Oakland is often referred to as the central hub of the Bay Area. Which makes the Uptown Downtown District Oaklands main line. Oaklands entertainment capital comes alive at night with a host of new restaurants, hip bars and an arts scene that's one of the best in the country.
Oakland Art Murmur
Oakland Art Murmur offers so much more to the city. The collection of galleries brings the community together and strives to ignite a lifelong love and appreciation of art. Its something everyone needs to experience.
100 Grand Ave
This seafood spot meaning by the sea recently received a Michelin Recommended Rating and strongly encourages eating with your bare hands. Dive in and grab some peel n eat white gulf shrimp.
1618 Franklin Street
Created by Chef Nelson German of alaMar Kitchen & Bar, Sobre Mesa is an Afro-Latino Kitchen featuring lush surroundings, refined cocktails, seasonal cuisine, and up-tempo music. The libations and lively atmosphere take their inspiration from Nelson’s Dominican roots and African ancestry, with influences from Cuba, Puerto Rico and other Latin countries.
Tucked in an alley off Broadway and 23rd Street in Uptown Oakland, Drake's Dealership is a full-service restaurant with 32 beers on tap. The crown jewel of the beautiful space is a grand open-air beer garden, featuring fire pits, Adirondack seating, and live music several days a week. Enjoy a wood-fired pizza and sample our fresh beer, brewed right here in the East Bay.
Working to provide the very best Mexican region-inspired cuisine, combined with the rebel spirit of Oakland, Calavera create an eclectic experience unmatched in the town. Their unique perspective on classic Mexican includes reimagined traditional cuisine, modern cocktails, and one of the country’s largest selections of tequila and mezcal.
Make sure to double-check with each establishment for hours and COVID protocols.
Caf Van Kleef
1621 Telegraph Ave
Locals and visitors alike love this bar Uptown for the unique and quirky feel. You're getting a freshly squeezed greyhound while you wonder where all the stuff on the walls came from.
You can play Bocce ball inside! What more do we need to say about this incredibly entertaining industrial bar?
Where to Stay
Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center
371 13th St
Business, pleasure or both the Clarion has you covered. Located in the heart of downtown the property provides easy access to the convention center and all of the arts and eats you can handle.
Oakland Marriott City Center
The largest hotel in Oakland doesn't disappoint with spacious rooms, easy access to BART and stunning views of the San Francisco Bay.