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The Punchdown


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$5 - $22
European, Wine Bar

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We are a natural wine bar, kitchen, and bottle shop located in Uptown Oakland. Happy hour is every day until 6pm, we serve Minerva conservas, check out our wine club! Plus our wine list changes weekly with over 25 natural wines by the glass.
$5 - $22
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
European, Wine Bar
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

Not sure why Tripadvisor says this place is closed because it is very much alive and kicking. Does seem that it might have moved down the block a bit as current address is 1737 Broadway. I was looking for a wine bar to host an...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank UncleMex75
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Enjoyed a visit to this "natural" wine bar before show at the Fox. Small selection of flights or wines by the glass, some beers, and a few food plates. Shared a generous, tasty cheese board & tried a Grenache by the glass (good, not great)....More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank hollisJ_dr
Reviewed December 30, 2016

I like wine but have never sought out a Wine Bar. While looking for something new in downtown Oakland we saw it as a sign that there was ample parking near the Punchdown. We were welcomed as we walked in, directed to sit where we...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank queenoftheclan
Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

The one you can count on for above Standard wines... On the cozy corner of franklin and broadway Oakland. This is the place to taste exceptional pairings and flights....owners always on hand to guide you along.....ahhhhh relaxing now with a fab anderson valley chardonnay.....

Date of visit: April 2013
Thank JennyC282
Reviewed March 18, 2013

We recently visited The Punchdown on a trip to the Bay Area (we were staying in San Francisco and decided to come to Oakland for the day). Some poor planning left us with some free time before a dinner reservation next door and after a...More

Date of visit: March 2013
Thank Craigolina
Reviewed October 28, 2012

The punchdown has the some of the best wine I have ever tasted. While I'm not a oenophile, I do live close to Sonoma & Napa, in one of the foodie capitals of the world, plus I've visited France & Italy, so I have a...More

Date of visit: October 2012
Thank JoRo510
Reviewed June 28, 2012

A wine bar with friendly/knowledgeable staff who will pour wines from around the world to match your palate. A great place to experiment, compare and learn about wine. Good small dishes to compliment.

Date of visit: June 2012
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