Outdoor Drinking Guide 

Get your drink on — and a tan, too — with our guide to the East Bay's outdoor drinking options.

FACT: The only thing better than summertime drinking is outdoor summertime drinking. To that end, in this year's Summer Guide we're introducing our first-ever comprehensive guide to every bar we could track down with a patio, deck, backyard, or otherwise open-air space. Please note that, in the interest of concision, restaurants with liquor licenses (and bars with food) have only been included once between this list and our Outdoor Dining Guide (page 29), based on what the primary focus seems to be. Also note that while this list is as complete as possible, we likely missed a few places; don't hesitate to let us know by emailing Ellen.Cushing@EastBayExpress.com

. ALAMEDA

Alameda Wine Company Smoke-free, dog-friendly front patio with seating for twelve people. Beer and wine only; some food. 2315 Central Ave., 510-523-9463, AlamedaWineCo.com

Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge Smoker- and dog-friendly patio with room for about thirty people standing or twenty sitting. Full bar; some food. 1304 Lincoln Ave., 510-749-0332, ForbiddenIslandAlameda.com

The Hobnob Dog-friendly, smoke-free sidewalk seating area with two or three tables. Full bar inside and beer and wine service only outside; extensive food menu. 1313 Park St., 510-769-1011, TheHobNobAlameda.com

Lucky 13 Enclosed, smoker- and dog-friendly back patio with space for up to forty people. Full bar; no food. 1301 Park St., 510-523-2118, Lucky13Alameda.com

Lost Weekend Lounge Covered, smoker-friendly back patio. Full bar; no food. 2320 1/2 Santa Clara Ave., 510-523-4700, LostWeekendLounge.com

ALBANY

Club Mallard Two smoker-friendly, dog-free tiki patios, each with seating for roughly 24 people. Full bar; no food. 752 San Pablo Ave., 510-524-8450, ClubMallard.com

Schmidt's Tobacco and Trading Co. and Pub Enclosed sidewalk patio with seating for up to thirty, and a smaller back porch, both dog- and smoker-friendly. Beer and wine only; no food. 1492 Solano Ave., 510-525-1900.

BERKELEY

Bear's Lair Extensive patio on UC Berkeley's Sproul Plaza. Beer and wine only; some food. 2475 Bancroft Way.

Casa Vino Smoker- and dog-friendly front patio. Beer and wine only; extensive food menu. 3136 Sacramento St., 510-654-5410, CasaVinoBistro.com

Cioccolata Di Vino Two smoker- and dog-friendly sidewalk tables. Beer and wine only; extensive food menu. 1801 Shattuck Ave., 510-898-1392, CioccolataDiVino.com

Jupiter Expansive patio with heating lamps, a fireplace, live music several nights a week, and seating for more than 200 people. Beer and wine only; extensive food menu. 2181 Shattuck Ave., 510-843-8277, JupiterBeer.com

Missouri Lounge Partially covered, smoker-friendly back beer garden with space for at least fifty people; dog-friendly except for Friday and Saturday nights. Full bar; some food. 2600 San Pablo Ave., 510-548-2080.

Nick's Lounge Small back smoking patio. Full bar; no food. 3218 Adeline St., 510-652-6425, NicksLounge.com

Thalassa Smoke- and dog-free back patio with a pool table and room for about thirty people. Full bar; no food. 2367 Shattuck Ave., 510-848-1766, ThalassaBar.com

Triple Rock Brewery and Alehouse Smoke- and dog-free rooftop patio with space for up to fifty. Beer and wine only; extensive food menu. 1920 Shattuck Ave., 510-843-2729, TripleRock.com

EMERYVILLE

Prizefighter Smoker- and dog-friendly side patio. Full bar; no food. 6702 Hollis Ave., PrizefighterBar.com

OAKLAND

Beer Revolution Smoke-free, dog-friendly front deck with picnic-table seating for about twenty. Beer and wine only; occasional food. 464 3rd St., 510-452-2337, Beer-Revolution.com

Cafe Van Kleef Covered front smoking patio. Full bar; no food. 1621 Telegraph Ave., 510-763-7711, CafeVanKleef.com

Conga Lounge Smoke-free outdoor tiki bar with space for roughly 35 people. Full bar; extensive food menu. 5422 College Ave., 510-463-2681, CongaLounge.com

Easy Lounge Smallish back smoking patio lined with benches and plants and seating for about fifteen. Full bar; extensive food menu. 3255 Lakeshore Ave., 510-338-4911, Easy510.com

Eli's Mile High Club Smoke-friendly back patio. Full bar; extensive food menu. 3629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, 510-594-0666, ElisMileHigh.com

Grand Oaks Restaurant and Sports Lounge Smoke-friendly side patio. Full bar; extensive food menu. 3701 Grand Ave., 510-451-5253, GrandOaksRestaurant.com

Heart and Dagger Saloon Dog- and smoker-friendly back beer garden with space for at least forty people. Full bar; no food. 504 Lake Park Ave., 510-444-7300, HeartandDaggerSaloon.com

Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon Dog-friendly, smoke-free front patio with a view of the marina and space for at least thirty people. Full bar; no food. 48 Webster St., 510-839-6761, FirstandLastChance.com

Kim's Backyard Smoker-friendly side patio. Full bar; occasional food. 2424 Telegraph Ave., 510-834-8624.

Make Westing Several smoker-friendly street-side tables. Full bar; extensive food menu. 1741 Telegraph Ave., 510-251-1400, MakeWesting.com

Marc 49 Seating for fifteen on two separate patios with heat lamps. Beer and wine; extensive food menu. 4915 Telegraph Ave., 510-652-2100.

McNally's Irish Pub Side smoking patio. Full bar; no food. 5352 College Ave., 510-655-3929.

Oasis Restaurant and Bar Extensive, smoker-friendly back patio. Full bar; extensive food menu. 135 12th St., 510-763-0404.

Penelope Enclosed, heated front patio. Full bar; some food. 555 12th St., Ste. 120, 510-834-0404, PenelopeOakland.com

The Punchdown Large, smoke-free patio on Franklin Square with seating for at least twenty people. Beer and wine only; some food. 2212 Broadway, 510-251-0100, PunchdownWine.com

Room 389 Enclosed, smoke-friendly front patio with space for ten to fifteen people. Full bar; some food. 389 Grand Ave., 510-936-6389, Room389Oakland.com

Stork Club Small, covered back smoking patio. Full bar; no food. 2330 Telegraph Ave., 510-444-6174, StorkClubOakland.com

Toast Wine Lounge Smoke-free, dog-friendly sidewalk patio with space for at least 25 people. Full bar; extensive food menu. 5900 College Ave., 510-658-5900, ToastWineLounge.com

The Trappist Dog-friendly, smoke-free back patio with seating for 42-45 people. Beer and wine only; some food. 460 8th St., 510-238-8900, TheTrappist.com

Uptown Nightclub Large, smoke-friendly back patio. Full bar; no food. 1928 Telegraph Ave., 510-451-8100, UptownNightclub.com

SAN LEANDRO

Drake's Barrel House Dog- and smoke-free patio with seating for up to 24 people. Beer and wine only; no food. 1933 Davis St., Bldg. 177, 510-568-2739, DrinkDrakes.com

Englander Sports Pub and Restaurant Large, mostly covered, m dog- and smoke-free front patio with space for at least eighty people. Full bar; extensive food menu. 101 Parrott St., 410-357-3571, EnglanderPub.com

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