Offers a reliable, no-frills haircut for $15 in just fifteen minutes flat, plus plenty of guys talking politics and sports.
This antiques shop feels like your grandmother's house, with all sorts of odds and ends: crocheted doilies, dainty teacups and saucers, small Persian rugs, vintage children's books, and the like.
A creative arts-based social enterprise of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County, the studio and gallery features affordable workspaces, community workshops, and a retail shop, all focusing on work from salvaged and reclaimed materials.
Rock Wall Wines was started in 2008 by Kent Rosenblum (the founder of Rosenblum Cellars) and his daughter Shauna, shortly after the Rosenblum brand was sold to Diageo Beverage Company. The winery takes its name from the defensive barrier at the former Alameda Naval Base in which it is located. The tasting room hosts a number of East Bay wineries including Blacksmith Cellars, Carica Wines, Ehrenberg Cellars, JRE Wines, R & B Cellars and Virgo Cellars. Rock Wall sources their grapes from all over California: Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, Zinfandel from Sonoma County, Petite Sirah from Contra Costa County, and Chardonnay from the Santa Lucia Highlands, and Tannat from Solano County.
Rotating DJs spin punk, rock, new wave, indie, and glam at this Alameda club, which also features live metal, rock, cabaret, and occasional hip-hop acts. Rooster's amenities include an outdoor patio, pool tables, a large indoor stage, dance floors, and a full bar with seventeen microbrews on tap. Tavern food is served late. The club is located five minutes from downtown Oakland and the Park Street Bridge.
This long-running urban winery has gained an international reputation for its Zinfandel and Rhône varietal wines; a tasting room allows visitors to try a variety.