Restaurants for Nightlife Lovers in Oakland 

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  • 1

    The Trappist

    10 reviews

    Do you like ale? Do you like dive bars with a unique feeling? Are you willing to explore a new joint in downtown Oakland? Well get off your arse and get it over here. While they have grub here, you can drink it like the Trappist monks of the middle ages instead :P This is an awesome joint. Sit at ...

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  • 2


    3 reviews

    Part hot dog, part banh mi, part sandwich but better than all. Their sausage sandwiches are to die for. Who would have thought such amazing creation could be found at this hole in the wall spot? The front entrance suggested more of second hand vintage store than a coffee shop/sandwich spot/beer garden. Second impression was no better. It certainly looks ...

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  • 3

    Heinold's First & Last Chance

    8 reviews

    When I was a kid, I held a strange fascination with Jack London's White Fang. Perhaps it was my young age, my psyche in its unrefined, primal state, that naturally compelled me to recognize civility's tie to the vicious wild. Perhaps it was my inexperienced mind, exploring the world and seeing it for what it was at the time for ...

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  • 4

    Mua Lounge

    4 reviews

    In a nutshell: overpriced fancy American food in a hip Uptown location. I came here with a large group for a bachelorette party. They were able to accommodate a group of 12 and they had a full bar. It was surprisingly hard to find a place that had both of those properties. The decor is really dark but "cool", and ...

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  • 5

    Luka's Taproom & Lounge

    7 reviews

    Amazing food, oyster happy hour specials and great beers on tap. Luka's Taproom & Lounge is one of my favorite spots in the area. It's not the cheapest spot, but it's a very comfortable place to hang.

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  • 6


    8 reviews

    Flora is indicative of the transformation that parts of Oakland are going through, being gentrified by young urban people who either can't afford SF, or prefer to live in a less hectic and up and coming urban environment with less commute and better weather. Flora is the site of an old Floral shop, still using the same sign. It is ...

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  • 7

    Shooting Star Cafe

    3 reviews

    Definitely a great place to hang out with friends! the food here is prettyyy good.. The prices are decent, some things are kinda expensive for what it is, but if u catch them during tea time, you will find some good deals! I liked the baked rice dishes here... too bad they dont do half red and white sauce... cause ...

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  • 8

    Cato's Ale House

    2 reviews

    Pretty good place to go for a beer... One of the beertenders knows beer, the others dont know the difference between a boch, pilsner, and kolsch... They have a good selection of beer on tap (around 20) with quick service. Literally you order your food through a hole in the wall and pay individually, good for self paying individuals in ...

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  • 9

    Ramen Shop

    4 reviews

    Some people like to hate on this place, and I totally get why. It's super hipster, not that cheap, and there aren't many actual Japanese people making the food. However, I look past all of that because the ramen they serve is damn good. It's not always the most traditional (kale was in my last bowl of ramen) but I ...

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  • 10

    Rosamunde Sausage Grill

    2 reviews

    Sausage fest! But in a good way! Sausages made from all kinds of meat (or non-meat) served on tasty bread! Tables are long picnic style for communal eating, making this great for groups. Trivia night is on Wednesday, I believe, but don't quote me on that. TV screens for sports, too. I ordered the currywurst (a favorite of mine from ...

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  • 11

    Awaken Cafe

    2 reviews

    Cafe and bar in one! During the day people are sipping on their almond milk lattes and in the evening trading it in for beer or wine and some live music. I like that they have Ritual coffee here as well.

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  • 12

    The Hog's Apothecary

    3 reviews

    Here we are at this place with all the open space in the world, but to only see two communal tables in the middle of the room and bar stools along the window counters. Trying to squeezed us into the edge of the communal table, no thank you. We opted to wait for the bar stools instead. With minimal selections, ...

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  • 13

    Ozumo Japanese Restaurant

    6 reviews

    Chic and trendy sushi restaurant in uptown Oakland. Beautiful large bar area with a great sake selection.

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  • 14

    Authentic Bagel Company

    3 reviews

    Authentic Bagel Company makes their bagels using a Polish recipe from the 1800s. Unlike other bagel places in the Bay, they use a sourdough starter. They also make all their meats and other items in house! It's a bit of NYC in Oakland!

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  • 15


    Some of the best pastries in the Bay. If you live here, you know it well. Start with the macarons!

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  • 16

    Pacific Coast Brewing Company

    5 reviews

    As a beer geek, there were no real standouts in the flight menu. Some were a little disappointing, and I remember enjoying the stouts more than the lighter beers. It's usually pretty busy the few times I have been, so expect that before coming.

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  • 17

    Bakesale Betty

    22 reviews

    Yes, the wait is long, but it's worth it! The fried chicken sandwich is pricey, but large enough to feed two. Make sure you pick up some scrumptious baked goods as well. Their cookies, pies and strawberry shortcake are all divine.

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  • 18

    Fentons Creamery & Restaurant

    Came here with Anton on Friday for a spontaneous ice cream craving. Decided to go here after all the raving and hype about this place. We ordered the Fentons Special Sundae which was good and creamy. However, I did not find the ice cream to be spectacle and did not get the feeling I would go out of my way ...

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  • 19


    15 reviews

    Wow - Hawaiian (w/tomato) was delicious. Truffle (w/artichoke heart) was also delicious. Everything was also described deliciously. 3 of us shared the 2 mac and cheeses and were stuffed, with leftovers. Service was great. No Amex card. Street parking. Can get busy, so be prepared for a wait. Maybe buy their cookbook and make it at home if you can't ...

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  • 20

    Blue Bottle Coffee Co

    8 reviews

    One of the best places for coffee in the Bay. Period.

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