The construction is done on Tigers Taproom, a new beer bar and bottle shop opening soon near Jack London Square. Taking over the former World Ground Cafe space (308 Jackson Street, Suite 4), Tigers Taproom will present 16 beers on tap alongside a selection of cans and bottles you can grab to go. While it’ll likely have some infrequent soft opening hours in the coming weeks, the official opening takes place Sunday, October 14.
Owners Brian Chan and Daniel Gutierrez worked at a flailing startup together when the World Ground space opened up, and they jumped at the opportunity to run their own taproom. Chan in particular has ties to the local beer scene as a beer photographer and organizer of an ongoing SF Beer Week event, the East Bay Non-IPA Tap Takeover in Alameda. Fittingly, the space is decorated with large beer photos that Chan took at local breweries.
When it opens, Tigers will exclusively serve Bay Area beers on tap, including those from the four breweries in the same neighborhood — Federation Brewing, Independent Brewing, Original Pattern Brewing, and the yet-to-open Oakland United Beerworks — in addition to Ghost Town Brewing, Faction Brewing, Temescal Brewing, and others. The plan is to showcase a wide range of beer styles — from IPAs to sours — and limited releases, and eventually branch out to the rest of California and Oregon.
“We have such an amazing beer scene, so why not showcase that?” Chan said.
Starting Sunday, October 14, Tigers Taproom will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 2 to 10 p.m.