Speakeasy Ales and Lagers

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
y0cola  (21) fremont, California | April 15, 2006
the tour was awesome. we started off with a beer each. this place is really tiny compared to anchor. i had no idea. shits like the size of my garage. our tour dude was cool. it was real informal and he was answering all our questions. beers after that were $2 a pop. happy hour every friday from 4-6 i believe. they had a bbq goin too but that was a bit pricey. good amt of people showed up
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
brokensail  (1303) Dublin, California | July 24, 2016
Another place in an area I rarely frequent that I probably should have made it to before. From outside, the place looks like a pretty decent sized brewery. The tasting room is pretty small and certainly plays on the Speakeasy name. Minimal lighting, dark stained wood, just kind of an old-timey feel in general.

The draft list is largely their typical beers youíve seen around the Bay Area forever--Double Daddy, Big Daddy, Prohibition, Payback, etc. However, they have a few new and interesting beers, perhaps even exclusive to the tap room for a couple. In general, they make beer thatís fine but that isnít going to blow your doors off. They also had a couple of interesting bottles (barrel aged barleywine and such), but I wasnít interested in those during my visit.

Beers are pretty cheap, particularly during happy hour. The service is pretty good. If youíre not into hanging out in the dark tasting room, they do have a small patio outside which is a nice place to sit on a sunny day.

I donít know when Iíd be back here, but itís a fine enough place to stop and I would certainly have no issue doing so.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
beryll  (37) , | February 17, 2016
Small bar with live music. Has somewhat of a "speakeasy" feeling about it. Most Speakeasy beers available on tap.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs  (229) Livermore, California | December 25, 2015
Stopped in here during SF beer week last year. My only time. I would come here more often if it was more convenient for me. They have a fairly large brewery with a nice tasting room connected, but with a separate entrance. They definitely play up the speakeasy angle, as well they should. Itís very dark inside with lots of wood and has a cave-like feel to it. The Speakeasy line up of beer isnít my favorite in the area, but they have some solid stuff. The barrel aged selections have been hit or miss, but some have been very good. The "regular" beers are ok. Pretty clean but not super exciting. The staff here is friendly and knowledgeable. I like the fact that they put a lot of work into developing the experience of a speakeasy. Iím not sure, but I think I remember them having a vintage bottle list as well. Worth asking anyway. I hope to stop in again soon.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh  (639) Tampere, Finland | May 30, 2015
Quite far from city centre but with car itís easy find and reach. On a Sunday by the opening time we were the only customers. And it stayed like that for about an hour. Very nice speakeasy interior with lots of great details. Decent beers and great service. I would visit again whenever Iím back in SF.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 2/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
mrhoppy  (226) Santa Clara, California | July 16, 2013
Warehouse brewery pretty cool and massive in a grungy area of SF.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
bvc  (103) Washington | February 16, 2013
Visited on a Monday afternoon for SF beer week. Dimly lit casual smaller tasting room with bar top seating, couch or two, and a few stand up tables. Twelve taps with a couple special ones on. Service was decent, prices were fine. Could get full pours or sample size, growlers to go and merchandise. Worth a stop if it isnít too far out of your way or if you are really into Speakeasy beers.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Mcburg  (5) Nevada | August 7, 2012
Great selection of beer. Knowledgeable fun staff. I would go back.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
bernatbeer  (76) barcelona, Spain | October 6, 2011
Buena cervecerŪa,bien montada,las cervezas no son demasiado buenas.y el trato un poco antipŠticoPero hice buenos amigos.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1516) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 6, 2011
Visited numerous times since 2007. In the old days they had music and darts and even a grill out back (though that may have been for employees only). For $15 you got a pint glass and 4 tokens to have it filled, which I always thought was excessive but of course you can bring the tokens back. The service was always real helpful and they did informal tours periodically. Nowadays theyíre still really nice but itís much more crowded and itís harder to get any help. They always have the regular lineup (Big Daddy, Double Daddy, Godfather, Untouchable, etc) plus a few rotating/one-offs (special dry hopped variations or barrel aged what have yous). Cool place over all. Worth a stop if you want to hang out but realistically you can get most of their beers at the liquor stores.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
joet  (103) Santa Rosa, California | July 5, 2011
A wonderful place to go for events. Big open spaces. Plenty of parking. Great staff. Often there are opportunities to try beers at events and at the tap room here that are not widely available. Itís been my experience that the best beers from Speakeasy are most often sampled here.

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