Friday, November 13, 2009

Vegans Drink Up at the Kona Club Tiki Bar!

On the night of Tuesday, November 10th, East Bay Vegan Drinkers enjoyed a hawaiian themed evening at the Kona Club Tiki Bar on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland. There was a great mix of regulars and newbies, and great discussions over 3-person fruity hawaiian drinks with colorful straws so long that they reached across the table. This was definitely my favorite Vegan Drinks atmosphere yet--dimly lit, intimate, and not too busy on a Tuesday night (however I went on a Saturday and it was packed). To top it all off, their drinks are unique and delicious (I especially recommend the hazelnut coconut drink).

If you missed this meetup, don't worry-- we will definitely be coming back to the Kona Club again!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Successful Vegan Drinks at Herbivore!

On Tuesday, September 8th over 20 vegans from across the Bay Area congregated at Herbivore restaurant and bar in Berkeley! This was quite a step up from the 8 vegan drinkers who attended the first event. If we keep growing at this rate, Vegan Drinks will take over the world in no time!
Herbivore was a great location because we got to enjoy drinks and delicious vegan food, and we didn't have to worry about what was vegan on the menu because it was all vegan! We will surely be back, but next month we are going to try something totally different.

We are having the October East Bay Vegan Drinks at the *BRAND NEW* Lake Chalet Bar and Grill in Oakland right on Lake Merrit! They aren't the most vegan friendly establishment, so don't come super hungry, but they said they make some mean vegan pot pie and fries. Plus, this is our chance to give them lots of encouragement to offer more vegan options! Not to worry though, you won't leave thirsty. They have a well stocked bar with everything from Coors Light to fancy mix drinks. And better yet, Tuesday night is Half-Priced Margarita night!

Monday, September 7, 2009

September Vegan Drinks at Herbivore

After a short hiatus, East Bay Vegan Drinks is resuming as a monthly meetup for vegans, vegetarians, veg-interested and veg-curious folks in the East Bay and surrounding areas!

Head to Herbivore in Berkeley on Tuesday evening and treat yourself to some vegan drinks and snacks and enjoy this opportunity to get to know other local vegan enthusiasts.

Date: Tuesday, Sept 8th 2009
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Where: Herbivore Restaurant in Berkeley (2451 Shattuck)

Hope to see you there!

PS. Be sure to join the East Bay Vegan Drinks Facebook Group so you won't miss future updates and events!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Vegans party it up at Zzas Wine Bar

We had the first ever East Bay Vegan Drinks event on Monday! We met at Zzas Wine Bar on Grand Avenue by Lake Merrit and enjoyed some delicious wine and vegan yummies (*really* good bread!). Here are some pictures meant to make you jealous and eager to come to the next one ;)

The date and location of the next East Bay Vegan Drinks has not yet been determined...but be sure to subscribe to this blog and join our facebook group to stay in the loop!

Friday, June 5, 2009

It's time. The East Bay is fantabulous and it's time San Francisco saw some competition.

A few places to start:

Zza's wine bar on Grand, near Lakeshore.  Great wine deals,  many vegan apps, but not a full bar.

Herbivore Berkeley (full bar).

A Cote on College (haven't been there but a vegan friend recomended it for drinks)

Bobby G's on University.  Wine and beer only, but fun place with yummy vegan pizza.

Yippee!  Can't wait!

Get PUMPED!! East Bay Vegan Drinks is finally here! Well...almost ;)

Just one Bay Area Vegan Drinks meetup a month is obviously not enough, so we've taken the liberty of organizing a new monthly series of East Bay Vegan Drinks! Get ready to rejoice fellow Oakland/Berkeley/other-awesome-East-Bay-location-ers, because now you can drink without having to worry about trekking back across the bay in your slightly enhanced state of mind!

We are still trying to figure out...

Have any ideas for vegan-friendly and group-friendly East Bay locations?

When would be the best day/time? We don't want to cramp SF Vegan Drinks, which is on the last Thursday of every month. We are thinking about Wednesday or Sunday evenings. From 6-8? What would work well for you?

Post a reply with any questions, comments, ideas or suggestions! And be sure to stay tuned...subscribing by RSS is a great way to do that ;)


Michelle Taylor Cehn :)
Vegan Drink Enthusiast