Wine soaked Fridays

Hey folks,


Its been nearly 3 years since Irish Monkey had Friday-night Music.  We've had so many people join the wineclub, that many of you might not even know we had regular weekly music!  In any case, Michael Valentine and I hooked into his vision of having an open-mic style music thing this Friday.  Got to get the feet wet.

The format is the same as always - bottles of wine will be on the counter, from which we'll be pouring glasses-to-drink.  Prices per glass will be marked on each bottle.  Between $5.00 to $10.00 per glass.  If you wish to point at a few to taste-to-see what to drink - hey, that's OK too!

The musicians are not being paid by the winery … so its all up to what they collect in the big ol' tip jar. Seems to be quite a democratic way of voting!   

Music should START at 7:30 PM.  Each musician will be up for awhile, then a bit of a break between them, for reconfiguration.  More drinks. 

Again - FRIDAY APRIL 25 at 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM or thereabouts. 

 PS: if you wish to bring nibble-foods, please feel free to do so. 

PS: if you wish to bring friends, please do!  No "cover" for them. 

PS: if you have a friend (or small group) that'd like to play for a half-hour to hour, let me know.  We have some slots open.

 Looking forward to see you at The Monkey!

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Public Tasting Room Hours:

Saturday: 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Sunday:   12:00PM – 5:00PM

Holliday   12:00PM- 5:00PM


Wine tasting fees for non wine club member $10 per person for (4) 1oz pours of the selected wine of the day, to be credited to towards each person’s purchase. Additional glasses of wine can be purchased for $10 per glass. Wine Club members wine tasting fees, first tasting is free for members and (3) guests each additional guests is $5. Additional glasses of wine can be purchased that $10 per glass.


Calendar 2014


May 2014 Calendar

May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend Open House


Wine Club Release & Pick-up

Saturday, May 31, 2014
2:00PM to 5:00PM

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Join Irish Monkey to celebrate our Spring Release and Wine Club Pickup Party! Guests will enjoy three wine pours with delicious and creative culinary pairings. We look forward to seeing you there! Open to the public: $15.00 for members and $20.00 for non member at the door Irish Monkey will release along with live music! You won't want to miss this event! 510 915- 5463 or E-Mail rlynch59@gmail.com or rlynch@irishmonkey.net Cheers!


June 2014 Calendar

Walk in the Wild - Saturday, June 21, 2014

Walk in the Wild brings together amazing vendors from around the Bay Area. Bakeries, breweries, caterers, restaurants, and wineries gather to support the Oakland Zoo's largest annual fundraiser. Guests of this unique event will stroll through the Zoo and enjoy delicious cuisine, libations, fabulous entertainment, and dancing under the stars. Don't miss out. Stop by the Irish Monkey table, you guessed it we will be just outside the monkey cage



2014 Urban Wine Experience — Presented by The East Bay Vintner’s Alliance

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Join the East Bay Vintner’s Alliance (EBVA) on August 2nd as they host the 8th annual “Urban Wine Xperience” at Jack London Square in Oakland, CA. Over 20 urban wineries from the EBVA will pour a wide array of white, rose, red and dessert wines for you to taste and enjoy. In addition, local eateries and food purveyors will team up with the various wineries, creating delicious bites that pair beautifully with the EBVA’s wine portfolio. No need to travel to wine country when you can experience the ultimate wine tasting in your own urban front yard.


$35 Wine Club Members

$45 Advance Tickets

$60 At the Door


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