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Infamous for their long hours and long poured cocktails, dive bars are a great way to immerse yourself in Oakland’s diverse night-life culture. Though peculiar in appearance these hometown treasures offer a warm friendly atmosphere and, of course, well priced well drinks. 

Oakland’s brewers are rooted in the spirit of the city’s earliest manufacturers, but this new breed of makers is developing flavor and style combinations that are making them stand out in the increasingly crowded world of American craft beer. 

Grab your passport and go! Visit all of Oakland's brewery taprooms and earn a free Oakland Ale Trail branded growler! 

The Oktober festivals may be over, but October (or any month really) is still a great time to go grab a beer. Beer snobs and casual enthusiasts alike can agree Oakland is full great bars and its beer scene is a big reason why.

By Ethan Fletcher

It seems like every year a new food trend sweeps through the BayArea, whether its wine on tap, thin-crust pizza (a trend thats still very much alive, by the way), small plates wine bars, etc. But rarely has a culinary fad been as pervasive and location specific as this one: beer halls withan emphasis on sausages in Oakland.