The Fireside Lounge is a women-owned bar located at 1453 Webster Street in Alameda. We offer a fun, friendly unpretentious environment with great music and cocktails. Our products include local craft beers and an extensive selection of high-quality American craft spirits. We emphasize cocktails inspired by classic recipes using fresh local ingredients. Our mission is to spread excitement and knowledge about the best craft distilleries. We aim to attract craft beverage enthusiasts from the greater Bay Area while providing a comfortable environment for our neighborhood locals. Every week we feature live music from a variety of local bands and up-and-coming musicians.
Forbidden Island: A User’s Guide
Tiki Lounge | Handcrafted Cocktails | Organic, Scratch-Made Mixers | Fun, Excotic Vibe
Traditional tiki drink: a classic Mai Tai with
Appleton Estate rum from Jamaica, lime juice, orange curacao, and orgeat. Fittingly, the drink was invented a mere 8.8 miles away in 1944.
Shareable cocktail: served in a bowl, the Virgin Sacrifice, made with mango, cinnamon, and various rums, is served for six with an elaborate tableside show.
Small plate: fried coconut shrimp
When to Go: Stop in for happy hour (Tuesday–Friday, 5–7 p.m.), which features discounted Mai Tai, Navy Grog, well drinks, beer, and select bar snacks. If you’re in need of some hair of the dog that bit you, head in on Sunday morning for the special “Island Time” menu of exotic drinks.
Word on the Street:
USA Today named it one of the nation’s 10 best tiki lounges.
A feature in the [Wall Street Journal] raves about the decor, proclaiming “[It’s] as close as you will come to a tiki bar of World War II vintage”. They also gush about the drinks, saying “[They’ve] applied the new high-end-cocktail-culture insistence on hand-crafting and fresh ingredients to old, long-lost recipes . . . such as the Nui Nui, a delicious Don the Beachcomber original.”
“What makes this particular bar unique is its postmodern dedication to fresh, organic, top-quality ingredients . . . Even the maraschino cherries are naturally colored and flavored and free of preservatives.” — East Bay Express
“Wash up on the remote shores of this Forbidden Island, a cool, retro tiki lounge with waterfalls, bamboo huts and vintage cocktails.” — SF Gate
While You’re Waiting
Admire the kitschy tiki decor, including glowing pufferfish and velvet tropical paintings.
Take a load off in a high-backed wicker chair, or stage a reenactment of that one episode of The Brady Bunch in which Bobby finds a tiki god and mysteriously vanishes forever.
Check the calendar for theme nights, which may feature anything from live tropical music to actual luaus.
If you grab a seat on the patio, you’ll have to order your drinks inside and bring them out on your own; the lounge’s liquor license doesn’t extend to the outdoors.
Every day at more than 770 locations, Jamba Juice proves that good nutrition can be both convenient and delicious. Since the beginning, the company has based its philosophy on choosing whole fruits and all-natural ingredients over artificial flavorings and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial trans fats, and it makes additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
Although Jamba Juice is serious about using wholesome ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate. Whole fruits and veggies can be blended into an extensive menu of great-tasting smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. But Jamba Juice’s commitment to keeping healthy eating simple informs its solid-food options, too. Customers can kick-start their morning with a steaming bowl of slow-cooked, steel-cut oatmeal, or stay energized throughout the day with six varieties of Energy Bowls: nutrient-rich blends of whole fruit, Greek yogurt or soy milk, and an assortment of dry toppings and fresh fruits.
In addition to nourishing and energizing the human body, Jamba Juice fights childhood obesity by sponsoring Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active—which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
Build your own burger at Hobnob — this restaurant serves all-American food.
Health nuts, dieters, and everyone in between will love the low-fat, healthy fare that's jam-packed with flavor at Hobnob.
Hobnob is fully loaded with TVs for your viewing pleasure.
Got kids? No problem at Hobnob! This restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Hobnob is a great summer destination.
At Hobnob, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
For those who prefer to dress down for dinner, Hobnob's low-key style is the perfect match.
No time to sit down? No worries! This restaurant offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Hobnob offers catering.
Store your car on the street or in a nearby lot at Hobnob.
Hobnob offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Hobnob is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30.
You can stop by at practically any time, since Hobnob serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Isn't it time you indulged in the old classics of American food? Stop by Hobnob to have a bite of deliciousness.
So enjoy a casual dining experience at Hobnob and load up on some classic American dishes.
So head on over to the highly-rated Hobnob for some American eats and see what the buzz is all about.
Hobnob does not disappoint with some of the best British pub food in Alameda.
Find all of your favorite traditional American dishes in one place at Applebee's.
With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this restaurant — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work.
Plan ahead if you swing by during the week when the restaurant is busiest (reservations are not accepted, either).
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
The lot adjacent to Applebee's provides free parking for diners.
At Applebee's, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
At Applebee's, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook
the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals.
Major credit cards are accepted, so you can save yourself a trip to the ATM.
If breakfast isn't your thing, Applebee's also serves lunch and dinner, so you can be sure to swing by at some point during the day.
Rediscover your favorite American meals at Applebee's.
Applebee's has something for everyone with great American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So head on over to the highly-rated Applebee's for some American eats and see what the buzz is all about.
Find old friends or make new ones at McGee's Bar and Grill — this welcoming Irish bar is a solid hangout for residents of Alameda's Alameda area.
Wait, this is low-fat? Diners won't believe their stomachs after filling up on McGee's Bar and Grill's lip-smackingly good lean fare.
McGee's Bar and Grill also has large TVs for your viewing pleasure.
Families will feel right at home at this bar with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
For no extra charge, utilize McGee's Bar and Grill's free wifi.
During the summer months, don't miss out on McGee's Bar and Grill's outdoor patio seating.
Between the music and the crowds, McGee's Bar and Grill's noise levels can be intense.
You'll find most people wearing their favorite T-shirt and pair of jeans, as casual dining is McGee's Bar and Grill's style.
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this bar.
Can't get enough of McGee's Bar and Grill's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
The restaurant is located near a free parking lot, making it a prime parking spot for diners.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the bar.
A dinner that is yummy and affordable is the standard at McGee's Bar and Grill.
Grab a friend and head to McGee's Bar and Grill where you can enjoy some good food and a nice beer.