Nice happy hour in the East Bay?
Hubby and I have a little something to celebrate and I want to take him out for a drink and appetizer after work somewhere a bit more interesting than grabbing a beer and fries like we usually do...I was thinking something like Skates because of the view (I've never been there, and wouldn't go for dinner, but seems like a good place for a drink) and it is pretty close to where we live, but I can't think of any other options...any ideas?
We've gone to Trader Vic's with the same thing in mind (another place I wouldn't go for dinner, but it's close to us), but it was pretty lame. Our favorite bar around here is Cafe Van Kleef in Oakland, but that's not right for tonight either. TIA!