Local Brewing is located in SOMA, on Bluxome, between 4th and 5th. I used to live a couple blocks away, but of course moved before this opened. Local is on a developing street, joining Bluxome Street Winery which is a few blocks away (great place, dog friendly, awesome wine club, especially if you live close by and can take full advantage).
The brewery is in a brick warehousey space, and is a bit “nicer” than most breweries. They have food and wine, and so although there is definitely a brewery feel and presence with the barrels, etc., it does still come across as a high end spot.
Local’s taps seem to be constantly updating with new beers. As I look on the website now, I see several beers that were not there but a couple weeks ago. When I went, I of course had a sampler.
The beers were all very good. Nothing overpowering or extreme, instead straightforward and well-executed beers. I have been happy with every beer I have had. None blew me away, but all were enjoyable, which is quite a feat.
I have not eaten here, but the food menu if somewhat limited. Mostly snacks or small plates. The wife says the wine she has had is good, with few different options.
I would imagine it gets pretty packed on game days or at happy hour, but I have gone on the weekends and it has been easy to grab a seat at the bar, and easy to drive to/park at if you have a DD or aren’t going full weekend mode…
Overall, a great addition to the SOMA brew scene, and certainly worth a stop by.