Furnished with a full bar, restaurant, dining area, pool table, and a lounge with a spacious dance floor and an elevated DJ booth, Luka’s is chic, but not intimidatingly so. The lounge features rotating art exhibits and an all-star DJ lineup every week. Admission is often free, but expect to pay a $5 or $10 on weekends. Enjoy specials like half-priced bottles of wine (Mondays) or dollar oysters (Tuesdays) and listen to a variety of music, from funk to punk and bhangra to be-bop. Luka’s draws a diverse crowd that’s ready to dance, so arrive early on Voodoo Wedesdays for free salsa and timba lessons.
From lunch until last call, Luka's has it going on. Suited-up professionals, club kids, retirees, moms comfortably mix it up at this stylish bar, restaurant, and club. Claiming a California brasserie theme, the menu showcases Belgian beers, mussels, and frites some of the best in Oakland. The creatively conceived entrées sometimes read better than they taste, but the cooks deliver on the basics, and it's hard to find anywhere else downtown where you can eat so well after nine.
Hours: Mon.,Wed. 11:30 a.m.-12 a.m.; Tue., Thurs., Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sat. 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sun. 10:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
Payment Type: MasterCard, Visa, cash, ATM/Debit
Attire: casual to dressy
Entertainment: DJs and performances nightly: see Web site for schedule