5104 Hopyard Road Pleasanton, CA 94588 +1 925 227 1800
Tommy T's is a Northern Californian staple on the comedy club circuit due to its lively atmosphere and ability to draw a crowd. Some of the best traveling comedians swing through here a few times a year and many shows sell-out quickly. The club is also a restaurant, primarily steakhouse offerings but have a few weekly specials like Spaghetti Tuesdays. There is a two item minimum for all show guests so it is best to eat here if you don't drink alcohol. The calendar is constantly changing and the acts are always fresh so check out the venue website for full details and tickets.
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.
5532 San Pablo Avenue Between 55th Street & 56th Street, Gaskill Oakland, CA 94608 +1 510 547 1313
One of the few motorcycle shops to boast of treating women riders with respect, Godspeed does takes its multiple role of being a motorcycle garage, shop, tattoo parlor, bar and cafe with acute efficiency. Here, you can not only get your bikes serviced and get free safety inspection done but also, enjoy some lip smacking waffles and piping hot coffee to go with it, all of course, under the same roof . Make sure you call ahead or visit their website for details about their open hours and more.
3325 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 +1 510 444 8505
A Steak lovers delight, this place has more to offer than just good food.In business for over 50 years, it offers a nice variety of food 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.
1722 1st Street Livermore, CA 94550 +1 925 447 2545
Once just an old movie house, this cinema has been overhauled and made into an indie hotspot. What more could the livermore scene want, beer and great movies to be exact. This place is a must-see if you are visiting in the area and want to catch a flick and have a unique experience and maybe even a little movie buzz.
32100 Union Landing Union City, CA 94587 +1 510 487 9347
As part of the successful Cinemark cinema chain, Century 25 in Union City has a lot to offer the moviegoer in the Bay Area. With many screens to choose from, you won't miss out on any of the new titles and blockbuster hits plus a few of the obscure films not showcased at smaller theaters. Don't forget the popcorn and candy!
2490 First Street Livermore, CA 94550 +1 925 443 7469
The Livermore Cinema 13 is already regarded as one of the best and most high-tech cinemas in the bay area. To top it off, the cinema boasts the second largest solar power system on the roof of a movie theater anywhere in the world. The cinema showcasing blockbuster and Hollywood studio driven films, so if you are into indie flicks, this state-of-the-art theater is not for you.
504 Lake Park Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 +1 510 444 7300
This friendly neighborhood saloon is conveniently located right next to Lake Merritt in the Lakeshore business district of Oakland. Come and enjoy the casual atmosphere inside and out as Heart & Dagger features a charming garden patio perfect for hanging out with friends on a nice day. Don't forget to take advantage of the jukebox, pool table, tabletop Pacman, Area 51 and several pinball games. The saloon often hosts "theme" nights and features various drink specials throughout the week. Please note Heart & Dagger is cash only.
This unique drinking establishment boasts itself to be a "beer tasting room". Beer Revolution always features somewhere around 15 different artisan brews on tap, as well as an impressive collection of bottled beer, which visitors are welcome to drink in the store or buy to bring home. Pull up a stool to the beer-barrel tables, pop open a cold one, and enjoy the Revolution.
1517 Franklin Street Oakland, CA 94612 +1 510 834 1517
The Layover is a bar, lounge and gallery all in one. The decor is very bohemian and ethnic, with dark wood, beautiful pillows and cushions, and of course being an art gallery, interesting art covering the walls. The bar features an interesting collection of gourmet cocktails as well as a good selection of beer. Often The Layover boasts live bands or DJs to keep things moving on the dance floor.
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