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Downtown Spirits Stroll

Friday, November 2, 2018

Downtown Spirits Stroll 2018



Get tickets and start your holiday celebrations at the Downtown Spirits Stroll on Friday, November 2. Downtown’s wildly-popular Whiskey Stroll in March sold out 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. Then complete the evening by visiting more downtown restaurants and businesses offering “After-Stroll” specials and discounts.

Tickets are on sale now and include ten tastings paired with yummy bites at all pouring locations, collector’s glass, and commemorative guide. The price is $40 until Oct. 25 then increases to $50.

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.


Downtown Alameda Spirits Stroll 2018

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Participating Distilleries

We have selected an excellent variety from distilleries located around the Bay Area and Northern California for you to enjoy:

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.

Sweet and savory bites provided by downtown favorites Beanery of Alameda, China House, Craft-ChocolateLa EstacionProject Burger, Semifreddi'sSpeisekammer, and The Local.

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:

The Local in Alameda

The Local

Drink discounts and special bites.


C'era Una Volta Alameda

C'era Una Volta

$5 off any antipasto or pizza.


The Star on Park Alameda


The Star on Park

20% discount on food and drink.

Habanas Cuban Cuisine Alameda


Habanas Cuban Cuisine

20% on all food and drink items.

CRAFT Beer & Wine Alameda

CRAFT Beer & Wine

Spirits Stroll bottles available for purchase. Open until 10:00pm.

Autobody Fine Art Gallery Alameda

Autobody Fine Art

After Stroll party.
Art Show and refreshments.

Speisekammer Alameda



Live music -- no cover charge.
Mitch Polzak & The Royal Deuces
honky tonk, country, bluegrass,
& truck driving music

Encinal Art Galleries in Alameda

Encinal Art Galleries

Special showing of the Black Light Art Show -- Free Admission with Spirit Stroll Wristband.

Alameda Cinema Grill



Alameda Cinema Grill

After-Stroll specials to be announced...

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.

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