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Seedlip Spice non-alcoholic spirit, lemon juice, Caged Heat syrup, Absinthia Blanche

Nothing says Oakland like Nickel Dime Syrups' spicy cocktail syrup Caged Heat. Born out of ingredients sourced from the Oaktown Spice Shop, featured in the best selling cocktail at Oakland's Sidebar, and winner of the Four Roses National Cocktail Competition. Merged with Oakland's own Absinthe, Absinthia blanche, this ultra low proof cocktail is tamed with Seedlip, a distilled without alcohol spirit.

Make Westing
18th Street Cooler

Make Westing

Vodka, lemon, Tahitian Vanilla, and soda

Seawolf Public House
4th & Webster

Seawolf Public House

Vigilant Navy Strength Gin, muddled strawberries and cucumber, freshly squeezed lime juice, agave nectar

Inspiration for the 4th and Webster comes from the geographical area surrounding Seawolf Public House, known as the Jack London Square district. The base spirit in this cocktail, Vigilant Navy-Strength Gin is equally inspired by Jack London's love for gin martinis and the nearby Port of Oakland's Naval history. The fresh fruit in the cocktail is inspired by the produce markets that have a long history in the district surrounding Seawolf.

DREXL
510 Wagon

DREXL

Home Base Spirits bourbon, Spirit works sloe gin, St George Bruto americano, Small hands passion fruit, Lemon Soda

Inspired by a regular of ours who named it after his favorite model of Datsun cars (and more specifically his favorite hot wheel model - of which he owns a substantial number). Slightly bitter, light and refreshing collins style cocktail made with all local ingredients

Beer Baron Bar and Kitchen
A.S.L.

Beer Baron Bar and Kitchen

Seedlip Garden, coconut cream, spices, lime, Thyme

Walking around town with some bar flies hoping from bar to bar in downtown, I was always on the look out for a NON-Alcoholic drink that would allow me to slow the roll with my buddies and keeping under the radar with them.. We need more of this in our worlds in my opinion...

Home of Chicken and Waffles
Amazing Strawberry Lemonade

Home of Chicken and Waffles

White rum, spiced rum, 151 rum, strawberry puree, fresh squeezed lemonade, fruit garnish

Our famous non-alcoholic strawberry lemonade is a customer favorite. One day Former Oakland Raider Jarrod Cooper stated you need some liquor in here so WE did!!!

Italian Colors
Aviazone

Italian Colors

Oakland Spirits Companies Gin #5, Luxardo Maraschino Liquer, Caravella Limoncello, Bitter Truth Violet Liqueur , garnished with Pansy blossoms grown on our patio.

An Italian-inspired variation on the classic New York cocktail. Celebrates Oakland's Italian heritage with colorful new presentation and recipe that aspires to be as beautiful and unique as Oakland itself.

Hopscotch
Ballervardier

Hopscotch

St. George Baller, Lo-Fi Sweet Vermouth, Cynar, St. George Nola

Dragon Gate Bar and Grille
Birth of a Dragon

Dragon Gate Bar and Grille

Martell Blue Swift cognac, Jasmine green tea, dried sour plum, ginger, mint

Bruce Lee "Li Xiaolong/Lei Siu Lung" loved to drink tea, which inspired this cocktail and a tribute to him and his controversial fight match with Wong Jack Man in Oakland, 1964, in his martial arts studio, located by Oakland Tech. The Oakland school attracted cross-cultural, racial equity innovation to Bruce Lee, spreading his teachings to non-Asian students, which were denounced with traditional "gung fu" martial arts masters and teachers, ultimately setting up Lee's fight for the right to teach, making it his legacy to this day. Bruce Lee's favorite drink isn't just, "Waa-taaa!!! (water)

The Cat House
Bitches Broth

The Cat House

Home Base Bourbon, Suze, Giffard Pamplemousse Liqueuer, Honey, Lime & Draft Local IPA (Ghost Town, Line 51, Fieldwork)

Homebase Spirits was founded and run by two sisters born and raised in Oakland. The IPA topper in this drink is from one of our three favorite local breweries, with whom we've been working since day one. It's a hot hot summer, every day is good for a cool Bitches Broth!

