Patrons come from near and far to gather ’round the piano and sing — or just listen — at the ‘ramshackle roadhouse’ on Grand Avenue, where time has seemingly stood still.
After almost six years on 40th Street, the beer hall says the rising cost of labor and a failure to adapt quickly enough were the reasons it could not stay afloat.
“Going down the pub” is a quintessential British experience. But it’s notoriously difficult to replicate on this side of the Atlantic. Nosh set out to discover if anything comes close in the East Bay.
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, three Oakland bar owners and workers discuss the role gay bars and nightclubs play today.
From June 26 through July 7, the Euro-Mediterranean restaurant in Rockridge will host a traditional Georgian food and wine dinner series.
This monthly meetup serves not only as a congregation for Bay Area queer beer lovers, but as a resource for those seeking a more inclusive culture in the greater beer community.
Ayal and Leah Amzel opened Yali’s in 1999, when local, independent coffee shops were in peril from the rise of Starbucks. Two decades later, the original café on Oxford Street and three Cal campus locations thrive.
This summer, Eric Turner is opening a lounge-like juice and coffee bar, where hip-hop inspires the menu, decor and conversation.
There are now eight wineries in a two-block area in West Berkeley, with four others just a few hundred feet away.
Owner Michelle Baker makes small-batch, Old World-style beers using local ingredients in a 210-square-foot brewhouse designed for minimal environmental impact.
Ice is hand cut on a bandsaw, fruit juice is spun in a centrifuge and thermometers gauge drink temperatures at cocktail maven Jennifer Colliau’s new bar.
Rich Avella went from trick-riding BMX bikes to co-founding one of the most successful specialty coffee chains in the East Bay.