Posts tagged Nightlife
At the periphery of the downtown/Old Oakland neighborhood, right at to the edge of the OPD headquarters and 880 freeway, sits a strange looking pink box of a building, that seems like an odd dimensional portal to another time and place, a time when the urban restaurant bar was one More >
Longtime Oaklanders will remember the old Hofbrau set firmly on the corner of Grand Avenue and Broadway for decades. Luka’s Taproom & Lounge strives to keep the spirit of that old establishment alive, with a young, fresh, and modern twist that appeals to the new breed of Oaklandites.
The restaurant is a More >
Lanesplitter Pizza has enjoyed mass popularity since their opening in Berkeley in 1998, due to their simple, affordable, tasty, and quality pizza and pub fare. In 2004 they opened this Oakland location in the Temescal district and also recently added a restaurand in Emeryville. They also have two “pit stops” in More >
Enter The Trappist. Easy to miss, this mysterious & dark establishment is a timeless oasis from the bustle and boom of Downtown Oakland. A credit to the Old Oakland area, the building is beautifully restored inside and out and has doubled in size since the impressive transformation to European looking More >
There’s no shortage of liquor stores in Oakland. And it’s gotta be hard to compete with the sale prices at places like CVS and Safeway. But if you’re looking for a good selection and low prices, Broadway Liquors on Broadway Auto Row is a great source.
Beers go on for days and More >
Where to get dinner at midnight, and $1 PBR and Olympia cans to boot? Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe across from Emeryville City Hall (and Pixar HQ) is open till 1am every night of the week. You can’t go wrong with the comfort food they serve at this quaint diner.
They offer mouth-watering More >
From the outside, Mua Restaurant & Bar looks like a hole in the graffiti-decorated roll-up wall. But after walking through the cute foyer and stylishly attractive downstairs bar…
…a multi-tiered cavern of a restaurant unfolds before you.
The place is abuzz with candlelit tables and More >
I’ve been riding AC Transit through Downtown Oakland all my life, usually on the 51 Line. For so many years I would stare at the permanently gated-up vacant storefronts on Broadway from the window of the bus, sensing the cultural depression and under-potential of the area. Always the civic and More >