Bar Cesar
Blindspotted

Bar Cesar

Lime Juice, Pear Puree, Smith & Cross rum, Atlantico Rum, Cruzan Black Strap Rum

The movie Blindspotting shot right here in Oakland was the inspiration for this drink. Because just like the movie there's a ton of subtle intricacies going on with this drink. Yet, you'll only be able to focus on just one at a time.

Grand Lake Kitchen
Bourbon Bash Brothers

Grand Lake Kitchen

Bourbon, Fig, Lemon, Sparkling Wine

This cocktail was inspired by the way the Bash Brothers used to smash the ball out of the park and came up with a fall inspired Smash cocktail.

The Ruby Room
Bump City

The Ruby Room

Wright & Brown Rye, Averna Amaro, Antica Carpano, Walnut Bitters, Lemon, Brandied Cherry

Classic Cocktails. Locally Distilled Spirits. Tower of Power. Darondo. Oakland Funk & Soul.

The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar
Charlie-O Mule

The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar

Vodka, ginger beer, fresh blueberries

A fresh take on a classic Moscow Mule, inspired by one of the Oakland A's original mascots, Charlie-O the mule, who was named after Charles O. Finley, the team's owner at the time. Fresh blueberries add subtle sweetness to the crisp ginger beer.

Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant & Bar
ChinaTOWN

Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant & Bar

Japanese whiskey, fig & thyme syrup, lemon, organic egg white

Tay Ho’s location is considered the gateway to Oakland Chinatown. Tequila en Fuego Tequila, house made raspberry shrub, lime The vibrant tapestry of Oakland and its people. This cocktail is inspired by its diverse population.

Cafe Van Kleef
Classic Van Kleef Greyhound

Cafe Van Kleef

Top Shelf Vodka, Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit, Grapefruit Slice Garnish, served on the Rocks

Peter was never without expression, thought, or brilliance. His inspiration for our Signature Cocktail came from a childhood memory of watching his Mother and Father play cards with friends late at night while drinking “Greyhounds” (juice being from the “can” of course. He followed that with the realization that California is one of the biggest fruit Suppliers in the Country, then he said, “We will be serving our Greyhounds with “Fresh Squeezed” Grapefruit Juice, garnish it with a generous slice of Ruby Red Grapefruit, and the rest is history!

Forbidden Island
Conga Mai Tai

Forbidden Island

Light rum, gold rum, orange curacao, pineapple, lime and mint

The Conga Mai Tai pays tribute to Oakland's Conga Lounge which contributed to the SF Bay Area's revival of Tiki bars and culture between 2003 and 2015.

The Hunter Public House
English Rose

The Hunter Public House

Hanger One Rose Vodka, St Germain, Lemon juice

The Hunter is a upscale British public house combing our heritage a famous British flower and a local craft spirit to give you the best of both worlds

Beer Baron Bar and Kitchen
Fairly Local

Beer Baron Bar and Kitchen

St George Terroir, lemon, Faction Hipster Conformant

This one was Easy, from our relationship with Lance at St George and walking over from there is Faction I put the two together. They are both Pioneers in the local business’s producing amazing things to make our brains think’in....

Dragon Gate Bar and Grille
Formosa's Mid Autumn Festival

Dragon Gate Bar and Grille

Kuei Hua Chen cassia osmanthus dessert wine, King's Ginger

Inspired by Oakland Chinatown and it's annual summer end StreetFest, this fest celebrates the history and many traditions of China, allows the local Chinese communities to share their cuisine and culture, and it also welcomes the Mid Autumn Mooncake Festival, which will fall this year on September 24th. The cocktail's main base, Kuei Hua Chen (Chiew - wine) made from osmanthus flowers, is the traditional choice for the "reunion wine," drunk on Mid Autumn Mooncake Festival. This cocktail is also a toast to Dragon School and the many dragon murals that adorn the walls of Chinatown; look for Chang'e, the Moon Goddess, with her mooncakes on the wall adjacent to the 21 Hair Salon, located in between 11th and 10th Street, on Webster Street!

