Gilman Brewing Company is more than a brewery, it’s a space where the community gathers. A neighborhood hub for everyone. A vibey, relaxed space where you can enjoy a delicious beer, a tasty snack, and just chill with your favorite folks. When it comes to our public and private events, we pride ourselves on being a fun, welcoming environment and our excellent staff are here to make sure you have the best experience possible.
And then there is our beer! You didn’t think we forgot about the beer, did you? Our brewhouse options are vast, consisting of over two dozen expertly crafted IPAs, pale ales, lagers, sours, and saisons. All brewed in-house! We are most known for Belgian Styles, but trust us, we do it all and we’ll help you develop a beverage menu that includes a range of our most popular brews.
Berkeley Event Space
Our beautiful space can accommodate group dinners or large events customized to meet a variety of needs. Whether you’d like to host a large group event like a wedding reception, graduation party, or meeting in our 920 Barrel Warehouse, or reserve tables for a smaller group of 20 in our taproom dining area, we’ll help you create a truly unique experience for your guests. From groups of three to two hundred, we are here to create the ideal event experience for you.
We serve an in-house menu created by Joyride Pizza and can also assist you with a range of catering options to fit your needs, from tasting menus to elaborate spreads or passed appetizer receptions. Let us know what you’re hungry for!
See what people are saying!
"Hosting our event at Gilman was incredibly easy to organize and execute. The Gilman Brewing team was incredibly receptive to my needs and allowed me to relax and enjoy the night, including being very flexible around outside food coming in. All of the attendees had a great night , as the event space provided ample area for different groups to drink some high - quality beer and enjoy themselves."
Nathan, UC Berkeley Business Grad School Beer Club Event
"We had such an amazing experience hosting our wedding at Gilman Brewing Company. We loved having the freedom to do what we wanted with the space and truly make it our own. Working with Micheal and all of the staff at Gilman Brewing made us feel at ease and we were confident that our day would run smoothly. All of the Gilman Brewing Company beers that we had on tap at our event were absolute hits and our guests raved about how much they loved them! The laid back, industrial feel of the venue was exactly what we were looking for and we had no problem hosting our wedding of 140+ guests comfortably in the space! We got so many comments about how unique our wedding venue was and we would highly recommend booking an event with Gilman Brewing Company!"
Jacqulyn and Mike , Wedding Ceremony and Reception
"We couldn't have had a more positive experience hosting our wedding weekend welcome event at Gilman Brewing. Prior to the event, Micheal was both prompt and helpful in answering our questions, securing the space, and choosing the right drinks for our crowd. The Gilman team also prepared seamlessly with their recommended caterer, Dos Raicez, to ensure their food truck would be ready to serve delicious tacos to our guests! On the day of the event, Micheal and the Gilman team went above and beyond to help us set up the room with not only their furniture, heat lamps, votives, audio, etc. but also with items we brought (e.g., extra nonalcoholic drinks, decorations). The space looked great adorned with the string lights, and the audio system worked beautifully for music and wedding toasts, too! On the whole, we loved working with Gilman and would keep them top - of - mind for future events. We felt supported by the amazing team to host a wonderful evening with 100+ family and friends, and our guests enjoyed both the beers and the fun space."
Ashley & Chen , Wedding Guest s’ Welcome Event
"Gilman Brewing was the perfect venue for what we needed - the size, the setup, wifi and projection screen, the extra tables and chairs provided, etc. The rear bay door was perfect for the 8 - member band to unload and load with just enough adjacent parking s paces for their vehicles, not to mention the DJ, and food that was delivered. Guests had no problems ordering their beverages from the front bar and liked the choices of beer available. The foosball table was also a nice touch for the few kids and adults t hat wanted to play. There was plenty of room for dancing, room and tables out front for those that preferred to be outside, room in you r kitchen fridge for the full sheet birthday cake, just to name a few more perks that we liked about the venue. One of my worries, prior to that evening, was whether there was enough safe and adequate street parking. Happy to say that none of that was an issue. Our family and friends were very complimentary of the venue and you may receive a few inquiries from a few of them down the road, since I did have a lot of Berkeley friends present."
Edilberto, 70th Birthday Party