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Drake's Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Drake's Brewing Co.Drake's Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.89/5
Based on:
83 Beers
5,202 Hads
Place Score: 96
Reviews: 24
Visits: 81
Avg: 4.43
pDev: n/a
Taps: 24
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

1933 Davis Street
San Leandro, California, 94577
United States
phone: (510) 568-2739 | map
drinkdrakes.com

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Reviews: 24 | Visits: 81
Reviews by flexabull:
Photo of flexabull
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Stopped here on a Saturday afternoon to sample some brews.

Place is kind of a pain to find, tucked behind a Wal-Mart, Drakes Barrel House is in a warehouse with a bar, fridge with bottles, some indoor seating and outdoor seating. It was a great day, so we sat outside on some chairs under an umbrella.

Quality is very good. I sampled three beers and they were all well above average, and a couple I thought were excellent. (Expecially the Alpha Session)

Service was great, the lady working the bar offered free samples of beers I asked about, and was friendly to talk to.

Selection is excellent. They had at least 20 taps with a great variety of beers, some sesssionable, strong, barrel aged, Belgian styles, etc... something for everyone here.

They only have beer, (except for a few snacks, like nuts, jerky, chips) but they encourage you to bring your own food.

Prices were average for the area.

All in all, a great spot. Very happy that we stopped here, and I would love to make it back some day.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of brewaddict
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Located in the corner of a warehouse attached to a shopping mall, the Drakes Brewing taproom isn't much to look at. Cement floors and wooden benches pretty much make up the decor of this place. In the center if the space is a large walk in reefer which acts as both a display case for bottle sales as well as the keg cooler for the bar which runs along one side. What it lacks in style, Drakes more than makes up in the beer selection. There are the normal distribution offerings on tap. But, there are as many or more brewery only choices to be had as well. Service is very good and there is a food truck now available on site. If you are looking for a more brewpub experience, check out Drakes Dealership just up the road in Oakland.

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Photo of stratusjeans
4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of drew42e
4.87/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Best to go during special release or "first Friday" when they pull out some special beers. Drake's is a hidden gem in the Bay Area, and its odd location tucked behind a strip mall and Walmart doesn't lend itself to "just happening upon it". I very much like their beers, and was pleasantly surprised at the variety offered at the barrel house. Many barrelhouse only beers, mostly barrel aged stuff they don't bottle, and I really enjoyed both events I went to. Large, open taproom with barrels all around. No brew pub, but they do have food trucks, and the Dirty Tots are legitimately one of the best things I've ever tasted.

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Photo of chrisjws
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Claytonis
3.9/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Original_Gravity
4.18/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of h42m47
4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BDeibs
4.06/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I loved the tasting room in the barrel cellar. A huge TV, but it wasn't a focal point. Nice Bar service with a lot of people behind the counter. A decent selection of over 15 beers on tap. I dind't try the food because of the 45 minute wait, but really enjoyed my time and the duck tasting trays were fun too!

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Photo of James_Michaud91
4.91/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Brewery/barrell house/taproom/eatery tucked into an industrial mall in San Leandro. The inside is cool and spacious and there is nice outside seating. Super friendly staff. Numerous, limited brewery only and tap only selections available. And, if you thought growlers were cool you should see there to-go kegrowlers, super cheap to refill!

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Photo of Jdizzy92
4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Been going here since they open up the barrel house bar. I go here a lot since it is near where I live. Their Barrel House Bar is the place to be at. They have a lot of seasonal/barrel beers that you won't see any where else. Seems like every time I come here there is something new. The people that work their are great and fun. I like most of the events they do.

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Photo of spointon
4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jtburns777
4.93/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

This is the taproom where I fell in love with beer. Undying loyalty!

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.94/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of manuelnoah
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Hop_God
3.85/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

Photo of QuakeAttack
3.54/5  rDev -20.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Photo of BigGingDrinker
4/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Geoffq
4.34/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

I'm a big fan of their beers, but the vibe at the taproom was kind of whack lol
The barrel room you taste the beers in was cool but it was like a bar where no seemed like they wanted to help you, but their Hopocalypse is coming out soon so I'll forget all about this review lol

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Photo of davegray
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of sillyhed8
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of smanrob
4/5  rDev -9.7%

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Drake's Brewing Co. in San Leandro, CA
96 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.