First Friday

NEXT FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, January 5th at 4pm, join McKinley Elementary School at Drake’s Brewery in San Leandro for First Friday! Bring your family and friends to celebrate East Bay schools and education. All donations at the door and proceeds from beer sales will go towards McKinley Elementary’s missions to support students academically and socially. 

Entry to the event is based on a $5 (or more!) per person donation at the door. To drink, you must have a Drake’s tasting glass which can be purchased at the event or brought from home if you already have one. $16 will get you a glass and 3 tokens for beers. Additional beer tokens can be purchased separately for $4 ea. Please park in the main West Gate Center lot, in front of Walmart & Home Depot, and walk back to the brewery. The event is 21 and over except children under 16 with their parents, but please leave your pets at home. Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs or other seating to make yourself comfortable (tail-gater style!), and enjoy an evening with Drake’s Brewing and the local community to support funding McKinley Elementary!

General Info:

  • $5 per person voluntary donation, to the non-profit organization we are supporting, at the gate. (Children with their parents free)
  • $16 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 & Sports Authority, and walk back to the brewery. 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 12-2pm on First Fridays.
  • Click here for directions.

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