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Oakland Alcohol Relaunch

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here, but, fuck it. Two years later, might as well keep going. A little update: Since I last posted here, I’ve started bartending at Penrose (3311 Grand...
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The Spirits Society: A monthly spirits-tasting event

Much in the same way that the Bay Area has pioneered the locavore foodie culture, The Spirits Society aims to bring the same mentality to ecologically conscious drinkers who want to taste the best that...
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The revenge of 80-cent ’80s Night at The Ruby Room

Well, we can all admit it: Living in Oakland is pretty expensive. And while hoofing it to nice cocktail bars in Uptown and spending $12 a pop on drinks make us feel fancy, sometimes dropping $40 on a night of...
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Product Review: E-40’s cocktail, Sluricane

You did not have to tell when to go to the liquor store to pick up a bottle of E-40’s new prebottled cocktail, Sluricane. I was already there with bells on. As a long time fan of local rapper E-40’s music,...
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When is Cocktail O’Clock?

The concept of the three-martini lunch — that magical moment in the middle of the day when you sit down with your coworkers at a fancy restaurant with a glass full of diluted vodka — is a bygone relic...
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Bar Review: ¡!¡ Plank Oakland

You blinked your eyes, and then, all of a sudden, there it was: Plank. Or, rather, ¡!¡ Plank. Located on the waterfront at 98 Broadway, in a space that has been, for too long, the sprawling ghost of Barnes...
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Why Cocktails?

In the land of the liquor store, where smashed bottles litter the streets and the promise of high class intoxication is brought to you by Napa wines, you might be wondering: why cocktails? Why not a shot of...
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Plum Bar + Restaurant Expands in Uptown

Plum Bar has been open for business in Uptown Oakland for two years now, and within that time it has been attached to Plum, a fine dining restaurant that has undergone many changes since first opening. Daniel...
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Where else to go in Oakland now that the Uptown is closed

Now that the Uptown is gone (yes, the Uptown venue on Telegraph closed November 5th, read about it here), there’s a giant guitar-neck-shaped hole in the heart of Oakland. “What are we going to do now?”...
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Oakland Alcohol: A Native’s Guide to Getting Drunk in Oakland

Or, not necessarily getting drunk, but maybe having a few drinks after work. Going out late at night to meet up with friends. Finding something to sip on while you explore our wonderful city. Or, fuck it,...