WOODS Polk Station
2255 Polk Street
Cervecería de MateVeza's Jim Woods has been keeping busy, with a new brand and a new spinoff location in San Francisco, plus another on the way to Oakland. Open since late last week, WOODS Polk Station is a snug little spot at Polk and Green that, like the Mission's Cervecería, will serve up warm El Porteño empanadas to go along with the locally-brewed beers on tap.
The name marks a branding decision by Woods to move away from the MateVeza moniker and to unify the upcoming string of brewpubs under one umbrella (Woods' own name). From here on out, look for the WOODS name on both his bars, and his beers too: although the signature MateVeza IPA will remain the same, it'll fall under the WOODS name, along with the brand's Dry-Hopped Wheat, Arctic Ale, and more.
At Polk Station, the vibe is casual and laid-back, with a wooden bar that has an adhoc saloon feel, plus wood-planked walls and colorful stools. The former Et Al space is miniscule, so expect a tighter fit even than in their Dolores Park-adjacent prequel. Expect plenty of the signature caffeinated beer made with yerba mate, but that's not all: eight rotating taps behind the bar will be allocated to other local beers, too.
Hours at the new spot are Tuesday and Wednesday, noon to 10pm, Thursday, noon to midnight, Friday and Saturday, noon to 1am and Sunday, noon to 10pm (closed Monday).
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