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Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

1195 Evans Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124 (SoMa)
(415) 642-3371
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Ranked #152 of 306 activities in San Francisco
Type: Breweries
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Newport Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We went to the Speakeasy as we journeyed through the breweries of San Francisco. Located in a somewhat industrial area.. the place was dark and fun. Nice bartenders who poured wonderful tastings of their own beer... my friends like the "Big Daddy" and "Prohibition" while I enjoyed the the "Scarlett". No food served, only great atmosphere and freshly brewed beer.... More

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Charlotte
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I travel a lot to San Francisco but this was the first time I went to Speakeasy. It's exactly in a very exciting area of San Francisco (near Candlestick Park) so it's not very easy to get to it by public transportation like the BART but it does have a bus stop right out side. The tap room is only... More

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Hartsville, SC
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102 reviews 102 reviews
33 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

My wife and I were looking for something to do for a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon. We had heard of Speakeasy before, looked it up and headed out to a very industrial part of SF. The building is barely marked, and quite easy to miss. I parked in a small parking lot, and say a makeshift sign... More

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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012 via mobile

This place is almost hidden...away from the chaos of downtown, I wasn't sure what to expect while driving through the streets of what looked like mostly industrial businesses. Then out pop the eyes of the logo and what a pleasant surprise. If you've never been to a tap room it's very different from a bar, almost like wine tasting only... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Not too hoppy, with a roasted malt flavor and a hint of spice.

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

To start, I might be biased simply because I love independent, underground breweries but Speakeasy is awesome. We went for their tasting that they have on Fridays from 4- 9 pm (I think they're also open on Saturdays now). My brother and cousin go frequently but this was a first for me and apparently they're pretty legendary in San Francisco.... More

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San Jose, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Experienced my first Friday Happy Hour tasting on 12-30-11 and WOW, what good times shared by all. I went with my wife and 8 year old daughter. This particular night the tastings from 12oz on there specialty beers to 16oz on there house brands was only $2 Usually it is $3 which is still a great deal!. Yes, you are... More

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NY
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

Brewery located in a warehouse in an off the beaten track part of San Francisco. Known for their "Prohibition Ale", this brewery has a number of other craft beers worth tasting. The tour itself is short and informative. There were 7 beers to taste on a recent Friday evening, including the chocolate beer Sutro Stout, which was really good. Purchase... More

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