Drake’s Dealership offers the full lineup of Drake’s beers along with an impressive guest tap list totalling 32 brews in all. The large restaurant features an open-air courtyard. Large brick pizza ovens set the tone and add the aroma for the beer garden experience, tucked away in The Hive, a project including other bars and businesses at 23rd and Broadway. Drake’s fills growlers with their own beers for those seeking something to take home.
Yes, the building once hosted a Dodge dealership. This neighborhood still has some other remnants of Auto Row that actually still offer cars, but Drake’s Dealership proves that ditching the car can be more fun.
Extras: You can include a visit to The Good Hop, about three blocks away at 24th and Telegraph, where you can pick up a wide selection of fine craft bottles to take home.
2325 Broadway, Oakland • (510) 833-6649
Exit at 19th Street BART onto Broadway, and head north, toward the distant hills. Continue past 23rd Street and look for the archway entrance to The Hive on your left. Enter and continue along the building until you see the entrance to Drake’s on your left.