New tap room and brewery in Ghiradelli Square designed specifically for millennials

BCV Architecture + Interiors designed the space.

May 16, 2018 |
SF Brewing Co. Tap Room

Rendering courtesy BCV Architecture + Interiors

Society views millennials in the same light that Homer Simpson views alcohol: they are the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.

Every week it seems another article is released accusing millennials of killing something: department stores, fast food, and homeownership, just to name a few. But at the opposite end of the spectrum, millennials have also been credited with shirking the status quo and driving the global economy forward in new and unique ways.

San Francisco is often considered a haven for the stereotypical millennial, so it makes sense that a new tap room and brewery (how millennial is that?) in Ghiradelli Square has been designed to specifically cater to the millennial crowd. San Francisco Brewing Co.’s first tap room and brewery is a 12,000-sf restaurant with a 100-seat outdoor beer garden with fire pits and communal seating.


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Designed by BCV Architecture + Interiors, the restaurant’s 22-foot shuffleboard table, ping pong tables, foosball tables, Pop-A-Shot, and cornhole boards were included specifically to attract more of the brand’s millennial clientele. Guests will also be allowed to use prepaid RFID cards to access taps and pour their own beer samples and take a look into the brewery to see how the process works (who are we kidding, they are probably all brewing their own beer at home and documenting the whole process on their blog).

The tap room and brewery uses a rustic, industrial design that incorporates timber framing and black steel accents from the existing building into the new design. The flagship tap room officially opened on May 9.


SF Brewing Co. Tap Room

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