First Friday


Bring your friends and family to Drake's Barrel House on April 5th, starting at 5pm, to celebrate the Leadership Public Schools Hayward and Community Impact Labs! We're hosting a block party of epic proportions to support each organization's mission and vision. Leadership Public School Hayward's mission is to prepare students to succeed in college and become leaders in their communities, and develop practices that can improve urban education. Community Impact Labs envisions a world where women and their abilities are valued, where work and life can be integrated, and where families act as a force for positive social change, and believe that by empowering families and removing obstacles we enable everyone--especially mothers-- to live, give, and grow to their fullest potentials. Proceeds from beer sales and ALL donations at the door will go to LPS Hayward and CIL.


  • $5 per person voluntary donation, to the non-profit organization we are supporting, at the gate. (Children with their parents free)
  • $18 for a Drake’s tasting glass and 3 tokens for 3 full pours. Additional tokens can be purchased separately ($4 each, with net proceeds going to the non-profit).
  • Feel free to bring in your own previously-purchased Drake’s glassware to use. Other glassware not accepted.
  • Great food from local food trucks (or our fundraiser group) available for purchase. From BBQ to Korean to Paella, there’s something different (and delicious) every month.
  • Please park in the main West Gate Center lot, in front of Walmart & Burlington Coat Facotury, and walk back to the brewery (behind Walmart). First Friday takes up the front parking area of our Barrel House taproom.
  • 32+ taps flowing, pouring year-round beers, seasonals, specials, firkins, and anything else we’re brewing up that month.
  • 21 and over please, except children under 16 with their parents, but please, leave your pets at home.
  • Please do respect our neighbors and their customers in the West Gate Center.
  • Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs or other seating to make yourself comfortable (tail-gater style!).
  • The Barrel House is open for normal service from 11:30am-3pm on First Fridays. 
  • Click here for directions.