Oakland Biz: Roses' Taproom, Old Kan & Beer Co., Aisle 5, Paulista Kitchen

Oakland Biz: Roses' Taproom, Old Kan & Beer Co., Aisle 5, Paulista KitchenPhoto: The Beer Shed at the Dock/Facebook
Susan Xu
Published on February 20, 2017

There's been a flurry of business activity taking place in Oakland—and we have the scoop on what's to come. Mark your calendars and prepare to guzzle some libations as the city welcomes four new places to eat, drink and while away the hours.

The Linden Street Brewery. | Photo: Oakland United Beerworks/Facebook

Old Kan & Beer Co. (95 Linden St.)

In September 2016, The Dock at Linden Street closed for major renovations as the neighboring Linden Street Brewery vacated its outpost next door. Chef James Syhabout has since partnered with the co-founder of the brewery Adam Lamoreaux, to take over the space with the launch of their new brewpubOld Kan & Beer Co. (with "Old Kan" being an anagram of Oakland).

The Dock is undergoing a transformation to integrate the brewery and expand on its focus on beer, reports SFist and SF Chronicle. It will continue to offer standard pub fare like burgers, sandwiches and salad, set inside a casual place with the addition of live music. The team hopes to open by the end of February.

Roses' Taproom (4930 Telegraph Ave.)

Boutique brewery Roses' Taproom is scheduled to open on March 3, according to Yelp. Owners Hillary Huffard and Luke Janson, who share a passion for home brewing, have taken over the former location of The Shaver & Cutlery Shop.

Following a successful crowd-funding campaign, the couple received a loan of $10,000 to complete the necessary construction and pay for city-required permits. The taproom will be a warm and family-friendly place, accessible to everyone — not just those who are 21+.

SF Gate reports that it will also offer a menu of snacks (charcuterie, cheese, breads), brewing classes and a changing lineup of beers that are brewed on-site using a seven-gallon tank system.

Brazilian Steak Sandwich at Paulista. | Photo: Paulista Brazilian Kitchen & Taproom/Facebook

Paulista Brazilian Kitchen & Taproom (4239 Park Blvd.)

This summer, Paulista Brazilian Kitchen and Taproom will open in the old Rumbo Al Sur space at  in Glenview. The Brazilian restaurant and craft beer taproom will serve as a community-focused gathering space for the neighborhood.

Owners Jesse Madway and Alex Yamamoto hope to have the restaurant up and running by July 1, reports Berkeleyside.

Aisle 5 (3320 Grand Ave.)

A liquor license was also issued to Aisle 5 on January 13. The craft bar and restaurant is the latest addition to the Grand Lake retail district.

According to tipster Al M., Aisle 5 will use almond wood in its pizza oven and cherry wood for smoking meat — entrees will range from $16–26 and a selection of beers from local breweries will be rotated every every two weeks, live music on weekends.

Thanks to tipsters Jesse M. and Al M. for the tips. See something interesting while you’re out and about? Text Hoodline and we’ll see what we can find: 510-757-9959.