A family-oriented coffee shop that serves up plenty of food in addition to beverages, and even has a little children's nook set aside to entertain youngsters.
The kitchen stays open late at this East Bay blues institution. The punk rock dive is known for cheap eats. The spacious back patio has plenty of picnic tables that you’re encouraged to draw on, and there’s indoor bike parking, two pinball machines, and a pool table. The bar recently secured its cabaret license and now has live shows a few times a week. Eli’s is located in a squat, garish red building beneath a freeway overpass on MLK in North Oakland -- close to the MacArthur BART station. Come for good drinks, stay for good times.