Top places to grab a margarita near BART

Arguably the best food holiday of the year, we've rounded-up these BARTable spots to grab a margarita for National Margarita Day (celebrated on Feb. 22). Whether you prefer your margarita on the rocks or blended, with or without a salt rim, in a pitcher or just a glass, taking BART is the best (and safe) way to try all of these delicious libations.

Special margarita from Oakland's Agave Uptown.

Photo courtesy of Agave Uptown. 

19th St. Oakland 

Agave Uptown

 Don't limit yourself to just the margarita at Agave Uptown. With different varieties of mezcal and tequila to choose from, you'll discover a new favorite spirit. Take BART to 19th Street/Oakland Station, exit towards Broadway and walk 4 minutes. Agave Uptown is located at 2135 Franklin St. 

Margaritas topped wit Oaxacan Salt Air served at Calavera.

Photo courtesy of Calavera. 

Calavera

Located right across from Drake’s Brewing Co. in Uptown Oakland's buzzing "The Hive," Calavera is famous for their Salt Air Margarita, that’s topped with Oaxacan salt foam. Take BART to 19th Street/Oakland Station, exit towards Broadway and walk 7 minutes. Calavera is located at 2337 Broadway. 

Tamarino margarita at Tamarindo Antojeria in Oakland.

Photo courtesy of Tamarindo Antojeria. 

12th Street/Oakland City Center

Tamarindo Antojeria 

With tons of tequila to savor, enjoy one of Tamarindo Antojeria’s house margaritas for their happy hour, served 5 to 7pm at the bar or lounge. Take BART to 12th Street/Oakland City Center, exit on Broadway and walk 6 minutes toward Eighth Street. Tamarindo is located next to The Trappist at 468 Eighth Street.

Different cocktails at Cosecha in Oakland.

Photo courtesy of Cosecha. 

Cosecha 

Located in a gourmet food court, Swan’s Market, Cosecha serves a mix of mezcal and tequila cocktails. While you’re there, enjoy Cosecha’s specialty margaritas with a handmade corn tortilla taco. Your taste buds will thank you. Take BART to 12th Street/Oakland City Center, exit towards Broadway and 12th St., walk 6 minutes. Cosecha is located inside Swan's Market at 907 Washington St. 

Variety of drinks from Nido in Jack London Square.

Photo Courtesy of Nido.

Lake Merritt

Nido

Enjoy Nido’s extensive drink menu serving traditional margaritas, as well as innovative, new cocktail concoctions. Take BART to Lake Merritt Station, exit towards Oak St. and walk 4 minutes. Nido is located at 444 Oak St. 

Walnut Creek

Fuego Tequila Grill 

There's fresh squeezed juice in every margarita served at Fuego Tequila Grill. Take BART to Walnut Creek Station, exit towards N. California Blvd. walk 14 minutes then turn left onto Locust St. Fuego is located at 1359 Locust St.

Tequila and Mezcal flight at Comal in Berkeley.

Photo courtesy of Comal. 

Downtown Berkeley

Comal 

Margaritas aren’t the only thing on the menu, be bold and try a tequila and mezcal tasting flight at Comal. Take BART to Downtown Berkeley Station towards Shattuck Ave. and walk 2 minutes. Comal is right next to Berkeley's Fantastic Comics at 2020 Shattuck Ave. 

Concord

La Piñata 

La Piñata serves margaritas by the pitcher, so bring a couple of friends to share. Take BART to Concord Station, exit towards East St., and turn left onto Willow Pass Road. La Piñata is located at 2301 Willow Pass Road. 

Variation of drinks at Tropisueno.

Photo courtesy of Tropisueño. 

Powell St.

Tropisueño

You won’t find your typical lime and salt margarita at Tropisueño. Enjoy delicious infused versions, like the mango, strawberry or hibiscus margarita. Take BART to Powell Street Station and exit on Market St. towards Yerba Buena Lane for 2 minutes, then turn right. Tropisueño is located at 75 Yerba Buena Lane. 

Margarita at Matador in San Francisco.

Photo courtesy of Matador. 

Matador 

Matador serves authentic Mexican food with unique margaritas, on the rocks or frozen. Take BART to Powell Street Station, exit towards Powell Street and walk 12 minutes, then turn right onto Sutter Street. Matador is located at 679 Sutter St.

Freshly made margarita at Cala.

Photo courtesy of Cala.

Civic Center/UN Plaza 
 
Cala 
 
Serving upscale Mexican fare, Cala’s drink menu matches their fresh and interesting flavors. Rumor has it the Paloma (the margaritas grapefruit sister) is beautiful but dangerous. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza Station, exit toward Market St., walk 8 minutes, then turn right onto Fell St. Cala is located at 149 Fell St.  
 
Fresh drink from West of Pecos.
Photo courtesy of West of Pecos. 

16th St. Mission

West of Pecos

Grub on yummy Tex-Mex food and sip on margaritas with a twist at West of Pecos. Crowd favorites include the traditional house and prickly pear margarita. Take BART to 16th Street Mission Station and walk 3 minutes

Mosto 

Nosh on tacos from Tacolicious (which is right next door) while washing them down with an ice cold margarita at Mosto’s. Take BART to 16th Street Mission Station, exit and head west towards Valencia St for 8 minutes, then turn left. Mosto is located at 741 Valencia St. 

