If we're playing upscale-bar bingo — which, of course, we are, always — this Emeryville watering hole takes the prize: industrial accents and a basement-chic design aesthetic, an obscure/ironic/old-timey theme, an attractive and upwardly-mobile clientele, drinks scraping the $10 range: ding, ding, ding, ding.
The mantra is simple food done very well. Nearly everything — from the dressings to the desserts and the soups to the sauces — is made in-house. Café Aquarius serves locally roasted shade-grown coffee as well as beer and wine. Come for breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, or just for a cup of joe. If you fancy a cup of tea, the selection is top-notch.
The place to find an unbeatable selection of music gear and instruments. The Emeryville location also features a music education and rehearsal studio and an on-site guitar repair shop.
Offering classes in many popular dances, Allegro Ballroom is the only non-profit, full-service dance studio in the country. Visit to discover the fun of dancing with instruction from skilled volunteer teachers.
A 16-screen theater with digital projection, stadium seating, and full ADA accessibility.