JACK LONDON SQUARE BEER WALK
Discover and Drink Craft Beer in the Jack London Square District of Oakland. During this guided walking beer tour we'll say cheers to the newly founded Jack London Brewing District, the historic warehouse district and the heritage of Jack London Square.
Visit two local craft beer establishments that provide a true taste of the neighborhood. All of your beer tastings and a pretzel necklace are included! Enjoy a variety of beer styles and take a behind-the-scenes brewery tour and learn how beer is made. It's the perfect day for anyone who loves craft beer and hanging out on the waterfront!
WHAT TO EXPECT:
You will be greeted by your friendly guide at the Visit Oakland Visitors Center. After making sure everyone has proper ID and their pretzel necklace, you will learn about some of the people and events that helped establish this vibrant town. See why Jack London loved Oakland and why he chose to write and drink here in the saloons along the waterfront.
It's time for a delicious pint of a local craft beer in Oakland's first bar, Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon. Here you may enjoy each other's company, check out the history within its walls or sit outside and take in the scenery of the marina.
Continue with a walk through Oakland's warehouse district while admiring some of Oakland's wonderful murals and stunning architecture. Also learn more about Oakland's deep beer history and the city's roots in the produce industry.
Next stop at Original Pattern Brewing. Enjoy a beer flight with your choices from a large selection of beers crafted onsite. Learn about the beer making process from the brewer as you tour the brewery.
Continue on to appreciate the abundance of newly restored architectural gems, restaurants, bars and shops that make Oakland's Jack London Square so majestic.
The tour will end at the Visitors Center where it began. If interested, your guide is happy to suggest other fun places in the area to visit.
WHERE TO MEET:
In front of the Visit Oakland Visitors Center at 481 Water Street, Oakland, CA 94607.
MORE TO KNOW:
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 0.5 miles; easy and flat.
All participants must be at least 21 years old. ID's are required. Advanced reservations are required.
This tour requires guests to wear closed-toe shoes. Water is provided at the brewery, otherwise feel free to bring water with you. Snacks are not provided but there are plenty of places to get a meal prior or post the walking tour.
Purchase tickets at https://sfbeerweek.org/events/wholebrew-jacklondon . Tickets are $59.
If you're coming from San Francisco, you should enjoy a quick ride across the bay on the SF Ferry to Oakland's Jack London Square, a short walk to the Visitors Center. Be sure to check the current ferry schedule.
Please visit the website for other East Bay Beer Walks.