Drake’s Dealership will open this month as part of the Hive Oakland complex on Broadway’s Auto Row, and it will feature wood-fired pizza, 32 beers on tap and a “brewery store” with a growler station in addition to an open-air beer garden.
Uptown Oakland’s First Fridays are a venerable tradition that stretches all the way back to…sometime earlier in this millennium. But its fortunes have risen right along with Oakland’s, and August’s iteration looks to be a particularly good one now that the Hive is throwing a block party. Drake’s Brewery, People’s Barber Shop, and the not-yet-open-but-almost Calavera are teaming up with Alphabet Soup to keep you well-fed, grooving, and possibly a little more gorgeous than when you stepped out of the house.
The Hive is debuting some of the soon-to-open members of its community at this month’s First Friday celebration. They’re hosting a block party featuring food from Calavera, beer and pizzas from Drake’s Dealership and late night haircuts and shaves from People’s Barber (because getting a haircut after drinking is always a good idea).
The enormous temple of beer is located in The Hive, Oakland’s burgeoning mixed-use development, at 23rd and Broadway, that also houses shops for Firebrand Artisan Breads, Numi Organic Tea, and the Mexican restaurant Calavera (coming soon).
February 12, 2014 – Impact Hub Oakland is the first tenant to move into the Hive, an office, retail and housing development that Signature Development Group is building in Oakland.