We Love the Nightlife: Get Outside
Find your perfect summer beer; Camino’s cocktail party; a movie marathon with boozy pairings; and more fun happenings.
I’m back! Did you miss me? Sorry for my absence last week, but I hope I’ll make up for it with lots of fun, boozy news this time around.
Camino Cocktail Party
The Oakland restaurant’s five-year anniversary party may be sold out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t join in on the celebration. In addition to the sold-out five-course dinner, is hosting a cocktail party, no reservations required. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, there will be free snacks, $5 wine, and $5 negronis. Sounds like my kind of party! 3917 Grand Ave., Oakland, (510) 547-5036, .
Find Your Summer Beer
Home Express, as part of its big outdoor extravaganza issue, has put together a for determining your best bet for a local summer beer. My journey through the quiz didn’t last long—I landed on 21st Amendment’s Hell or High Watermelon after just two questions. What’s your perfect fit?
And if you want its full guide to drinking outside, you can check it out . I’m partial to in Alameda, where I bartended for a brief stint, , and .
Godfather Movie Marathon
Watching all three Godfather movies back to back isn’t exactly an easy feat, especially for anyone who’s prone to getting antsy in their seat after two hours (guilty). But Oakland’s adds extra incentive to the marathon, by including specially paired booze and food for each feature. This Sunday, starting at 11 a.m., it will serve items such as antipasto, cannoli two ways, and pasta putanesca, plus a special boozy concoction paired with each film. range from $25 for just the movies to $75 for the whole shebang, but you could always try making the theater an offer it can’t refuse (thank you, thank you, I’ll be here all night). 474 24th St., Oakland, (510) 658-7900, .
Women and Beer
Jen over at just did a , and it’s a pretty interesting read. If you have a chance, check it out. She brings up quite a few good points that I, as a woman who enjoys beer, agree with, and mentions a few gripes that don’t bother me much. Would love to hear your thoughts—maybe over a beer at in Danville? No, seriously, I’m trying to get my name on the wall and I’m only 13 beers away.