Drake’s Jolly Rodger is made with Highwire coffee. Photo: Benjamin Seto
Drake’s Jolly Rodger is made with Highwire coffee. Photo: Benjamin Seto

It’d be impossible to talk about East Bay noshing without mentioning the exponential growth of the drinking scene. Not only does the 510 have some of the best bars in the Bay Area, but it is also home to a truly creative class of brewers, winemakers and distillers.

You could spend months exploring this one facet of our culture and never get bored. Want a perfectly balanced cocktail made with local artisanal gin? The Hotsy Totsy‘s got those in spades. Care to sample some of the best craft beers made in the U.S.? Grab a pint at Beer Revolution. Prefer a PBR and a shot of well whiskey? Drink it on the Missouri Lounge patio. Or would you rather see what all the fuss around sour beers is about? The Rare Barrel is where it’s at. Whatever you do, don’t make the mistake of thinking you’ll need to cross the bay for a good time.

In today’s installment of the Nosh Guide, we take a look at our favorite spots for drinks.

Read our Nosh Guide to Drinks here.

The Nosh Guide is Berkeleyside’s authoritative, dynamic listing of our favorite spots for eating and drinking in the East Bay. We’ve included picks from Nosh editors, writers and, importantly, readers. We will add new favorites as they appear and may (sadly) have to take some away as they close. At its core, we hope that the Nosh Guide will be a helpful way to navigate our dining scene, no rankings necessary.

Learn more about our Nosh Guide here.

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Kate Williams

Kate Williams has been writing about food since 2009. After spending two years developing recipes for cookbooks at America’s Test Kitchen, she moved to Berkeley and began work as a freelance writer and...