Welcome to Oakland, California! Our vibrant city is home to great restaurants and lively bars. Whether you want to enjoy a meal before your holiday party or unwind with colleagues after a night of festivities, The Town has it all. From cozy gastro pubs to chic cocktail lounges, this blog will guide you to the best places in Oakland to satisfy your cravings and toast to the holiday spirit. Join us on this culinary journey through the hidden gems and well-known favorites of the East Bay.


Unwind before or after your company holiday party at District Oakland, a charming bar in Old Oakland. With a cozy ambiance, delicious drinks, and a friendly atmosphere, it's the perfect spot to kickstart or extend your festive celebrations. Indulge in craft cocktails, expertly crafted for a flavorful experience. Don't fancy cocktails? Their extensive beer and wine list caters to every palate.

Left Bank Brasserie

Nestled in vibrant Jack London SquareLeft Bank Brasserie is an elegant establishment offering delectable French cuisine, impeccable service, and a memorable gathering experience. Bond with your team in an environment that fosters connection and collaboration. Share stories, raise a glass, and toast to the successes of the year gone by. Make Left Bank Brasserie your go-to destination for creating lasting memories and strengthening relationships.

Quinn's Lighthouse

This pub beckons with its warm and inviting atmosphere, making it an ideal spot to gather with your team. Step into the cozy interior of Quinn's Lighthouse and let the rich history of the Jack London District surround you. Enjoy a selection of craft beers, fine wines, and spirits, perfectly complemented by a menu of delicious pub fare. From hearty burgers to savory appetizers, there's something to satisfy every palate.


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Sandbar Oakland

Located in the vibrant heart of Uptown Oakland, this bar is a fun place to gather before or after your company holiday party. Sandbar offers a lively ambiance, crafted cocktails, and friendly staff, making it an ideal place to unwind, connect, and celebrate with your colleagues. At Sandbar Oakland, the laughter fills the air, connections deepen, and memories are made. Make it your hangout spot for an unforgettable experience of camaraderie and festivities.


Looking to relax before or after your holiday company party? Look no further than Sidebar, a charming restaurant located by the picturesque Lake Merritt. With its cozy ambiance, delicious menu, and breathtaking views, Sidebar is the ideal hangout spot. After the party, continue the celebration with a nightcap or late-night snack, from their extensive menu. Raise a toast to a successful event while enjoying the vibrant energy of the bustling Lake Merritt neighborhood.

Sobre Mesa

Searching for an exciting venue to prolong the holiday festivities? Look no further than Sobre Mesa, one of the best cocktail lounges in Downtown Oakland. With its chic ambiance and impressive selection of handcrafted cocktails, Sobre Mesa offers the ideal setting to elevate your spirits and celebrate the season. Their expert mixologists skillfully blend unique flavors and high-quality ingredients, creating visually stunning and delicious drinks that cater to every palate. Cheers to a memorable evening at Sobre Mesa!

Tay Ho Oakland

Step into Tay Ho Oakland and experience the warm ambiance of Vietnam. With its cozy interior and traditional décor, Tay Ho offers a comfortable space for your group to connect and relax. Gather your colleagues for a pre or post-company party gathering and enjoy the inviting atmosphere, mouthwatering Vietnamese cuisine, and exceptional service. Cheers to good food, great company, and joyful celebrations at Tay Ho in Chinatown Oakland!


Gather your colleagues and celebrate the holiday season at Viridian in Uptown Oakland. With its vibrant atmosphere, colorful cocktails, and delicious small plates, Viridian is an amazing spot to make lasting memories. Whether you're relaxing in the comfortable lounge or mingling at the trendy bar, Viridian offers an inviting space for your group to connect and enjoy the festive spirit.


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