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Sip, Savor, Discover: 6th Annual Whiskey Stroll

It’s back! Sip and stroll your way through our historic downtown district tasting premium small-batch whiskeys paired with yummy bites at select locations during the 6th Annual Downtown Alameda Whiskey Stroll. Enjoy an evening filled with food, drink, and entertainment while learning about the unique styles of California distillers and local chefs. The popular event returns on Friday, March 22, 6:00-9:00pm.

The Alameda Strolls are a great way to discover new places and support local businesses. Ticket holders will visit 12+ unique downtown shops and spaces to taste small-batch whiskeys from a fantastic selection of California distilleries. And while at select stops, guests will enjoy a savory or sweet bite perfectly paired with the whiskey. 

Ticket prices include a collectible tasting glass, whiskey tastings at more than twelve unique downtown businesses, a delicious bite at select locations prepared by a downtown eatery, and a commemorative guide.

Tickets are on sale now! Ticket prices are $55 and increase to $65 the week of the event (if not already sold out). A limited number of Designated Driver tickets are also available. Take note, the Downtown Alameda Whiskey Strolls have sold out every year. All participants must be 21 and over.

To purchase tickets and to learn more about participating businesses, go to

Here’s a little more info about participating businesses:

Featured distilleries represented at the event come from different regions of the Bay Area, and beyond: 

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  • Hyper-local distilleries from the East Bay include St. George Spirits from Alameda, and Home Base Spirits and Wright & Brown Distilling Co. from neighboring Oakland. 
  • Artisanal distilleries from San Francisco and Northern California include 10th Street Distillery, Dissident Spirits, Hinterhaus Distilling, Jettywave, Pekut & Carwick, Sabbatical Distillery, and Savage & Cooke.
  • Minneapolis-based Du Nord Social Spirits is the first fully-operational Black-owned distillery to be federally licensed and is served at Karibu by Wachira, Alameda County’s first Black woman-owned winery tasting room.

For those who find a favorite they’d like to take home, many of the whiskeys can be purchased at CRAFT Beer & Wine — Alameda’s premium bottle shop.

Sweet and savory bites are provided by local restaurants and food producers: 
Alameda Comedy Club, C’era Una Volta, Coffee Cultures, Craft Chocolates, Daisy’s Mercantile, Dragon Rouge Bistro, Hobnob, Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, and more.

Tastings will be served at these unique downtown businesses:
Alameda Comedy Club, Bullseye Glass Resource Center Bay Area, Coffee Cultures, CRAFT Beer & Wine, Daisy’s Mercantile, Dragon Rouge Bistro, Eastside West, Hobnob, It’ll Do, Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, Keller Williams, L.F. Cochrane & Associates, and PHOENIX.

This is a fundraising event. Ticket purchases support programs that will keep Downtown Alameda “Clean, Green, and Safe” for all to enjoy. Additionally, funds from events support the Alameda Food Bank and their vital work in the community.

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