Radhaus is a beer hall in Fort Mason from the people behind Biergarten and Suppenkuche. This place is built in an old Army machine shop and it’s huge - the combination of insanely high ceilings and whitewashed walls makes you feel like you’re inside a Pottery Barn at the top of a giant beanstalk. But after a minute or two of wondering how long it would take to catch a bird that got loose inside this place, you’ll remember that you’re actually here to drink and eat and take in the incredible view of the bay.
The beer menu here has roughly 15 options, all from Germany and a half liter of most of them will run you around a pretty manageable $10. And unless you’re counting on an ice storm to lock you in here for several days, you’ll probably only stick around for one or two beers, making this a pretty affordable place to drink. The food here is solid, but the portions are a little small for the price. Split some sausages, a meat platter, or a schnitzel with your table, and use it mostly as filler between choosing what your next beer will be and telling everyone about your decision to take up birdwatching as a hobby.
This is a solid place to come with a group after work or on a weekend when you get done hanging out at Fort Mason. It’s big and bright enough in here to feel like you’re sort of enjoying the weather outside - even if that means a random wind storm, unlike the clear skies you would always have if this place actually was at the top of a giant beanstalk.