This new Berkeley spot offers an abundance of choice when it comes to drinks, food and a good ambiance.
The long-awaited cocktail bar opens tonight on Shattuck with an extensive menu of classic cocktails and and a keen eye for historical detail.
At Bourbon & Beef in Rockridge the food, décor and cocktails all come with a Latin flair. Ia tu salud!
At the Gather bar in downtown Berkeley you can take the classic route, or go improv with a drink mixed specially for you.
Ms Barstool finds that Prizefighter, located in what used to be known as Butchertown, fits right in with the industrial feel of the neighborhood.
What's in a name? At Build Pizzeria, a lot where cocktails are concerned. Satisfy your curiosity and your thirst.
Good cocktails, great views of Lake Merritt, and owners who are community conscious: Sidebar Oaktown offers a nice mix.
If, like Ms. Barstool, you've missed the bar at the back of pizzeria Boot & Shoe Service, hurry down to Grand Avenue to see creative cocktail making in action.
The menu offerings at Picán are described as “Southern Infused California Cuisine,” and that influence is present behind the bar as well, as Ms Barstool discovers.
In which Ms. Barstool, in an unprecedented move, visited Uptown Oakland's Hopscotch twice in one week.
Ms Barstool treated herself to an early holiday gift by sampling from the Twelve Cocktails of Christmas featured during December at Berkeley's FIVE Bistro & Bar.
The house favorite at Flora is a cocktail called Carter Beats the Devil. But Ms Barstool opted for the Airmail, which moves you from where you are to a mellower place, post haste.
Ms Barstool went to Revival Bar & Kitchen in Berkeley looking for a pick-me up. She got more than she bargained for with bartender Justin's Corpse Reviver (with a Nordic twist).