Night Heron in Uptown Oakland has many qualities we look for in a great cocktail spot. The artsy space filled with murals and neon lighting has comfortable seating, and lots of elbow room. It’s not too loud that you can’t hear the person sitting next you, and there are a variety of well-made drinks. These are all reasons we have no problem lounging in a large booth or the banquette with ottomans, sipping on a Super Brava with mezcal and garam masala. This place also has a short section of low and no-ABV cocktails, too, and is serving bento boxes from nearby Japanese spot Itani Ramen.