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Beat Black Friday With These Bay Area Dining Deals

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Thanksgiving week is here, which means Black Friday is also upon us. For many, that means dragging your overstuffed body out of bed while it's still dark out and hunting for insane shopping deals. It's a marathon day, and shoppers will surely need sustenance afterwards in the form of food and drink (preferably with booze, of course).

This year, Oakland restaurants and shops are coming out particularly strong with food and drink deals in the name of Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday — the indie, shop-local versions, essentially. From discounts on wine to one-off specials to freebies, one of these 20 Black Friday deals will satisfy your needs. (And we won’t tell if you go without doing some shopping before.)

Looking for a place to sit down for lunch during all that shopping? If you’re going the traditional Black Friday route, you’ll likely be in the SoMa area, so consider one of these restaurants in the neighborhood, or one of these around Union Square.

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Humphry Slocombe

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This isn’t an in-store special, but Humphry Slocombe is offering 20 percent off any four-pack of pints on Black Friday through Amazon with the code 20LICKTHAT.

While not exclusively a Black Friday deal (it’s available now through January 21), Tratto is offering free hot chocolate and a free Italian doughnut with a ticket stub from the Union Square ice rink. It’s reason enough to go ice skating.

Gibson will be offering a “Shopping Getaway” prix-fixe menu in the cocktail lounge for $28 starting Black Friday, and continuing every Monday through Saturday night until Christmas. It includes a cheeseburger topped with bacon and ham, mini ice cream cones, and a cocktail.

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Union Square shoppers will find Black Friday deals at E&O during happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m., including $1 oysters on the half shell with kimchi cocktail sauce and $1 butternut squash or shiitake mushroom dumplings.

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Bluestem Brasserie

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With its location right in the middle of downtown San Francisco’s main shopping action, Bluestem is ready to welcome holiday shoppers on Black Friday. A dual special is on the menu: The Schmitter sandwich (roast beef, grilled salami, cheddar, provolone, and a brandy-peppercorn sauce) and Aunt Chrystl’s Hot Austrian Punsch (house-made stroh rum, red wine, orange juice, and spices) will go for $21 during lunch or dinner.

The Wine Club

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This SoMa wine store will have 10 wines available for tasting from 2 to 5 p.m., including some significantly discounted wines to take home for later. Tasting costs $10 per person.

The Winery SF

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Head to Treasure Island to avoid the shopping crowds, taste some wines, and take a few discounted cases home. The Winery SF is offering 40 percent off cases of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, 30 percent off cases of Sauvignon Blanc and People’s Blend, and 25 percent off cases of everything else. The sale lasts from noon to 5 p.m., plus a deal on bocce court rentals.

Faction Brewing

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Now through Sunday, November 25, Faction Brewing is putting a slew of 500 ml bottles on sale, with free glassware thrown in for a 12 pack.

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Benchmark Oakland

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After a long day of shopping, you’ll need a glass of wine. Head to Benchmark Oakland, which will be slashing select wine prices by 50 percent Friday night.

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Binh Minh Quan

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This Vietnamese staple is giving out free Thai iced tea with any entree purchase (one per person) on Black Friday or the next day, Small Business Saturday.

Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen

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Berkeley’s classic Jewish deli is keeping the Thanksgiving vibes going through Black Friday with a special turkey platter and open-faced turkey sandwich on offer.

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The Terrace Room Restaurant

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Head to this picturesque restaurant along Lake Merritt for a free glass of sparkling wine with any entree on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday.

Donato & Co.

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Head to this Italian restaurant in the Elmwood for a free dessert with any main course for dinner on Black Friday.

Heart & Dagger Saloon

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Until 7 p.m., grab a pint for $5 or well drink for $4 on Black Friday at this Oakland dive bar.

CAÑA Cuban Parlor & Cafe

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Enjoy a hard-earned holiday drink near Lake Merritt. This Cuban restaurant is serving hot toddies for 50 percent off on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.

Proposition Chicken

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The Oakland post of Proposition Chicken is participating in the Grand Lake neighborhood’s Plaid Friday (aka Black Friday) with a yet-to-be-named “nice surprise.”

Buckingham Wine & Spirits

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This low-key liquor store is slashing prices on Black Friday, with 20 percent off Hangar One Vodka, $5 off Campari, 15 percent off Diplomático Rums, and more.

