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What to Drink in the East Bay Without Getting Hammered

Follow this guide to 16 worthwhile low-alcohol cocktails on restaurant and bar menus in Oakland, Berkley, Alameda, and Emeryville.

Nosh Box: Good Times Brewing in February

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.

The Bloody Mariko Comes to Emervyille

It’s a Japanese version of the Bloody Mary at The Periodic Table.

The Loft at Duchess Updates the Hot Toddy

The Hot Symphony is a new take on an old favorite.

Feeling the Squeeze

Restaurants face an increasingly tough landscape.

Join the Action at Alameda Point

Artisanal spirits, athletic adventures, and antique auctions liven up a day at Alameda Point.

A Cocktail to Fall For

Gather celebrates the season with The Fallen Empire, and it’s delicious.

The Street With the East Bay’s Best Bars

A miracle mile of watering holes on San Pablo Avenue awaits avid barhoppers.

The Nutty American Stars Walnut and Rye

Speisekammer pours up a delicious cocktail chock-full of sensory pleasures.

Living the Lager Life

Vienna-style lager is magnificently malty at Richmond’s East Brother Beer Company.