Bay Area tech industry folks who’ve survived the last bubble or two will be familiar with District, an SF wine bar/restaurant and key lunch/happy hour/event spot. Multiple company ideas have no doubt hatched at their SoMa location. Lucky for us, They’ve opened up their second spot near us here in Old Oakland. We attended the soft-opening celebration, tipped a few among the exposed brick, and availed ourselves of many passed apps as Steve McQueen’s “Bullitt" played on the big-screen TV.
We also chatted with District co-owner Jon D’Angelica, who told us that the downtown location takes advantage of the area’s business centers, including its growing tech presence. “It just so happens we’re surrounded by (tech companies): Ask.com…Pandora…Oakland is a social hub.”
The new element to Oakland’s District? A whiskey list, curated the same way they do their wines. We know a few of our Product Managers who look forward to that.
—Ken Grobe, Ask.com