Tasting Room at Federation Brewing

Federation Brewing’s New Tasting Room Just Happened in Jack London Square

You Should Go and Taste Some Beer

By Joe Starkey ·
None 4 Photos Tasting Room at Federation Brewing
Good things are afoot in Jack London Square lately.

There’s this Irish thing we just told you about.

There’s the new Tasting Room at Federation Brewing, which is open now, has beer and a pinball machine, and looks like this.


That might cover it, actually. Still, about the latter...

Fun place. Little sparse. Little industrial. Lot of beer. It abuts their actual brewing facilities, so let that comfort you. Pop in whenever and point out the sci-fi graffiti wall art to your group. It matches that vintage, space-themed pinball machine, which your group will also enjoy.

But you didn’t come here to play pinball. You came to drink beer and play pinball. So it’s off to the bar with you, where you’ll sip your way through any of the eight beers on tap. Some are widely available, but they’ve also got some exclusives like the Doin’ Crime wheat IPA, which, according to them, is “Less of a smash and grab, and more of a long con.”

Anyway, beers will be sampled, conversations will be had, and life will be good. But if you’re looking for more, they’ll be bringing in local bands on weekends, along with a few food trucks here and there.

Food and beer. They might be onto something.
Joe Starkey

Joe Starkey is the tallest person in the room 90% of the time. He enjoys liquors that aren’t smoky, dive bars that are, and has a vague dread that someone, somewhere might be having more fun than him.


Tasting Room at Federation Brewing
420 3rd St
(between Broadway and Franklin)
Oakland, CA, 94607


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