Oakland nightlife is as hot as its sunshine. Our list of nightlife venues travels uptown, downtown and all round O-Town to get you to the bar or nightclub of your choice, so you're never tardy for the party. Whether you're in the mood to meet your friends, make new ones or go it alone, our list is your link to nighttime fun.
music bar and art lounge dances to the beat of its own drum in the heart of downtown Oakland. The bohemian interior spins an eclectic mix of DJ line ups, bands and showcases art collections of Bay Area artists. Drinks are green with signature organic cocktails, and the location is sweet sitting next to top nightlife attractions like the Fox Theater, Paramount Theater, and 19th Street BART.
Address: 1517 Franklin St., Oakland, CA 94612 - MAP
Phone: (510) 834-1517
Breeze on in to Air Bar & Lounge
, one of the city's premier nightlife destinations. The bar's sleek, simple and modern vibe simply glows with a blue and romantic hue for you to mingle with the who's who, and listen to the best local and new talent while drinking signature cocktails for one smooth night on the town.
Address: 492 9th St., Oakland, CA 94607 - MAP
Phone: (510) 444-2377
Rock on at Luka's Taproom & Lounge
! Lovers of the nightlife spend their night out at a lounge covering 1,000-square-feet of performance space that features bands from funk to punk, be-bop to hip-hop, and every other music genre in between. This place is guaranteed to keep your socks rockin' all night long.
Address: 2221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 - MAP
Phone: (510) 451-4677
Late night beer connoisseurs know The Trappist
is the place to pour into. The 1870s Victorian-style indie bar and nightlife oasis keeps a rotating stock of approximately 100 Belgian, Dutch, Scandinavian and American craft brews on tap. The beers are served up properly at the right temperature and in the right glass by knowledgeable and friendly bartenders.
Address: 460 8th St., Oakland, CA 94607 - MAP
Phone: (510) 238-8900
Spend some time hanging out at Café Van Kleef
. Gather with politicians, artists, entrepreneurs and a host of other very interesting people at a café bar. This nightlife destination is fast becoming the hippest spot to mingle with intellectuals, enjoy elegant drinks, and hear the best from local blues, jazz and contemporary musicians.
Address: 1621 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94612 - MAP
Phone: (510) 763-7711
Enjoy boutique nightlife at the Era Art Bar & Lounge
. This 5,000-square-foot space is the epitome of a rare night out on the town. Spend the night in a space featuring two exclusive bars, diverse music, exceptional collections of art, and signature cocktails in a purely sophisticated environment.
Address: 19 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94612 - MAP
Phone: (510) 832-4400