Top 10 Nightlife Destinations in Oakland

Top 10 Nightlife Destinations in Oakland
OaklandDotInfo Staff July 05, 2017

Oakland glows in the sun, but what most people don’t know about the city is that it literally shines in the night. The nightlife is truly spectacular, with everything you need to satiate the sudden urge to party.

Oakland glows in the sun, but what most people don’t know about the city is that it literally shines in the night. The nightlife is truly spectacular, with everything you need to satiate the sudden urge to party. You will not be disappointed with the wide variety of craft beers, creative cocktails and live music, making Oakland a paradise for all those who love to party all night.

These top 10 nightlife destinations in Oakland are everything you are looking for, and much more:


Heinold's First & Last Chance Saloon

This Saloon was originally built from the remains of a whaling vessel and is historical as it was built back in 1880. It was even visited by Jack London! It is slanted with uneven flooring being a distinctive feature along with signed dollar bills by various sailors and soldiers. It is a great place to appreciate maritime history. Dive bar fans recognize the value of this place where the drinks are amazing and reasonably priced.

Heinold's First & Last Chance Saloon

Yoshi's

Yoshi began as a small sushi bar in North Berkeley that has now developed into one of the world’s most respected jazz venues. It has created a whole new Japanese dining experience using fresh seasonal ingredients combined with traditional spices. It has expanded to include a wider genre of music with its state-of-the-art sound system and award-winning live performances.

Yoshi's

Beer Revolution

Operating since 2010, it is a bottle shop and craft beer bar featuring 47 taps of their rotating draft section. It is designed as a venue to discover new beers, share old favorites and make new friends who share the same love for beer. The venue has a warm and cozy feel to it with several tables inside and an enormous deck outdoor where you can sip a beer facing the East Bay sun.

Beer Revolution

Diving Dog Brewhouse

The Diving Dog Bar is a brewery and beer bar that allows customers to have their own brewing experience on professional equipment. They have thirty taps and countless bottled beers, local wines and refreshing non alcoholic drinks. Food from outside is allowed, but they have also collaborated up local chefs, pop-ups and beer blends. Passionate drinkers can stop by at night to enjoy drinks or drop by during the day to learn about the whole brewing process.

Diving Dog Brewhouse

The Sound Room

It is the perfect jazz club bound to impress you with the friendly and intimate atmosphere. It is the home of the Bay Area Jazz and Arts, Inc. (BAJA) which promotes music, art and creative ventures by organizing live performances and educational programs. Finest performances of Jazz, improvisation and contemporary art can be enjoyed here at extremely affordable prices. More about The Sound Room

The Sound Room

Kona Club

The Kona Club is decorated with bamboo walls that add a warm fuzzy feeling to the place lit with genuine blowfish lights. Other highlights include life-sized hula girl, coin-operated pool table and a bar where you can watch the night's sporting events or any other movie on three different television screens. It’s a party hub over the weekend, attracting a diverse crowd of locals and tourists.

Kona Club

George & Walt's

George & Walt's is a family owned friendly dive bar boasting the largest array of TVs and draft beers in all of Oakland. No wonder, it is a popular spot for game night. It is a friendly neighborhood bar with cheap drinks, heavy pours and an amazing bartending staff. There is also a large dining room to seat large parties. Friday and Saturday nights are the busiest and you can grab a great meal paired with drinks.

George & Walt's

Eli's Mile High Club

It is a long renowned blue hotspot now resurrected as a punk rock dive. It is a dive bar, restaurant, music venue and a tattoo shop located near Longfellow neighborhood. It attracts a diverse crowd of adventure and art lovers. It also features an art gallery, pool table and a beer garden. Popular bands take over the stage several nights a week, captivating the crowd with their electrifying live performances. More about Eli's Mile High Club

Eli's Mile High Club

Kingfish Pub & Café

It is one of the remaining old bars in the East Bay. Known for serving cheap beer to Oakland, it initially began as a trailer in 1933. The bar features a back patio and hasn’t lost the touch of the original place with its memorabilia wall hangings, shuffleboard and a digital jukebox. It is Oakland’s heritage at its finest. More about Kingsfish Pub & Cafe

Kingfish Pub & Café

The Grand Tavern

Grand Tavern is housed in an adorable upper-grand venue house which makes for a perfect venue for a peaceful night out. They have some of the best coffee cocktails, sodas and vodka which aren’t very expensive, but taste extremely delicious. It is a quiet and pleasant establishment frequented by people who seek peace instead of a party. Delicious food and soothing music makes the place everyone’s favorite.

The Grand Tavern

These top 10 nightlife destinations are a must-visit for someone looking for a complete Oakland experience.

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