AlaMar Kitchen & Bar
Fox Theatre Smash

AlaMar Kitchen & Bar

Bird Dog maple whiskey, meyer lemon, falcon spirits amaro, balsamic fig shrub, cherry bark vanilla bitters, ginger beer

This cocktail is inspired by the Fox Theatre which is a landmark in this beautiful town. There's always a beautiful diverse crowd there from all walks of life and flavors. This cocktail blends cool eclectic flavors that give you sweet, tart, bitter and smokey flavors just like the different artists that play at the Fox.

Perle Fine Wines & Cocktails
Fraise Le Freak

Perle Fine Wines & Cocktails

House-infused pimenton neft vodka, agave, strawberry, cilantro

A funky Oakland Indian summer cocktail inspired by late harvest strawberries found at Montclair's neighborhood farmer's market.

Plum Bar
Goapele's Milk & Honey

Plum Bar

Jack Daniels Rye, rooibos tea, milk, honey, lemon, mint

Oakland's own Goapele has spent the last decade and a half, singing about sensuality & political and socio-economic change. This cocktail is for her!

The Cat House
Hot Winter Tonic

The Cat House

Housemade Tonic & St. George Botanivore Gin

We've been working on our own secret tonic recipe for years, and simultaneously applauding and supporting the growth of our buddy Lance's distillery. His spirits are now internationally desired, and we are so proud to highlight them in our classic renditions.

The Hunter Public House
Hunter

The Hunter Public House

St. George Dry Reposado gin, Bruto, Carpano antica

The Hunter's own Negroni because everyone loves a Negroni especially if its made right on the island with the island spirits

Scott's Seafood Grill and Bar
Jack London Crawler

Scott's Seafood Grill and Bar

Sky Vodka, Blood Orange Puree, Splash of Orange Juice, Splash of Cranberry Juice & Served with an Orange Cherry Spear Garnish

"More you drink, more you want." - Jack London

Farmhouse Kitchen
Jack's Land

Farmhouse Kitchen

Rittenhouse Rye, Farmhouse Lemongrass Syrup, Lime, Prik Klur and Shaved Ice.

The ocean breath of Jack London.

Beer Baron Bar and Kitchen
Juiced in Time

Beer Baron Bar and Kitchen

Wahaka Mezcal, Verjus, tiki bitter

I was Inspired to make this drink when a Local Wine maker came to me with some home made Verjus (Meadow View)and blew my mind with out we could use this item as an acid agent in drinks. Love the texture it brings as well...

Dragon Gate Bar and Grille
Kavalan Manhattan

Dragon Gate Bar and Grille

Kavalan Taiwanese Whisky, Alessio Chinato, bitters

Celebrating the emerging, classic Taiwanese night market street food culture, in tea and snack shops and the nostalgic night-in-Taiwan (called Formosa in 1895) vibe of karaoke rooms, nightlife cuisine, & bar experience, in the growing and diverse Oakland community. Kavalan is pure Taiwan whisky, winning 'Best in Class' and 9 'Double Golds,' in World's Best Whisky awards & International Spirits Challenge. We are toasting to only the best in Oakland!

The Cat House
Kitten's Milk

The Cat House

Damoiseau 110 Blanc, Housemade Orgeat, Housemade Black Cardamom syrup, Lime juice and zest

Inspired by the original 1944 Mai Tai from Trader Vic's in Oakland.

The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar
Lakeside Paloma

The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar

Sombra Mezcal, Jalapeno, fresh squeezed grapefruit, fresh lemon juice, grapefruit wedge, club soda

What inspired this cocktail: Warm summer days under the Oakland sun and cool cozy nights brings together this refreshing, spicy smoked cocktail. What better way to indulge in this cocktail than enjoying it at The Terrace Room overlooking the beautiful Lake Merritt.

Lake Chalet
Lakeside Sunset

Lake Chalet

Casa Noble Crystal Tequila, Housemade Pineapple Juice, Cranberry Juice, Lime Soda

Our cocktail was inspired by the beautiful pink skies painted behind the Lake Chalet and Oakland's beautiful skyline.

