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Bars and nightlife in Oakland

Top bars

Music Venue
“The Fox Oakland is a music venue featuring world-class touring musicians of all genres.”
  • 155 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Delicious thin crust pizza with other great options. You can either have dinner in the front, or hang out at the bar in the back. I believe they're also open for brunch. ”
  • 136 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Brewery beer garden with many beer selections & great flatbread pizza /bites”
  • 92 locals recommend
Mac & Cheese Joint
“Amazing mac n cheese joint with different flavors for everyone to enjoy. A personal favorite is the garden pesto mac! ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“Beer, food, and a mix of couches and chairs for seating. Check out the programming!”
  • 118 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great restaurant, tapas style small food plates and meeting place with friends. Bar and music scene on weekends”
  • 88 locals recommend
Brewery
“A fantastic local brewpub with a beautiful patio. It's a few miles away but one of our favorites.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Night Club
“An institution. Jazz in a supper club vibe (sushi!). The best artists make a stop at Yoshi’s. ”
  • 77 locals recommend

Nightclubs

American Restaurant
“Great restaurant, tapas style small food plates and meeting place with friends. Bar and music scene on weekends”
  • 88 locals recommend
Night Club
“An institution. Jazz in a supper club vibe (sushi!). The best artists make a stop at Yoshi’s. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Bar
“Local sports bar and food specials every day. Monday night oysters special. Pool table in the back. Great for watching a game.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Irish Pub
“An Irish based pub with occasional live music and pub food. You won't go hungry or thirsty here!”
  • 47 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Fine dining meets Chicken and waffles, lovely place, has been here forever.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Tiki Bar
“Tikki Hut, kitchy style, Vintage, Hawaiian themed decor and drinks. Great music! Good drinks!”
  • 33 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Yummy drinks and good food on Lake Merrit. If you drive, the trick is to park in the lot under the freeway (across from the Grand Lake Theater) and walk up one block ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
“This place used to be super divey and have wonderfully bad live music all the time (and let us in when I was in high school) - it's been renovated since then, but remains close to my heart ;)”
  • 44 locals recommend

Music venues

Music Venue
“The Fox Oakland is a music venue featuring world-class touring musicians of all genres.”
  • 155 locals recommend
Music Venue
“I am a tour guide here and also game show host for classic movie nights. I love this old grand theatre”
  • 83 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“This is one of the really great places *in the country* to hear offbeat music, especially acoustic guitar. An institution.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Current home of the Oakland Athletics and Raiders. Raiders will move to Las Vegas for the 2020 season. My wife and I go to Oakland Athletics games quite often. They are relatively cheap tickets and a way to sit and relax for 3 hours. Parking is $20, but if you don't mind walking, then you can park at the Oakland Coliseum BART station during night games. Also, they allow food and sealed water bottles into the stadium.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Amphitheater
“If you like music, try to catch a show at the Greek. Awesome location in the hills of Berkeley”
  • 35 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Live reggae, roots & world music are featured at this intimate venue with an outdoor patio.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Music Venue
“One of the truly great botanical gardens on the West Coast. Don't miss the redwood grove across the street from the garden itself. Access is given by the ticket office. Concerts played in the grove during summer months. Also the site of many weddings.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Great scene! Great food and drinks! Great music and events! With over 2 stories of space, including a grand ballroom on the 2nd floor, this venue offers plenty of options for a good time. We were able to catch our favorite band here, Oakland’s legendary and beloved THE COUP. One of the best shows ever. Check out their website. ”
  • 33 locals recommend