A Historic Location Focused on Classic-Inspired Cocktails and Beer
The College Avenue location is in the heart of one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the East Bay, where oddly enough, there aren’t any other non-restaurant bars focusing on higher-end cocktails. The space itself is also unique. Featuring a huge brick fireplace (which will be fired up in the winter), the 1912-era building is one of the oldest in the area. And the kicker, according to Jeff Saltzman (co-owner), is that its original purpose was to house a pro-Prohibition group called, yes, the Rockridge Improvement Club.
“There’s a great irony for a bar,” he says. “The history of this building is crazy; it’s pretty awesome.”
In keeping with the spirit of the building’s original use, the group plans to open up the space for local community-focused events, such as fundraisers for schools and libraries. by Ethan Fletcher – SF Gate