Hawking Bird
Let the Schwarz-Bier With You

Hawking Bird

Old Kan Dark Schwarzbier, OSCO "Tradewinds" assam tea & masala spice infused brandy

The Schwarz definitely biers with Adam over at Old Kan, who keeps making fantastic brews just a balanced and clean as they are flavorful. A great nightcap option. No helmet required!

Beer Baron Bar and Kitchen
Levitate

Beer Baron Bar and Kitchen

Capurro Acholado Pisco, Bruto americano, Lime, passion fruit, burlesque bitter, whites, cream soda

This drink came to me from the foggy mornings we have out in Rockridge and Sitting on Grizzly Peak up above the fog and feeling like we are Levitating above the fog... Always puts things into prospective for me when I get out here to clear the head..

Hopscotch
Lo-Fi Spritz

Hopscotch

Lo-Fi Amaro, Sparkling wine, Seltzer

Cosecha
Mexicali Rose

Cosecha

Tequila Blanco , Homemade Cinnamon and Hibiscus Flower Essence, Oakland Classic

The Mexicali Rose is inspired by the historic Mexicali Rose restaurant in Old Oakland- Chicano cooking at its best.

The Avenue
Mistadobalina

The Avenue

Rum, Amaretto, Triple Sec, Sweet and Sour, Pineapple Juice.

The first time I made this drink was my first bartending job. It was 1992 and i was a rough and ready 21 year old . The bar was a long since closed little Mexican restaurant called The Cantina in the Glenview District of Oakland. The customer asked for a Mai Tai, the drink conceived in the East Bay. I could not remember how to make a one, so I threw ingredients together that seemed logical and appropriately tropical. The customer took a sip and said, "Well, this is not a Mai Tai, but it is delicious". A couple of years later, Cointreau had a cocktail contest and i switched out the Triple Sec for Cointreau, and called it a Howard's End and it took the blue ribbon! The original name was a RATS P, basically the acronym of the ingredients, but Howard's End had a better ring. I changed it to Mistadobalina to match the Avenue's Music themed Menu, and to pay homage to the Legendary Rapper, Skyline Graduate, founding member , Hieroglyphics and The Souls of Mischief, and of course the reason Oakland celebrates Hiero day every year, Del the Funky Homosapien!!! We actually went to Skyline High School OPS together. He graduated in 1990, I was class of 1989 (my daughter will be class of 2021) :) Jack Daniels Rye, Tippleman's Barrel Smoked Maple Syrup, Old Fashion Bitters, served on The ROCK's or up, garnished with a cherry and a lemon twist.

Plank
Oak-ness Monster

Plank

Malibu Rum, Melon Liquor, Pineapple Juice, Lime juice, Simple syrup, Blue curacao

Our inspiration comes from the spirit "Oak-ness Monster" spotted in Lake Merritt dating back to 1940.

Hawking Bird
Oaktown 75

Hawking Bird

OSCO uptown dry gin, St George pear brandy, house passionfruit cordial, brut cava, orange bitters, local rosemary

A perfect toast to the Oaktown guys over at OSCO, who keep bringing such unique flavors to the market, celebrating here with the signature pear eau-de-vie from our friends across the channel at St George.

Hutch Bar & Kitchen
Oaktown Sazerac

Hutch Bar & Kitchen

Wright & Brown Distilling Co. Rye, St. George Spirits Absinthe Angostura bitters sugar cube orange peel twist

The Oaktown Sazerac is inspired by one of the oldest American classic cocktails, showcasing 'Wright & Brown Distilling Co.,' Oakland's first distillery since Prohibition, and St. George Spirits, from the neighboring town of Alameda. The Oaktown Sazerac represents strength, grit and soul ....all that is Oakland!

Starline Social Club
Oddfellow

Starline Social Club

Ford's gin, Bonal, Lime, Pineapple gomme, St George absinthe, Angostura

An ode to the history of Starline's building it was an Odd Fellows Hall y'all when it was first built in 1843.

