Equally important will be the Tribune’s bar program, managed by Paul Christian (Haven, Plum Bar), which boasts its own dedicated kitchen for the production of its own house-made sodas, tonics, liqueurs, syrups and bitters and where the staff will employ modern techniques (including sous-vide ingredients, barrel-aging, carbonation) for its offerings. Tribune's bar is also stocked with 8 local craft beers on tap (including two exclusive cask beers), along with 10 wines on tap (all from wineries with ties to Oakland) and a 60-bottle wine list focusing on small production California wines.
Set on the ground floor of the historic Tribune Tower building, the sprawling dining room (with a small heated street-side patio) maintains the vibe of that bygone era through the reuse of many antique fixtures and materials including pressed-tin ceiling tiles, the original marble now on the bar and in the entryway, and a communal table built from old wheel-barrels found on site. To begin, the Tribune Tavern will be only be open for happy hour (3-6 PM) and dinner Monday-Saturday, but plans to introduce lunch service in the future.
Tribune Tavern: 409 13th St.; Oakland, 510-452-8742