About

It seemed so obvious—beer, BBQ and whiskey—all things we love and all things that were made for each other. In building Smokestack as the restaurant and bar for our Dogpatch brewery, we thought: why not marry a brewery beer hall with a market-style BBQ joint and a killer whiskey bar? We also tapped into a quasi-historical fantasy of what we thought this space could have looked like at some point in Dogpatch’s heyday as the industrial heart and soul of San Francisco and the American West (or at least what we wanted it to look like). Once again, founder/brewmaster Dave McLean and a crew of generous and dedicated friends and colleagues transformed a space, this time into an efficient and modern production brewery and a comfortable and beautiful space to come together around good beer, good drinks, good food and warm hospitality.