Welcome to Wunderbar: Peek inside the underground cocktail bar inspired by Grimm’s fairy tales

Wunderbar opens at Wursthall in San Mateo The Wunderbar may have a private entrance and require reservations, but it's not a speakeasy, says general manager Xian Choy. It's a cozier, more relaxed space. (Photo courtesy of Stephanie Amberg) At Wunderbar, descend underground to feel like you're entering a different world. Take a seat in a black-lit nook or cozy banquette, and sip on a storied cocktail. The intimate cocktail bar, located in ...

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New Humble Sea taproom in Pacifica to bring beer smoothies and ‘foggy’ IPAsTAG/BIO

Born in a garage in the mountains, the Santa Cruz favorite expands to the Coastside with creatively brewed beers. Humble Sea Brewing Co. has come a long way since its bootstrapped beginnings brewing beer in a home garage in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Santa Cruz brewery is now opening two new taprooms, including in Pacifica next month, and is also eagerly looking to expand in the South Bay. The expansion is ...

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Beer + Bluegrass = Beergrass? How COVID turned a Coastside brewery into a legit folk band

The staff of Hop Dogma has spent much of quarantine brewing up something poignant and new — and it’s not just beer. Beer & Bluegrass: (from left) A glass of Hop Dogma Brewing Co.’s “Sunset Serenade” West Coast style IPA; the False Bottom Boys, from left to right: Dogma Head Brewer Jesse Jones, owner Dan Littlefield, musician and bartender Lisa Marie Johnston, Dogma Bartender and harpist Ella Jenkins, fiddle player John ...

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