The Punchdown Wine Bar and Bottle Shop


We are a natural wine bar and kitchen with a temperature controlled retail wine shop. We do private events and have an amazing natural wine club with benefits. Happy hour everyday 12pm – 6pm with $5 glasses of wine.

Q. What inspired you to start your business?
We were open for 3 years in the neighborhood (2010-2013). After we lost the old space we decided to relocate our wine bar. We did a lot of the design and work ourselves (of course, only possible with a little help from our friends.

Q. Tell us in one sentence why your customers love your business?
We do our own thing and refuse to compromise with our wine selection. I mean, how many wine bars can you find Johnny Cash paired with your Pineau D’Aunis?!

Q. What’s the best thing about doing business in Oakland?
The people here are rad – they are so open-minded to our different wines and style of doing business.

Q. What are some of your favorite local businesses in Oakland?
All of the grassroots businesses that are not only inspirational to us, but make us proud to be a part of Oakland. After living here for many years, our list just keeps getting longer of places we are excited to check out.

Q. What’s the one thing Oakland offers that you couldn’t live without?
We love nature, so Lake Merritt and all of the parks/hikes in the hills. Oaktown has the most amazing people and businesses – making us one of the most diverse and coolest cities in the world. We are stoked to contribute to the vibrant hub that is Oakland.

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