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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 (Sundays) or dollar oysters (Mondays) 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 Wednesdays for reggae dancehall music.

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.

Hours: Mon., Wed. 11:30 a.m.-midnight; Tue., Thurs., Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sat. 10:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun. 10:30 a.m.-midnight

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Price: $$-$$$

Payment Type: MasterCard, Visa, cash, ATM/Debit

Attire: casual to dressy

Entertainment: DJs and performances nightly: see Web site for schedule

Upcoming Events

  • Element Fridays (DJ & Dance)

    • Fourth Friday of every month, 9 p.m. $5
  • Smoove Saturdays (DJ & Dance)

    • Fourth Saturday of every month, 10 p.m. $5 before 11 p.m., $10 after
    • 7 going/interested
  • Salsa Night: Tumbao Cubana Party (World, Latin, Reggae, & Reggaetón)

    • Thursdays, 8 p.m. $5 to party, $10 for salsa lesson
    • 1 going/interested
  • The Drop (DJ & Dance)

    • First Saturday of every month, 10 p.m. $5 before 11 p.m.
  • Drinking Liberally (Social Events)

    • First and Third Sunday of every month, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free

See all upcoming events at Luka's Taproom & Lounge »

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