Is a worker-owned, vegan-friendly cafe serving baked goods like the Infinite Twist, a brown-sugar-topped carbo-rush.
Native Here Nursery is a project of the California Native Plant Society. It's a public facility operated for the East Bay Regional Park District. The goal of Native Here is to propagate stands of native plants throughout the East Bay. Its selection of plants and seeds vary according to what volunteers have brought in. So, if you're looking for a specific plant, it might be a good idea to call before you visit.
This friendly little Mediterranean haunt is a favorite of Cal-campus north-siders. Grab a sandwich with a side of pasta and salad along with your espresso (or glass of wine) and take a seat on the bustling sidewalk for some people-watching, or squeeze into a table inside and get some reading done.
A neighborhood institution since 1929, Neldam's has made the birthdays and weddings of several generations of Oaklanders very happy indeed.
After an extensive, sixth-month transformation, this Lakeshore favorite is completely unrecognizable from what it once was, in a good way: It's now clean and bright, with a slate of highly creative cocktails and a relaxed, picnic-y vibe.
This downtown club has a DIY-aesthetic and a diverse entertainment lineup — which represents the panoply of Caribbean music from salsa to dancehall roots to Afropop, and open mics, and proffers a savory selection of Jamaican cuisine served for lunch and the late evening.
This intimate venue books national and local bands and comedians: Acts like Mos Def, Dave Chappelle, Ra Ra Riot, Kid Sister, and Elephant Man have performed on The New Parish’s small stage since it opened in January 2010. The club has a balcony, exposed brick walls, a back patio, and barbecue served for late-night munchies.
The new version of Oakland's beloved picture pizza pub for movies, food & drink, and good clean fun.