Like a rec room for hipsters, this white-walled brewery bar is jam-packed with extremely noisy chatter in the early evening when tech workers disgorge from their nearby offices. By 8pm, it's usually more mellow. Aim for a glass of lightly hoppy Ocean pale ale and, if you like, add a $110 souvenir sweatshirt to show how cool you are.
Save room for the latest seasonals, typically the most exciting libations. There's an in-house menu of bar snacks and comfort grub, and a food truck often parks outside (you can bring your purchase into the tasting room).