By the Numbers: Elevation 66 Brewing Company
2011—the year the brewing company was founded
66 feet above sea level
3 founders: Brian, David, and Esther
60+ people can fit inside the brewpub, assuming they’re not all hula-hooping simultaneously
6 house beers, including the Ramble Tamble Red Ale and East Bay IPA
12 brews on tap every day
5 sandwiches on the menu, such as the grilled cheese and wagyu burger
9 snacks and small plates to share, including housemade pickles and free-range chicken wings
Head to Healdsburg's The Wurst for a classic frank served up just the way you like it.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on The Wurst's menu.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at The Wurst just as much as mom and dad.
Wifi here is on the house.
Be sure to check out The Wurst's outdoor seating when the climate is right.
If time is of the essence, The Wurst's take-out option may be a better fit.
Drivers should plan to park on the street when dining at The Wurst's Matheson St residence.
You won't need to save up for a trip to The Wurst — most meals cost less than $15.
Paying with your major credit card is one payment option at The Wurst.
One of the most-visited restaurants in Martinez, Creek Monkey Tap House has delicious pub food and tasty burgers. It's a popular spot for customers seeking a fantastic meal.
There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably.
It's been tabbed as a nice option for both families with children and large groups. WiFi is available if you want to get some work done, and if you're in a hurry, you can always take advantage of the convenient take-out offerings. Or, if you just want to stop by for a beverage, the restaurant has a good selection at its bar.
A good option for both lunch and dinner, Creek Monkey Tap House is definitely a good call. Its beer is known to be "unique." The restaurant is easily reachable via public transit, and visitors who drive can park nearby on the street. Should you prefer to pedal over there, bicycle parking's also provided.
Follow your nose to Westside Bakery Cafe for an always needed sweet treat.
Your pals with special dietary considerations — including those who avoid fat, gluten, and animal products — will still find plenty of tasty and suitable items on the menu.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from Westside Bakery Cafe's delightful drink menu.
Families will feel right at home at Westside Bakery Cafe with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
Enjoy wifi here free of cost.
Westside Bakery Cafe is a prime location to dine with a group.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Westside Bakery Cafe — it's strictly casual.
Sometimes you need food fast, and Westside Bakery Cafe totally gets it, offering both takeout and delivery.
You can also have Westside Bakery Cafe cater your next event.
The restaurant offers free parking in the lot next door.
Prices at Westside Bakery Cafe are super affordable.
The Three Faces of Urban Tavern
Urban Tavern’s mission is as simple as its food is inventive: to incorporate fresh, seasonal ingredients—most of which come from sources within 100 miles of the kitchen—into its menu of reimagined American classics. The result: breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus with familiar dishes imbued with new twists and distinct flavors. The sausage-and-pretzel appetizer, for instance, promises a spicy grilled Caggiano beer sausage with sauerkraut and a housemade soft pretzel. The fish and chips dish features Pacific cod that’s battered in Anchor Steam, and is served with Yukon chips or cucumber-fennel slaw. The theme carries over into breakfast classics—in addition to a breakfast buffet, chefs prepare a rum-raisin french toast and frittatas with Laura Chenel goat cheese and red bliss potatoes.
Local Beer and Creative Cocktails
The Lounge at Urban Tavern is like the main restaurant’s laid-back little brother. The Lounge shares many of the same dishes as the main restaurant, plus pub snacks like eggplant sliders and spiced nuts, and features a bar stocked with Bay Area–brewers like Mad River and Pyramid Brewing. Mixologist Gerard Miller and his team, meanwhile, kick out specialty cocktails for the post-work or pre-theater crowd: there’s the Spanish Manhattan with Bulliet Bourbon, and the Pisco Fug Cutter, a blend of Meyers’s dark rum, orgeat liquor, and Harvey’s Bristol Cream spiced with muddled jalapeño. The Lounge also features California wines and desserts like the Valrhona chocolate pot de creme, which is made with toffee caramel, graham streusel, and toasted marshmallow.
Reclaimed Tree-Tables and Steel Horses
The first thing that will likely catch your eye is artist Doug Owen’s horse statue, a life-sized rendering constructed from welded tractor, motorcycle, and car parts. But a second glance around Urban Tavern’s dining room reveals the smaller details, which are equally as deliberate and artful. Donna Scala and Gensler Design channeled Urban Tavern’s green missive by using salvaged and reclaimed materials for the interior. The best example is the communal dining table, which was crafted from a fallen tree. But there’s also the reclaimed wooden ceiling beams, the exposed concrete, and the maple-topped bar, all of which echo the chefs’ abilities to re-imagine familiar cuisine as something new.
Social Kitchen and Brewery: A User’s Guide
Housemade Microbrews | Beer as Seasoning | Southern Meets Asian | Cocktails and Beertails
To share: brussels-sprout chips
Small plate: mac & cheese with truffle oil
Entree: Social burger with blue cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, and a side of tempura-battered sweet-potato fries
To drink: Rapscallion golden belgian beer
When to Go
Happy hour (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays) means discounted craft beers, well drinks, and bar bites.
Nurse a hangover with weekend brunch, during which you can savor pork-belly fried rice or brioche french toast. Just bring some aspirin—the live music tends to get a little loud.
Belgian red ale: Different from an irish red ale, the belgian version has a distinctly sour taste produced by fermentation with lactobacilli and long aging periods in oak barrels, which also give it a wine-like character.
Sisig: Filipino for “sour snack,” the most common form of this dish consists of pork marinated in vinegar or citrus, and then flavored with savory seasonings.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Marvel at the thousands of novelty pins in every imaginable shape and slogan at Oriental Art Gallery (1340 9th Avenue).
After: Head to Urban Bazaar (1371 9th Avenue) for an evening class in crafts such as crochet and printmaking, or bring a growler to the monthly Stitch ‘n’ Bitch gathering.
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Longtime Social chef Christopher Wong created the menu at Blueprint Tap Room (680 8th Street)—the concept’s similar, although the beers aren’t made in-house.