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WhiteHorse Bar

For all the queers fleeing San Francisco for the more affordable East Bay, Oakland remains surprisingly bereft of a gay scene. In business since at least 1933—Prohibition-era records being imperfect—the WhiteHorse…

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Bar Fauna

Located in the deco district of Oakland, Fauna Bar is from the same team as Flora, a full-menu restaurant next door. There's nothing ground-breaking about the cocktails, but you can…

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Penrose

A beautiful, soaring space, Penrose comes to you courtesy the chef behind Pizzaiolo and Boot & Shoe Service. Charlie Hallowell's open fire cooking is the main attraction, but the long,…

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Bay Grape

Run by young husband-and-wife team Josiah Baldivino (of the Michael Mina Group) and Stevie Stacionis, Bay Grape is equal parts wine shop and tasting room. The selection ranges from cider to Belgian…

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Beer Revolution

Oakland's defacto craft beer shop, Beer Revolution always has 50 taps and hundreds of bottles passing through the packed store. Rare, weird and local—Beer Revolution has them all listed on…

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Camomila

An homage to the classic Bee’s Knees, the Camomila employs the timeless combination of gin, honey and lemon upgraded with the floral touch of chamomile and dandelion and burdock bitters

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Dusty Trails

Shelley Lindgren's Dusty Trails embraces summer strawberries at the height of ripeness paired with spicy rye whiskey and tangy homemade ginger syrup.