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First Friday

Bring your friends and family to First Friday at the Barn at the start of each month to celebrate and support local schools and charities in our community. This fundraising tradition started over 15 years ago at Drake’s Barrel House in San Leandro, and now we’ve expanded with philanthropic tradition to West Sacramento! Starting on the first Friday of every month, Drake’s: The Barn will be operating business as usual with extra excitement of course! Join us as we gather as a community for beer, food, games, music, and more.

Support our local beneficiaries by purchasing any packaged beer during the event, or ANYTIME during their selected month, and part of your purchase will go directly to the non-profit. Purchases made during the First Friday event count more towards each group’s goal. So be sure to support them with a purchase on First Friday, and continue your support with additional purchases all month long. Join us in pursuing our goal of over 600+ purchases cans, boxes, and to-go throughout every month-long opportunity!

Representatives from each beneficiary will be onsite throughout their respective month to tell you more about their organization and how you can help them grow. Be a team player and come drink for a good cause!

General Details

  • Entry is FREE
  • Drake’s: The Barn will have 60+ taps flowing all day long (during regular hours)
  • Beer and food can be purchased at our bars or table QR codes per normal service.
  • Well-behaved pets and children are welcome! Please know that they must remain with their guardian and/or on leash at all times.
  • How to donate to the charity: purchase any packaged beer to-go or provide a cash donation directly to the non-profit booth

Event Beneficiary Schedule:


First 2 hours of parking are always FREE at the city-owned lot around the corner at 5th & Bridge Street, or in front of the BARN where designated. (IMPORTANT) You must register your car at the nearby kiosk or thru the Parkmobile app to receive 2 hours of free parking. Additional time requires payment.

Glass of Beer at the BARN