Hopscotch
Off Broadway

Hopscotch

Osco Uptown Dry Gin, Lo-Fi Amaro, Plum Shrub, Egg White, Lemon, Pink Peppercorn

dosa by Dosa
Pacific Exchange

dosa by Dosa

Denizen rum, coconut washed El Dorado rum, Banane du Bresil, pineapple juice, lime juice, spiced agave, passionfruit foam

The Pacific Exchange is inspired by the tiki drink movement that was born in oakland, thanks in large part to Trader Vic's invention of the Mai Tai as well as the Port of Oakland's role in importing international flavors

CDP
Piedmont Ave

CDP

Bay Laurel, Rhum Agricole, Coconut, Lime

Inspired by the local scrub of the Oakland hills (where Chef James forages ingredients for Commis/CDP often). The pervasive bay trees have given the ingredient an almost-permanent place on the menu in some form.

Bar Cesar
Port View Potion

Bar Cesar

Gin, Chareau Aloe Liqeur, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Celery Bitters, Soda

With Port View Park being such a great place to just hang out and walk around, the Port View Potion was inspired by that same relaxation vibe you get while there. One sip of this and worries just wash away.

The Ruby Room
Preservation Park

The Ruby Room

Walter Collective Gin, Lillet Blanc, Creme De Violette, Lavender + Orange bitters, Saint George Absinthe rinse, Lemon twist

Summer. East Bay parks. Preservation. Locally Distilled Spirits. Cups full of alcohol.

Home of Chicken and Waffles
Purple Cadillac Margarita

Home of Chicken and Waffles

Premium tequila, fresh squeezed lime, margarita mix, grand marnier, chambord

Our customers were the inspiration and purple is the theme of our hometown clients. Smoking purple is a very popular past time for natives from the town so we created the purple you can drink!

Spice Monkey Restaurant & Bar
Purple Pleasure

Spice Monkey Restaurant & Bar

Butterfly Pea Flower Tea Infused Gin with Dragon Fruit Syrup & Lemon Juice

The kiss of the cool breeze on a hot Oakland summer, when you're just sitting out on the porch enjoying the sun.

Tamarindo
Recuérdame Bonito

Tamarindo

Cucumber puree, citrus, cilantro, absinthe, mezcal, house made chile salt

Fresh summer ingredients that are used in Mexican cuisine. A little absinthe goes a long way. It's bright, refreshing, with a nice savory kick and smokyliciousness:)

AlaMar Kitchen & Bar
Rooted in Oakland

AlaMar Kitchen & Bar

Legendario Domingo mezcal, kiwi syrup, orange, ancho reyes verde liqueur, Corazon bitters, kiwi orange boba

This Cocktail is inspired by the people of Oakland. It reflects how sweet the people are here but how things will heat up quickly if cross the line with an Oakland native. The smokey profile of the mezcal reflects how I got 5 on it" is not just a song but a lifestyle here in Oakland if you know what I mean. The colors of this cocktail is a nod to our Oakland Athletics. This Cocktail was inspired by the people of Oakland. It reflects how sweet the people are here but how things will heat up quickly if cross the line.

The Ruby Room
Rosie the Reviver

The Ruby Room

Larceny Bourbon, Dubonnet Rouge, Chambord, Lemon Juice, Orange/Rhubarb bitters, Spritz of Creyente Mezcal, Orange twist

Rosie the Riveter. Cold Drinks. Hot weather. Kentucky Whiskey. Refreshing beverages. Good ideas.

NIDO
Run TMC

NIDO

Tamarind, El Silencio Mezcal, and Citrus.

The original Big 3 of the Golden State Warriors. #nellieball

CDP
Saint Malo

CDP

Calvados, Lemon, Toasted Pecan Orgeat, Curaçao

Oakland is one of the birthplaces of Tiki culture; this Mai Tai-inspired cocktail pays homage to that chapter of Oakland's history while offering a few Commis-inspired twists.

Hawking Bird
Salt of the Earth

Hawking Bird

OSCO Automatic sea gin, dry vermouth, cucumber, lime, pineapple shrub, soda, mint

Here in Oakland, we may be the salt of the earth, but OSCO created magic with locally sourced nori that make us soar above the clouds like any old hawk.

Hawking Bird
Shiso Fine - $9

Hawking Bird

OSCO Glasshouse shiso infused white brandy, Federation "In the Weeds" ipa, fresh lemon & grapefruit juices, ginger syrup, peychauds bitters

When a local company hits a home run like OSCO does with this unique brandy expression, you've just gotta shandy it, cuz....shiso fine!

