There’s a new wine bar in Uptown Oakland, in the former Punchdown space: 2212 WINE BAR, from owners Sam Patel and Paul Fitzpatrick. The wine list is focused on affordability (most glasses are less than $10) and allowing people to compare wines through flights. There is also a selection of local beers, including offerings from Sudwerk and North Coast Brewing Co.; take a look at the wine list and beer choices here. There is a French bistro-inspired menu of small plates, including a croque-monsieur, smoked salmon, and of course charcuterie and cheese; here’s the menu. Every evening, check out the “reverse happy hour” from 9:30pm-10pm, when select glasses of wine will be discounted. There will also be guest chefs, starting with David Vardy (previously chef-owner of O’Chame) on Thursday February 6th. Hours are Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm, with lunch hours coming soon. 2212 Broadway at West Grand, Oakland.
A reader wrote in to let us know that CLUB PARLIAMENT is now open in Old Oakland. The new club and bar is open late, and offers cocktails, late night hours on weekends, and themed nights. The space can also be used for events. Hours are Mon-Thu 4pm-8pm, Fri 4pm-1:45am, and Sat 9pm-1:45am. 811 Washington St. at 8th, 510-251-9911.