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Mt. Tam Beer House Loop
Where
Mount Tam State Park
Neighborhood
Mill Valley

Only 30 minutes outside the city, Mount Tam State Park beckons outdoor enthusiasts with stunning vistas, waterfalls, rigorous hikes, and ... beer.

Perched high on Mt. Tam, the German Tourist Club is a bona fide German-style beer house. It boasts beer on tap, board games, and a stunning view, all from the comfort of a lodge. Bring your own picnic to complete the experience. (And don't worry — the hike back is a breeze.)

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The Tourist Club is only open to the public from 1-5PM on the first, fourth, and fifth weekends of the month. Cash only.

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Pro Tip

Food choices are sparse so bring your own picnic.

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How to Get There

There are multiple ways to get to the Tourist Club. The most rewarding way is to take the famous Dipsea Trail to the Sun Trail. For info on where to park, read here.

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Break out the picnic lunch on one of the decks of this lively alpine chalet in the secluded redwood forest and purchase a German beer or ale. The lodge was built in 1914 by a group of German immigrants, who carted supplies up the mountain by mule or dragged them up manually. Today, the club offers its members hikes, outings and dances. Nonmembers can come on designated weekends or participate in fundraising "fests" held several times a year, featuring German food, music and, of course, beer.

3801 Panoramic Hwy
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 258-2410
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Colleen Proppe