Drake's Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 111
Beer Ratings: 3,816
Beer Avg: 3.92
Taps: 24 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 14 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by bray:
4.85/5 rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
stopped recently on a Sunday afternoon, crowded but still lots of seats and tables available.
Hard to find as everyone has said.
The 4 beers we tried were solid, the stout and IPA were really good.
we sat outside, it's a great place to hang out and relax.
they had a food truck when we were there
07-30-2013 15:03:22 | More by bray
More User Reviews:
4.45/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2 | $
Drake's Barrel House is great. It is probably the most chill environment you could ask for at a brew house... or should I say warehouse. By all accounts, they have taken their barreling house, added a bar and a few fridges to it, stood up a few extra barrels to serve as tables, and opened it up to the public. And, most importantly, the concept works great!
Drake's has a number of great beers in stores for purchase, but none of them hold a candle to what you can get on tap at the barrel house. They are not only very experimental (or should I say ex-beer-amental), but they maintain their high standards of quality around everything they brew as well. What you get are some non-traditional barrel-aged taste explosions.
The downside is food. There are a few snack items (goldfish, nuts, etc), but for the most part, you have to rely on the presence of a food truck. Either way, be prepared to get your calories from the delicious brews.
If you want to relax and try some amazing rare (or super hoppy) stuff, pull up a picnic table at Drake's.
03-19-2014 01:32:39 | More by BoobyTrappist
Drake's Brewing Co. in San Leandro, CA
96 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.