SF's Winterfest Beer & Comedy Festival 2023 at Speakeasy Brewery

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SF's Winterfest Beer & Comedy Festival 2023 at Speakeasy Brewery

San Francisco's iconic Speakeasy Brewery throws open its doors for a pop-up comedy fest w/ pints & rare flavors

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When and where

Date and time

Starts on Friday, September 23, 2022 · 7pm PDT


Speakeasy Ales & Lagers 1195 Evans Avenue San Francisco, CA 94124

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers has been defiantly brewing small batches of beer in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood since 1997.

Come celebrate this legacy with a special month-long pop-up comedy festival every Friday night.

For the winter months, we move indoors to a speakeasy comedy stage, food pop-ups, an exclusive lineup of beers.These are the freshest pints you can get in San Francisco since they're right from the brewery's taps.

Winterfest Beer & Comedy Festival 2023


  • Live comedy inside the taproom for the winter months
  • Enjoy a 70-90 minute show with 4-5 comics on the bill with credits like Cobbs, Punchline, SF Sketchfest, Clusterfest and Outside Lands.
  • The Tap Room opens at 3P
  • Two Shows - 7p + 9p
  • Rare lineup of seasonal Speakeasy Beers you can't find anywhere else, along with classics like Big Daddy and Prohibition Ale
  • 21+ Only
  • Event is dog-friendly
  • Seating is first-come first served, so arrive early to grab a beer and the best seat!


IT’S HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE 🍻🎉 What's better than a happy hour? A Happy FriDAY! At Speakeasy we are bringing you the best promo on the best day of the week with your favorite craft beers!

  • $5 ALL PINTS



Dr Hops Real Hard Kombucha

  • Ginger Citrus - Hard Kombucha - 6% ABV
  • Peach Rose - Hard Kombucha - 6% ABV
  • Guava Passion - Hard Kombucha - 6% ABV


Each week is a new handpicked lineup of top local comics (along with some visiting special guests) who regularly perform at clubs like Cobb's, Punch Line, shows like Crazy Funny Asians, HellaFunny Live at Thrive City or have performed at festivals like SF Sketchfest, Clusterfest or Outside Lands.

VIP "SHOUT OUT" OPTION - Want to wish someone an unforgettable happy birthday? Want one of the comics to say hi to your date? Or want to feel the burn and have a comic roast someone in your group? One of our comics will give you a special shout out from the stage. Limited to maximum of 2 per show.


Enjoy some of the freshest beers in San Francisco, since they come right from the Brewery's own taps. Plus we'll have some rare seasonal beers that are difficult to find anywhere else. (Beer choice subject to availability). The taproom opens at 3pm for those looking for a head start

Live Draft Beer

What we currently have pouring from the Taps and the cans of those beers in our "Medicine Cabinet".

Metropolis Lager - Lager - 5.5% ABV / Generously dry-hopped with a blend of American Mosaic and German Saphir hops, Metropolis is a crisp & refreshing lager with a tropical fruit aroma and clean, dry finish.

The Points Black Lager - Czeck Black Lager - 5.5% ABV /

Big Daddy IPA - India Pale Ale (IPA) - 6.5% ABV / Big Daddy IPA is a balanced West Coast IPA with bright floral, piney aromas and a citrusy, crisp finish.

Sadie Stout - Stout - 7% ABV / Named after the Head Brewers Dog, Sadie.

Mystic Haze - Hazy IPA - 7.1% ABV / A Hazy IPA that exudes pear and red apple in the nose with a hint of grapefruit and herbal dankness. Dry hopped with Bravo and Calypso hops. Hops: Apollo, Bravo, Calypso Malt: Pilsner, Wheat, Flaked Oats, Flaked Rye

Town & City - Hazy Double IPA - 8% ABV / Dank Hazy West Coast IPA collab with Hella Coastal

Bus Hop - West Coast IPA - 7.9% ABV / This is Hunters Point Brewery's first West Coast IPA, and it doesn't disappoint with big Orange Esters and a bold body to back up the Simcoe & Amarillo Hops. It's so good, you will be bus hoppin to look for more!

