Drakes Brewing Company | San Leandro, California
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Drakes Brewing Company
Excellent based on 27 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

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Beer Available At Drakes Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Drakes Harlequin , Drakes Bourbon Barrel Aged Baltic Porter , Drakes Bock To The Future II , Drakes Rise of the Dark Gourd , Drakes Woody Barrelson , Drakes Reunion Barleywine 97, Drakes Dry Stout with Cherry , Drakes 1500 Pale Ale with Grapefruit , Drakes Mission Kriek , Drakes Jolly Rodger (2015 Barrel-Aged) , Drakes Anatidaephobia , Drakes Puff Puff Pass , Drakes Jolly Rodger (2015) , Drakes Jolly Rodger (2015 Barrel Aged with Ancho Peppers) , Drakes What Gose Around , Drakes Triplicity Vol. 1 , Drakes Flyaway Pils , Drakes Keller Pils , Drakes She Said IPA , Drakes Rakish Ryewine 93
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27 reviews for Drakes Brewing Company
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  81%
 Selection  80%
 Food  57%
 Value  74%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
ffbot  (5) Oakland, California | April 24, 2015
I like Drakeís beer, and when they have events here itís awesome. However, when there arenít food trucks and stuff, the food selection is nil. The place is usually pretty busy and thereís not a ton of seating, but there is some outside seating if the weather is nice. Some bottles to buy, growler fills, and decent prices occasionally.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77  (321) Reno, Nevada | October 25, 2014
love me some Drakeís. kinda out of the way behind a strip mall and walmart. definitely worth a visit, though. AWESOME beers and a wide variety both times Iíve been. decent service. brough outside food both times,
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (797) Columbus, Ohio | September 29, 2014
(Visited 08/2014): Drakeís is located off the Nimitz Freeway on Davis Street, basically hidden behind a Walmart. Parking is available in any of the lots in the complex, as well as in a garage.

Once you do find it though it is easy to spot, being a large blue warehouse with a large logo sign and fermenters outside. The barrel room was closed during my visit for First Friday, so they had pouring stations and the garage doors open to serve beers. There was a cool festival atmosphere as a result, but I wasnít really able to see anything other than the outside.

As for the selection, there were about 12 beers available for the event, including First Friday (which was sold out), Aroma Flora, Aroma Coma, 1500, Pork Pie Rye, Discovery Vienna Lager, Blonde, Hefe, Porter, Omega and Double IPA. All the beers I tried via the token system in use that day were good.

Service during the Friday late afternoon event was good at the pouring stations.

I did not have food on my visit, although there was a food truck there for the event.

All in all I was happy to stumble on a visit during First Friday and would like to visit again on a normal day to check out the rest of the operation. Regardless I had a good time.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
AdamChandler  (260) Enfield, New Hampshire | August 16, 2014
Great ambience. Awesome selection and youríe surrounded by barrels full of beer. love the outside seating. The staff is great even on busy days. iíve been here 3 times and itís always an awesome time.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah  (484) Utah | January 9, 2014
A nice tasting room in the barrel room. Tables spread out throughout the room, also a patio. The prices (tasters) are on the high side but well worth it. Drakes makes some solid beers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
savnac  (284) Anchorage, Alaska | October 5, 2013
Stopped by for a few beers on my way through, tucked behind some big box stores. Great layout, nice outdoor seating area, big warehouse style tasting room with plenty of seating and nice bar area. Service was good, staff seemed to know about all the beers. The selection when I showed up was fantastic, BA Drakonic, 2 different aroma beers (one with NZ hops) and lots of other great offerings. Value was pretty good until you hit the top tier, $4 for a small sample, but oh well. Overall a great place, will come back for sure.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Errl  (25) Plano, Texas | August 26, 2013
Visited on a Thursday afternoon..It was not very hard to find since I read some other reviews..Nice crowd of people in a big dark barrel room..Went to the bar and ordered a sample of everything they had on tap and then ordered another taster of the barrel aged beers.Grabbed as Growler as well..Very nice beers and one of the best sours I have had..badass place
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
mrhoppy  (225) Santa Clara, California | July 28, 2013
Came here and sampled a bunch of beers. After sampling I went and asked the girl pouring beers she could give me a half pour of two barrel beers in one glass. She said no like the beers could not be tampered with. I said why not arenít barrel beers usually blended anyway? She still said no. So I ordered one of the beers I wanted. Several minutes later she came over and apologized and said they could accommodate my request. Whatís the big deal if I want to make a screwball concoction. I thought it tasted great! Cool place with great beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
bvc  (103) Kenmore, Washington | February 16, 2013
Visited the barrel room on a Friday early afternoon on a nice day. A little hard to find as gps gets you close, but not quite there as you canít see it. But there is a sign off the last turn in for Drakes and a couple of other businesses and it says in smaller print, íbehind wal martí. We then drove around the back to see it. Industrial area, air traffic over head, functioning facility with a ramp/patio with outdoor seating and a large roll up door that opens up to more seating, a decent number of mixed barrels stacked 4-5 racks high and a nice long stand up bar with many taps and a chalkboard listing beers, some description and pricing. Sample, full pours, growlers and bottles to go. Fair pricing and some great one off draft only offerings. Only got to try 4 beer samples and wish I could had tried some more. Worth a stop for sure.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops  (23) Burlingame, California | February 16, 2013
The bar is located in their barrel room and is no-frills, along with some patio seating out front that gets plenty of sun. The bartenders have tried pretty much everything on tap and can make great recommendations from a great, wide selection.

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