Named the purveyor of the East Bay's best martini in several Express polls, cement-floored César serves all sorts of classic cocktails, each tweaked to showcase the bartenders massive library of top-notch spirits, as well as American and Spanish wines and a fino list of sherries. Though their quality has slipped of late, the tapas and bocadillos (little mouthfuls) with bold appearances by serrano ham, salt cod, and the ever-popular fried potatoes help you stay sober enough to enjoy your second and third rounds.
Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 12:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Bar hours: Open daily noon-midnight
Payment Type: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, cash, check
Extra Info: Participates in the Community Alliance for Family Farmers' "Buy Fresh, Buy Local" campaign.