Prohibition - Amber Ale - 6.1% ABV / Prohibition strikes a perfect balance between malts and hops, with its roasted caramel notes and dry, clean finish. GABF 2013 Gold Medal Winner in the Amber/Red Ale category.

Blind Tiger - Triple IPA - 10.3% ABV / Aggressively hopped with an array of West Coast hops, Blind Tiger explodes with citrus flavors of citrus peel & grapefruit. Its bold hopping carries a resinous bite and a clean, dry finish.

Syndicate Office - Stout - 10% ABV / The Syndicate Series is over, but not forgotten. With Flaked Rye and Barley, Crisp Chocolate Malt and Roasted Barley for that sweet, bitter flavor, this beer was made for the downtime in our office. Cheers to the Syndicate

Syndicate No.5 - Barrel Aged Stout - 10.5% ABV / A stout blend series that ran from 2013-2018. Each bottle consists of 4 or more of our popular ales and barrel aged stouts. But only the real fans know, we didn’t stop at 4. There was a 5th in 2019 that didn't get bottled. And our taproom happens to have the one and only keg.

Dr Hops Real Hard Kombucha

  • Ginger Citrus - Hard Kombucha - 6% ABV
  • Peach Rose - Hard Kombucha - 6% ABV
  • Guava Passion - Hard Kombucha - 6% ABV


The brewery is located at 1195 Evans Ave. in the Bayview in San Francisco. Muni is super easy, with the 15, 19, 44 and 54 all stopping close by. If you're taking BART, then hop on thee T-Third Metro which will drop you off at Third & Evans, just a few minutes walk. Parking is typically fairly easy in this neighborhood compared to the rest of San Francisco. And uber/Lyft and taxis are always a great option.

Muni: The easiest way to Muni is to take the T Line that comes to 3rd St, transfer to the 44 bus on Evans Ave, and hop off on Keith St.

Parking: There is public street parking on Keith St and Fairfax Ave.


The brewery started with a single iconic beer, still made today, called Prohibition Ale. The hoppy amber beer embodies the spirit of bootleggers and gangsters who persevered when America’s taps ran dry. The brewery quickly gained a loyal following with bold, complex beers, and striking 1920s imagery. In 1999, Big Daddy IPA was added to the lineup and became San Francisco’s best-selling IPA. The beer is still Speakeasy’s kingpin, representing 40% of the brewery’s sales, among a wide array of acclaimed beers, from session ales to bourbon barrel-aged imperial stouts.

During the early years, Speakeasy would open the brewery to family, friends, and beer lovers on legendary Friday nights. Fresh beer flowed from the cold box and live music filled the air. But as the brewery grew, the party space dwindled, and the Speakeasy Taproom opened in 2013. It now serves thousands of thirsty followers, who can step back in time and relax with a beer, or dip into the medicine cabinet and grab a six-pack to go.

The brewery’s humble beginnings delivering hand-filled kegs out of the back of a van are long gone. Speakeasy now works with more than twenty distributors across the West Coast and throughout the United States. The brewery’s original fifteen-barrel brewing system was also replaced in 2015 during a major expansion, which included a sixty barrel brewhouse, centrifuge, malt handling system, canning line, and an additional 1,200 barrels of fermentation capacity.


Is proof of vaccination or masks required? No. Currently the San Francisco health guidelines do not require vaccines or masks at indoor venues. If you are not feeling well, however, we recommend you stay at home.

What time do doors open? Doors open at 7pm with the show starting around 8pm.

Do the shows start on time? Pretty close! We try to start each show within 10-15 minutes of the start time. So arrive early if you can! We want you to have a great time!

How late do the shows run? The show is scheduled to run until 9:30p to 9:45p, giving you enough time to easily get home via BART or Muni

Is the event 21+? Yes. Due to licensing restrictions the event is 21+ only.

Are dogs allowed? Yes! Well-behaved pooches are welcome both inside the taproom and outside

Refund Policy

What If i can no longer make it? We know that sometimes plans change, and want to be as flexible as possible.

As long as you let us know at least 1 hour before the show we are happy to issue you a credit towards tickets to a future comedy show of your choice (for any show Funcheap hosts on Eventbrite at any of our venues) good for up to 1 year.

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