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Jan 24, 2007 10:42 AM

Happy Hour in East Bay

Looking for a good place that has both food and drink specials. Any food type is acceptable, looking for good drink specials as well as food specials (preferably with more to offer than the usual greasy bar food).

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  1. Dollar oysters at Luka's Taproom on Monday nights, Cafe Rouge on Wednesday nights, and Sea Salt every day from 4-6pm.

    Lanesplitter has good pizza by the slice and beer is $1(?) off from ... 4 to 6?

    1. The East Bay is a little odd in this area, at least compared to San Francisco--the places with tasty bar food don't really have good drink specials, while the places with good drink specials don't really have good bar food. And some places don't have a happy hour menu at all. For example, Cesar has a few lovely drinks, and it has tapas, but you won't get them for a special happy hour price.Kitty's in Emeryville has some nice drinks, and some bar snacks. but I don't think it has a happy hour either. T-Rex has excellent drinks, including a perfect Manhattan, as well as some good food to eat at the bar, but some people balk at their BBQ, and I am not sure whether they have happy hour specials. Several restaurants have the $1 oyster special, as noted above, but no drink specials.

      And Lanesplitter's happy hour is from 3 to 6, on weekends as well as weekdays, I believe.

      1. Who else has $1 oysters? I love oysters but hate the attitude I get at Lukas.

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        1. re: hungrydyke

          Thank you both, what could you recommend in the city? My only stipulation being that it is relatively near a BART.

          1. re: cali5189

            I started a new topic for SF, since those who know or want to find out might not read an East Bay topic:


        2. If I recall, Girabaldi's on College has happy hour food and drink specials. Can't remember the specifics, I think it was half off pizzas.
          Here is a link to a thread I started a while back, it didn't get the response I was hoping for, but there are a few notable mentions in there.