AlaMar Kitchen & Bar
Side Show on E14

AlaMar Kitchen & Bar

Hennessy V.S., Meyer lemon, south bay Dominican rum, Mexican naranja liqueur, Vietnamese mint, black lemon bitters

This cocktail is inspired by the Side shows that use to run rampant every weekend in the Town. From ghost riding, spinning donuts, to stomping the whip and just going hella hyphae this was the dope thing to do in the . This is a unique twist to a classic side car which in Oakland the brandy is always subbed by the Towns favorite spirit Hennessy.

NIDO
Stanley Don't Quit

NIDO

El Silencio Mezcal, Chareau Aloe Liqueur, Mint Citric Acid Syrup, Sparkling Water, Lavender Tincture Spritz

Mr. Oakland- Stanley Kirk Burrell (aka MC Hammer). #toolegit2quit

Hawking Bird
Stealing Home

Hawking Bird

Home Base 16 month bourbon, house spiced cherry brandy liqueur, Ancho Reyes, organic egg white, fresh lemon, house persimmon bitters

The local gals who founded Oakland's own Home Base Spirits dove into the cutthroat whiskey business like the A's dove into steal home base a few years back during a crazy wild card clinching game.

Honor Kitchen & Cocktails
Stranger End

Honor Kitchen & Cocktails

Scarlet Ibis Rum, Velvet Falernum, Batavia Arrack, Lemon Juice, Lime Juice, Passion Fruit Puree, Prickly Pear Puree, Hella Bitters Citrus.

This cold and refreshing cocktail reminds of the crisp cool weather that we get living in The Bay.

Copper Spoon Cocktails & Kitchen
Summer Skirts

Copper Spoon Cocktails & Kitchen

El Silencio Mezcal, Aplomado Apertivo, Watwrmelon-Lemon Verbena shrub & lime.

Our love of mezcal and enjoying local spirit producers and farmers market ingredients

Make Westing
Telegraph Smoked Margarita

Make Westing

Mezcal, lime, pineapple, house made Hellfire bitters, Butterfly house made tincture.

Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant & Bar
Tequila en Fuego

Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant & Bar

Tequila, house made raspberry shrub, lime

The vibrant tapestry of Oakland and its people.

Julies
The Bright Side

Julies

Sparkling cava, rose geranium- tulsi shrub, rosehip marmalade, orange juice

The "bright side of the bay" grows roses galore. Autumn harvested rosehips are featured in this sparkling cava cocktail.

The Alley
The Dibbler

The Alley

Vodka or whiskey (your choice), ginger beer, lemon, a splash of maraschino liqueur

Named in honor of the The Alley's beloved legendary piano player of 57 years, Rod Dibble (1932-2017), who supposedly knew over 5,000 pre-1965 songs by heart.

Cafe Van Kleef
The Empress

Cafe Van Kleef

Top Shelf Gin (we recommend Sapphire), Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice, St. Germaine float. Served on the Rocks.

“The Empress” cocktail is a gift from the divine, channeled through longtime CVK bartender Ena Dallas. This nectar of love and delight combines Gin to stimulate the intellect, St. Germaine to arouse sensuality, and CVK’s signature Fresh squeezed grapefruit to bring health and great fortune. When sipped by Peter Van Kleef he proclaimed “OH! This is Good!”

Boot & Shoe Service
The Gnome

Boot & Shoe Service

Mezcal, Lime, Sumac, Vanilla, Chamomile & Pink Peppercorn

In 2012 gnomes began to appear in Oakland. There are now over 2,000 gnomes that inhabit the Oakland streets waiting for you to find them and say ”Ooomray, Ooomray”.

Plum Bar
The Joyce Gordon

Plum Bar

La Luna mezcal, tequila, prickly pear, dimmi, grand poppy

Joyce Gordon is a legend in the Oakland art scene and one of the earliest folks to be a part of Art Murmur. We dedicate this art-agave cocktail to her!

