Ferndale Amps Up The Sophistication

Three new Ferndale establishments might just signal a new era of swank. The Oakland Art Novelty Company on Nine Mile Road is a speakeasy-style cocktail bar; across Woodward Avenue, Torino Espresso + Bar opens early for cappuccinos and stays open late for hand-crafted cocktails and wine. Lastly, Valentine Cocktail Bar serves nothing but the liquor of its namesake in an exciting array of flavors. All three businesses signal that Ferndale is taking a more upscale approach to nightlife these days, and that the patrons love it. All three recently made Eater’s list of hottest area cocktail bars.

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