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  • Marc 49
    Marc 49 serves up a fresh menu starring a savory cast of Italian-influenced appetizers, bruschette, salads, and paninis to accompany the lengthy list of libations. Pass a plate of the house-marinated mixed olives ($4) or share the meat and cheese plate ($9) among a gaggle of good friends. The fresh-shucked Buckley or Chesapeake oysters ($2 each/$20 per dozen) offer a sensational taste of sea for first dates, second dates, or "does this count as a date?" dates, while the menu's seven salads ($6) promise to fill any mouth with an elegant mélange of greens. Put Marc 49’s wine bar to the test by pairing any of the simple yet flavorful bites with grown-up grape juice, available by the glass ($7+), bottle ($24+), or flight ($11 for three 2 oz. tastes).
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    2985 College Ave
    Berkeley, CA US
  • Hotsy Totsy Club
    Sit back with a burger and fries at Hotsy Totsy Club, a relaxed spot serving American cuisine. It s easy to find fare you love at Hotsy Totsy Club, though fat levels are anything but low. Hotsy Totsy Club is fully loaded with TVs for your viewing pleasure. Seating is readily available at Hotsy Totsy Club for those with large parties. The restaurant can get tied up on the weekends, so allow yourself time to wait for a table. Hotsy Totsy Club is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). If preferred, visitors can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well. Meals at Hotsy Totsy Club are incredibly tasty and reasonably priced around $30.
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    601 San Pablo Ave
    Albany, CA US
  • Somar
    Planted in the middle of Oakland's Uptown district, the mellow drinker will appreciate Somar's low-key vibe. Guests can migrate to the bar section to catch the game on the TV. Somar also features a DJ and dancing. The bar is about as noisy as it gets — plan for booming speakers and chatty crowds everywhere. You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the bar tend to be packed. The dress code at Somar is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. Drivers should plan to park on the street when dining at Somar's Telegraph Avenue residence. Your tab at Somar will generally run you about $30 per person.
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    1727 Telegraph Avenue
    Oakland, CA US
  • Kona Club
    Grab some friends and head on over to Kona Club for great pub grub. If you prefer to keep it light, Kona Club has a number of low-fat and healthy options. You can also catch the latest scores on the TVs in the bar. If you're heading out on a Friday or Saturday, keep in mind that the bar gets busy. Dress is typically casual at Kona Club, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. You can leave your car curbside with nearby street parking. Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Kona Club. The menu at Kona Club is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30. Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Kona Club since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    4401 Piedmont Ave
    Piedmont, CA US
  • The Laurel Lounge
    The Laurel Lounge has the largest selection of TVs and draft beers in town, making it a hot spot for game night. The bar is stocked with TVs, so you can watch the next big game. Got the whole gang with you? The Laurel Lounge is a great pick for large parties. If you're heading to the bar on a Friday or Saturday, be prepared for crowds (sorry, no reservations accepted). The Laurel Lounge is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). Free parking is available right next door. The Laurel Lounge offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
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    3932 MacArthur Blvd
    Oakland, CA US
  • Dorsey's Locker
    In 1941, Wilma and Henry Dorsey opened a modest family eatery on the corner of 18th and Market in West Oakland. Over the next four decades, devoted family members transformed the place with a relocation, the addition of a cocktail lounge, and the construction of a beautiful wooden bar. Today, Dorsey family members remain the sole shareholders of a bustling restaurant that celebrates their Texas roots with country-style meals of fried chicken, catfish, gumbo, barbecue ribs, and sweet peach cobbler. A rotating weekly menu makes fresh additions to the slate of hearty, homecooked food with such dishes as chitterlings and smothered steak, while sides of collard greens, yams, and black-eyed peas garnish every dish with Southern panache. Far more than a mere restaurant, Dorsey's Locker also treats guests to a full bar and lineup of live entertainment. On Sunday nights from 6 p.m until 10 p.m., the restaurant waives a cover charge for live R&B and jazz music. Open mic events each Tuesday show off the hidden talents of friends and neighbors, while Monday, Thursday, and Saturday-night karaoke provides a socially acceptable outlet for singing a love song to a plate of breaded pork chops.
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    5817 Shattuck Ave
    Oakland, CA US
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