Welcome to Binny’s Newsletter. I am Simon Gibson – the owner. Binny’s creates craft cocktails and great food in the heart of Old Oakland at 8th Street between Washington and Clay. This newsletter will keep you up to date on upcoming events at Binny’s, changes to the menu or cocktail program and just the general goings-on with us and our incredible community. 

Before we get into our background and all the great stuff that’s coming up, please please PLEASE vote for Binny’s on Oakland Magazine’s Best Of Oakland 2022! Voting ends May 31st!  We’re so proud to be included and honored to be listed along side so many great Oakland establishments. We’re finalists for both the Best Bar and Best Cocktails categories. Please vote and please share!

OK, now that that’s out of the way, my wife, Amy Hyde, and I are both from the Bay Area. I grew up in SF and Amy’s from Oakland. We spent almost 15 years on the east coast in DC and NYC. When we returned home, I decided to leave the tech industry and I invested in this Oakland space with the vision of creating a special place to grow community. Through a lot of work and support from friends, I created Binny’s, named after my great-grandmother. From the art-deco styling, Matley Hurd’s beautiful mural, and  the U-shaped bar that allows for cross-room conversations, Binny’s is about connecting with this vibrant Oakland community and just having a place where you’re always welcomed. 

Share this email with your friends! They can sign up for our mailing list here. I will keep you apprised of our special foods and cocktails, videos demonstrating our techniques for cooking our cuisine and creating signature drinks. Keep an eye out for videos of our bartenders like Lauren instructing how to make the perfect cocktail! 

I hope that you enjoy your Binny’s experience as much as I do every day. Come in to see me & Amy  and the whole Binny’s team!

Best,

Simon

What’s New?

June 5th Pop Up Brunch with Chef Yann

Join Guest Chef Yann for a Sunday Brunch Party with Live DJ – New York Style

We LOVE Oakland but let’s be honest, nobody does brunch like New Yorkers so let’s get to it. 

Simon and Amy are excited to welcome Chef Yann for our first ever pop up. Enjoy our special bunch cocktails alongside brunch classics with a French and West African spin including Fried Chicken & Plantains, French Toast and a Croissant Sandwich that’ll make you want to slap yourself! Yes, please!

Summer Hours! We’ve updated our hours for the summer months. 

3:00pm- 10:00pm Monday through Thursday

3:00pm- Midnight Friday & Saturday

Closed Sunday and MondayPlease visit Binny’s Oakland for more information.

Staff Spotlight: Chef, Justin York

“My favorite part of being a chef is the creativity that I find in making meals – it’s an art,” said Justin. “Changing the menu and mixing it up to make our customers happy is my number one priority at Binny’s”.

Chef Justin comes to Binny’s after more than 12 years working in well-known establishments in the East Bay and Santa Cruz – Townhouse in Emeryville, Wood Tavern in Rockridge, the East End Gastropub, and the West End Tap and Kitchen both in Santa Cruz.