You can dance, drink, and most definitely eat at this German-American restaurant and tavern, where the Wiener Schnitzel comes veggie-optional and live music fills the room every weekend. If the weather's nice, sit out on the cedar patio and sip on Belgium ale and other tasty beer offerings in bottle or on tap.
Located on the Oakland estuary, Brotzeit Lokal is a view restaurant without the usual trappings of a view restaurant. Modeled after Germany's biergartens, it features casual food (most notably sausages) and about eighteen different beers on tap, split between German beers and local American brews, with a couple of Belgians mixed in for good measure.
The Junket is a European-style cafe in the El Cerrito Plaza shopping center. The cafe mainly specializes in German and British products. They offer many imported cheeses, meats, and gourmet sandwiches. Aside from tea or espressos, customers can try their fill at German beer on-tap along with imported wines.
Owners Peter and Cindy Kahl are no strangers to the bevy of talented local musicians, having previously run San Franciscos famed Cafe du Nord. That means that in addition to serving traditional German food and bier in the elegant restaurant (which also includes an outdoor patio), Speisekammer also features some talented bluegrass, funk, blues, and Gypsy jazz musicians on Friday and Saturday nights. Conveniently located right off Park Street in Alameda, with plenty of free street parking.