Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Boot & Shoe Service, Oakland
I love this place! Great cocktails, a small but interesting selection of spirits, beers and wines, and did I mention the cocktails? Fantastic. Funky soundtrack playing in the background, dim lighting, exposed brick in the back of the space (where the bar is), gourmet pizzas, and a friendly and witty bartender who obviously loved what she was doing (and was very knowledgeable as well). I had a great cocktail consisting of Neisson Rhum Blanc, St. Liz Allspice Dram, cane syrup, fresh lime juice, orange bitters, and house-made tonic. It was a well-balanced and full-flavored cocktail with layers of complexity. And, it was just downright GOOD!
All in all, a really great experience. Looking forward to going back soon.