We visit this one year old wine bar and lounge known as "Toast" that has very recently improved by adding another room. It is just 2 blocks North from Oakland's Rockridge BART Station. Also, cars may park for free at the BART station after 3 PM, and one may find other free parking in the Rockridge neighborhood. This event is especially convenient for our members who live in the East Bay.
A few people said this place is too small for us. No. On our previous visits we had enough room, plus the premises have expanded with a new adjoining room! "Toast" has wine from small producers that you will have a hard time finding elsewhere. It has a nice sized front patio. Food is served until 10:00 PM and wine until 11:00 PM. It is OK to be late.
I plan to be there wearing my big white hat with a black band, and having name tags and sign in sheets for everyone. There is no cost except for the drinks and food you order plus tips.
Here is a link to Toast Wine Lounge: http://www.toastwinelounge.com/
Below are two photos of "Toast" showing the front patio area.