An independently owned bookstore specializing in African-American literature.
Occupying the space that formerly housed the Golden Bear and the Dapper Lounge between Oakland's Grand Lake and Adams Point neighborhoods, Room 389 is a completely revamped bar and lounge -- restrooms included. Decorated in dark hues with plenty of wood tones and bold colors, the dog-friendly space features a spiffy bar, space for a DJ (spinning exclusively vinyl), two flat-screen TVs, and a crafty wall covered in pages torn from books. There's also a grill out front and a back area featuring more seating and tables.
Sells marijuana buds from the super-pure high level down to $100 ounces of the brown Mexican you smoked in high school, plus free food, coffee, classes, and on-site events.
A certified-green special-occasion florist that also features local, vintage, and recycled/reclaimed gifts like jewelry, cards, bath accessories, candles, and more.
Restores dignity to a perfect pairing with well over one hundred types of cheese and a calendar of events for new vinophiles.
Heinold's, which was founded in 1883, stands as the only place where you can drink at the same table once used by Jack London, president and Supreme Court justice William Howard Taft, and Robert Lewis Stevenson — in other words, it’s seriously old-school cool.
The self-professed "spirits-driven meat sanctuary" in Oakland's Uptown district will surely satisfy your cocktail and cured-meat craving with an array of delicious offerings, from hearty meat and cheese platters to a ginger-y cocktail with house-made ginger syrup.
You could spend hours perusing the shelves and racks of this warehouse-style thrift store, where you're most certain to find at least one or two tchotchkes or pieces of clothing to make your friends envious.
The chain store carries a slew of titles and hosts occasional readings and regular children's reading groups.