Plum Bar
The Kamala Harris

Plum Bar

Wray & nephew rum, pear, cucumber, tarragon, undiyo masala

An Oakland Native of Jamaican & Indian descent, United States Senator Kamala Harris has served in the SF City Attorney's office, and as the California Attorney General. Kamal is a M*#%F&@ BOSS! Kamala Harris for President!

The Kon-Tiki
The Kon-Tiki Grog

The Kon-Tiki

Jamaican pot still rum, pineapple juice, lemon juice, passion fruit, bitters

The Kon-Tiki grog is a riff on the classic Trader Vic's Grog. Trader Vic's was the second tiki bar to exist in the world, right here in Oakland. With this drink, we are paying homage to the bar that made tiki happen, because it happened in Oakland!

Kincaid's
The Mango Cool Down

Kincaid's

Jim Beam bourbon, fresh mango puree a splash of soda water and Habanero syrup

Inspired by the beautiful sunsets we have here in Jack London Square.

Merchant's Saloon
The Oakland OG

Merchant's Saloon

PBR, Old Grand Dad

Long-running bar established in 1916 offering drinks, billiards & pinball in a no-frills space.

The Avenue
The Omni

The Avenue

Jack Daniels Rye, Tippleman's Barrel Smoked Maple Syrup, Old Fashioned Bitters, Served on the rocks or up and garnished with a cherry or a lime.

This Drink is inspired by the legandary punk and metal Club, The Omni, located just accross from The Avenue on Shattuck. This drink combines incredible flavors into one beautiful disaster, the same way the infamous club combined various forms of alternative music under one roof. My wife and I found the syrup in a little store in Truckee during our summer vacation to Tahoe, the flavor of the syrup practically begged for a rye whiskey, Jack Daniels released their rye whiskey and being as how Jack Daniels is synonymous with the Heavy Music community, it seemed natural to use it in a cocktail named after a Legandary Oakland Heavy Music Venue.

Camino
The Skyline

Camino

Oakland Spirits Co. Gin, lemon, huckleberry and Bordiga Rosso vermouth

Inspiration: Mountains! I thought that huckleberries foraged just off Skyline Blvd and Italian alpine herbs in the vermouth would be a great combination with a juniper mountain spirit--especially with one made on Oakland. That, and late night Oakland vistas with Sean and Brian. *Please note: Camino does not take tips so our Cocktail Week special is $12 with zero expectation of a tip.

Bar 355
The Soft Notes

Bar 355

Oakland Spirit Company Automatic Sea Gin, Blanc Vermouth, Pamplemousse Grapefruit Liqueur, House Made Tonic Water

This cocktail was inspired by some home grown Oakland ingredients and paying respects to old Oakland bars.

Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant & Bar
The Town Sling

Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant & Bar

Oakland Gin, elderflower liqueur, lychee nut, cucumber, mint, lemongrass simple, jasmine tea

Oakland is a melting pot and this one is for the people of Oakland. It doesn't matter we you or your family came from. You're home!

Julies
The Town Sour

Julies

Seedlip Garden 108, peach & lemon verbena oxymel, lemon juice, apple juice, egg whites

Forever inspired by aromatic herbs, folk remedies and home gardens, Julie's used the neighborhood gardens of Temescal as inspiration for this sweet and sour, non-alcoholic cocktail.

Make Westing
The Uptown Sour

Make Westing

Whiskey, Elderflower, lemon, orange bitters

Knowing that our summer doesn't start till September we thought a cool refreshing drink was in order!

Oakland Spirits Co. + twomile wines tasting room
Thizzle-Groni

Oakland Spirits Co. + twomile wines tasting room

OsCo AUTOMATIC Uptown Dry Gin, St. George Bruto Americano, Small Hand Foods Grenadine, Byrrh Grand Quinquina, orange

Oakland has always been about creation, collaboration, art, and community. The Uptown neighborhood we make booze, wine, and cider in epitomizes this core DNA. Three of the four ingredients are made in Oakland or Oakland adjacent. Also, Mac Dre and his legacy inform almost everything we create.

Fort Green
Town Biz Mai Tai

Fort Green

Mount Gay Eclipse Rum, Remy Martin VSOP, Destillar Orange Curacao, Small Hand Foods Orgeat, Lime

Mai Tai's were invented in Oakland so this is a modern take on it.

