Grand-Live is a great addition to downtown Oakland's cultural scene. Located on Broadway, this concert hall is nestled in a three story building called The Venue, an eclectic space dedicated to performing arts. Its design and vibe exudes a 1920s nostalgic charm. It features a spacious dance floor sprawling across 2,000 square feet (185 square meters), an exclusive VIP lounge and a well-stocked bar, and can accommodate up to 600 guests.
3300 Joaquin Miller Road Joaquin Miller Park Oakland, CA 94602 +1 510 531 9597
Come to Woodminster Amphitheater and enjoy a magical performance under a star studded sky. Set in the Joaquin Miller Park, the place has a serene ambiance with a lot of picnic spots, trails for walking and greenery. Host to a number of plays and performances, the venue is a popular hub among the local youths. One can even head down for a walk on the grounds after a performance.
3500 Mountain Blvd. Holy Names University Oakland, CA 94619 +1 510 436 1000
Regents Theater is located at The Holy Names University. The University rents it for your meetings, performances, conferences or events. With state-of-the-art facilities and modern equipment, these multi-purpose theaters are well suited for the above mentioned occasions. Equipped with high standard lighting and sound technologies that satisfy, the Regent Theater can seat up to 390 people.
17011 Bollinger Canyon Rd San Ramon Oakland, CA 94582 +1 925 973 3343(Box Office)
Front Row Theatre was established in 2005 (San Ramon, CA). The theatre's building is situated aproximately an one mile from the modern complex of Dougherty Valley PAC (Performing Arts Center). Front Row Theatre has seats for 90 spectators only, but impresses with its wide range of performances - from the contemporary and state-of-the-art shows to the progressive educational programs.
3986 Adeline Street Emeryville, CA 94608 +1 510 839 9000(Tourist Information)
Cafe Biere is located right next to Oakland in neighboring Emeryville. Cafe Biere serves up delicious contemporary American dishes like Lamb Burgers, Fried Chicken Sandwiches, Mussels with a variety of broths and Po Boys. While their dinners are delicious, Cafe Biere is especially popular for their weekend brunch. The special feature here is their bottomless mimosas for USD12, that keep coming around non-stop with different flavors every time. The breakfast and brunch food is also especially popular with items like Salmon Eggs Benedict and Steak and Eggs. A word to the wise, don't plan much for the rest of the day once you've started in on the bottomless mimosas, when they say bottomless they mean it! Cafe Biere, as the name implies, also specializes in a fantastic selection of craft beers, especially Belgian and Belgian-style ones.
14808 East 14th Street San Leandro, CA 94578 +1 510 614 1224(Box Office)
The Bal Theatre in San Leandro donned a new avatar after years of closure. Bought over by the dashing entrepreneur Dan Dillman, it hosts live music and comedy nights, screenings of independent and foreign films, Spanish classes and private events. Audiences love this theater for the sheer luxury it affords them in terms of spacious aisles, ample legroom, an impressive stage layout and refreshment stands. Check their website calendar for a list of upcoming events.
6702 Hollis Street Emeryville, CA 94608 +1 510 428 1470
Hidden away in Emeryville amongst office buildings and warehouses lies the little gem of Prizefighter. The bar prides itself in their special artisan cocktails, made with ingredients and mixers prepared fresh every day. They also have a staggeringly impressive spirits list that will boggle your mind in more than one way. Prizefighter also has a great outdoor area, perfect for soaking up the afternoon sun.
4401 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA 94611 +1 510 654 7100
The Kona Club is located on Oakland's Piedmont Avenue. Kona is your classic tiki bar, complete with wooden tribal masks, dancing hula girl, working volcano and an interior that makes you feel like you're on the inside of a woven hut. A big hut. At Kona you can get everything you would expect from a tiki bar, little paper umbrellas, fruity drinks (a few of them flaming), and of course, the ubiquitous Scorpion Bowl for several people...or one really, really brave one. The bar has a pool table and a spacious back room, so its perfect for any occasion that you feel like making more festive. After all, it is hard to be depressed in a tiki bar.
4395 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA 94611 +1 510 922 8249
Local Cafe fits in just perfectly with the cute scene on Oakland's Piedmont Avenue. This modern little cafe serves up classic American dishes with contemporary twists, so look for "fancy" salads and sandwiches. Being a cafe of course you can get excellent coffee and pastries, as well as breakfast and brunch every day of the week.
4184 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA 94611 +1 510 547 1299
This cute little gelateria fits in perfectly on cute Piedmont Avenue. Lush Gelato makes their gelato and sorbet in small batches using local organic ingredients from various Northern California farms. These frozen artisan treats come in all kinds of flavors, ranging from the fairly innocuous Dark Chocolate gelato to more adventurous flavors like Goat Cheese, Buttermilk Cucumber, Brown Sugar, Tequila, Maple & Bacon Chocolate Chips and more. They also feature seasonal fruit sorbettos. If you're in the mood for an adventurous frozen treat, Lush Gelato is a sure bet.
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