Did you happen to be riding your bike when it hailed on Sunday? Well, either way, it is ridiculously freezing outside. It’s time for some fun indoor activities, especially ones that warm you up. Next time you go out for dinner in Berkeley, stop by the Takara Sake Company first for a bargain sake tasting (or skip dinner altogether if you’re that type). The Takara Tasting Room features gorgeous traditional Japanese architecture made from reclaimed lumber and tiles made from recycled alcohol bottles, plus some weird indoor rocks! And if you want to see how sake is made, you can visit their Sake Museum.
Clearly if you’re reading this you’re not the highfalutin type who goes to wine tastings and wastes a good buzz by spitting the stuff out. And since sake has an average alcohol content of 15% (that’s 3x most beers!), you can get a little tipsy for only $5 bucks. Just don’t be one of those assholes that makes â€œsake to meâ€ jokes; nobody likes that dude.
Takara Tasting Room
708 Addison St. btwn 2nd St. and 4th St. (right off the University exit in Berkeley)
Monday – Saturday: Noon-6 pm
Holiday Schedule: closed 12/24, 12/25, 12/31 – 1/3
$5.00 (5 courses of sake tasting to choose from, including an introductory Variety Course and Connoisseurs Course.)