Editor’s note, December 2019: Google took down the tool Berkeleyside used to make this map. It is therefore no longer visible.
Original story: There’s a drinks renaissance happening in the East Bay, particularly in Berkeley.
In fact, West Berkeley now has so many alcohol-driven businesses (think Takara Sake, Trumer Pils, The Torpedo Room, The Rare Barrel, etc.) that Berkeleyside is on a mission to name the area “The Drinks District.” Doesn’t that roll off your tongue nicely?
If you haven’t been reading Nosh, where we are documenting all these openings, you may not have realized just what is going on in the city’s drinks scene. So Berkeleyside has put together a map to show many of the spots where you can taste beer or wine, go to a bar, or buy the stuff to drink at home. There are 99 establishments on the list, with many more expected to come this year.
DIRECTIONS: Click the markers for more info about each location. Use the drop-down menu below the map to sort by type of establishment. Please note: To show all the icons again after looking at sorted results, you’ll need to refresh the page. The colored labels above the map show location type, but are not interactive. Have additions, corrections or suggestions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, for this edition of the map, we didn’t venture south of Berkeley, and we also didn’t include grocery stores or most convenience stores, so as to keep it focused. If there’s a great spot you think we missed, however, please let us know.
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