Tart and bright, sour beers are wildly popular.
Drinking from one side of Alameda to the other.
It’s too early for cideries here, but their products are landing.
A brewing renaissance shapes up in the East Bay.
Shochu, soju, and other Asian spirits are gaining widespread attention at long last.
Life-size Jenga, new-wave bowling, bocce, and more compete with old-school pool, darts, and pinball.
For as busy as they’ve been since opening in 2010—with the back bar area as bustling as the restaurant—Boot & Shoe Service has a fairly small bartending staff: bar manager Hortensia Mitura, four other bartenders, and one bar back. Just as all hands are needed when it comes to serving the thirsty throngs, all heads are required to populate the Boot’s weekly cocktail menus.