Cocktail columnist Ms. Barstool visits Bar 355 in Uptown, a favorite in Oakland for its solid drinks at reasonable prices and cozy, speakeasy feel.
The industrial, yet cozy, bar in the Rockridge restaurant is a great place to wait out the next storm.
In our latest installment from our cocktail columnist, Ms. Barstool, we visit the bar at Limewood, the new restaurant in the Claremont Hotel.
When visiting the new bar at Grand Lake Kitchen on a warm afternoon, the clear choice of a cocktail was poured out of the slushy machine.
The book, "There Was A Fire Here," about the tragedy and how Nye and her family coped with their losses, has been described as a "searing memoir."
Drexl is a comfortable cave of a bar in Uptown that makes top-notch cocktails great for happy hour or late-night libations
Ms. Barstool visits the Gourmet Ghetto restaurant and bar for seasonal cocktails in a garden-like environment.
Our Ms. Barstool visits Piedmont Avenue's Kona Club to find expertly prepared tiki cocktails and quirky decor.
At cocktail class Ms Barstool learns to 'spank' mint to avoid giving drinks a muddy taste, and not to assassinate a daiquiri with strawberries!
Ms Barstool was skeptical, but she now believes carrots in a cocktail can work -- and the avocado Daiquiri she had at Oakland Juice & Co. was so good it nearly knocked her off her seat.
This new Berkeley spot offers an abundance of choice when it comes to drinks, food and a good ambiance.
Shakewell is a fairly new addition to Oakland's Lakeshore district.
Spices with heat, like ginger and cinnamon, bitters and shots of citrus combine to bring cheer during the winter months.