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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, Camino 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, caminorestaurant.com.

 

Find Your Summer Beer

East Bay Express, as part of its big outdoor extravaganza issue, has put together a handy guide 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?

 

Drink Alfresco

And if you want its full guide to drinking outside, you can check it out here. I’m partial to Lucky 13 in Alameda, where I bartended for a brief stint, Jupiter, and the Trappist.

 

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 New Parkway 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. Tickets 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, event website.

 

Women and Beer

Jen over at East Bay Beer just did a four-part series on women in beer, 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 Pete’s Brass Rail in Danville? No, seriously, I’m trying to get my name on the wall and I’m only 13 beers away.
 

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