Nosh’s drink writer looks back on the five cocktails that tickled her tastebuds this year, plus one noteworthy non-alcoholic drink that she calls “comfort food in a mug.”
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This new Berkeley spot offers an abundance of choice when it comes to drinks, food and a good ambiance.
Opening today: Tupper & Reed, a classic cocktail bar
The long-awaited cocktail bar opens tonight on Shattuck with an extensive menu of classic cocktails and and a keen eye for historical detail.
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Spices with heat, like ginger and cinnamon, bitters and shots of citrus combine to bring cheer during the winter months.
Ms Barstool: Mixing it up improv style at Gather
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Building a better cocktail at Build Pizzeria Roma
What’s in a name? At Build Pizzeria, a lot where cocktails are concerned. Satisfy your curiosity and your thirst.
Raising the bar in Oaktown: Cheers to Sidebar
Good cocktails, great views of Lake Merritt, and owners who are community conscious: Sidebar Oaktown offers a nice mix.
A taste of summer: A good fit at Boot and Shoe
If, like Ms. Barstool, you’ve missed the bar at the back of pizzeria Boot & Shoe Service, hurry down to Grand Avenue to see creative cocktail making in action.
At Hopscotch, classic cocktails with new twists
In which Ms. Barstool, in an unprecedented move, visited Uptown Oakland’s Hopscotch twice in one week.