Odin Comes to Oakland

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We love all the dining and drinking options within easy reach of Orion.  It seems as if there are new venues popping up all the time but this particular establishment definitely caught our eye due to its location, unique concept and the fact that it is the brainchild of our friend’s at NIDO’s BackYard.  Odin has come to Oakland.

The new venue caught the attention of SFeater for popular new East Bay restaurants and they showcased the nearby establishment.
When it came time to reimagine what to do with their first restaurant space, Nido owners Sylvia and Cory McCollow decided to do something they’ve always wanted: open a mezcaleria. Sample the mezcal selection at Odin in a cocktail or flight, before diving into tacos or tostadas made with local and seasonal ingredients from Devin González of Tacos El Precioso. For a snack, try the tabla de carne or tabla de Quesos Salazar, González’s take on meat and cheese boards. (And there’s typically some vegan or vegetarian options available on the rotating menu, if that’s what you prefer.)

Odin, Mezcalería con Propósito is an intimate cantina with a collection of over 300 bottles of Mezcal, Tequila, Sotol, Raicilla and other rarities. Started by the owners of NIDO & NIDO’s BackYard, this project aims to share information and support responsible agave farmers and their families. Cocktails? They ahve got those too! Equal parts traditional and modern, all made with agave. 

444 Oak Street, Ciudad de Oakland

Yelpers and foodies alike are loving what they are serving up at Odin:

Excellent service. Great drinks with amazing mezcal selection (extremely knowledgeable staff). Food is delicious! Can't wait to go back!Lindsey W.

Came here tonight for my first time. I love the ambience, the decor, it is very authentic and well done. The food was by tacos el precioso who never disappoints, everything we had was delicious. Good sharing size portions, affordable prices, lots of diversity in the menu including vegan options as well. To drink I had a paloma which was very good and quite big too which i appreciated, a good bang for your buck. Easy parking, great location right off the freeway, attentive service and the best locally sourced ingredients in the food – I will be back! Julia

I'm a huge fan of the main man in the kitchen.  Every morsel of food that comes out of his kitchen is perfectly balanced, seasoned just right and something I would never make at home!Eleanor R.

They are truly passionate of every detail. By far not my last visit, the best craft cocktails in all of the east bay. – Alfred M.

Sounds amazing so make plans to visit Odin and experience it all for yourself.

Image credit: Odin

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