Thrillist did the research to compile a list of America’s 17 best pizzeria brewpubs and two Bay Area locations made it on the list: Russian River Brewing Co. in Santa Rosa and Drake’s Dealership in Oakland.
Both spots are familiar to high praise and rightly so. Thrillist gives Russian River Brewing credit for the iconic Pliny The Younger (and Elder), their sours, and their crispy and doughy fresh pizzas.
The Santa Rosa location has become so crowded that Russian River Brewing is expanding with a Windsor location that will be much bigger than the original.
The other Bay Area brewpub on the list, Drake Dealership in Oakland, received props for their APA and hefeweizen, but what they raved about were Drake’s ‘apizzas’. They are New Haven-style with a thin, oblong shape and a slightly charred and chewy crust. It’s also common to “Get it Draked” which means they add a slow-poached duck egg on top.
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If you’ve never been, go experience these spots.