The Downtown Alameda Whiskey Stroll Is Back

Alameda Stroll--The Downtown Alameda Whiskey Stroll returns after a one-year hiatus.

The Downtown Alameda Whiskey Stroll Is Back

The fourth annual Whiskey Stroll, presented by Downtown Alameda Business Association, will be held Friday, March 4, in Downtown Alameda.

Patrons are welcome to sip and stroll their way through the historic downtown district tasting premium craft whiskeys served neat and paired with yummy bites.

The event marks a return after it was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors will be treated to an evening filled with food, drink, and entertainment while learning about the unique styles of Northern California distillers and local chefs.

There will be 12 unique downtown shops and spaces to taste small-batch whiskeys from a fantastic selection of Northern California distilleries.

“As we eagerly yet cautiously step back into hosting in-person events, the Whiskey Stroll feels like reconnecting with a familiar friend,” said Kathy Weber, Executive Director of the Downtown Alameda Business Association. “We look forward to welcoming both new and previous Stroll participants to the district and offer the chance to explore our host locations and enjoy bites from a variety of downtown restaurants. Alameda Strolls are truly a great way to Sip, Savor and Discover our Downtown.”

This year’s Whiskey Stroll features several new businesses. First-time distillers include Ammunition Wine + Whiskey, Bardstown Bourbon Company, DuNord Social Spirits, and Young & Yonder Spirits. CRAFT Beer & Wine (2526 Santa Clara Ave) will be hosting a “Mystery Pour.” And as a bonus stop, Mommy’s Trading Post (1428 Park Street) is offering samples of ‘Monday’ — a zero-alcohol whiskey created for those who like to enjoy a cocktail without the alcohol.

Additionally, new retailer Magpie & Thorn will be host to a local chocolatier who adds whiskey from the paired distiller to their tasty creations. Guests will also take delight in the amazing street tacos from newly opened Casa Revolución Taqueria (2522 Santa Clara Ave) to be served in LF Cochrane and Associates’ “secret” courtyard (2504 Santa Clara Ave).

To get the night rolling, there will be live music on Alameda Avenue for downtown visitors to enjoy. Musical guest, JimBo Trout, will play a mixture of acoustic bluegrass, rock & roll, ragtime, honky-tonk, and old-time blues. Plus, the acoustic band Root will be performing classics and everyone’s favorites on Dragon Rouge’s patio, located near the Park Street Bridge.

Tickets are on sale now and include a collectible tasting glass, whiskey tastings, a delicious bite at each location, a commemorative guide, as well as goodies and prizes from downtown businesses. Ticket are $55 until February 27 and increase to $65 after that date, if still available.

Proceeds from ticket sales will support programs that will keep Downtown Alameda clean, green, and safe. Additionally, Alameda Strolls is partnering with the Alameda Food Bank. There will be cash tip jars at each pouring station, or you can donate by visiting

The event begins at 6 p.m. All ticket holders must check-in at the Alameda Avenue Al Fresco Dining Area (near the Alameda Museum) between 5:30 and 7 p.m. If you don’t check in by 7 p.m. you will not be able to enter. Patrons must be over 21 years old to participate.

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