Dive bars can run the gamut from grimy to homey, from imposing to welcoming. Baggy's by the Lake certainly lands on the friendly side of the continuum, but its charms never threaten its dive-bar cred. Twentysomethings and old-timers rub elbows enthusiastically at this Eastlake joint, where the drinks are cheap, the decor is as classy as it is gaudy, and the bartenders (and fellow customers) are just friends you haven't met yet.
The nonprofit, collectively-run bike shop is part of the Cycles of Change agency. The store staffs interns and volunteers from local high schools to develop skills in bike mechanics.
The Oakland headquarters for the national organization.
A small arts collective featuring experimental art exhibits, world music concert series, studios, and more.