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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Humphry Slocombe

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2790a Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 550-6971
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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.

2. Tratto

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501 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 292-0101
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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.

3. Gibson

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111 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 771-7709
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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.

4. E&O Kitchen and Bar

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314 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 693-0303
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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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5. Bluestem Brasserie

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1 Yerba Buena Ln
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 547-1111
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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.

6. The Wine Club

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953 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 512-9086
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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.

7. The Winery SF

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30 Avenue G
San Francisco, CA 94130
(415) 735-8423
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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.

8. Faction Brewing

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2501 Monarch St
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 523-2739
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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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9. Benchmark Oakland

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499 9th St
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 488-6677
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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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10. Binh Minh Quan

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338 12th St
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 893-8136

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.

11. Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen

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1475 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 848-3354
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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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12. The Terrace Room Restaurant

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1800 Madison St
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 903-3771
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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.

13. Donato & Co.

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2635 Ashby Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 838-1131
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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.

14. Heart & Dagger Saloon

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504 Lake Park Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 444-7300
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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.

15. CAÑA Cuban Parlor & Cafe

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530 Lake Park Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 832-1515
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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.

16. Proposition Chicken

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3260 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 808-5172
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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.”

17. Buckingham Wine & Spirits

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3293 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

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.

18. Bardo Lounge & Supper Club

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3343 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 836-8737
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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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19. Shakewell

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3407 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 251-0329
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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.

20. Lin Jia Kitchen

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3437 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 835-8322
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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.

1. Humphry Slocombe

2790a Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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.

2790a Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94110

2. Tratto

501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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.

501 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102

3. Gibson

111 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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.

111 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94102

4. E&O Kitchen and Bar

314 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108
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.

314 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94108

5. Bluestem Brasserie

1 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103

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.

1 Yerba Buena Ln
San Francisco, CA 94103

6. The Wine Club

953 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94107

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.

953 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94107

7. The Winery SF

30 Avenue G, San Francisco, CA 94130

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.

30 Avenue G
San Francisco, CA 94130

8. Faction Brewing

2501 Monarch St, Alameda, CA 94501
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.

2501 Monarch St
Alameda, CA 94501

9. Benchmark Oakland

499 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607
Janelle Bitker

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.

499 9th St
Oakland, CA 94607

10. Binh Minh Quan

338 12th St, Oakland, CA 94607

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.

338 12th St
Oakland, CA 94607

11. Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen

1475 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
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.

1475 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709

12. The Terrace Room Restaurant

1800 Madison St, Oakland, CA 94612

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.

1800 Madison St
Oakland, CA 94612

13. Donato & Co.

2635 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

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

2635 Ashby Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705

14. Heart & Dagger Saloon

504 Lake Park Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

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

504 Lake Park Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

15. CAÑA Cuban Parlor & Cafe

530 Lake Park Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

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.

530 Lake Park Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

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16. Proposition Chicken

3260 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

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.”

3260 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

17. Buckingham Wine & Spirits

3293 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

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.

3293 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

18. Bardo Lounge & Supper Club

3343 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
Patricia Chang

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.

3343 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

19. Shakewell

3407 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

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.

3407 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

20. Lin Jia Kitchen

3437 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

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.

3437 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

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