Open, roomy and cozy, people often comment that this place feels like an intimate lounge in someone's private residence. The Prescott area of Oakland is fast becoming a hip trendy place for urban professionals looking to be close to San Francisco, but far from the fog, the traffic, the crowds and the prices. Close to West Oakland BART, Jack London Square, the Bay Bridge, Bay Street and Downtown Oakland. Since this is an actual licensed Wine Bar, guests may want to structure their event around a wine-related theme. The host is a well-known Winemaker and Wine Expert, which may offer unique aspects and possibilities involving wine tasting seminars, themed wine selections or wine education. But, of course, there is no obligation to have wine play any part in the event. It just happens to be here, should you wish to include it. On Friday and Saturday nights, we are usually open for our regular customers, but if you really want to reserve the space on one of those evenings, we may be able to work out something. Send us a message. Regarding using the space for Birthday parties, Bachelor/Bachelorette parties, Wild Celebrations, etc., this may not be the best place. Given our proximity to residential units, we need to keep the noise down. The later it gets, the lower the volume needs to be. Don't expect to do a lot of dancing. But for an afternoon Bridal Shower, a fundraiser, an evening dinner party or a promotional wine-mixer, this place is perfect.
No smoking, no pets without prior approval. No outside alcohol allowed unless cleared by host in advance. Guests may bring food, or have it catered - we do not have a commercial kitchen and we cannot provide anything more than peanuts and pretzels - unfortunately that's the law. But we do offer simple kitchen amenities for warming and serving prepared food. The space is attached to a residential building, so music and noise must be kept to a reasonable level. Guests are not allowed access to the private residential areas of the complex. Although we may be serving wine, children under 21 may be allowed with adequate supervision if cleared with the host in advance. The host, or a representative, will be on site at all times. No outside music or sound systems are allowed.