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.
This time we are getting our own private room at "Toast" because they have another event going on at the same time.
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.