The yacht club on Crissy field just got the kiosk (between the yacht club and the green volleyball grass area) with Dynamo donuts, so after coffee, what could be next? Beer. The Ferry building or any of the surrounding piers would be amazing. I love this idea!
@Tom K. I wish I could upload a picture here to illustrate :) Using Google Images will suffice though. Too bad you missed it! I haven't heard about the one in Queens, but always thought Red Hook would also be perfect for one.
If SF steps up, we would win the race hands down!
Channeling the essence of either Amsterdam or Copenhagen's Nyhavn would be amazing - casual and accessible. Near Ferry Building or near Chrissy Field / Marina seems like most logical spots to me for weather & views. A floating beer garden anywhere though that's too expensive or highbrow catering to "Financial District" wouldn't interest me. It has to feel authentic.
@Natalie I'm embarrassed to say I never visited the Frying Pan in NYC when I lived there (briefly). There is another floating beer garden planned in NYC in Queens.
I'd love an arms race between SF and NYC to happen to see who can open the most floating beer gardens.