Northbrae Bottle Shop Opening in Berkeley Next Door to Gioia

Kinsey and Murff

By the end of this weekend, expect to find a new craft beer and artisanal liquor source in Berkeley. It's called Northbrae Bottle Shop, and it's a joint effort by Gioia Pizzeria's Art Kinsey and Café Rouge's Ryan Murff, in the space next door to Gioia at 1590 Hopkins Street. Up until recently this place has been the less-than-artisanal Monterey Liquors, and Kinsey tells Berkeleyside that they hope to reopen by Sunday or so as Northbrae, with a fresh coat of paint and a new product array. [Berkeleyside]