Drakes Brewing Company | San Leandro, California
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Drakes Brewing Company
Excellent based on 24 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

1933 Davis St, Ste 177
San Leandro, California United States 94577 [ print map ]
510 562 0866

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Hours: We-Th: 3-9; Fr-Sa: 12-9; Su:12-7


Mayor: joeneugs (8) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: varies


Drakes Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Drakes Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Drakes Aroma Coma IPA (6.7%) 98, Drakes Drakonic Imperial Stout 99, Drakes 1500 Pale Ale 97, Drakes La Resistance , Drakes Black Robusto 97, Drakes Session Saison , Drakes Discovery One , Drakes Dry Stout 79, Drakes Wild Hundo , Drakes IPA 98, Drakes Hella Helles , Drakes Hefe 62, Drakes Omega Session 79, Drakes Aroma Flora , Drakes Goodbye Pork Pie Rye (Ales for ALS) , Drakes 7 x 70 IPA , Drakes Rakish Ryewine , Drakes Mind Trick with Plums , Drakes Three Candle (Barrel House Third Anniversary) , Drakes Move Me
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24 reviews for Drakes Brewing Company
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  81%
 Selection  80%
 Food  58%
 Value  74%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  88%
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78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus  (333) Las Cruces, New Mexico | July 3, 2012
First off, this location will not be correct in your GPS-the brewery is located adjacent to a Wal-mart. you have to drive through the Wal-mart parking lot (which trust me, was a challenge) to get to the brewery. your typical brewery in a warehouse setting. everybody seemed to be having a good time however, i was alone and kind of felt out of place somewhat. with that said, beer was very solid-had a couple samples and they were tasty. the crowd seemed a bit snooty and up-ity if you ask me. worth a stop if your in the east bay area.
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 10/20
ckwake74  (2) California | June 29, 2012
I love the barrel house. Great staff. Sunny location. Great beers; their alpha session is fantastic.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
Aquilo  (20) Berkeley, California | June 23, 2012
The location is kinda weird; itís hidden behind the Wal-Mart. But once you get inside, it is very comfortable, and the service is great. The beer is awesome, but $5 per glass seems rather steep for my wages. Overall, I had a great time, and I would come here more often if I had more money.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3  (338) Tempe, Arizona | March 25, 2012
I finally made it here after year after year of missing the 1st Friday off the month fun and then just two days ago (it was Feb15) showing up when the website claimed they were open only to be turned around by the staff stating they were closed. WTF! Please keep web content regarding hours up to date as some of us come from a very long way away to visit. But yes, I did finally make it to this big open warehouse space with way more open floor space than seating. I was able to try several amazing offerings and the IIIPA is dynamite >>>> Younger and I love Younger. The staff was friendly and professional even when being repeatable badgered by customers scheming to get IIIPA growlers (so they can sell on ebay no doubt, what dirt bags). Kudos to the staff for keeping cool and professional and not giving into the pressure.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
fidel  (74) Livermore, California | March 19, 2012
It is in an industrial warehouse where they store their barrel aging beers. A nice long bar with about 25 taps. Great service with some great beer.
74
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
mrmartin  (39) New York, New York | December 12, 2011
Brewery is tucked behind the WalMart and Home Depot on Davis Street. Ambience is very warehouse-y but is made up for by everything else about the place. Very casual and friendly people both behind and in front of the bar. Its obviously the best place to go for Drakes beers offering the full range of things they produce including a selection of their barrel-aged specials which never make it to bottling. I wish there was more food on offer (just bar snacks during the week, occasional bbq on weekends.) Overall pretty lovely.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR  (379) Los Angeles, California | September 12, 2011
Stopped at the new Tasting/Barrel Room. A bit hard to find, but there is plenty of parking. A really amazing tasting environment, looks great with plenty of taps and bottles. Kegs to go. Sample sizes, full pints, half pints, growlers. Plenty of barrel aged beers and draft beer that you canít get elsewhere. A few beers from Jupiter and Triple Rock as well (all owned by the same people). Great prices. Iíll be back every trip up north.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs  (148) Livermore, California | September 5, 2011
Time for some re-rates now with the new Barrel House up and running! Iíve been excited for this opening for a while since Iím a pretty big Drakes fan. The location hasnít changed. Itís still behind the Walmart in an industrial park in San Leandro. Itís not hard to find right off of 880 on Davis street. Just drive like your going to Walmart and itís in the buildings right next door. Itís also reasonably close to the BART station, you just have to take a short bus or cab ride from there. Anyway, the ambiance is really nice now. The Barrel House has a nice patio and a large interior with some tables and benches amidst the many barrels filled with beer. It reminds me a bit of Lost Abbey with the industrial park setting, warehouse type location, and barrels of aging beer to peruse. I just wish they had some stools at the bar. They have about 20 of their regular beers on tap and usually 3 or 4 "strong" beers like Denogginizer and 3 or 4 barrel aged selections including bourbon, brandy, and various wine aged stouts, sours, and barleywines. The selection is outstanding. I imagine thereís going to be a huge rise in Drakes presence on the RB database, since most of the barrel aged brews are one offs. You can also get growler fills, bottles, and even kegs of the beer to go. Their regular brews are all above average, especially the IPAís, of which they make many. The barrel selections have been hit or miss so far. Some are outstanding (a merlot barrel imperial stout I had recently) and some have been not so good (a pinot aged sour) but itís still an exciting place to do some tasting. They do serve sample sizes for a small fee. The service was good, although I havenít been here when its been busy yet. Overall, this place is a must if you are a local or visiting from out of town.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
ajm  (192) Los Angeles, California | July 12, 2009
The scene of the crime: RBSG Grand Tasting 2009. Really generous and good-natured hosts, trusting us with glassware, bathroom use, and access to their walk-in fridge which was stocked. Great people. Warehouse is danker than even AleSmithís - looks more horror movie-like and less tourable, which I enjoyed. Will go back to revisit the madness.
60
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
AgentSteve  (77) SF Bay Area, California | November 11, 2007
The ambiance is a parking lot surrounded by a chain link fence. But the beer is good and very reasonably priced, and the company is always fun. People are friendly and social, and typically share everything they bring. Great way to finish the week and welcome in the weekend!

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