Situated inside an old Alameda hotel building, the bar's Spanish-style art deco interior lends to its kitschy atmosphere. By day, it's a neighborhood bar frequented by locals; and by night the scene gives way to a younger crowd. A bonus: three flat-screen TVs and a pool table.
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Preps and rockabilly scenesters comprise most of the clientele at this small, kitschy Alameda bar. It’s a little divey, but only in the best sense of the word: The drinks are strong, it’s not pretentious, and it’s even dog-friendly. Characterized by lava lamps and a checkerboard floor, Lost Weekend also features a DJ on Thursdays, a jukebox stocked with Eighties, rock, and punk, plus a full bar and pool table. It has an enclosed smoking patio and it’s right next to the 51A bus stop, an area where it’s relatively safe to walk around late at night. Plenty of street parking is available. Cash only.
You won’t find any Budweiser, Coors, or Miller on the menu at this Alameda bar, but don’t let that dissuade you, the beer list is long. There are more than 20 beers on tap, 40 choices in bottles, and, of course, cold PBR. For wine lovers, Lucky 13 features local wines by the bottle, and there’s a full bar. Lucky 13 has a pool table, pinball machines, a black and white photo booth, beer garden, and a jukebox full of rock, punk, and soul. There’s free popcorn to snack on, and food can be ordered from Scolaris, the restaurant next door.