Handcrafted whiskeys paired with small bites.
Downtown Alameda Whiskey Stroll
March 1, 2019
Event Sold Out! Thanks to all who attended! View Photos
Don’t miss the chance to taste premium whiskeys and learn about top NorCal distillers as they showcase their unique brands at the Downtown Alameda Whiskey Stroll on Friday, March 1, 2019.
Ticket holders will stroll our historic downtown district tasting handcrafted small-batch whiskeys served neat and paired with yummy bites at more than ten unique locations. Come early and stay late to visit additional downtown restaurants and bars offering exclusive "Stroll Specials."
Tickets are $40 until February 22. The price increases to $50 after that date (if not already sold out).
A limited number of Designated Driver tickets will be available the day of the event and includes wristband, bites at all tasting locations, commemorative guide, and exclusive offers.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 21 AND OVER WITH VALID ID.
Proceeds from ticket sales benefit programs that help keep Downtown Alameda clean, green, and safe.
Participating Whiskey Distilleries
An excellent variety of handcrafted whiskeys have been selected from distilleries located around the Bay Area and Northern California for you to enjoy:
Each of our host venues will be prepared for your arrival. Maybe you have been to a few of these local businesses already, and maybe not; either way, the Whiskey Stroll is a great way to visit new places in the district. All venues are within walking distance of one another.
Pre-Stroll and Post-Stroll Specials
Once you have checked in, Avalon students will be offering hair braiding in case you want a little freshening of your look, hand massages to help you relax, a photo booth, and a raffle to come back for a day of beauty!
Complete your downtown visit with stops at these fine locations offering exclusive "Stroll Specials" before and after the event. Show your wristband or ticket where you see the STROLL SPECIALS signs.
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What do I get with my $40 ticket?
Ticket/wristband includes a collectible tasting glass, premium whiskey tastings at eleven unique Downtown Alameda businesses, small food bites at each location, and a commemorative guide. Your ticket/wristband also gets you exclusive pre-stroll and post-stroll specials at select downtown businesses.
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?
We invite you to begin your visit at any of the downtown businesses providing Pre-Stroll Specials starting at 5:00pm. All ticket holders must check-in at the Avalon School of Cosmetology (2318 Central Ave) between 5:30pm and 7:00pm to receive a wristband, tasting glass, and map. After that, you are welcome to create your own route for visiting the ten tasting 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 is free after 5:00pm; and after 6:00pm at the street meters.
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 Whiskey 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.
What are the exclusive Stroll Specials?
A number of downtown bars, restaurants, and other businesses will have discounts and specials available exclusively to ticket holders both before and after the event. Plan to come early and/or stay late to take advantage of these offers. Pre-Stroll and Post-Stroll Specials will be emailed to ticket purchasers.
How do I receive a Stroll Special?
Pre-Stroll Specials at participating businesses will be available starting at 5:00pm. If you haven’t checked in yet, just show your ticket. You can also show your wristband to get pre-stroll and post-stroll specials.
What are the bites?
The venues are making arrangements for the bites independently. We do not have a final list but have heard some are planning cheese and crackers, charcuterie platters, and small sweets and pastries. These are just bites; so have a pre-stroll snack or meal at one of the restaurants offering a special!
Are vegetarian or gluten-free bites available?
The venues are making arrangements for the bites independently. We do know that there are some vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options.
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.