Oakland’s Beer Revolution Expands Next Door With Public House and European-Vegan Restaurant
Over in the East Bay we have news today about the coming expansion plans of Beer Revolution (464 Third Street), the popular Jack London Square-adjacent beer store and bar. Grub Street just learned that they will be taking over the next-door space at 468 3rd Street to open the Old Depot Public House, which will be "just like Beer Revolution, but with food," says owner Fraggle (his only name). The new space is about 1,800 square feet and the plan is to open by late summer with a menu of European vegan and vegetarian cuisine to go with their 47+ beers on tap and many more by the bottle. Beer Revolution, which will remain as-is and was originally inspired by SoMa's City Beer Store, opened in early 2010 and quickly drew big crowds. Fraggle and his wife Rebecca Boyles are both vegans, and they've made a habit of frequenting and sending customers to nearby Souley Vegan. The beer list, as always, will focus on local and California brews, with nods to small breweries elsewhere too.