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Dec 19, 2006 09:38 PM

Bar that serves appetizers and maybe does some catering?

I'm looking for a bar for a casual party. I don't want to reserve the whole place, but I'd like to provide food/appetizers for the guests.

Can anyone recommend a roomy bar that does good eats and that might work with me on the catering?

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    1. Cesar in Berkeley has a large private room that would work well. It's a tapas bar, so the food is much better (and more expensive) than your standard bar fare.

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      1. re: Morton the Mousse

        Cesar in Berkeley will rent out the whole place for private parties, but I've never heard of a private room.

      2. I'd prefer the city if possible.

        1. Thirsty Bear is good for events like this, and I think their food has improved lately. They do Spanish tapas and regular bar food type apps. They also have a loft area that they rent out for parties.

          1. Bliss Bar on 24th in Noe has a back room you can reserve for parties. They don't serve food at the bar so allow you to bring in anything you want as far as that goes. I had a birthday there a few years ago and they couldn't have been nicer. The owner even let me pick my platters up the next day and had washed them for me.