Puerto Alegre

Puerto Alegre is known for their affordable margarita pitchers, so save some damage to your wallet and plan your next meet-up with friends here. Take BART to 16th Street Mission Station, head west on 16th St., then turn left onto Valencia St. Puerto Alegre is located at 546 Valencia St. 

 

 

 

Margaritas on the rooftop of El Techo in the Mission.

Photo courtesy of El Techo. 

24th St. Mission

El Techo 

Sip on margaritas while marveling in the breathtaking views from El Techo’s rooftop. It’s the perfect spot to catch a sunset that is if Karl the Fog doesn't make an appearance. Take BART to 24th Street Mission Station, exit towards Mission St., walk 5 minutes. El Techo is located at 2516 Mission St.

Velvet Cantina

You can make any margarita pitcher size at Velvet Cantina, so bring a couple of friends. Take BART to 24th Street Mission Station, exit towards Mission St. and walk 3 minutes, then turn left on 23rd St. Velvet Cantina is located at 3349 23rd St. 

Various cocktails at Lolo in the Mission District.

Photo courtesy of Loló. 

Loló 

The aesthetically appealing Loló serves delectable bites as well as gorgeous drinks that pack a punch. Get your phone ready because you'll want to snap a picture here. Take BART to 24th Street Mission Station, exit towards 24th St., then turn right onto Valencia St. and walk 10 minutes. Loló is located at 974 Valencia St. 

Latin American Club 

Warning: Latin American Club’s margaritas are not for amateurs. Drink with caution. Take BART to 24th Street Mission Station and exit towards Mission St. Walk 5 minutes and turn left onto 22nd St. Latin America Club is located at 3286 22nd St. 

1. Agave Uptown

2135 Franklin St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Nearest BART Station: 
19th St. Oakland
Walking time: 
4 minutes

2. Calavera

2337 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
Nearest BART Station: 
19th St. Oakland
Walking time: 
7 minutes

3. Tamarindo Antojeria

468 8th St.
Oakland, CA 94607
Nearest BART Station: 
12th St. Oakland City Center
Walking time: 
6 minutes

4. Cosecha

907 Washington St.
Oakland, CA 94607
Nearest BART Station: 
12th St. Oakland City Center
Walking time: 
6 minutes

5. Nido

444 Oak St.
Oakland, CA 94607
Nearest BART Station: 
Lake Merritt (Oakland)
Walking time: 
4 minutes

6. Fuego Tequila Grill

1359 Locust St.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Nearest BART Station: 
Walnut Creek
Walking time: 
14 minutes

7. Comal

2020 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
Nearest BART Station: 
Downtown Berkeley
Walking time: 
2 minutes

8. La Piñata

2301 Willow Pass Rd.
Concord, CA 94520
Nearest BART Station: 
Concord
Walking time: 
7 minutes

9. Tropisueño

75 Yerba Buena Ln.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Nearest BART Station: 
Powell St. (SF)
Walking time: 
3 minutes

10. Matador

679 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Nearest BART Station: 
Powell St. (SF)
Walking time: 
11 minutes

11. Cala

149 Fell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Nearest BART Station: 
Civic Center/UN Plaza (SF)
Walking time: 
8 minutes

12. West of Pecos

550 Valencia St.
San Francsico, CA 94110
Nearest BART Station: 
16th St. Mission (SF)
Walking time: 
3 minutes

13. Mosto

741 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Nearest BART Station: 
16th St. Mission (SF)
Walking time: 
8 minutes

14. Puerto Alegre

546 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Nearest BART Station: 
16th St. Mission (SF)
Walking time: 
3 minutes

15. El Techo

2516 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Nearest BART Station: 
24th St. Mission (SF)
Walking time: 
6 minutes

16. Velvet Cantina

3349 23rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Nearest BART Station: 
24th St. Mission (SF)
Walking time: 
3 minutes

17. Loló

974 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Nearest BART Station: 
24th St. Mission (SF)
Walking time: 
10 minutes

18. Latin American Club

3286 22nd St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Nearest BART Station: 
24th St. Mission (SF)
Walking time: 
7 minutes
Nearest BART Station: 
19th St. Oakland
Nearest BART Station: 
19th St. Oakland
Nearest BART Station: 
12th St. Oakland City Center
Nearest BART Station: 
12th St. Oakland City Center
Nearest BART Station: 
Lake Merritt (Oakland)
Nearest BART Station: 
Walnut Creek
Nearest BART Station: 
Downtown Berkeley
Nearest BART Station: 
Concord
Nearest BART Station: 
Powell St. (SF)
Nearest BART Station: 
Powell St. (SF)
Nearest BART Station: 
Civic Center/UN Plaza (SF)
Nearest BART Station: 
16th St. Mission (SF)
Nearest BART Station: 
16th St. Mission (SF)
Nearest BART Station: 
16th St. Mission (SF)
Nearest BART Station: 
24th St. Mission (SF)
Nearest BART Station: 
24th St. Mission (SF)
Nearest BART Station: 
24th St. Mission (SF)
Nearest BART Station: 
24th St. Mission (SF)

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Author: Sophia Scherr
Sophia is an East Bay native who enjoys exploring all of the best places to eat, drink and play across the Bay Area. Since she doesn’t own a car, Sophia rides BART religiously and can be caught Instagramming all of her #BARTable adventures.

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