This fun, friendly neighborhood tavern attracts regulars, young and old. The barstaff is attentive and informed, and pours from an extensive list of spirits that seems to grow daily. There's also a daily happy hour, great jukebox selections, and DJs spinning on the weekends, making Acme Bar a solid bet all around.
Primarily a florist, Adachi has a wide selection of blooming plants, balloons, European basket gardens, orchids, and fountains, and offers same-day delivery of floral arrangements for everything from births to weddings.
The restaurant serves Ethiopian dishes made from authentic traditional recipes, with options for carnivores and vegans alike.
Is a squeaky-clean establishment where you can stock up on salads, sandwiches, and all the makings for a perfect picnic.
Located below street level in the Old Oakland district, the AIR Lounge exudes that upscale, VIP vibe for the urban hip. Three rooms offer plenty of space to spread out, and the cozy seating within the blue walls invites snuggling. DJs spin downtempo, soul, and world beat every Wednesday through Saturday nights. Open-mic poetry precedes music on Wednesdays.
Ajanta does elegant Indian food in a low-key and understated setting. Although they certainly offer all the old the old standbys, perfectly rendered, you're better off going for something like the tandoori scallops or the cardamom gelato.
A worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books and other media in topics ranging from anarchism to graffiti. Also holds author events.
The family-owned and -operated Berkeley institution has everything you need to fix a radio, stereo, or death ray.
A nonprofit computer recycler that fixes up old machines and gives them away to the needy.
With more than 800 dealer booths, this is the place to find items like Tiffany lamps, old paintings, ancient furniture, and all sorts of otherwise unique and weird antiques.
Outdoor mall includes Kohl's, Old Navy, Beverly's, Ross Dress for Less, TJ Maxx, Bed Bath & Beyond, and more.
Stocks a wide variety of action figures, sports cards, and comics.
Located inside the Mediterranean restaurant Angela’s Bistro and Bar, Alameda Vintner’s Club features an extensive wine list, including various local wines. Located next to the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex, it’s a convenient place for a pre- or post-movie drink and snack.
Gets points for good prices and friendly service.