewery Shanty Shack Brewing Uncommon Brewers Woodhouse Blending & Brewing
EAST BAY 21st Amendment Brewery Admiral Maltings Alameda Island Brewing Co. Ale Industries Almanac Beer Co. Altamont Beer Works Armistice Brewing Co. Berryessa Brewing Co. Brooklyn Brewing Co. Calicraft Brewing Co. Cleophus Quealy Beer Co. Danville Brewing Co. Del Cielo Brewing Co. Drake’s Brewing Co. East Brother Beer Co. Eight Bridges Brewing Elevation 66 Brewing Co. Epidemic Ales Federation Brewing Funkwerks Ghost Town Brewing Gilman Brewing Co. Heretic Brewing Co. Lucky Devil Brewing Novel Brewing Co. Oakland United Beerworks Ocean View Brew Works Original Pattern Brewing Co. Shadow Puppet Brewing Co. Temescal Brewing Co. The Rare Barrel Triple Rock Brewing Co. Trumer Brewery Working Man Brewing Co.
NORTH BAY 101 North Brewing Co. Barrel Brothers Brewing Bear Republic Brewing Co. Cloverdale Ale House Cooperage Brewing Co. Dempsey’s Restaurant & Brewery Fogbelt Brewing Co. HenHouse Brewing Co. Iron Springs Pub & Brewery Mad Fritz Beer Marin Brewing Co. Moylan’s Brewing Co. Napa Smith Brewery Old Possum Brewing Co. Plow Brewing Co. Russian River Brewing Co. Seismic Brewing Co. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Sonoma Springs Brewing St. Florian’s Brewery Stumptown Brewery The Woodfour Brewing Co. Third Street Aleworks Trade Brewing
SAN FRANCISCO 47 Hills Brewing Co. Barebottle Brewing Co. Barrel Head Brewhouse Bartlett Hall Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant Fort Point Beer Co. Black Hammer Brewing Black Sands Brewery Cellarmaker Brewing Co. Ferment.Drink.Repeat Harmonic Brewing Headlands Brewing Co. Holy Craft Brewery Hop Oast Pub & Brewery Laughing Monk Brewing Co. Local Brewing Co. Magnolia Brewing Co. Pedro Point Brewing Pine Street Brewery San Francisco Brewing Co. Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery Social Kitchen & Brewery Southpaw BBQ & Brewery Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Standard Deviant Brewing Sufferfest Beer Co. Sunset Reservoir Brewing Co. ThirstyBear Organic Brewery Triple Voodoo Brewery Woods Beer Co.
SILICON VALLEY Alpha Acid Brewing Co. Armstrong Brewing Co. Blue Oak Brewing Co. Camino Brewing Co. Campbell Brewing Co. Clandestine Brewing Devil’s Canyon Brewing Co. Floodcraft Brewing Co Freewheel Brewing Co. Golden State Brewery Gordon Biersch Brewing Co. Hapa’s Brewing Co. Hermitage Brewing Co. JP DasBrew Kelly Brewing Co. Loma Brewing Co. New World Ales Santa Clara Valley Brewing Strike Brewing Co. Taplands Tied House Brewery & Cafe
Attendees receive a commemorative glass and enjoy unlimited samples of new, rare and classic beers. Expect mouth-puckering sours alongside subtle funk, hop bombs both cloudy and clear, brawny barrel-aged brews, and a wide range of beer styles traditional and experimental — all the creativity and innovation that has made Northern California one of the best beer producing regions in the world.
In addition to great beer, some of the best local food vendors in the Bay Area will be on site, serving up delicious options for purchase.
The Gala is one of the most memorable beer events of the year, directly benefitting the Bay Area Brewers Guild. Get your tickets now. There will be NO DOOR TICKETS.
SF Beer Week and the Opening Gala is presented by the Bay Area Brewers Guild
Ticket Policies & Notices – All attendees must be 21+ and IDs will be checked at the entrance. – No infants, children or anyone under 21 allowed in. No pets allowed in. – Rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable, but transferrable. – Tickets will not be sold at the door. – Food is not included in the ticket price. – Do not bring in glassware of any kind. Water will be provided. – Backpacks and large bags are discouraged and may be subject to search. – Designated driver tickets are not available. Use ride share services or public transit or cab services. – Please drink responsibly. Disorderly guests will be escorted out by security. – Unauthorized solicitations or distribution of materials is prohibited, resulting in expulsion.
SF Beer Week and the SF Beer Week Opening Gala are organized by the San Francisco Brewers Guild, d/b/a the Bay Areas Brewers Guild, a non-profit 501(c)(6) founded in 2004 representing local, independent craft breweries.
