.Pilar Reyes

Mar 28, 2018

Reflections on Sexual Harassment in the Hospitality Industry

Pilar Reyes most recently bartended at Sidebar, but she faced challenges at other workplaces. Credits: Photo by Pat Mazzera Up until several...
Sep 26, 2017

A Tribute to the Bars Where Everyone Knows Your Name

At Ricky’s Sports Theatre & Grill, photos help create the friendly atmosphere. Credits: Photo by Darryl Barnes In a region where so much...
Aug 9, 2017

Best Oakland Pop Star for Troubled Times: Star Amerasu

Star Amerasu: "The idea of my music is based on the idea that I’m going to keep on pushing through.” Credits: Sam Zide "Run,...
Aug 2, 2017

Best Influential Bourbon Drinker: Samara Rivers

Samara Rivers loves drinking bourbon. She’s a whiskey enthusiast who can be seen around town at various bars and whiskey events, trying new spirits...
Mar 29, 2017

Mexican Bartenders in the East Bay Reclaim Tequila

Bar manager John Flores at Nido pushes the margarita forward, by infusing tequila with nopal, for instance, while still keeping it true to the...
Nov 22, 2016

A Guide to Buying Locally Crafted Spirits in the East Bay

It's the holidays in the Bay Area, which means you might be scrambling to buy the latest hard-to-find, uniquely-Bay-Area farmer's market product...
Nov 22, 2016

A Holiday Drinking Guide for East Bay Locals and Orphans

It's that time of year. Everyone who isn't from here heads back home, and everyone who doesn't have travel plans sticks out the few...
Nov 8, 2016

The Babe Ball and Wet Wet

Hey Oakland – hopefully you haven’t packed up your slinky costumes and skin baring summer clothes just yet because you’ll want to look your...