Bar Great Harry
280 Smith St. (between Degraw and Sackett streets)
What it is: A not too big, not too small tap beer destination that provides a relief from otherwise bougie Smith Street surroundings.
Why we love it: Like its sister bars Glorietta Baldy, Mission Dolores and Owl Farm, Bar Great Harry takes its beer seriously, butnot so seriously that it can’t devote a room in the back to pinball machines. It’s also a great place to do some summer afternoon drinking, as instead of being a dark hole, the windows and doors fold open to let in plenty of light and air.
Who to bring: A friend who likes to take in the fresh air while away the day drinking fancy tap beers.
What to order: This is a place where you go to order beer like a pro. With 20 craft beers on tap from breweries you’ve never heard of from both near and far that change so often that they update their draft list almost daily on their website, there’s no possible way you can get bored with what you’ll find.
Fun fact: Like what you just drank so much that you feel an animal need to bring it home with you? Good news! Bar Great Harry will happily sell you a growler of any of their tap selections and send you tottering home happy. —David Colon
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