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The Bar of the Month: Fauna

Where to grab a drink (or three) in Oakland.

The Bar of the Month: Fauna

What: Fauna, the sister bar to restaurant Flora in Downtown Oakland.

Vibe: art deco shaken and stirred with film noir memorabilia and taxidermy.

Prices: House cocktails, $8; draft beer, $3–$5.

Order: Dial D for Derby (Four Roses bourbon, grapefruit juice, and coffee-honey syrup).

Snack on: The classic shrimp cocktail.

Best time to go: After a show at the Fox or Paramount theaters, which are only a block away.

What to wear: Distinctive eyeglasses.

1900 Telegraph Ave. (at 19th st.), Oakland, 510-286-0100

 

Originally published in the January 2013 issue of San Francisco.

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