• Sept.1-13, 2020 - Oakland Restaurant Week: Late Summer Edition 
  • Sept.6-13 – Pride in Place  
  • Sept.10-Oct.11, 2020 – Oakland Cocktail Week   
What's New
  • Oakland restaurants get innovative with COVID compliance 
  • New waterfront market/restaurant Rocky’s Market opens at Brooklyn Basin 
Destination Updates
  • Updates from Oakland’s biggest attractions 
  • How to enjoy Oakland’s outdoor spaces and places 
  • Rediscover Oakland with these self-guided tours 
  • Oakland Hotels detail their COVID compliant amenities 


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Sept.1-13, 2020 - Oakland Restaurant Week: Late Summer Edition 

To best support restaurants with outdoor dining, takeout and/or delivery, Visit Oakland has updated a directory for Oakland diners who can search restaurants by neighborhood location, cuisine, or type of experience. To mark the late summer, some local restaurants are offering meal specials during these dates.   

New restaurant updates include: 

  • Pomella is offering an expanded Israeli-inspired menu and has added patio seating 
  • The Damel brings Afro-Brazilian empanadas to downtown Oakland 
  • Berkeley’s Comal Next Door taqueria expands to Oakland 

For more info, check out Oakland Restaurant Week.   

Sept.6-13 – Pride in Place  

Oakland Pride is going virtual in 2020 with LGBTQ+ content streaming all week long, a Virtual Vendor Village to connect with Oakland’s LGBTQ+ community, and various Zoom Rooms to socialize, organize, celebrate and connect.  

For more info, check out Oakland Pride

Sept.10-Oct.11, 2020 – Oakland Cocktail Week 

For more info, check out Oakland Cocktail Week


What's New

Oakland Restaurants Get Innovative with COVID Compliance 

From contactless serving to outdoor dining, here’s a look at some Oakland restaurants who are doing the most, in the most innovate ways: 

New Waterfront Market/restaurant Rocky’s Market Opens at Brooklyn West 

Oakland-based Rocky’s Market has opened a new location at Brooklyn Basin, a short walk or cycle down the waterfront from Jack London Square. Located in the beautifully restored historic 9th Avenue Terminal Building along Oakland’s waterfront, Rocky’s Market is a redesigned industrial market space featuring locally-sourced organic produce, grocery items, artisanal products, craft beer, and local wine. The new restaurant, The Kitchen at Rocky’s Market, will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu items that are available for take-out or on the new outdoor 75-seat patio. 

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Destination Updates

Updates from Oakland’s Biggest Attractions 

Oakland Zoo reopens with new safety protocols to create a safe space for outdoor recreation and education. 

Chabot Space and Science Center goes virtual and outdoor. 

Oakland Museum of California continues “OMCA From Home” with online learning resources and activities, behind-the-scenes videos, favorite works from collections, and more.   

How to enjoy Oakland’s Outdoor Spaces and Places 

With over 100,000 acres of parks and trails, breezy bay sunshine, not one, but two lakes, and 19 miles of coastline… Oakland is a playground for all outdoor enthusiasts. Check out our Parks and Open Spaces

Rediscover Oakland with Self-guided Tours 

Oakland's self-guided tours – ranging from the Black Panther Party and The Town’s Native and Mexican-American history to food and drink stops – give locals the opportunity to re-discover their own backyard, at their own pace. Learn more about our Self-Guided Tours

Oakland Hotels Detail Their COVID Compliant Amenities 

To best support essential travelers and welcome leisure travelers when they are ready, Oakland hotels are outlining individual adherence to the highest safety and cleanliness standards.  Learn more about Oakland hotels


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