66 Franklin Street Oakland, CA 94607 +1 510 268 3200
Your wait for an excellent pizza joint on the dock is over. Forge fits in perfectly at the waterfront Jack London Square where you can walk in any time of the day, relax on the heated patio and munch on the scrumptious wood-fired oven baked thin crust pizzas. The menu comprises your favorite flavor of pizzas and wide range of toppings to go with it. You can try the cheese-filled Pancetta pizza or the sizzling spicy Pepperoni pizza or the standard Margherita pizza. However, do not forget to start off with their amazing starters like the Crispy Cheese Curds, the Potato Skins or Smoked Chicken Wings. And while you are at it, you can pair these delights with a selection from its enticing Californian and Italian wine list, drought beers and cocktails. Shoot down a glass of Jacks Martini or a bottle of Tall Boy PBR or Anderson Valley IPA, as you enjoy the company of great food and splendid views.
7000 Coliseum Way Oakland, CA 94621 +1 510 569 2121
Costing USD25.5 million when first built in 1966, the Coliseum underwent renovations and became home to the Oakland Athletics, the Oakland Raiders and the Golden State Warriors. Fans gather well in advance of home games for all-out tailgate parties in the parking lot. Once inside, fans take their seats in the 50,000 capacity facility and enjoy the modern facilities and top notch sports action. The Oracle Arena, adjacent to the Coliseum, also hosts exciting events like concerts and the circus.
This contemporary gastropub specializes in the cocktails of the pre-prohibition era and delicious New American cuisine. Grand Tavern boasts an impressive collection of spirits, including several different kinds of Absinthe. Enjoy delicious dishes like sweet carrot mash, fried Cornish hen, onion lamb shank and desserts like baklava, blackberry shortcake and flan. The decor is interesting as the bar is in an old house, so you'll feel just like you're hanging out with friends in someone's dining room.
3325 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 +1 510 444 8505
In business for over 50 years, The Alley offers a nice variety of beef and drinks. One can enjoy their meal in a homely atmosphere with live piano and people singing, creating a jovial and comfortable ambiance. A dive bar, it is visited by regulars who come to enjoy and casual and relaxed evening.
3255 Lakeshore Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 +1 510 338 4911
The New Easy quickly rose to be one of the city's best bars for artisan cocktails made with all fresh ingredients and some liquors you may have never even heard of before. The menu is full of inventive concoctions, although you can of course always go with the classics or one of their beers on tap. If you're feeling particularly adventurous you can ask one of the talented bartenders to create something just for you. They also serve up some delicious food dishes that go great with the libations. On Saturdays they serve up special cocktails made from ingredients bought at the Farmer's Market across the street.
530 Lake Park Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 +1 510 832 1515
Cana is a restaurant, cafe and lounge located right next to scenic Lake Merritt. The cafe serves coffee drinks and a small selection of Cubano sandwiches, salads and soups. Next door, the restaurant and lounge serves Cuban specialties like Ropa Vieja and Arroz con Pollo. On weekends, they host a brunch of Cuban as well as American favorites along with bottomless mimosas and live music in the afternoons. Sundays Cana calls "Sunday Funday" and has live salsa parties in the afternoon and evenings.
3701 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 +1 510 451 5253
The Grand Oaks Restaurant & Sports Lounge is a bit decieving. The large awning outside makes it seem like it would be an old-fashioned early bird restaurant, but once you step inside you'll feel the excitement and energy in the air. Grand Oaks is one of the best places to go if you're looking to watch the game with some beers amongst other sports fanatics. During playoffs of any sport, Grand Oaks is practically exploding with competitive team spirit. In addition to pints and pitchers of draft brew, they have a limited menu of bar foods like burgers, wings and pizza.
4238 Park Boulevard Oakland, CA 94602 +1 510 336 1180
Bellanico, is a friendly and easygoing restaurant serving good quality Italian meals at reasonable prices. The most popular items on their menu are the Seared Berkshire Pork Belly, Casunzei ravioli, Argula and Treviso Radicchio and Hand Crafted Burrata. The restaurant is well known for its food, though its casual ambience also aids in a pleasant time, with friends or close ones. The staff is professional and pleasing, meeting every need and attending to the guests. Service is top-notch too. The wine list is another good reason to dine here.
Located across the Campbell Street, Lobot is a multi-purpose venue that dabbles in various art forms. From concerts, dance parties to art exhibitions, this venue is always bustling with activities and artists. It offers a great mix of amateur and established artists, thereby beckoning one and all to attend their events. The crowded venue simply speaks volumes about its popularity, so go ahead and do attend a concert here, and enjoy a cool gig along with a great variety of drinks.
1321 Locust Street Walnut Creek, CA 94596 +1 925 698 4857
Enjoy a winding down session at the Lift Lounge and Grill. Helped by the plush interiors and dimly-lit decor, this lounge bar sets an elegant tone for the evening. Add to that the extended happy hours and bottle service options, and Lift Lounge and Grill becomes a perfect place to sip on perfectly crafted cocktails.
Make Westing is located right in the thick of all
Uptown Oakland's thriving nightlife scene. Named after a short story by Oakland's beloved Jack London, Make Westing is a great space for almost any kind of night out, with ...
Project Artaud Theater is a splendid performance venue for plays
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