Small shop specializing in — you guessed it — kitchen and bathroom tiles.
Formerly known as Connolly's, this neighborhood bar straddles the line between dive bar and community melting pot. The clientele here reflects the surrounding neighborhood's diversity, from the tony streets of Temescal to the working-class neighborhood of Longfellow on the other side of Telegraph Ave. Owners and Oakland natives Curtis Howard and Davey Herrick, who bought the place from the previous owners, also tend bar here; they're more than happy to welcome you to the ’hood with a $8.75 pitcher of PBR or a delightfully stiff cocktail.
Offers more than a thousand styles of handcrafted Asian indoor/outdoor pottery, including planters and vases.
The gallery hosts monthly, two-day estate auctions of items like fine art paintings and sculptures and decorative art and furniture.
Soul food is a tradition for the Dorsey family, and their bar and restaurant serves it up seven days a week. The lounge has table service and plenty of seating at the bar. Dorsey’s hosts a spoken-word and comedy open mic on Tuesdays, karaoke on Thursdays and Saturdays, DJs on Fridays, and live music on Sunday evenings.
Step inside the bubblegum-pink doors of this kitschy vintage clothing store/hair salon and you might feel like you've been time-warped into a 1970s rock 'n' roll paradise.
The Dry Garden specializes in rare and unusual plants. But it also carries cacti, succulents, Mediterranean plants, bamboo, and drought-tolerant plants. The Dry Garden's large selection of unique plants makes it a good destination for those who want to create a garden with bohemian flavor.
You can get a tattoo, look at art, listen to metal bands, and enjoy New Orleans-style Cajun and Creole food at this punk-rock dive. The spacious back patio has plenty of picnic tables, and there's also indoor bike parking, two pinball machines, and a pool table. Eli’s is located in a squat, garish red building beneath a freeway overpass on MLK in North Oakland -- close to the MacArthur BART station. Come for good drinks, stay for good times.
The neon sign outside says “Geo Kaye’s,” leading to arguments over the name being Geo versus George, but these facts are certain: It’s a small, friendly dive bar that caters to an eclectic mix of regulars and hipsters. The beer choices are limited, but there’s a broad selection of liquor. One wall often functions as an art gallery, and there’s a small TV mounted in one corner. The old jukebox was replaced with one of the hulking digital variety kinds, but despite that, the music is still good. This place is dog-friendly, and there’s usually one or two lying around. Everyone ends up chatting toward the end of the night when the booze has set in and the place seems even more intimate.
Groove Yard has a fairly narrow niche— jazz on vinyl—yet that's precisely why loyal customers keep coming back.
The North Oakland nerd haven boasts a selection of role-playing games, collectible cards, and miniature and party games, and hosts a weekly Magic the Gathering meet-up and a bi-weekly Scrabble club.
A classic, lovable dive dating back to 1922, complete with cheap drinks, a convivial atmosphere, and head-bumpingly low ceilings — plus shuffleboard, free popcorn, and one of the best jukeboxes in the East Bay.