About 21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant

In 2000, Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan founded the 21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco’s historic South Park neighborhood. The popular brewpub is now at the heart of the new city center, just south of the financial district and only two blocks from the San Francisco Giants baseball park. In addition to eight rotating taps of multiple award-winning hand-crafted house beers, the pub has been voted “Best Brewpub”, “Best Burger” and “Best Happy Hour” by the San Francisco press.

Freccia and O’Sullivan met in early 1995 in San Francisco. Both had just moved from southern California to the Bay area when they heard the calling of beer. O’Sullivan, a former photographer and paralegal, “traded his suits for boots and was saved by beer”. He moved to Berkeley and took a job as assistant brewer at the Triple Rock Brewery there. Freccia, a writer, actor and, by extension, restaurant professional, was also an avid homebrewer. Frustrated with the lack of beer culture in the L.A. area, he moved to San Francisco and began writing for the Celebrator Beer News, the west’s largest beer publication. Freccia and O’Sullivan met, became friends and, while sitting together in a summer class on brewing science at UC Davis, hatched their plan for what would become the 21st Amendment.

Beers made by 21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant

Back in Black

American Black Ale

Bitter American

American Pale Ale (APA)

Blah Blah Blah

American Double / Imperial IPA

El Camino (Un)Real

Herbed / Spiced Beer

El Sully

American Adjunct Lager

Hop Crisis

American Double / Imperial IPA

Lower De Boom

American Barleywine

Monk's Blood

Belgian Strong Dark Ale


American Pale Ale (APA)

Watermelon Funk

American Wild / Sour Ale

Fireside Chat

Seasonal Winter Warmer

Hell or High Watermelon

Seasonal Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Sneak Attack

Seasonal Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Brewery Contact

21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant Address

563 2nd Street
San Francisco, California, United States

Phone Number

+1 (415) 369-0900

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