Al Fresco Margaritas in Berkeley, Just in Time for Summer

May 30th, 2012

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We’re excited to announce that we will open the doors tomorrow night to our large, secluded rear patio.   It’s been a busy, somewhat surreal three weeks since we opened Comal for business on May 4 – seems like a long time ago!   We’re grateful for the warm, enthusiastic response thus far.

The patio features two distinct spaces that create a dynamic environment with a variety of seating options.  A large awning structure extends thirty feet off the rear wall of the building, comprised of a translucent fabric roof supported by newly fashioned trusses by Ferrous Studios.  Under the awning is a full bar that serves the same selection of craft cocktails, agave spirits and tap beer and wine as the interior bar.  Not a bad place to saddle up on a warm sunny evening!  Fully protected from the elements and warmed by several large Calcana patio heaters, this covered dining area will serve the full regional Mexican food and drink menus year round and features seating for fifty in addition to ten bar stools.

Beyond the covered bar and dining areas, the open-air section of the patio is still in final development.  When complete, it will feature a large central fire pit (to be completed in the coming weeks) surrounded by wooden benches.  Circling the fire pit will be several large trestle tables and a lush array of trees, shrubs and towering bamboo, all planted by our good friends at Berkeley’s Garden Architecture.  For now this area will serve as a waiting area for the interior and covered dining sections as well as a destination in its own right for those interested in sharing a drink under the stars.

The patio will be seated walk-in only, on a first-come, first-served basis. Stay tuned to our regularly updated Facebook page and Twitter feed for more updates in the coming days and weeks.

Hope to see you soon at Comal.  ¡Salud!