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Sunday thru Thursday 5:30-10pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30-11pm
Front bar opens at 5pm nightly
Sunday thru Thursday 5:30-10pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30-11pm
Front bar opens at 5pm nightly

Duncan Meyers of Arnot-Roberts returns to Comal

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

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On Tuesday, July 26th, Comal will welcome back Arnot-Roberts’ co-founder Duncan Arnot Meyers for another special wine dinner featuring a selection of their newly released wines paired with dishes by executive chef Matt Gandin.   Arnot-Roberts’ innovative, ambitious approach to making wine has been garnering growing critical acclaim from both the media and the wine industry for years. In 2013, the San Francisco Chronicle’s wine editor Jon Bonné named them Winemakers of the Year.

Dining with Duncan, guests will have the opportunity to meet him and hear the story behind each featured wine. This is the latest installment of the Abajo Dinner Series at Comal, a series of producer dinners held in Comal’s private dining room, Abajo. Previous dinners have showcased Wind Gap Wines, Bedrock Wine Co., Mezcal Vago, Fort Point Beer Company, and many others.


DATE/TIME:  Tuesday, July 26th at 6:30 PM
PRICE: Tickets are $125 inclusive of food, wine and service charge
RESERVATIONS:  Space is limited – to purchase tickets, follow this link: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1221185

Arnot-Roberts Dinner Menu:

King salmon crudo avocado, green tomato, verdolagas, lime sea salt

Chardonnay, Trout Gulch Vineyard, Santa Cruz 2014

Rabbit tamal fig-puya chile salsa

Old Vine White, Heinstein Vineyard, Sonoma 2014

Frisee salad nectarine, pickled chiles,

green coriander seed vinaigrette, sheep milk feta

Rose, Luchsinger Vineyard, Clear Lake 2015

Flank steak guisado taco grilled corn-cherry tomato salsa

Syrah, Que Syrah Vineyard, Sonoma Coast 2014

Oaxacan chocolate budin raspberries

Cabernet Sauvignon, Fellom Ranch, Santa Cruz 2013

About Arnot-Roberts: Arnot-Roberts was founded in 2001 in Healdsburg, California by childhood friends Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts. Duncan and Nathan grew up in the midst of vineyards and winemakers in the Napa Valley. Each took an interest in the wine industry, with Nathan following his father’s lead as a cooper, and Duncan pursuing winemaking at renowned wineries in Napa and Sonoma.

The focus of this two-person operation is on small lot, single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir, as well as several other varieties uncommon in Northern Californian vineyards. Through good fortune and a keen eye, they have identified vineyard sources that are both singular and extraordinary. Collaboration with dedicated and passionate growers is paramount in the farming of these sites and vinification of their wines.

Comal included in SFist’s Roundup of the Best Outdoor Bars in the East and North Bay

Monday, May 16th, 2016

“Out in back on the spacious and comfortable, unenclosed patio — complete with heat lamps and crape myrtle tree — you can’t get a full dinner, but you can enjoy some fresh air, chips and salsa, and some really solid Margaritas, not to mention a bunch of other intriguing options including a mezcal-based Paloma and seasonally changing specials.”

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Mezcal Dinner at Comal with Mezcal Vago

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

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On Monday June 13th, Comal will welcome Judah Kuper from Mezcal Vago for a special dinner showcasing several of Vago’s offerings complemented by a menu of Oaxaca-inspired dishes by Comal’s executive chef Matt Gandin. Dinner guests will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with Judah and learn first-hand about his extensive experiences in the world of agave spirits.

Judah lives in Oaxaca, Mexico, where he married into a family of fifth-generation mezcaleros. The enthusiastic feedback the family’s mezcal received at his beachside bar on the southern coast of Mexico inspired him to bring this special mezcal to the world. Mezcal Vago features small batch mezcales made in traditional methods by mezcaleros who for generations have been perfecting their craft deep in the mountains of Southern Oaxaca.

This is the latest in an ongoing series of producer dinners (previous dinners have featured Don Amado Mezcal, wine companies like Bedrock, Arnot-Roberts, Unti, and Wind Gap and beer companies like Fort Point, Henhouse and Social) held in Comal’s private dining room, Abajo. All previous events have sold out in advance.

DATE/TIME: Monday, June 13th at 6:30 pm
PRICE: Tickets are $70 (inclusive of food, mezcal and service charge)
RESERVATIONS:  Space is limited – to purchase tickets, follow this link:  http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1184919

FEATURED MEZCALS: Espadin, Elote, Ensamble en Barro and more!


Guacamole, Chips and Three Salsas

Nahuatl by Nature (cocktail) Vago Espadin, Amaro Montenegro, green chile liqueur, lime

Halibut Ceviche serrano chile, green olive, tomato

Sweet Corn and Rajas Tamal, pipian verde

Flan Tradicional fresh strawberries


SF Chronicle includes Comal in their list of Favorite Margaritas

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

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Haute Living names Comal’s Margarita the Best in the East Bay

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

“The best margarita in the East Bay can be found at Comal in Berkeley. Designed by the Bon Vivants and honed by bar manager Matthew Campbell—a 2013 SF Chronicle Bar Star—Comal’s margarita features Cimarron Blanco, orange-scented agave, and lime juice.”

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