Prizefighter

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MONDAY - FRIDAY: 4 P.M. - 2 A.M. | SATURDAY - SUNDAY: 2 P.M. - 2 A.M.
510.428.1470 | WEBSITE

In the nether regions of the East Bay is Prizefighter, a lone cowboy of a bar that has zero pretension, but makes some of the best drinks in all of the Bay Area. Simple, three-ingredient house drinks are mostly variations on classics like the Temescal (a Manhattan variation named for an Oakland neighborhood). With a stellar collection of spirits, you can nerd out with the flannelled bartenders or just sit back and let them drive.

Known For
  • lots of whiskey
  • lots of tequila / mezcal
  • lots of rum
  • lots of gin
  • craft cocktails
  • craft beer
  • games
What to drink
If you're with a group, get a punch bowl, or go bounding through the tequila list with Margaritas and neat pours.
Neighborhood
Emeryville
ProTip
This place makes great house sodas. If you're with teetotalers (or not), they'll be perfectly appeased.