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Best bars in San Francisco Bay Area

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“A large variety of food/restaurants choices. A sort of food court except real restaurants instead of fast food chains. There is a parking garage across the street. ”
130local recommendations
Music Venue
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“Built in 1928, the Fox Theater is an architectural masterpiece and former movie house that underwent a $75 million renovation to reopen its doors in February of 2009 under the direction of Another Planet Entertainment. Featuring jaw-dropping original details, state-of-the-art Meyer sound system and a capacity of up to 2,800, the Fox is continuously recognized as a favorite among touring artists and fans alike. The Fox Theater’s leading presence in Oakland has anchored the long-awaited renaissance of an Uptown entertainment district of theaters, restaurants, and nightspots.”
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American Restaurant
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“Ocean front restaurant next the Harbor. Great location. The upstairs is the bar with bar eats and the downstairs full dining.”
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Brewery
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“ 4th street tasting room is great to grab Pliny the Elder but the food is not so great. The new location in Windsor has amazing view and a huge garden for pups and kids to play. ”
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New American Restaurant
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“Lively restaurant with high-quality California ingredients and creative cocktails. Show up at 10 minutes to 5:00 to add your name to the walk-in list and score a 6:00 p.m. table.”
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Pizza Place
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“INSPIRED BY THE BEST PIZZA OF NEW YORK CITY AND NAPLES, ITALY. Very popular.”
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New American Restaurant
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“Great menu in a unique setting. Movies projected on the wall so it's dinner and movie at the same venue. If you are in the Mission this is worth a look. ”
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Pizza Place
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“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. ”
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American Restaurant
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“Take a ride down to the restaurant in a gondola and enjoy deliciously fine cuisine.”
101local recommendations
Tapas Restaurant
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“Excellent Tapas menu. Gets busy at lunchtime and for dinner. Indoor and outdoor seating.”
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Indie Movie Theater
“Pizza, beer and much more in a comfy, casual space. Interesting screenings too!”
119local recommendations
Beer Garden
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“Fab outdoor beer garden in the heart of downtown Oakland. A bit loud, and food is just ok, but sweet sweet space.”
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Thin-crust pizzas and cocktails in a neighborhood spot
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“Excellent food and cocktails. Can be loud. It's a bit of a walk, but it's worth it.”
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Concert Hall
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“Local music venue that gets great gigs and has food/drinks as well and cozy outside patio spot. ”
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Italian Restaurant
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“Hard to get into but well worth, get there 10 minutes before they open and you’ll get in!”
169local recommendations
Cocktail Bar
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“Distance to house: - 2.5 miles Highlights: - The original cocktail bar in Sac. - Super fun speakeasy, pre prohibition era atmophere. - Live music 5 nights a week. - Great food and craft coktail happy hour M-F 4-6pm. ”
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