Home of Qs Lounge and Dothas Juke Joint, this Jack London Square institution (located on the corner of Broadway and 2nd) showcases a variety of neo-soul, hip-hop, and blues acts, along with Monday Night Football (featuring video game tournaments and occasional guest appearances by the Raiderette Nation), live KSFO broadcasts recapping Raiders home games, barbecue, beer, and dinner buffets on the cheap. Birdlegg and the Tight Fit Blues Band perform every Saturday night at 9 p.m.; local and touring acts perform Friday nights at 8:30 p.m.
The retail storefront for the company that brought you the now-iconic Oakland "roots" logo. Chances are you don't go more than a day or two without seeing someone in The Town sporting one of those trendy T-shirts emblazoned with the tangled Oakland tree.
A shoe store, art gallery, and venue space.
Part of the popuphood initiative in Old Oakland, the shop sells items like uncommon home and personal accessories, jewelry, and clothing.
Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a weekend brunch.
Another example of the emergent lounge-bar-hybrid breed. It's got the energy of a dive, but with an auspiciously non-sticky floor and a lovingly curated playlist. Its house-made tonic makes for a delicious gin and tonic.
This ritzy Spanish restaurant from former Oliveto chef Paul Canales is nothing if not ambitious: a 4,000-square-foot multi-use space that includes a high-end coffee shop, a wine and olive-oil retailer, an art gallery, and a performance venue for experimental jazz.
The store specializes in books about social movements, modern literature, children's books, and military history, but also stocks more general titles.