Booze & Banter – Spring 2018


What are you drinking and why?

NAME: John B.

LOCATION: Uptown Nightclub, Oakland • (

I’m seeing a lot of people here tonight. What’s happening?
The first Friday of every month they bring a lot of bands in here. A lot of different types of music, and a lot of local talent.

This is a great place to see a lot of bands you might not normally be interested in. Come here to see one person’s band, end up getting turned on to a whole bunch of others. It’s free, so why not check it out?

What are you enjoying while you hear some great Bay Area talent?
My usual, Oaktown Brown Ale (Calicraft, Walnut Creek).

Tell me about it?
Well I like it because it’s thick and creamy, not a lot of head, and reminds me of the coffee I have in the morning.

Does it go with the music so far?
Oaktown goes with everything. Plus it’s not too expensive. This place (The Uptown) got a little more noticed lately, sort of becoming more hip I guess, but despite all that the bartenders here are friendly. Kayleena Pierce-Bohen