Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11:30 a.m.-midnight; Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sun. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Pacific Coast Brewing is located in an elegantly restored historic building in Old Oakland that harks back to the Gold Rush era. The microbrewery hosts free music acts throughout the month, but it's best known for its large selection of beers -- 24 on tap -- as well as its tasty selection of common bar food, including burgers and other upscale American pub snacks. On weekend nights, especially in the summer months, Pacific Coast Brewing can become a crowded, lively place, especially because of its large, heated, outdoor patio.