Follow this guide to 16 worthwhile low-alcohol cocktails on restaurant and bar menus in Oakland, Berkley, Alameda, and Emeryville.
It may seem contrarian to hold the grandest celebration of craft beers during the year’s coldest month. But if rehydration is all you seek, just drop a chunk of change to swill overpriced, plastic bottles of glitzy water or sports drink, hyped up with drugstore vitamins and miracle ingredients—like fructose, sodium chloride, and food coloring. But craft beer is far more than a retro thirst quencher. With a brewing history nearly 40 centuries old, just like wine it pairs well with foods, tastes great, and brings folks together. Exemplifying the latter, The Good Hop in Oakland, a woman-owned craft beer shop, features gatherings for women in the beer industry.
It’s a Japanese version of the Bloody Mary at The Periodic Table.
The Hot Symphony is a new take on an old favorite.
Restaurants face an increasingly tough landscape.
Artisanal spirits, athletic adventures, and antique auctions liven up a day at Alameda Point.
Gather celebrates the season with The Fallen Empire, and it’s delicious.
A miracle mile of watering holes on San Pablo Avenue awaits avid barhoppers.
Speisekammer pours up a delicious cocktail chock-full of sensory pleasures.
Vienna-style lager is magnificently malty at Richmond’s East Brother Beer Company.