Bars/Lounges Deals in Oakland
Treat your sweetie to a fabulously hip New Year's Eve party -- minus the bridge traffic -- with today's deal: Spend $64 and get a NYE Party Package for one from The Claremont Hotel in Berkeley (a $129 value). Guests will celebrate in style, with full access to all ballrooms and lounges with live music, party favors, a midnight countdown with a balloon drop, and a champagne toast and light bites to fuel a night of festivities. Party the entire Claremont circuit from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. -- enjoy big band music in the Claremont Ballroom, dance to DJ beats in the Empire Ballroom, groove to jazz in the Paragon Bar, and sway to vocal standards in the Meritage Lounge and Restaurant. Treat yourself to a ticket, too, and join your date in making a resolution to keep having this much fun all through 2012.
It's time for a rousing chorus of 99 Bottles of Beer, because with today's deal, the folks at Pacific Coast Brewing Co. are taking five down and passing them around: Spend $14 and get two flights of five PBC beers and an appetizer to share (a $29 value). Pull up a chair in the charming 19th-century building, decorated with antiques and stained glass, or grab a seat in the heated beer garden as you sample the brewery's tastiest tipples. Sip a dark Killer Whale Stout, a bold and hoppy Blue Whale Ale, and other palate-pleasing brews as you choose from appetizers like lamb sliders with grilled onions and rosemary aioli, or crab-stuffed mushroom caps. Head to this Old Oakland hideaway and take a swig of this deal before there are no more bottles of beer on the wall. Want more? Check out Pacific Coast Brewing Co. on Facebook.