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.
Inspired by Tokyo's vinyl cafés and their shared love of jazz, co-founders Daniel Gahr and Shirin Raza have opened their own high-fidelity analog music bar in Oakland.
The owners of the Kingfish bought more than $30,000 worth of memorabilia from the shuttered restaurant for its new Spenger's-themed kitchen.
Victor Bergeron transformed Hinky Dinks from a bar with a hunting lodge vibe into a tropical oasis where he invented the Mai Tai.
Royal Coffee's new stunningly designed Oakland home base features a tasting room with public café, event space, roasting and brewing labs.
Married couple Teresa Tamburello and Brian Koloszyc created this cozy brewery and local hangout in the Golden Gate neighborhood from their shared passions.
The owners took over the neighborhood bar 10 years ago and decided on 1939 as its founding date.