Fort Green opens tonight in Old Oakland in the former space of The Go, a sports bar at the corner of 8th and Washington. The project is the work of Demetrius Chapin-Rienzo, Adi Taylor, and Nathan Johnson, who also own the recently-opened Miranda, and Drexl.
While the bar itself got a few interior upgrades, Chapin-Rienzo says it’s intended be an old school “sports bar,” where people can relax and catch a game, but with better-than-average food and drinks. “We want it to be affordable, and not over-complicate things” Chapin-Rienzo told Eater.
The menu of improved bar snacks comes from Nick Balla and Cortney Burns of Bar Tartine (which they’ll be leaving at the end of the year), who’ve composed a selection of pickled and brined items, flatbread, and Nick’s special chicken wings that he trots out for special occasions. Future items are already on deck, and could include a series of dips, like a pimento cheese ball with pecans, sprouted black bean dip, and kohlrabi tzatziki. Cocktails skew classic and sassy, with a rye boulevardier ($10) alongside the Summer’s Over ($9) made with whiskey, sherry, honey, lemon, apple cider, and bitters. Beers are available on tap (like Fieldwork Day Pack Ale for $6) and in cans ($3 Bud Lights), with some reasonably priced house wines.
Check out the menu below:
Fort Green will open from 4 p.m.- midnight on Sunday through Wednesday and 4 p.m.- 2 am. on Thursday through Saturday, with food served til 11 p.m.
- Drexl Open in Oakland [ESF]