Despite the pandemic’s limitations, the East Bay cocktail scene is still thriving. And unlike neighboring San Francisco with its big city attitude, the sunny side of the Bay has managed to maintain a low-key vibe to accompany its selection of high-class cocktails, with the benefit of ample outdoor seating. Check out these 13 spots with cocktails that stand out from the crowd, from Albany to downtown Oakland.
In the mood for a tiki drink? Many of the Bay Area’s best island-inspired cocktails are in the East Bay. Check out the list here.
As of publication time, some of these restaurants offer seated indoor and outdoor dining. However, their inclusion should not be taken as endorsement for sit-down dining, as there are still safety concerns. Studies indicate that COVID-19 infection rates are lower for outside activities than dining indoors, but the level of risk involved with even outdoor dining is contingent on restaurants and their patrons following strict social distancing, face covering, and other safety guidelines.Read More