Downtown Spirits Stroll
Friday, November 2, 2018
Downtown Spirits Stroll 2018
Get tickets and extend your Halloween celebrations at the Downtown Spirits Stroll on Friday, November 2. Downtown’s wildly-popular Whiskey Stroll in March sold out in just 10 days so don’t wait.
Ticket holders can visit up to to 10 downtown merchants sampling top-notch, handcrafted, small-batch spirits paired with yummy bites prepared by some of your favorite eateries. Along your walk enjoy local musicians and art exhibits. Complete the evening by visiting more downtown restaurants and businesses offering “After-Stroll” specials and discounts.
Tickets are on sale now for $40 and include event wristband for up to ten tastings paired with yummy bites at all pouring locations, collector’s glass, and commemorative guide. The price increases to $50 after October 25.
A limited number of Designated Driver tickets will be available the day of the event for $20.
Proceeds from ticket sales benefit programs that help keep Downtown Alameda clean, green, and safe.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 21 AND OVER WITH VALID ID.
Pouring Hosts / Locations
Each of our pouring locations will be prepared for your arrival. Maybe you have been to a few of these local businesses already, and maybe not; either way, the Spirits Stroll is a great way to visit new spots in the district.
All venues are within walking distance of one another.
Special After-Stroll Discounts
Complete the night with a visit to restaurants and businesses offering "After-Stroll" discounts and specials. Show your wristband where you see the AFTER STROLL SPECIALS signs at these fine locations and more being added:
Please note: One location (Autobody Fine Art) has two flights of stairs with limited accessibility due to historic nature of the building.
Entertainment & Art
Live music compliments of Rhythmix Cultural Works and Love Our Island ArtWalk (free and open to the public, no wristband needed).
1900 Park Street:
Bay Area Music Project Choir & Orchestra + Barefoot Quales (Bluegrass)
1650 Park Street:
Gari Hegedus & Faisal Zedan (Middle Eastern instrumental)
1629 Park Street:
Bay Station Duo (West Coast Americana)
1900 Park Street:
AEF’s Art Across the Island (art display)
Henry Haight 3rd Grade Art Students
2315 Lincoln Ave:
Key Elements (Latin jazz)
1629 Park Street:
Malcolm Kenter (art display)
Ginny Parsons (art display)
Thank You Sponsors!
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What do I get with my $40 ticket?
Ticket/wristband includes a collector’s tasting glass, premium spirits tastings at twelve unique Downtown Alameda businesses, small food bites at each pouring location, and a commemorative guide. Your ticket/wristband also gets you special discounts at participating after-stroll bars and restaurants.
Can I buy tickets at the door?
Ticket sales are limited to a total of 400. If the event sells out in advance, there will be no tickets available at the door.
Where do I start?
All ticket holders must check-in at Edit One (2310 Clement Ave) to receive a tasting glass and map. After that, you are welcome to create your own route for visiting the ten pouring locations.
What if I can’t make it to check-in by 7:00pm?
Check-in closes at 7:00pm SHARP. If you haven’t picked up your pass by then, you will forfeit it. Please plan accordingly.
What's the refund policy?
This is a fundraiser. All sales are final.
Can my friend pick up my pass for me?
No. All passes must be picked up by each participant, individually. You must have a valid, government-issued ID. All participants must be 21 or over.
What are my parking options for the event?
The Civic Center Parking Structure is located at 1416 Oak Street, within easy walking distance of our check-in location. Parking in the garage and at street meters is free after 5:00pm.
What are recommended public transportation options?
Ride-share options like taxis, Uber and Lyft are terrific resources. Downtown Alameda is also accessible via AC Transit with frequent connections to Fruitvale BART.
Are there any Designated Driver tickets available?
The Downtown Alameda Business Association encourages everyone to enjoy downtown responsibly. To support this effort we will be selling a limited number of designated driver tickets for $20 on the night of the event.
Where can I buy a bottle of my favorite selection from the Spirits Stroll?
CRAFT Beer & Wine will be open until 10:00pm the night of the stroll for bottle sales. They are conveniently located at 2526 Santa Clara Avenue.
Are vegetarian or gluten-free bites available?
The venues are making arrangements for the bites independently. We do not have a final list but have heard some are planning cheese and cracker platters, charcuterie platters, and small sweets and pastries.
Are dogs allowed?
Some of the venues do not allow dogs inside their business. It's best not to bring your dog.
Event happens rain or shine! No refunds.
Information provided on this page is subject to change.