What's old is new again. Unlike the typical gentrification story that's become the norm in the Bay Area, here we have a proper revival tale. Old Kan Beer & Co. now occupies the space that once housed Linden Street Brewery, and as much as we liked the past, we're in love with this present — and future. It's a simple premise that's perfectly executed: Create a brand and destination that embody where you're from. In West Oakland, that means accessibility, a place where the community can gather and grow. Stop by for eats, beer, music and sports. Play a board game (there are many). Hang inside or out. Get to know the folks around you. This place is more than OK.


A new brewery in West Oakland that's out to serve the community.
It's literally all fun and games, plus microbrews.
95 Linden St., West Oakland, CA 94607
Weds.-Fri., 4-9 p.m.; Sat., noon-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.


By Mike Weiss

San Francisco-based marketer Mike Weiss has an undying love for sports, film photography and anything with gin. He's a firm believer that the West Coast is the best coast. Find him on Twitter @mikeini.