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Guest Rules

The Tourist Club welcomes guests to our club for our annual festivals and other special events that our posted on our Calendar. We are closed to guests at all other times.

On those occasions when we are open to guests, our members volunteer to staff the club, and they are happy to talk to guests about our club, its mission, our activities, and membership.

Please respect the following rules when visiting our club:

  1. No outside alcoholic beverages are permitted at any time.
  2. Each guest must have a valid ID proving legal age to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages.
  3. Alcoholic beverages must be consumed in designated areas and cannot leave the premises.
  4. No persons under the age of 21 are allowed in our Bierstube (bar).Rauchen Verboten
  5. All smoking and vaping is restricted to the gravel area immediately inside the back gate at the top of our property. Please be aware of fire risk at all times.
  6. No outside food is permitted at Maifest, Sommerfest, Kinderfest, and other events as specified.
  7. Guests may bring a trail picnic on a Guest Day, but they must pack out their own trash.
  8. Dogs are not allowed anywhere on the club property, with the exception that members’ dogs only are allowed on leash. Yes, we know who they are.See Dogs below
  9. We do not allow groups with greater than seven (7) persons.
  10. Guests are required to obey signs indicating areas and tables reserved for members-only.

Guests who ignore these rules will be asked to leave the club.

Unattended children will be given an espresso and a free puppy

Bitte beachten Sie (Please note)

  • We do not accept credit cards, debit cards, electronic payments, or checks. There is no ATM on the premises.
  • All tables are first-come, first-served. We do not take reservations.
  • Our club is not ADA accessible. There are numerous staircases, uneven steps, and trails that make navigating our 100+ year-old buildings and grounds challenging.
  • An automated external defibrillator (AED) is located on the ground floor of the building containing our kitchen and dining room.
  • There are first aid supplies in the Bierstube (bar) and the kitchen.
  • The Tourist Club does not permit any service for hire, sale of products, business solicitation, or other commercial activities while at the club, or in connection with a visit to club property. The commercial use of the club's name, logo, brand, or images without authorization is prohibited at any time.
  • Dogs
    • Guests' dogs are not allowed anywhere on club property.
    • Please, do not tie up your dog on the trail, on the club's access road, or anywhere else around the club. They are not happy, and their complaints disturb our neighbors. Besides, we love dogs, and we don't like seeing them treated that way.
    • Guests should be aware that dogs are prohibited in Muir Woods National Monument, and on trails and fire roads in Mt. Tamalpais State Park.
Nature Friends flower Please do not litter
the beautiful trails and woods of our mountain,
and be respectful of our neighbors.
Nature Friends flower
The mountain is free to all of us,
and we are all responsible for it.

Tourist Club sign

Trink, was klar ist,
Iß, was gar ist,
Lieb, was rar ist,
Red', was wahr ist!