This space operates as a licensed Wine Bar at times, or as an event space at other times. Open and roomy, yet private and cozy, people often comment that it 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 we do have a Wine license, 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.
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. You may bring an iPod or other music source to use with our sound system, but no outside sound systems or other noise producing devices are allowed.
monty was very responsive and accommodating. the space is very cool aesthetically. we had not checked out the property in-person before renting, and we were pleased. the "wine bar" is actually the downstairs portion (dining/living/kitchen) of monty's condo. we hosted a bridal shower with ~15 people. that was honestly the max i felt the space could comfortably fit seating-wise around the main couch area. there was an attendant, lucy, present during the rental time. she was seriously so awesome and useful! the kitchen/dining space was not clean before the rental time. there were boxes of wine that were left in the dining area which we had to move to make the space more presentable. theres a mini wine fridge in the dining area which we were told not to shift so we had to work around it. we were told by montys partner that we should not have moved some of the furniture around when in reality, im not sure if this was actually the cace (how can one be expected to rent a space without that type of flexibility?). there was a little glitch with the audio system but eventually we got it to work again after some frustration. admittedly, we were ran 30 mins over in our clean up and montys partner arrived at the space. we cleaned the space as best as we could but we did have some crumbs that were left on the floor, which we wouldve been happy to clean up if we had the right equipment. i dont think we were expected to do sweeping or mopping overall, thank you so much monty!
This place is amazing and so low key! I had a launch event for my Cosmetics brand and it went very well. The people that work there are great hosts and Monty (the owner) is a great easy going guy. I would definitely recommend booking this place! It’s quaint and intimate.
I must first thank Monty and his team for being amazing host. Most importantly the venue was rented out for our video podcast and it was perfect the set up is extremely beautiful and intimate which is what we were looking for. Monty and his team made sure we were comfortable and accommodated us the entire shoot time. We love this venue and the set up. Parking was the only issue but our team found parking a little further down from the venue. We will definitely be booking in the future. Thank you guys.
This space is so awesome. From the booking to the day of the event, Monty made it perfectly pleasant the stresses of organizing a small wedding reception. The wines and sparkling wines were amazing, the space is incredible, just perfect for our small cerimony. Thank you so much!
Great space. The staff was very hospitable, and helped us have a successful event. Ambiance is perfect for private parties, and socializing. Monty was very accommodating, and easy to work with!!