371 13th Street, Oakland, CA, US, 94612
- Phone: (510) 279-1700
- Fax: (510) 279-1701
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.
Tropicana is a nightclub located in Oakland's popular and trendy Uptown District. The Tropicana's DJ's spin Latin as well as American dance music for ages 17 and up. The club often hosts special theme nights and private events as well.
Among the discount hair supply stores and gas stations that line Oakland's always-interesting Telegraph Avenue sits an enormous blue neon sign that reads "Uptown". Since first opening its doors in 2005, The Uptown has become one of Oakland's premier venues to hear music that is just as eclectic as the town itself. The 30 foot long mahogany bar has over 12 beers on tap, as well as the garden variety of mixed drinks and wines. Though there may be a cover charge on show nights, it shouldn't discourage you from stopping by and enjoying one of Oakland's finest clubs.
From comedy to live music, Kimball's Carnival has something for everyone. Enjoy great food and drinks while you groove to a list of foot-tapping numbers. Bored is the last thing you would feel here as each night has something different in store for you. Be it karaoke Tuesdays or casual Fridays, this place is an entertainer all the way. If you are on a look-out for a hip place to hang out, look no further, at this place the carnival never ends! Check website for event schedules.
The Oakland Metro is a non-profit, black box performing arts venue and art space located in Jack London Square. A converted warehouse, it opened in December 2001 with a production of Gertrude Stein's Four Saints in Three Acts. It regularly hosts open mic nights, concerts, circus acts, comedy shows, theater, and various other productions. The venue is open to all ages. Visit the website for calendar of events and ticketing information.
Yoshi's is not just a place where you can catch mind-blowing jazz, but also a sushi bar with an excellent restaurant. Eager music lovers pack the restaurant and the Jazz House on performance nights. It showcases the best talent and boasts of high tech acoustics in the Bay area. A full cocktail menu is available besides sushi, appetizers, salads and desserts. The attire is causal and the atmosphere jazzed up. It has a top-notch restaurant that serves Japanese food, and is open for lunch and dinner.
Caña 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 Caña calls "Sunday Funday" and has live salsa parties in the afternoon and evenings.
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.
A venue that has been a part of the city's night scene since the 1970s, Eli's Mile High Club is an institution in Oakland. A combination of a restaurant, dive bar, music venue, and art gallery, Eli's is a one-stop spot for all your dining, drinking and entertainment needs. Artists and musicians from all over the country, and beyond, come here to perform in an intimate environment, in front of eager crowds. The menu offers well-known and much loved delights like burgers, fries, wings, and onion rings, but of course, all have their own Eli's twist. However, do carry some cash, as the bar does not accept credit or debit cards. To know more, see the website.
Expect the frills of any late-night partyhouse at this underground nightclub on 39th Street. The club reverberates with lively post punk pop and hardcore rock music given out by various local and national bands. Adding to it is the spacious dance floor which serves as a playground for those energetic souls who just cannot resist dancing to the tunes. The ladies are taken care of in a special way during the weekly Ladies Nights, where they can avail of special discounts on drinks and enjoy the live music. In the past, bands like Blasfemme, MRSA and Las Malas Pulgas have charmed the crowd with their performance.