Barrel House

Located in the gritty environs of industrial San Leandro, at the West Gate Shopping Center, Drake’s Barrel House is our onsite brewery taproom and retail store. It's a no-frills, warehouse-style tasting room set amidst hundreds of wooden barrels and offers 24 different Drake’s beers on tap. Choose from our flagship core beers, nitro and cask selections, hard to find seasonals and specialties, and a variety of sour and barrel-aged beers. Taster flights, growler fills, six-packs, 22oz bombers. 16 oz cans, and kegs are also available. Be sure to grab delicious tots, burgers and other bites from our Brew! Kitchen.

Follow the Barrel House


  • Mon-Thu: 11:30am-9pm (Kitchen closes at 8pm)
  • Fri-Sat: 11:30am-10pm (Kitchen closes at 9pm)
  • Sun: 11:30am-8pm (Kitchen closes at 6pm)
  • Special Hours: On the First Friday of every month, the Barrel House closes full service at 2pm.


Phone: (510) 568-BREW
Fax: (510) 568-9857

Reservations are accepted for groups smaller than 10 people. If you're interested in reserving space for 10-50 people, fill out and submit our reservation form. If your party is larger than 50 people, or you would like to host a private event, please use our contact form

Kids are welcome but should be supervised and stay with a parent or guardian at all times (no wandering or climbing).

Dogs are allowed on the patio, if they stay close to your table. 


You can find the Barrel House between the Westgate Walmart and Burlington Coat Factory. Drive or walk down the alleyway between both stores. 


Grab a bite to eat from our on-site food truck. The Brew! Kitchen serves up burgers, tots, signature sandwiches, salads and more. We also offer a full catering menu for group reservations and private parties.


Take a guided complementary tour of our facility. Peek inside our brewhouse, learn about the history of Drake's, and all the beer we brew. 



Every Wednesday at 7:00pm (Starting March 27)

Our friends from Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes will be in the taproom hosting an interactively awesome trivia extravaganza. This game is FREE and Geeks Who Drink are the nation's best live hosted pub quiz so there is no excuse not to come play with us!

Prepare yourself for 8 rounds of audio, visual and live hosted trivia by bringing a team of up to 6 people (or find new friends here). You smarty pantses can enjoy food and beer while dropping some knowledge… or dropping the ball. We think of you all as winners, even when you're losers. The final round is always random knowledge so even if you're trailing behind, there is hope for a comeback!

Following each quiz, there will be a unique recap posted on the Geeks Who Drink website, featuring photos of the teams, final rankings and a brief write-up containing all the inside jokes of the evening… in case the Denogginizer made you forget.

Busy on Wednesdays? Drake's Dealership in Oakland hosts trivia on Tuesday nights!

Nitro Electric Owl Release Party

Saturday, March 30, 12:00PM - 4:00pm 

The bird is back: we’re absolutely jittering with excitement to announce the return of Electric Owl Coffee Brown Ale, this time served on NITRO!

Come to Drake's Barrel House on Saturday, March 30th from 12-4pm for an afternoon of caffeination and coffee beer, as we celebrate the parallels of passion between craft beer and craft coffee. Brewer Em and Brewmaster Gillooly hand-selected Guji Uraga Ethiopian beans specifically for this brew, with great help from our friends at Highwire Coffee Roasters, including co-founder Rich Avella and roaster Cory Morgan. The resulting liquid smells of rich, cold brewed coffee, with light notes of jasmine and citrus, perfectly balancing a robust 8% ABV. It's the cup you want to drink on warm summer mornings AND cool spring evenings.

Beer Educator Constance will be present to talk you through tastings, even offering a side-by-side with Highwire’s Howling Wolf Nitro Coffee. Learn about how beer and coffee co-mingle, what nitrogen does to a beer’s mouthfeel and just how much Electric Owl you’ll have to drink to be doing cartwheels home!

Electric Owl will be available on draft in pints, tasters and growlers to go. No bottles available this time, folks. Drake’s Barrel House will be open for regular service during the event, no entry fee required. All ages (and doggos) welcome!


Bring your friends and family to Drake's Barrel House on March 1st, starting at 5pm, to celebrate the Leadership Public Schools – Hayward and Community Impact LAB.! We're hosting a block party of epic proportions to support Bancroft's mission of making every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children, and CASA's mission to provide one-on-one court advocacy to abused, neglected and abandoned children who are dependents of juvenile court. Proceeds from beer sales and ALL donations at the door will go to Bancroft and CASA.