2016 Winners: BEST OF Drinks

Specialty Cocktail Restaurant

Townehouse Restaurant at Wine & Roses

With menu items such as sparkling raspberry kiss and spicy white peach margarita, it’s no wonder the specialty cocktails at Townehouse Restaurant at Wine & Roses reign supreme. The perfectly chosen adjectives show off the sippers best attributes—like bubbly—while other monikers (think breakfast in bed) evoke the very essence of the cocktail at hand. Lodi Winerose.com


Casa Flores

On your quest for San Joaquin’s finest margarita, stop at Casa Flores and taste the winning blend. After all, your neighbors have deemed it the best! Served blended or on ice, with salt or without, the fresh-squeezed juices make all the difference in this Mexican beverage staple. Stockton & Lodi Casaflores.com


Porter’s Pub

This New American gastro pub enjoys an impressive list of local and big-name beers to keep patrons satisfied while they order up plates of delicious menu items, watch the game, or partake in one of the brewpub’s sponsored events. Lodi Facebook.com/PORTERSPUBLODI

Beer on Tap

Lodi Beer

Beer in a bottle is fine, but straight from the tap it’s heaven in a glass. Choose from cool flavors like tart cherry wheat and mo kel ko red ale to absorb the individuality Lodi Beer has to offer. Whether aromas of clove and banana pull you in, or caramel and toasted malt sound like a celestial pairing, Lodi Beer has it to serve—by keg, growler, or glass. Lodi Lodibeercompany.com

Coffee House

House of Coffees

Stop in for a pick-me-up at House of Coffees, where taking shots at 5:30 AM is completely appropriate. Whether you’re looking to down espresso on Monday morning, or jonesing for a blended, caffeinated beverage with a shot of tasty syrup on the weekend, the Lakewood Mall location’s list of coffee drinks with festive names offers an endless supply of potential addictions. Lodi (209) 368-2611

Best Cocktails

Market Tavern – Moscow Mule

Moscow mules are served up at bars across San Joaquin County, but there’s a reason Market Tavern is revered for its versions. With four options—Mexican (tequila), Moscow (vodka), Irish (whiskey), and Kentucky (bourbon)—there’s a way for every drinker to enjoy this trendy beverage. Aside from the liquor variation, the cocktails are each made with ginger beer and soda. Stockton Markettavernstk.com