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Infamous for their long hours and long poured cocktails, dive bars are a great way to immerse yourself in Oakland’s diverse night-life culture. Though peculiar in appearance these hometown treasures offer a warm friendly atmosphere and, of course, well priced well drinks. 

KONO (Koreatown Northgate) is a hub of arts and culture in the Bay Area and Oakland, featuring The First Fridays Festival and Art Murmur Gallery Walk. Along and with the arts, KONO features Oakland’s most popular craft beer gardens and pubs. Here are some suggestions for your visit to KONO! 

We spend a lot of time telling you how Oakland is the Sunny Side of the Bay, but from time to time we'll get rain as well. Don't worry though, that doesn't stop us from having a good time. Here is a quick guide on where to go if you are looking to run inside and escape the rain. 

Silence may be golden, but here in Oakland, we like a little more bass in our evenings. Oaklands music scene kicks it up with a large population of musicians -- no, not just MC Hammer -- that have a variety of venues to play at, from stages that are merely a section of the bar floor to those places where the band is on a pedestal and the velvet curtains part.

With the addition of Kevin Durant to the crew, this team is will be in the spotlight. After winning 73 games last season, #Dubnation will be louder than ever as this new team attempts to chase history. It's obvious why watching a Warriors game will be popular this year... What you might not know is what to do with the rest of your time on game day.

Are you in The Town to cheer for our teams? Just steps off the Oakland BART stations you can grab a bite with the family, or pre-game with your fellow fans. Wanna keep the good times going afterward? There are also perfect ways to close out the night right in the home of the teams you love.

Oakland is fast becoming the arts capital of the west and our unique museums reflect it. From floating presidential yachts, to observatories in the hills, you'll find an eclectic museum mix in The Town.