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Grange Hall Debuts in Temescal With Comfort Food and Cocktails

A serious spirits list is the headliner at this late-night spot.

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Grange Hall
Grange Hall
Ellen Fort

Grange Hall, an ambitious, cocktail-centric eatery, debuted in Temescal last night, offering a new late-night option for the neighborhood's burgeoning food scene. It's a collaboration between Jonathan Moon (owner of neighboring Kushido), beverage director Jason Huffman (Roka Akor) and executive chef Matt Burger, serving a short menu of comfort food alongside a very thoroughly curated offering of beer, wine and spirits.

The menu includes four draft brews (with one rotating tap) and a bunch of bottled beers, as well as wine, sake and shochu and a selection of craft cocktails. In addition to classic cocktails like a Blood and Sand, there are six original creations and an "Apothecary" section, featuring drinks made with housemade colas and tonics (like the Tea and Tonic, a blend of steeped black tea and goji tonic with optional gin). Regulars can enroll in Grange's the "Buy the Bottle" program, which allows customers to purchase a bottle of liquor at a discounted price, have them labeled and stored at the bar and receive tableside bottle service on their trips to Grange Hall; old fashioneds and Manhattans are free when you use your own booze. Here's the full opening bar menu.

In the kitchen, Burger is offering a short menu of drinking-friendly comfort food, like chicken wings, pastrami fries, and a pork burger made with ground shoulder and belly and topped with pork rinds. For those who just want to grab a drink and a snack, many of the shared plates and larger items are available in smaller portion sizes. An abbreviated bar menu will be available for the late-night crowd.

Huffman told Eater that opening night was a solid ratio of 60% booze to 40% food, with many patrons already embracing the Buy the Bottle concept. The team plans to add brunch in the coming months, as well as a 20-seat outdoor area.

Grange Hall is currently open for lunch Thursday-Sunday from 11:00 am-2:30 p.m. and dinner Wednesday-Monday from 5 p.m.-12 a.m. The late-night menu goes from 10 p.m.-midnight.

Grange Hall

Temescal Plaza, 4901 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609, USA

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