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Need good outdoor Happy Hour spot in Oakland tonight

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Cheesy Oysters Jun 28, 2013 07:27 AM

So it should be lovely outside tonight. A few friends are getting together for an early dinner and thought we'd see if anyone has any good Happy Hour spots Since the weather will be so nice, we'd like to sit outside. I think we'll avoid Lake Chalet.

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  1. IPAforBreakfast RE: Cheesy Oysters Jun 28, 2013 07:59 AM

    Brotzeit Lokal has a lovely patio on the water. http://brotzeitbiergarten.com/

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      Cheesy Oysters RE: IPAforBreakfast Jun 28, 2013 08:26 AM

      This looks fun and I hadn't heard of it before but I fogot to mention that we are also looking for cocktails.

    2. Robert Lauriston RE: Cheesy Oysters Jun 28, 2013 08:01 AM

      Mua.

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        Cheesy Oysters RE: Robert Lauriston Jun 28, 2013 08:29 AM

        You know I've never been to Mua but I'm not sure it's what we are looking for tonight.

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          Robert Lauriston RE: Cheesy Oysters Jun 28, 2013 09:50 AM

          The outside area's very pleasant and the cocktails are good. My main complaint about the place is the loud music but that's only inside.

          http://www.muaoakland.com/happy-hour-...

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        rubadubgdub RE: Cheesy Oysters Jun 28, 2013 08:31 AM

        Forge

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          Cheesy Oysters RE: rubadubgdub Jun 28, 2013 09:34 AM

          We were thinking about Forge because of the location. One person in our party went there and liked everything but the pizza!

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            rubadubgdub RE: Cheesy Oysters Jun 28, 2013 09:57 AM

            Great drinks, stick with apps. Love the fried cheese curds!

        2. Ruth Lafler RE: Cheesy Oysters Jun 28, 2013 09:36 AM

          Boca Nova

          http://www.bocanova.com/menus/HappyHo...

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            escargot3 RE: Ruth Lafler Jun 28, 2013 09:41 AM

            while i love Boca nova, the happy hour food is still not cheap.

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              Cheesy Oysters RE: escargot3 Jun 28, 2013 09:51 AM

              The same group went to Bocanova awhile back and decided we would only go back for HH or using a Blackboard Eats discount. Nice location though. Also the last time we all thought the portions were stingy.

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              Ruth Lafler RE: Ruth Lafler Jul 30, 2013 12:50 PM

              I actually checked out Boca Nova's happy hour yesterday. The price/value ratio of the food was quite variable, I thought. I got the ceviche, which was generous serving (full appetizer to light entree size) but two small (extremely tasty) empandas were the same price.

              Great service. We sat outside and enjoyed the parade of people walking their dogs, even though it was a bit windy.

            3. bbulkow RE: Cheesy Oysters Jun 28, 2013 03:33 PM

              Consider Heinold's if you don't want to eat, great atmosphere and reasonable drinks. Not sure if they have a happy hour.

              Also consider the "party boat". Get a ferry to SF and back again for $5. Bar on the boat! Not the cheapest, but perhaps the most fun.

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                Cheesy Oysters RE: Cheesy Oysters Jul 1, 2013 04:29 PM

                I thought I should report back that we went to Boca Nova and had a lovely time. We got there right around 5. The foru of us ordered the oysters, ceviche, empanadas, ribs, deviled eggs, garden lettuce salad, and shishito peppers off the HH menu. My least favorites were the empanadas and the ribs. We ordered double of everything else and triple orders in the case of the oysters and the deviled eggs. We also had many Bees Nees. Our waitress let us add a few more of those tasty beverages after HH ended at 6.

                We ended up getting dessert as well. I have a soft spot for their bread pudding.

                Forge was also jumping on Friday night.

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