Prohibition was repealed in 1933, but Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is bringing back the old-timey flair of undercover drinking in their Bayview space. Just in time for Beer Week, they're unveiling the Tap Room, their new wood-paneled brewpub hideaway. Designed by D.I.Y lady-about-town Kelly Malone, the space carves out a cozy ambiance from the rest of the brewery's industrial feel, with low lighting, vintage touches and plenty of nooks for undercover make-out sessions.
The vintage light fixtures, rustic leather n' wood materials and "speakeasy" theme are familiar features in trendy watering holes all around town (we're waiting for the "futuristic spacecraft" design craze to set in). But Speakeasy did claim the name 15 years ago, so we've got to give them credit for staying on message.
The Tap Room is celebrating with a grand opening party tomorrow night and plenty of Beer Week events in the days to follow, including the releases of their Payback Smoked Porter and Barrel-Aged Scarface and a Valentine's Day chocolate and beer pairing. They've got 12 Speakeasy beers on tap, including a limited release of Old Godfather Barleywine, and they'll host $3 happy hour from 3-5 p.m. every day. We hope to god the rumors of 4505 Meats' chicharrones are true.
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers: 1195 Evans Avenue (at Keith Street), S.F.; 415-642-3371