Where to Find the Best Drinks
This isn’t your average concert—you won’t find endless kegs of bland beer anywhere. Outside Lands shows off the state’s best adult beverages with a wide range of beer, wine, and cocktails sprinkled throughout the grounds.
A towering mug adorned with the words “Ye Ol Beer Lands” welcomes guests to the festival's hideout for hops lovers. This year you can choose from 31 Northern California craft breweries, including Chico's Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and 21st Amendment.
Prefer wine? Choose from more than 120 wines in the blissfully shady Wine Lands tent where dozens of regional winemakers like Long Meadow Ranch and West + Wilder will be pouring sauvignon blanc, zinfandel, and more.
Hidden in McLaren Pass, Cocktail Magic serves up inventive mixed drinks from some of the best bartenders in the city (from places such as the Starline Social Club and Comstock) alongside magic tricks (really) and beats.
Those looking to cool off and chill out can enjoy boba tea on toadstools at the whimsical Bubble Tea Party.
The Easiest Ways to Get to Outside Lands
Parking around the festival is notoriously hard to come by, and traffic near the park barely creeps along all weekend. Skip the car (even ride shares), and take public transit, bike, or scoot to the show instead.
One of the best options is to hop on your bike and join the throngs of San Francisco cyclists winding their way toward the music. Start the party early—roll with the official group ride at noon each day to comfortably cruise and dance your way from Bill Graham Civic Auditorium to the park. Out-of-towners can rent a ride from shops like CityRide Bike Rentals and Big Swingin' Cycles or use one of SF's dockless bike share options such as Lime (Ford GOBikes do not have docking stations near the festival) to cruise to the show. Once you arrive, valet or self-park (bring your own lock) at the festival entrance in Golden Gate Park.
If you don't live in the city, take BART to the Powell St. station and transfer to the 5 Fulton bus. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will run additional N Judah trains, and 5 Fulton and 5R Fulton Rapid buses for festival goers (standard adult fare is $3). Outside Lands is also offering a pre-paid coach-style bus shuttle ($48.04 for a three-day pass) from Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in Civic Center to the festival's south entrance and regional shuttles from a handful of cities like Palo Alto and Oakland.