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The Avenue
The Avenue
4822 Telegraph Ave
The Avenue
"A divey, dive bar, but also very cool. It's like Halloween every day. Bartenders are nice, locals hang here." Andy Yelp

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.

The Omni

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.

Toxic Waltz

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!

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