On the search for great beer in the City by the Bay, but toting along your little ones? Head for this handsomely restored 1930s-era building overlooking San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. Check out the lobby’s remarkable original murals, but ignore the signs directing you to the more formal upstairs restaurant.
Instead, head straight back to the Beach Chalet’s inviting garden, which seems to meld into the forests of Golden Gate Park. Children love to dash around the open space while you order a house brew (or choose from a wide array of California wines by the glass). Can’t decide which beer to try? The sampler set has your number.