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Drake's Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Drake's Brewing Co.Drake's Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.93/5
Based on:
81 Beers
4,285 Ratings
Place Score: 96
Ratings: 60
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 12.39%
Taps: 24
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

1933 Davis Street
San Leandro, California, 94577
United States
phone: (510) 568-2739

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @drakesbrewery

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(Place added by: Mark)
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I really like the geographical location of the brewery/brewpub, as it's no more than 5 or 10 minutes from the airport (Oakland), and so an easy stop before dropping the rental car off and hopping on my flight back home. That being, the location is kind of weird, tucked around the back of a fair size mall and Walmart. it's not the sort of place you're going to just happen upon; you really have to be looking for the place and intent on visting. However, Drake beers are pretty popular and worth the search, which I guess explains the sizeable crowd on a Friday afternoon. The pub is located in a warehouse type of large room with barrels, tables and chairs spread out everywhere. There's a nice patio area as well, and as the weather was gorgeous, there was a good size crowd taking in the sun and enjoyng a few brews on a warm afternoon in October.

In terms of the beer, I think they had roughly 20 different beers on tap, including a firkin and something on the handpump. The selection was pretty diverse, and included a couple of barrel aged wild ales and a couple of bourbon barrell offerings (the BB RIS had just blown, unfortunately).

I didn't see a food menu, but there was a sign noting that they have food trucks stopping by on select days. I didn't see one arond on the Friday afternoon I was here (nor did I see anyone eating), but that's what I read.. Service was OK. There was some table service I believe for the folks sitting out on the porch, but otherwise you belly up to the good size bar area inside and buy your beer there (to take back to your table). Prices were OK for the most part. Most pints were around $5 or $6 I believe for the core beers, with the limited stuff served in snifters. I did feel the $7 price tag for a so-so bourbon barrel aged porter was a bit high, but that was my only quibble with the pricing here. Folks working seemed friend and pretty nice I thought.

There's no doubt I'll be back.

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Hello... here at the bar waiting to be served, yes I would like a beer but waiting here over 10 minutes and being ignored is no fun. Finally... Here is a twenty can I get change? Oh your shifted is done and you have count your cash box? No problem I will stand here and wait: -(

Piss poor service. Beer no way near the wait! Stay away

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Great place to visit. Awesome selection of beers to sample, more than I can sample in one visit. Nice to see a brewery with a variety of year round beers along with plenty of seasonal/rare beers to sample. Would love to visit again if ever in the area. Highly recommended for the average craft beer drinker to the beer drinker looking for something special.

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Drake's Brewing Co. in San Leandro, CA
96 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.