Penelope

(510) 834-0404 | View Website

555 12th St, Oakland, CA | Directions   94607

37.803995 -122.275054

Open Hours

Mon-Fri 11am-11pm

Sat 5pm-11pm

 
Bars & Clubs, After Work, Specialty Cocktails  more

Tags: Lunch Spot

Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates

Neighborhoods: Downtown Oakland, Downtown

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over a year ago

Citysearch Editorial Review – Decorated with dark green malachite wallpaper and the portraits of two oversized grouse, Penelope is one of a wave of new bars and restaurants to bring new life to downtown Oakland. Just two blocks from the 12th street BART, this intimate bar offers several wines, about a dozen beers, and a small menu of lunch and tapas-style food. But the highlight is unquestionably the cocktails. Listed on a chalkboard propped up on the bar, they adhere to the local movement of using fresh produce and housemade infusions to create interesting and unusual drinks. Penelope's signature cocktail is a blend of tequila, fresh beets, apples, pear and lime; other favorites include the Guavalajara (vodka, fresh guavas, basil, lime) and the Para Ti (saffron-infused vodka, orange juice, honey and lemon). But be sure to ask for specials -- the bartenders scour local markets for promising ingredients each day, and some of their most creative concoctions don't make it to the menu.

 

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