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Moms Gone Wild - 7 Alameda mom-approved hot spots


Congratulations – summer is over! The kids are back in school, (and out of your hair!) which means you probably deserve a little “me time.” So, where do all the well-deserving Alameda moms go to let loose after the kids are in bed? We chose our 7 favorites, but we know how passionate Alamedans are about leisure time, so please feel free to comment with yours.

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1. American Oak

2319 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 521-5862

American Oak

The gastropub off of Park Street serves up contemporary comfort food and great cocktails - good recipe for a couple of hours of intense gossiping.

2. Forbidden Island

1304 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 749-0332

Forbidden Island

Everyone’s favorite Tiki Bar in Alameda can get a little crowded but it’s well worth the wait as you settle into a booth with a few of your girlfriends and a scorpion bowl.

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3. The Hob Nob

1313 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 769-1011

The Hob Nob

The Hob Nob does everything pretty good, and …they have board games that you can bring back to your table. Scrabble, some truffle fries and a Cosmopolitan doesn’t sound so bad, right?

4. Rock Wall Wine Company

2301 Monarch St, Ste 300, Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 522-5700

Rock Wall Wine Company

Views of the bay, great wines, food truck events and Scolaris on-site make RWWC a must. Rock Wall closes at 8:00 pm (Mon-Fr), probably before your kids are in bed. So get your partner to handle dinner and treat yourself to sunset sans kids.

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5. Lucky 13

1301 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 523-2118

Lucky 13

A loud, no frills spot on Park Street with an outdoor patio. Lucky 13 has a trick up its sleeve – you can have food delivered from neighboring Scolaris. Ummm, burgers and beer…

6. Fireside Lounge

1453 Webster St, Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 864-1244

Fireside Lounge

With plenty of street parking for your Odyssey and reasonably priced drinks, the Fireside is a great spot for a weeknight (!) meetup with a friend or two.

7. Swell Bar

1539 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 522-6263

Swell Bar

Swell is absolutely perfect for those who enjoy small, divey neighborhood bars. Go on a warmer night to enjoy the great back patio.

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