District
Town Bizness

District

Wright and Brown Rye Whiskey Dolin Blanc Vermouth agave nectar fresh lemon muddled brandied cherries Vinho Verde float

We set out to create a drink inspired by the diversity of Oakland by using different ingredients that come together to create a great cocktail to reflect our great city. We also wanted our cocktail to reflect what our bar program is all about so we created a drink that features both whiskey and wine. This drink features Wright and Brown which is the first distillery in Oakland since prohibition. The rye whiskey and vermouth bring a dryness that is balanced out by the citrus from the lemon and acid from the wine. Cheers!

The Avenue
Toxic Waltz

The Avenue

Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila, Island Blue Pucker, and Red Bull Yellow Edition

This drink is inspired by the East Bay's contribution to the Heavy Metal world...THRASH!

Trader Vics Emeryville
Trader Vic's Mai Tai 1944

Trader Vics Emeryville

Royal Amber Rum, Lime Juice, Rock Candy Syrup, Orgeat Syrup, Orange Curacao

The original Mai Tai was invented in Oakland by Victor Bergeron (aka Trader Vic) in 1944. He created it one afternoon for some friends visiting from Tahiti. One friend tasted the drink and cried out: "Maita'i roa ae!" (meaning "Out of this world!")—hence the name.

The Miranda
Until We Meet Again

The Miranda

St. George California Citrus Vodka, Copper & Kings Pear Brandy, lemon, Cointreau, Yuzuri

Inspired by the gossamer of Oakland's early fall months and enjoying the lingering flavors of summer.

Cafe Van Kleef
Van Hattan

Cafe Van Kleef

Top shelf bourbon, sweet vermouth, Angostura Bitters, orange bitters, tiny splash of grenadine, cherries for garnish, served on the rocks.

The Van Hattan was created by Peter Van Kleef’s never ending quest to improve on a good thing. Bourbon and sweet vermouth are combined with three types of bitters, then crowned with an impressive amount of cherries. Always a favorite drink to serve to his guests, Peter proudly served the Van Hattan with his signature wink and smile.

Home of Chicken and Waffles
Warriors Punch

Home of Chicken and Waffles

Rum, vodka, tequila, gin, triple sec, margarita mix, blue carasuel, pineapple juice

Our World Champion Golden State Warriors inspired us to create a punch for the parade for the blue and gold and was a big hit.

Heinold's First & Last Chance Saloon
Webster Street Boulevard

Heinold's First & Last Chance Saloon

igh West Double Rye Whiskey, Casa Martelleti Vermouth Classico and St. George Distillery Bruto Americano, stirred not shaken over ice with an orange twist.

Non-French speakers cannot pronounce Boulevardier properly, and local distiller St. George's Bruto Americano beats out Campari every day of the week.

Dyafa
Werewolves of Jack London

Dyafa

OSCO automatic #5 gin, kiwi, huana, cardamom

Kiwi fruit. These hairy little monsters might just be bananas that were bitten by supernatural beings. Rumor has it that the wolf statues here in Jack London come alive at night and roam the boardwalk.

The Hunter Public House
West End

The Hunter Public House

Dickel Rye, St George Nola, bitters, simple syrup

We named this cocktail after the side of town that we are representing in Alameda using a local craft spirit to bring the best ingredient flavor to the cocktail.

Dyafa
Whatever Happened to Baby Zain?

Dyafa

Brandy, banana, carrot, snap peas, dimmi, lemon

About 4 Months ago our Chef Reem Assil and her partner Jae brought into the world the quintessential Oakland Baby: Equal Parts Arabic and Filipino. Now that Zain is moving on to solid food, we stole some of it and put it in cocktail form. Just playin'! But these are some of his favorite flavors!

BELCAMPO
White Fang

BELCAMPO

Denizen white rum, Luxardo, orgeat

For Oakland cocktail week we will do a cocktail called White Fang to pay homage to Jack London.

Hawking Bird
Wright & Wrong

Hawking Bird

Wright & Brown blackstrap rum, Nux Alpina nocino, house lemongrass falernum, fresh lime, Barkeep Chinese bitters, cinnamon