What’s the refund policy? The event is RAIN or SHINE and all ticket sales are final; there are no refunds.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket doesn’t match the person who attends? Yes, IDs are checked for age verification, not for the name on the ticket. (Note: you can also transfer your tickets into someone else’s name via your Eventbrite account.)
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? We strongly encourage bringing a printed ticket for faster check-in.
Why is there no designated driver option available? Non-alcohol ticket options are always subject to significant abuse, unfortunately, and at an event this size, it is impossible to police these options without outstripping resources and greatly impacting the event’s viability. As a result, only the one ticket type can be offered.
Can I bring outside food into this event? Unfortunately, no, you cannot bring food in. We do have food vendors who will have food for sale available.
What can you tell me about the beer being served? As a kick-off to SF Beer Week, brewers will be rolling out many new, rare, specialty and collaboraiton releases for the Gala. Well over 300 beers are expected to be tapped, with over 120 breweries pouring. There will be plenty of great beer flowing throughout the night.
Will Pliny the Younger be served? Yes. Our friends at Russian River will be bringing Younger from Santa Rosa for the Gala!
Telegraph Ave, Oakland
5 PM, All Ages
Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9p. for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street.
Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local culinary artisans, performers, musicians, dancers, DJs, and poets gathering for Oakland First Friday events.
Closest BART – 19th Street
Rain sometimes cancels – They typically make an announcement by Wednesday – Check Facebook for updates
Thousands of people come from across the Bay Area and beyond to see and experience art, be inspired, eat great food, enjoy live music, and stroll through the amazing, eclectic city of Oakland. An economic impact report shows that the Oakland First Fridays has a major, positive economic impact on the KONO community.
What else is going on? How About Art Murmur! Taking place at the same time is the Oakland Art Murmur, a collection of galleries and mixed-use venues many of which are open First Friday evenings. The range of artistic exhibitions is inspiring.
Most of the venues are open from 6–9 pm. Many of the galleries are adjacent to the Telegraph Avenue site of Oakland First Fridays on 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th Streets going east toward the hills.
Is there an entrance fee? Oakland First Fridays is free and open to the public! But we rely on community support to keep our festival alive! You can make a donation online here, or at our festival entrance on West Grand & Telegraph Avenue.
When does the street festival start / end? Oakland First Fridays Street festival happens on the first friday of each month, from 5pm – 9:00pm. If the event becomes cancelled due to rain, an announcement will be made Wednesday the week of the event. Check back on our website or facebook page for updates.
Where is Oakland First Fridays located? Our festival entrance is located at the intersection of West Grand and Telegraph Avenue, and spans 5 blocks down to 27th Street in Oakland’s KONO District. View the location on google maps here.
Accessibility Info: Our festival is wheelchair accessible and family friendly. People of all ages are welcome to attend. If bringing a dog, it must remain on a leash at all times. Our events bring over 30,000 attendees, so expect large crowds, and amplified sound from our multiple stage and performance areas. There are Porta Potties available on 23rd St, 24th St, 25th St and 26th St. For exact locations, check out our festival map here.
Public Transportation: We recommend taking public transportation to Oakland First Fridays. The closest Bart Station is the 19th Street stop, which is only a few blocks away. The 12 (Grand Ave. & MacArthur Blvd.), 51A (Broadway), and 6 (Telegraph Ave.) AC Transit buses also come right to the KONO District. On weekdays and weekend evenings, the free Broadway shuttle runs every 12-15 minutes up and down Broadway from 26th to Jack London.
Parking: Oakland First Fridays’ pick up and drop off location is located on Valley and 23rd street. Limited Metered parking is available on side streets near Telegraph Avenue, so make sure to bring quarters! If you chose to park on the street, we advise you to not leave any valuable items inside your car. If you’d rather park in a garage, here is a list of garages close by.
Alcohol Policy: Alcoholic beverages are served exclusively within our Sake Garden, located in front of Gogi Time at 23rd St and Telegraph Avenue. Otherwise, no alcohol is allowed at the street festival. We do not tolerate the consumption of alcohol in our festival streets. If you’re interested in drinking alcohol, we advise for you to visit our Sake Garden or one of the many bars and restaurants in the KONO district. Drink Responsibly.
How do I become a volunteer? Volunteering is a great opportunity for you to connect with your community, work as a member of a team, meet new people, and gain references for future employment or academic advancement. You’ll also get free food and a t-shirt for volunteering. We have in-office and day-of-event volunteer positions. For more information, visit: http://oaklandfirstfridays.org/volunteer/ or check out our volunteer orientation video!
