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“Must visit if in Mariposa for the night”
Review of The Alley

The Alley
Ranked #2 of 5 Nightlife in Mariposa
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Owner description: The Alley is a Craft Beer and Boutique Wine bar located just outside Yosemite National Park in the historic town of Mariposa, CA. We feature 12 rotating draught beers, and a long ever-changing selection of California wine from small producers. Our passion is to bring you the best of what we have sampled, so please ask us our advise...most likely we will give it to you anyhow! Open Monday-Saturday. CHEERS!
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“Must visit if in Mariposa for the night”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

I walked into this place for a drink before dinner after a long day of driving in Yosemite. One beer become two, then a tasting flight ... all were excellent, and the bar tender/owner was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I was in California for a week, and this was the best bar that I went to. Writing this review has made me wish I was back there!

Visited July 2013
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Flora S, Owner at The Alley, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Thank You, Thank You, for your glowing review! I remember you and your friend... East Coast...New York, but friend was a kiwi? Please correct me if I am wrong!
Anyhow, it it always so nice when someone goes out of there way to do something nice for a fellow human, so: THANKS! I hope you come back someday and freak out at how much we have added to this little bar in the woods.
Here's to livin' and lovin"
Flora & Aaron Savage
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“A Flight”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

This bar in the middle of nowhere is fun. Take a flight! Lots of nice beers and wines. Mariposa is in the middle of nowhere. On main street you find a few hotels and restaurants. By coincidence we took THE ALLEY and that was a good choice!!!!!!

Visited July 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“Making Mariposa great!”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Flora and Aaron Savage have done a great job here. They've grown a small business with love and incredibly detailed knowledge of great wines that are local, and notably, not from the Napa Valley. Their beer list is equally varied, and the atmosphere they create is personable and classy.

This, alongside their unhesitating recommendations of other local businesses, really made our stay in Mariposa the highlight of California for us.

Visited June 2013
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Livermore, California
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“Omg!!!! Awesome wine.”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Great wine selection. The owners are so willing to please. Brought out an amazing wine that wasn't on the list to try. This was our second visit here on a three day trip to Yosemite. If you want a really good wine after a hard day of hiking stop here!

Visited May 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Understated style, amazing selections, and boutiquesque!”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Rolled by The Alley after setting up in Mariposa ahead of driving into Yosemite the next morning. Truly an amazing wine and beer menu. We got the chance to sit down with the owners Aaron and Flo who reconditioned the entire place and run it as their baby. Great bar, cool table seating, and a perfect beer/wine garden. This place is a little gem generally a quiet town that is a perfect distance from visiting Yosemite. It has all the little things, right down to a wall constructed out of shutters.

Looking for a superb wine and beer selection in a cool atmosphere with an extremely knowledgeable and articulate bar staff...hit it up. Completely unpretentious yet cutting edge in a small town. You'll love the vibe.

Visited May 2013
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