Plenty of those headed to a Warriors game at Chase Center or just spending a day in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, look forward to a drink at Seven Stills Brewery and Distillery at 100 Hooper Street. Unfortunately, fans of fresh beer, whiskey, and canned cocktails will have to find somewhere else to tie one off as of October 30. The San Francisco Standard reports the company announced the imminent closure of its Mission Bay location on October 26, making Halloweekend 2022 the last in business. All other operations, including wholesale beer sales, will cease as well.
According to an email sent to the San Francisco Standard on Wednesday, October 26, CEO Tim Obert cites “some of the worst timing possible” as the reason for the closure. That’s due to the tremendous rent associated with the company’s massive space on Hooper Street and total costs amounting to about three times more than Obert and the company’s initial estimates. And that was before the pandemic. The Mission Bay outpost’s closing marks the brewery’s fourth and final location shuttering.
Seven Stills garnered a new set of fans during the worst of the pandemic for its efforts in making hand sanitizer. While initially unclear whether the business would pivot once again to a fully wholesale model or look to reopen elsewhere, a source tells Eater SF the company will wind down operations entirely and return funds to investors.
Update: October 27, 2022, 8 a.m.: This story has been updated to reflect Seven Stills plans to shutter entirely, not just close its Mission Bay location.