5 to Try: Summer Drinks

Fun, cool cocktails for the hottest season of the year.

Updated: July 23, 2004

More Spots for Summer Drinks


1501 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707

Yoshi's Oakland

510 Embarcadero W, Oakland, CA 94607

5 to Try

Pyramid Brewery & Alehouse

901 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA 94710

The seasonal Apricot Ale is a fruity, fragrant and frothy summer brew to enjoy on this microbrewery's sunny outdoor deck.

Conga Lounge

5422 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

This tiki bar's "Gilligan's Island" blends rum, banana liqueur and fruit juices, inviting you to sit back and drink up.

Dona Tomas

5004 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

Cool off at this Mexican favorite with the refreshingly limey margarita de la Reyna--El Tesoro tequila blended with Cointreau.

Skates on the Bay

100 Seawall Drive, Berkeley, CA 94710

The cranberry- and lemon-infused Tropical Sunset Drop martini is a popular thirst quencher at this waterfront seafood restaurant.