Top Things to Do in West Oakland
Known for its strong culture and pride, West Oakland is filled with favorite local art studios and restaurants.
Driving and biking would be the easiest option when exploring the neighborhood. There is also a West Oakland BART station that can provide you with an easy commute to The Town.
Food & Drink
10th and Wood
945 Wood St.
Enjoy comfort food with a modern twist? Grab a tasty classic like the fried chicken sandwich, and take in the welcoming vibes in and around the cafe. On a beautiful Oakland day (which we seem to have a lot of), their outside seating is a must.
Old Kan Beer
95 Linden St.
Old Kan Beer and Co. is a community brewery and kitchen with a focus on offering an atmosphere that makes you feel as comfortable and welcome as possible! We want OK-Land to be a place that embodies everything that makes Oakland so great, new and old. So, bring your family (human and animal), meet your friends, or just come by yourself and share an Oakland moment with us!
1255 7th Street
7th West is a bar, restaurant & event space with indoor and outdoor dining. The owners aim to provide a welcoming, accessible venue for a limitless variety of uses: an affordable event space, a meeting spot for entrepreneurs, a stage for aspiring musicians and poets, a rotating art gallery, a mixed-genre dance floor reflective of the city’s rich heterogeneity, and of course -- a place for residents to connect, socialize, and unwind.
Ghost Town Brewing
1960 Adeline Street
A West Oakland craft brewery that has been in operation since 2012, with a taproom that opened in 2017. Ghost Town offers house-crafted pints & growlers in low-key, spacious surrounds. Check the schedule for food pop-ups. Cornhole, foosball, and games also available!
1260 7th Street
This place takes Do it Yourself Activities to the extreme. Everything's more fun with fire right? With some quick training offered at The Crucible, you can learn to express your creativity through innovative design, glass bending, and explosions!
Kinetic Arts Center
785 7th Street
A new fitness & circus arts community, Kinetic Arts Center produces inspiring circus, physical theatre & fitness programs.
1822 9th Street
Since 1994, Trapeze Arts, Inc. has been teaching flying trapeze and other circus arts to adults and children of all ages and is one of only a handful of full time Circus Schools in the United States.
Extended Stay America
3650 Mandela Pkwy
Located on the main street of West Oakland, this hotel puts you in a great position to try these eat and drink spots on your visit to Oakland.