The folks behind Levende East are now opening ~LIEGE SPIRITS LOUNGE~ in Oakland—the grand opening is this Wednesday, March 17th, starting at 7pm. According to a note I received, they will be serving “tapas items and an assortment of healthy, house-made broth-based fondues featuring organic meats and seafood items, and the regional focus of the menu will change every eight weeks, this applies to the food and beverage program.” The first regional focus will be Latin America.
You’ll be able to take a seat at the 12-seat bar, a large communal/game table, a semi-private lounge area that accommodates 10 to 12 persons with a 47” LCD flat-screen, and an additional seating area featuring a 58” flat screen that seats 50. There will also be two ethanol-based fireplaces, and a photo booth.
As for bevvies, there will be 10 specialty cocktails handcrafted by the bar staff including a fresh farmers’ market cocktail every Friday. There will be approximately 20-22 wines available by the glass, ranging in price from $7-$14, four beers on tap, and numerous bottles.There will be happy hour Tue-Fri from 4:30pm-7pm, and during that time they will be serving things like house-cured olives, along with a small assortment of meats and cheeses gratis to guests at the bar. Hours are Tue-Fri 4:30pm-2am, Sat 6pm-2am, Sun 6pm-1am, closed Mon. 481 9th St. at Washington, Oakland, 510-835-4343.