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First Bite: The Banks Vault Debuts in Livermore

Every day can be a celebration at this cozy pub.


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St. Patrick’s Day celebrations often lead to bleary-eyed mornings, but for a lucky few (who aren’t too green), it also translates into corned beef hash at Banks Vault, a cozy new pub in downtown Livermore.

With its 20 taps—which offer cider, a trio of stouts, and local favorites like Morgan Territory Brewing’s Marauder Scotch Ale—the Vault is built for St. Paddy’s shindigs. The restaurant’s bar, couches, and tables were full “the morning after,” when brunch-goers entertained bottomless mimosas and $4 flutes of brut.

I managed to squeeze my way over to the last empty bar stool and put in an order for corned beef hash. Within minutes, it arrived piping hot; the fresh, gently fried eggs had thick, tender whites and just-runny yolks. Loads of not-too-salty brisket, potatoes, and bits of sweet red pepper added up to a most satisfying dish—which, when paired with a glass of sparkling wine, led to a most delicious afternoon nap.

But don’t wait until St. Patrick’s Day 2018 to check out the Vault. Winning salads, panini, and flatbreads are always on the dinner menu—and everything on the brunch menu is a safe bet.


56 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore, (925) 292-1543, www.facebook.com/thebanksvaultlivermore. Dinner Wed.–Sun., brunch Sun.

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