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Beer Wine & Spirits

Matthew Fox is Hopped Up About Alameda Island Brewing Company

A beer fan turns his hobby into a career with a new Park Street brewery.
May 22, 2015

Drexl Brings Bunny Breckenridge to the Bar

Bartender Alex Condé loves Bill Murray, and this cocktail of the month carries the name of a character he played in Ed Wood.
May 1, 2015

Kin Ferate’s Kid Curry

A bartender at the Fireside Lounge is plays around with drinks, tweaking the recipes to appeal to people’s tastes.
April 8, 2015

Toasts' Tippler’s Tea Gets Your Irish Up

The cocktail of the month offers a nod to Irish heritage and St. Patrick’s Day, mixing breakfast tea–infused Jameson with sherry.
March 3, 2015

Bar Three Fifty-Five Revives the Lion’s Tale

Resurrecting a vintage cocktail with bourbon.
January 31, 2015

A Twist of the Lion’s Tale

Bar Three Fifty-five resurrects a vintage cocktail with bourbon.
January 15, 2015

Getting Serious About Cocktails

Kingman’s Germain Jackson is good for your soul.
December 1, 2014

Getting Serious About Cocktails

Kingman’s Germain Jackson is good for your soul.
December 1, 2014

Fun and (Bar) Games in the East Bay

Many bars and restaurants rely on games—from video poker to arcade and board games—to help us kill time while we’re killing time. In the East Bay, such bar games are experiencing a revival, with gaming options abounding in dive bars and upscale joints alike.
December 1, 2014

Cider Is Coming On Hard

For centuries in colonial and early America, cider—not that unfiltered syrupy apple juice you knew in childhood, but hard cider, fermented from bitter apples—was the dominant adult beverage, more popular than beer or wine. But starting in the late 19th century—thanks first to beer-loving German immigrants, then Prohibition—cider abruptly fell from grace.
November 15, 2014