The days of free food spreads luring our beleaguered workforce into watering holes are quickly disappearing. Fortunately, Eye on the Bay's Liam Mayclem has scouted a few spots that still offer a bite to eat for the after work crowd. Here are his suggestions for the East Bay:
1699 Solano Ave, Berkeley
Happy Hour is everyday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., featuring free fried wonton noodles, meatballs, and spring rolls.
5121 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton
A $5 signature cocktail entitles you to all you can eat wood fired pizzas, veggies and house-made chips and dip. The $8.00 "Recession proof lunch" is also a great deal for early arrivals.
523 W. 10th Street, Antioch
Get a free plate of nachos or other Mexican fare with each drink. The deal is available at several Bay Area locations.
31 Webster St
Oakland, CA 94607
Monday through Friday. This Italian eatery serves up free cheese, olives, meatballs, fresh homemade potato chips, bruschetta, little sandwiches, chicken and vegetables, and, on occassion, pizza. Happy Hour is 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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