What to do after the Festival? Oakland First Fridays street festival ends at 9:00 pm, but nightlife within the KONO district still goes on! Visit one of the many bars, nightclubs or restaurants in the neighborhood. For a list of locations and events, check out the Koreatown-Northgate Business Directory: http://www.koreatownnorthgate.org/shop-dine/
Saturday, February 2nd
Ferry Building, San Francisco
11:30 PM, All Ages
Join CUESA at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market for a celebration of the new public art installation: The Food Change!
Be among the first to see the larger-than-life photomural exhibit in the Ferry Building arcades, championing farmers, advocates, and visionaries in our midst. Stroll the arcades of the Ferry Building to view the beautiful portraits by photographer Anne Hamersky up close and meet local change makers.
Launching in January 2019, The Food Change is an innovative educational project championing the amazing people who are making real progress in the way we grow, make, and share food. The Food Change will inspire people of all ages to take part in creating a fair, regenerative, and delicious food future.
Whether you eat, grow, or make food, you are a vital part of the The Food Change. Join us!
What does The Food Change mean to you? Show us at #TheFoodChange.
The Food Change is a project of CUESA. Learn more at thefoodchange.org.
Brotzeit Lokal, Oakland
11 AM, All Ages
For the first time since we opened almost 6 years ago, Brotzeit Lokal’s German beer taps are getting taken over by all local breweries best German beers! Come get a taste of what your favorite Bay Area breweries have to offer.
Saturday and Sunday is also SpatzleFest. Start with a bowl of our handmade noodles, baked with gruyere and pile it high with your favorite toppings.
Beers from Alameda Island, Marin Brewing Co, Fieldwork, Independent, Fort Point, Federation, Faction and more…
Brotzeit Lokal is a Bavarian-inspired restaurant and biergarten with a distinctive Oakland flare. Located on the shimmering Oakland waterfront, Brotzeit Lokal features a locally-sourced, house-made menu complimented by a unique, uncommon German and local craft beer selection.
Created and built by Krista and Tony Granieri, Brotzeit Lokal was inspired by their love for the inviting, relaxing and family friendly atmosphere of the beirgardens in Germany.
Sunday, February 3rd
SPARK Social, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
Senior dogs are often taken for granted, making it harder for them to find their fur-ever home.
This SF Beer Week, drink to make a difference at SPARK’s 2nd Annual Pints for Paws fundraiser, benefiting Muttville Senior Dog Rescue! It’s a tail-wagging day, where humans can enjoy all you can drink craft beers and grub from 10+ food trucks and pups can catch all of the puppy penalties, furry fumbles and terrier touchdowns of the Puppy Bowl XV.
Find your MVP for life with Muttville and get your craft beer and furry-friend fix at the ultimate Super Bowl tail-gating paw-ty!
Fundraising + a little unconditional love + NorCal craft brews + tail-gating. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better beer pairing!
THE TAIL-GATE TIMELINE
11am – SPARK opens, All You Can Drink Craft brews begin, Puppy Bowl broadcast begins
12pm – Round up your pups for the Animal Planet Puppy Bowl kickoff & cheer for your favorite team
3pm – All You Can Drink ends but the paw-ty continues – stay and catch the Super Bowl at SPARK
PINTS FOR PAWS DETAILS
SPARK Social SF | 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North SF
Sunday, February 3rd | 11am-3pm
All You Can Drink Craft Beers served in a commemorative glass
10+ of the Bay Area’s favorite food trucks
Adoption & information booth by Muttville Senior Dog Rescue
Super bowl tailgate
All dogs and dog-lovers welcome!
Four-legged friends are not permitted on the field but are always welcome on the paved areas inside SPARK
Join the Facebook event for a list of breweries, live updates, and share with your friends!
ABOUT MUTTVILLE: Muttville’s mission is to change the way the world thinks about and treats older dogs and to create better lives for them through rescue, foster, adoption, hospice, education, and advocacy. They find suitable homes for senior dogs that are adoptable and offer end of life care for those that are not. Since its founding in 2007, Muttville has rescued more than 5000 dogs. Learn, volunteer, and donate at muttville.org
SF Beer Week is the largest, most anticipated, and most prestigious gathering of the northern California craft beer community. Thanks for supporting local breweries with us! Must be 21+ to consume alcohol. IDs will be checked. Please drink responsibly.
Emporium SF, San Francisco
10 AM, All Ages
Superbowl Sunday is coming to you on huge 50′ HD screen, plus all the two 20 foot big screens on Sunday.
Super Bowl LIII will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, home of the Falcons. It’ll be the first Super Bowl hosted at the stadium, which opened in 2017. However, this will be the third Super Bowl played in Atlanta.
Outside food is always welcome. Nearby restaurants are ready to take your takeout order – or bring your own football-decorated party snacks from home. There will have the usual huge craft beer and liquor selection ready to go.
RSVP does not guarantee line skip or entry if we hit capacity (Get Here Early)