This award-winning cafe, tea house, bar, restaurant, venue, and gallery is one of Uptown's most happening spots.
Metalsmith Kate Ellen's jewelry store, part of the popuphood initiative in Old Oakland, features a curated collection of jewelry and art from local designers, along with locally made home and body products.
After undergoing an extensive renovation, this beautiful art-deco theater has come to anchor Uptown and act as one of the East Bay's premier venues for live entertainment.
A member site of the monthly "Art Murmur", this gallery hosts a variety of exhibits.
A video and photography gallery and project space.
During the day, the softly upholstered furniture, richly colored linens, modern-exotic lighting, and casual seating coax patrons to relax, share, and open up — even with strangers. But on weekend nights, this bar turns into a crowded, sweaty dance club, with plenty of bumping and grinding. The drinks are neither low-brow nor high-brow; they exist to lubricate social interaction, not dominate it. On Tuesdays, comedians of various stripes test their mettle before accommodating, though nonetheless real crowds. You'd never know — or maybe you would — from the blank street sign out front, featuring only a glowing neon cocktail glass: This place is the real deal.
Opened by former Foreign Legion emcee Prozack Turner and his wife, RaeAnne, The Legionnaire Saloon provides another live music and DJ venue in Oakland’s Uptown district. Its decor, too, is in line with Oakland’s new era of bars: dark-wood paneling, wooden booths, bar stools with plush vinyl seats in hunter green and red, and retro touches: antique mirrors, vintage maps, black-and-white photographs, a jukebox loaded with 45s, and three pinball machines.
The gallery space is home to monthly arts installations, murals, and traditional artistry.
The space hosts ongoing activities for children, including storytelling and various drop-in workshops.
This intimate venue books national and local bands and comedians: Acts like Mos Def, Dave Chappelle, Ra Ra Riot, Kid Sister, and Elephant Man have performed on The New Parish’s small stage since it opened in January 2010. The club has a balcony, exposed brick walls, a back patio, and barbecue served for late-night munchies.
The new version of Oakland's beloved picture pizza pub for movies, food & drink, and good clean fun.
An East Bay cultural institution since 1969, the museum specializes in art, history, and the natural sciences of California, and in recent years has added quirky and contemporary community-oriented events and exhibits to its programming.
This gorgeous, extravagant, two-tiered Oakland theater is an Art Deco wonder with thick paisley carpeting and a booming sound system. The Paramount features big-time local and touring acts — everything from the Oakland Ballet to George Lopez to Bob Dylan — plus occasional screenings of classic Hollywood movies. Located close to 19th Street BART station.
Now more than 35 years old, Pro Arts is an all-purpose resource for artists and art fans alike, as a gallery, performance space, and leader of the East Bay Open Studios program.
A shoe store, art gallery, and venue space.