A cherished SFist tradition returns, as we present the new, updated and fully annotated Bay to Breakers Liquor Store Map for 2015. The map details the locations of all the corner liquor stores on this Sunday’s Bay to Breakers race course.
Bay to Breakers “runners” know that once you hit the race’s halfway point (New Star-Ell Liquor at Divisadero and Fell), there are no more liquor stores located directly on the second half of the race course. With the help of this Google Map magic, you’ll be able to locate the nearest available liquor store when you’re desperate for more booze and smokes in the far-flung backwoods of Golden Gate Park.
The little cocktail icons on the above map show the locations of each of the nearest liquor stores to the Bay to Breakers race course. The quickest and easiest “get-off points” in The Panhandle and Golden Gate Park are shown as red lines, with directional information displayed when you click on these lines. Your best get-off points are at Masonic St. in the Panhandle, the little paths at the de Young Museum, Crossover Drive, 30th Ave., Spreckels Lake, and the little paths along MLK Drive (at which point you are in the final stretch and you really should just finish the race).
There are no significant changes to this year’s Liquor Store Map landscape, but a few liquor stores are rebranded of have different names. The former Lucky Supermarket in NoPa is now the Fulton Market, and former Deli Plus (Hayes and Ashbury) is now called Central Park Liquors.
Down in the Sunset, your former Golden Gate Market (6th Ave. and Judah) is now the much more posh Golden Bear Trading Co, and the former Royal Food Store (9th Ave. and Judah) is now called JT Market. All of these liquor stores are nicer in their new incarnations!
You can access this Google Map on your mobile device just by bookmarking this page, or you can text or email yourself this link to pull the map up whilst running the race. Make sure to review SFist’s Bay to Breakers Dos and Don’ts and remember to please binge-drink responsibly.