Speakeasy Ales and Lagers is a regional brewery located near San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood that serves up its beer in its onsite tap room and in their Brewery Bar. Speakeasy’s tap room is themed like a real Prohibition era speakeasy, that includes many details and possibly some embellishments on the theme, such as the button on the wall with a sign that says “In case of raid, press button”. The tap room is relatively small (40-50 people would be a tight squeeze) and includes a couple “rooms” with small tables that are partitioned from the rest of the tap room. No food is served by the tap room, however they often partner with local food trucks which locate in the parking lot just outside the front door.
In addition to the tap room, Speakeasy has a bare bones Brewery Bar, which they often use to host events onsite, such as their weekly Friday happy hours. Speakeasy’s Brewery Bar is literally located in the middle of the brewery floor and and features a small beer station, some tables, and room for outside food vendors to set up shop.
Speakeasy Ales and Lagers – Bottom Line
Speakeasy Ales and Lagers is not a terribly well known brewery, and we have rarely seen their beers on tap outside of the San Francisco Bay Area. However, Speakeasy’s beers are high quality and taste good. Speakeasy seems to cater to hop heads, as their signature beers, Big Daddy IPA, Double Daddy, and Prohibition Ale, all are on the hoppy side, but are not excessively hoppy.
The brewery is actually located on the border of the Bayview neighborhood in San Francisco, which is actually pretty sketchy, but the Tap Room at Speakeasy is a cool place, with a laid back vibe that really showcases their beer in a great way. The decor of the brewery is designed to look like an old-school, prohibition era speakeasy located in building basement. Overall, the dimly lit (by design) tap room does a nice job of reflecting the overall theme of Speakeasy. Speaking of themes, we really dig the prohibition and mobster-esque names of Speakeasy’s beers.
Bottom line is the good beer, cool tap room, and the many events that are hosted at the brewery, keep us coming back for more, and we recommend checking out Speakeasy Ales and Lagers in person.
Speakeasy Ales and Lagers Overview
|Brewery Type:||Regional Brewery with Tap Room and Brewery Bar|
|Food Served:||Sometimes – Outside food vendors/trucks|
|Patio:||Yes – Only when Brewery Bar is open|
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|Operating Hours:||Tap Room:Tuesday – Thursday 3PM – 8PMFriday – Saturday 1PM – 9PM
Sunday 1PM – 6PM
Brewery Bar: Fridays 4PM – 9PM
|Brewery Tours:||Tuesdays at 3:30PM|
Speakeasy Ales and Lagers Beer Selection
|Beer Styles/Types:||IPA, Double IPA, Red, Amber|
|Signature Beer:||Big Daddy IPA|
|Guest Beers On Tap:||No|
|Cider On Tap:
Getting To Speakeasy Ales and Lagers
|Address:||1195 Evans Avenue, San Francisco, California 94124|
|Nearest City/Town:||San Francisco, California|
|Location:||San Francisco County, California|
|Phone:||(415) 642-3371||Facebook:||Speakeasy Ales and Lagers Facebook Page|
|Web:||www.GoodBeer.com||Twitter:||Speakeasy Ales and Lagers Twitter Feed|
When is the best time to go to Speakeasy?
We love going to Speakeasy’s on Fridays after work. While Speakeasy does not have a happy hour, the tap room is lively and is a great place to grab a beer with co-workers. Additionally, they bring in some great food trucks for the brewery bar, which is open at the same time, so it is a great place to grab a bite to eat.
What beers is Speakeasy known for?
Speakeasy is best known for the beers that you can find on tap at pubs or in bottles, which are Scarlet Red Rye Ale, Big Daddy IPA, and Tallulah American Pale Ale.
Image Credits: Justin Wilson