Bardo Lounge & Supper Club

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Head to mid-century dinner party-themed Bardo for a special happy hour, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, featuring seasonal cocktails.

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Shakewell

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No word yet on what exactly Shakewell is offering on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, but the Oakland Mediterranean restaurant promises some sort of surprise to guests who pop in.

Lin Jia Kitchen

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Mention “Plaid Friday” to your server at this Asian fusion restaurant, and you’ll get a 50 percent off discount on a glass of wine or beer.

Humphry Slocombe

This isn’t an in-store special, but Humphry Slocombe is offering 20 percent off any four-pack of pints on Black Friday through Amazon with the code 20LICKTHAT.

Tratto

While not exclusively a Black Friday deal (it’s available now through January 21), Tratto is offering free hot chocolate and a free Italian doughnut with a ticket stub from the Union Square ice rink. It’s reason enough to go ice skating.

Gibson

Gibson will be offering a “Shopping Getaway” prix-fixe menu in the cocktail lounge for $28 starting Black Friday, and continuing every Monday through Saturday night until Christmas. It includes a cheeseburger topped with bacon and ham, mini ice cream cones, and a cocktail.

E&O Kitchen and Bar

Union Square shoppers will find Black Friday deals at E&O during happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m., including $1 oysters on the half shell with kimchi cocktail sauce and $1 butternut squash or shiitake mushroom dumplings.

E&O Kitchen and Bar

Bluestem Brasserie

With its location right in the middle of downtown San Francisco’s main shopping action, Bluestem is ready to welcome holiday shoppers on Black Friday. A dual special is on the menu: The Schmitter sandwich (roast beef, grilled salami, cheddar, provolone, and a brandy-peppercorn sauce) and Aunt Chrystl’s Hot Austrian Punsch (house-made stroh rum, red wine, orange juice, and spices) will go for $21 during lunch or dinner.

The Wine Club

This SoMa wine store will have 10 wines available for tasting from 2 to 5 p.m., including some significantly discounted wines to take home for later. Tasting costs $10 per person.

The Winery SF

Head to Treasure Island to avoid the shopping crowds, taste some wines, and take a few discounted cases home. The Winery SF is offering 40 percent off cases of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, 30 percent off cases of Sauvignon Blanc and People’s Blend, and 25 percent off cases of everything else. The sale lasts from noon to 5 p.m., plus a deal on bocce court rentals.

Faction Brewing

Now through Sunday, November 25, Faction Brewing is putting a slew of 500 ml bottles on sale, with free glassware thrown in for a 12 pack.

Faction Brewing

Benchmark Oakland

After a long day of shopping, you’ll need a glass of wine. Head to Benchmark Oakland, which will be slashing select wine prices by 50 percent Friday night.

Janelle Bitker

Binh Minh Quan

This Vietnamese staple is giving out free Thai iced tea with any entree purchase (one per person) on Black Friday or the next day, Small Business Saturday.

Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen

Berkeley’s classic Jewish deli is keeping the Thanksgiving vibes going through Black Friday with a special turkey platter and open-faced turkey sandwich on offer.

Saul’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

The Terrace Room Restaurant

Head to this picturesque restaurant along Lake Merritt for a free glass of sparkling wine with any entree on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday.

Donato & Co.

Head to this Italian restaurant in the Elmwood for a free dessert with any main course for dinner on Black Friday.

Heart & Dagger Saloon

Until 7 p.m., grab a pint for $5 or well drink for $4 on Black Friday at this Oakland dive bar.

CAÑA Cuban Parlor & Cafe

Enjoy a hard-earned holiday drink near Lake Merritt. This Cuban restaurant is serving hot toddies for 50 percent off on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.

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Proposition Chicken

The Oakland post of Proposition Chicken is participating in the Grand Lake neighborhood’s Plaid Friday (aka Black Friday) with a yet-to-be-named “nice surprise.”

Buckingham Wine & Spirits

This low-key liquor store is slashing prices on Black Friday, with 20 percent off Hangar One Vodka, $5 off Campari, 15 percent off Diplomático Rums, and more.

Bardo Lounge & Supper Club

Head to mid-century dinner party-themed Bardo for a special happy hour, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, featuring seasonal cocktails.

Patricia Chang

Shakewell

No word yet on what exactly Shakewell is offering on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, but the Oakland Mediterranean restaurant promises some sort of surprise to guests who pop in.