Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A 98 Bottles Wedding Makes National News!

On Sunday 98 Bottles hosted a wedding reception for Dana and Brian, the two brave lovebirds who refused to let the federal government ruin their wedding day.  
Government shut down didn't stop these two!

Bride, Groom & guests watch news coverage 
For over a year they had planned to say their vows at their favorite spot in Yosemite National Park and then host a party for friends and family two days later at 98 Bottles.  Dana had dreamed of getting married at the top of Glacier Point since she was 8-years-old, but then the unthinkable happened...last Monday the government was shut down including all national parks.  So despite the $5,000 deposit they put down, they were told their wedding could not take place.

Being a surgical nurse, Dana is no stranger to challenges.  So once she recovered from the reeling news, she and Brian packed up and headed to Yosemite anyway.  None of the vendors they had hired at Yosemite were willing to take a chance of losing their park privileges so the daring duo, with close friends and family to help, moved barricades from the parking lot and got married at the spot of their dreams!  Their efforts were highlighted on The Today Show, Good Morning America and Channel 10 news.

The video clips of the ceremony and news coverage was a highlight at the 98 Bottles party Sunday.  What a blast! Good for you guys!  Such an auspicious beginning bodes really well for a long, happy life together.  Thank you for sharing it with us.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

A Very Lucky Day


Who says Friday the 13th is an unlucky day?  Today has actually been the luckiest of days with many wonderful signs. On the way to work a profound message on the car next to mine... “Change lives, start with your own.”  WOW!  Amazing advice and so true.  At Starbucks the friendliest, most helpful barista who really knew her customers by name and by their favorite coffee drink.  I told her, "it’s a great barista who knows her customers.”  She told me she had lost her job with the county and ended up having to work at Starbucks. She said at first it was really hard because she had never had to do that kind of work before, even when working her way through school.  But, she said now she sees her job as a blessing because she is able to "truly connect" with people, something she said "you can never do when going about your normal life."  And, she told me the work keeps her really busy which keeps her “in the moment.”  WOW – so profound.  I told her she was blessed to be aware of such a state of mind and that clearly that is why she is so happy.  She told me I made her day…but she is the one who made mine!  On the way home I passed a taxi, name on the cab was “New Life”.  Could there be a more clear sign of being on the right path? Friday the 13th...a truly lucky day.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

98 Bottles App

It's official, we now have a free 98 Bottles app available for iPhone and Android!  It's really exciting...there's all kinds of cool content and we're still building more.  Some of the features include:

  • Car Locator to help you know when your meter's up and also help you find your car if you forgot where you parked
  • Call a Cab feature
  • Tip Calculator
  • QR code download
  • Beer 101 & Wine 101 with interesting facts and info 
  • Fan Wall
  • Staff info
  • 98 Bottles Event info
  • 98 Bottles Rental info
  • Direct connection to our instagram 
Plus, we can send you instant push notifications for special offers and events.  Check it out...download it...it's free!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sunday FUN DAY

This week we're excited to launch Sunday FUN-DAY 98 Bottles style.  

Starting this Sunday June 23 we'll be open every Sunday from noon to 6pm with BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS, Bellinis, Ballast Point Bloody Marys, great craft beer, fun wine  and free live acoustic music in the Lower Lounge and Painting & Vino or a music event in The Back Room.  

Check our website calendar for details.


Saturday, May 25, 2013


98 Bottles is all spruced up and ready for summer.  Come by and check out our cozy outdoor patios.  The weather is beautiful and it's time to party.  
Patios are dog-friendly so bring along your furry friends.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


When we're bogged down with the daily hassles of life, we tend to lose our perspective.  No one knows that better than a small business owner. We end up focusing all of our attention on the never ending small and insignificant things that demand our attention  and we forget to see the beautiful interconnectedness of all things.  Apparently a trip to outer space changes all of that in an instant.  For 40 years, astronauts from all over the world have reported something called the Overview Effect, a cognitive shift in awareness that occurs after seeing Earth from space.  Check it out: