Nightlife in Oakland

Comedy Oakland Show On Thursday–Saturday Through December 17

Comedy Oakland

Spice Monkey

Samson Koletkar (aka Mahatma Moses) hosts lineups of comics seen on NBC, HBO, and Comedy Central

$26 $15

The Sweet Spot Oakland: Masquerade Edition (Burlesque) on Tuesday, October 25, at 7 p.m.

The Sweet Spot Oakland

The New Parish

Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to “pop erotic arts”

$22.09 $11

"Comedy Oakland"

Spice Monkey


$10 $7.50

Stand-Up at Laugh City

Laugh City

Downtown Oakland

$15 $10.50

Intel Extreme Masters Pro-Gaming Competition on November 19 and 20

Intel Extreme Masters

Oracle Arena

Some of the world’s top pro-gaming teams clash during this two-day tournament headlined by “Counter Strike” and “League of Legends” battles

$51.65 $36.15

Tribute to Luther, Gladys & Aretha - Saturday November 5, 2016 / 8:00pm

Geoffrey's Inner Circle

Downtown Oakland

$20 $13.75

Oaktown Comedy Night! (October 4–December 27)

Oaktown Comedy Night!

Starline Social Club

Comedians from Oakland and the rest of the Bay Area—some seen on Comedy Central, Family Guy, and CNN—deliver pointed standup sets

$16.74 $10

"Oaktown Comedy Night" - Tuesday October 25, 2016 / 8:00pm

Starline Social Club

Downtown Oakland

$20 $13.75

"The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show" Oakland

Waterfront Hotel

Waterfront Hotel

$105 $72

Improv Comedy at Pan Theater (Through December 17)

Pan Theater

Pan Theater

Actors flip an audience suggestion into original, never-before-seen shows that feature high-energy games or a full-length scenic story

$28 $15

$10 for $20 Worth of Art-House Films — I Hella Love Shorts Film Festivals

I Hella Love Shorts Film Festivals


From the merchant: IHLS promotes short films that reflect the rich and diverse experiences within the Bay Area and across the globe.

$20 $10

$39 for Date Night with Two Movie Tickets and $100 eGift Card ($124 Value*)

Ultimate Date Night Package

Online Deal

Create your own ultimate date with movie tickets and a $100 eGift Card for dinner

$124 $39

Movie Theater Ticket Subscription Plans from MoviePass (Up to 37% Off). Four Options Available.


Online Deal

Smartphone app lets users reserve movie theater tickets at major theaters nationwide, saving them time and money

$17.99 $12.99

"Whose Live Anyway" with Greg Proops, Joel Murray, Ryan Stiles, and Jeff B. Davis on Friday, November 4, at 8 p.m.

Whose Live Anyway

Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium

Whose Line Is It Anyway? stars prove their improv talents live on stage in a show guaranteed to include songs made-up whole cloth

$48.50 $29

Crooks Tour of Chinatown

Red's Place


$15 $10.50

Fifty Shades of Men, Cuffs 'N Collars The Show on November 30 at 7 p.m.

Fifty Shades of Men, Cuffs 'N Collars The Show

Tommy T's Pleasanton

Chippendales tour alumni steam and shake their way through a high-energy show

$22 $15

Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen to Be Women) on Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen to Be Women)

Cobb's Comedy Club

Veteran comics Marga Gomez and Carla Clayy headline an evening of laughs

$45 $11

Two or Four Pints, Take-Home Glasses, and Take-Home Bottles of Beer at Yolo Brewing Company (Up to 51% Off)

Yolo Brewing Company

West Sacramento

Enjoy a pint of beer like Orange Blossom Blonde or California State Fair award-winning Nutty Brown with take-home glass and 22-ounce bottle

$36 $19

"Nightmare on Van Ness" - Saturday October 29, 2016 / 9:00pm

The Regency Ballroom

Lower Nob Hill

$60 $36.50

"A Drag Queen Christmas" on Friday, November 25, at 8 p.m.

"A Drag Queen Christmas"

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

With stops across the country, this holiday spectacular celebrates the season with a cast of popular contestants from RuPaul’s “Drag Race”

$40.05 $32

Educational Spirit Tasting for Two or Four Plus Craft Spirits Credit at Napa Valley Distillery (39% Off)

Napa Valley Distillery

Tasting Room & Bar Shop in the Oxbow Public Market

Guests sip craft spirits and learn about the creation process, as well as the history of the type of spirits they are tasting

$40 $25

Charlie Puth — Don't Talk Tour 2016 with Special Guest Joel Adams on November 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Charlie Puth - Don't Talk Tour 2016 with Special Guest Joel Adams & Hailey Knox

City National Civic

YouTube sensation who broke through on 2015’s “See You Again” takes the stage as part of his Don’t Talk tour with special guest Joel Adams

$39.50 $30

Top Shelf Dinner, Show n' Dancing - Friday December 23, 2016 / 8:00pm


Downtown San Rafael

$35 $22.50

"Into The Woods"

El Cerrito Performing Arts Theater


$28 $18.25

"The World Is My Home: The Life of Paul Robeson"

Black Repertory Group Theater

South Berkeley

$25 $16.50

"Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery" - Thursday October 27, 2016 / 8:00pm

Lesher Center for the Arts - Margaret Lesher Theatre

Lesher Center For The Arts

$52 $29.25

"No, You're Drunk: The Drinking Game Comedy Show" - Friday October 28, 2016 / 10:30pm



$15 $10.50

"A Streetcar Named Desire"

Shelton Theater

Downtown San Francisco-Union Square

$40 $25.25

Pub Crawl Admission for Two or Four from Pub Crawl San Francisco (Up to 46% Off)

Pub Crawl San Francisco

San Francisco

Revelers hit up three bars and a nightclub for a night of exclusive drinks, free shots, and no lines

$36 $20

"The Bay's Biggest Hair Show" on Sunday, November 20, at 12 p.m.

The Bay's Biggest Hair Show

Alameda County Fairgrounds

Showcase of the Bay’s top hairstylists, makeup artists, designers, and celebrity stylists features industry seminars, live music and more

$37.92 $21

Select Local Merchants

  • Luka's Taproom & Lounge
    Dig in to your favorite American meal at Luka's Taproom and Lounge. Catch the game at Luka's Taproom and Lounge, a local restaurant with TVs. Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Luka's Taproom and Lounge with their complimentary wifi. The large dining space at Luka's Taproom and Lounge provides quick and easy seating options for large groups. Go beyond dinner and enjoy dancing to the restaurant's live DJ as well. You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the restaurant can get noisy. Weekend visitors to the restaurant are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays. Luka's Taproom and Lounge is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Luka's Taproom and Lounge as well. Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself. The restaurant is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking. Head on over to Luka's Taproom and Lounge first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Luka's Taproom and Lounge is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Luka's Taproom and Lounge is a great place to go for lunch or dinner, so make your way over to the restaurant today and munch on an American classic. There's no doubt about it. A satisfying meal can always be found at Luka's Taproom and Lounge. For highly-rated American cuisine, look no further than Luka's Taproom and Lounge.
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    Oakland, CA US
  • Chop Bar
    Chop Bar: A User's Guide Local Ingredients | Seasonal, Gourmet Menu | Local Wine on Tap | Stylish Design with Reclaimed Materials | Custom Cocktails Sample Menu: Weekday breakfast: housemade gravlax on a bagel with red onion, capers, and cream cheese Weekend brunch: chorizo scramble Lunch: grilled-pork bánh mì Snack: house-pickled vegetables, or Rocky Point oysters Dinner: charcuterie platter, followed by oxtail poutine or butternut-squash risotto with kale Cocktail: Ginger Greyhound with Rain organic vodka, grapefruit juice, and a float of ginger beer Vocab Lesson: Sit and stay a while—"chop bar" is not another term for a steak house, but rather, a West African slang term for the type of roadside eatery that doubles as a neighborhood hangout. When to Visit: In the summer or fall for the annual pig roast. What's Local? The ingredients: From seafood to bread to coffee to wine, everything comes from nearby. At Chop Bar, if it's not housemade, it's from a local farm, creamery, bakery, or roaster. The artwork: Every piece on the wall is an original, and it comes from the hands of an artist in the community. The impact: When you purchase an organic cotton Chop Bar T-shirt, all proceeds go to support Oakland schools. Press Box One Check, Please! Bay Area reviewer was initially drawn in by the extensive, local wine list, and raved, "If I lived in a loft around the corner I would probably be at Chop Bar night and day." Another praised the atmosphere and said, "The cocktails are a must," while the final reviewer described the environment as "cozy" and the cuisine as "comfort food at its best." SF Gate called Chop Bar "communal," "refined," and "comforting yet casual," lauding the signature burger and the oxtail poutine in particular. SF Gate, in a review titled "Chop Bar is a Treat in Jack London Square," said, "The wait staff is a combination of laid back and attentive. The chatter and eclectic music layer in a warm vibe. It's inviting. It's comfortable. And it's got style … But the best part is the food is good, too." While You’re in the Neighborhood Before: Check out the state's science, history, and art at the Oakland Museum of California (1000 Oak Street), located just a 10-minute walk away. After: Catch a new flick at Regal Jack London Stadium 9 (100 Washington Street).
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    Oakland, CA US
  • Marc 49
    Marc 49: A User’s Guide Wine Bar | Seasonal, Farm-Fresh Cuisine | Sophisticated Cocktails | Sunday Brunch | Heated Patio Sample Menu Appetizer: bacon deviled eggs with herbed crumbs and cornichons Entree: lamb moussaka with a parmesan-potato crust Cocktail: the French Imperialist with Hendrick's gin, Lillet Blanc, grapefruit-rose liqueur, hibiscus syrup, and rose water Where to Sit: The back patio is popular thanks to ample heaters that help keep the space cozy. The decor is nothing to scoff at either, with modern wood tables and chairs echoing the wood-paneled walls, some of which are decorated with colorful murals. When to Go: Try Marc 49 during happy hour (weekdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close) for discounted sangria, wine, cocktails, beer, and upscale bar bites. Inside Tips Come thirsty for Sunday brunch (11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.), which features bacon-garnished bloody marys and bottomless mimosas. Oysters are a buck apiece every Wednesday and Sunday. Vocab Lesson Moussaka: a Greek casserole that’s typically layered with lamb and eggplant and topped with béchamel sauce. While You’re in the Neighborhood: Pick up an all-natural remedy for a common cold or a severe case of mortality at Homestead Apothecary (486 49th Street), a boutique herb shop specializing in tinctures, teas, and essential oils.
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    Oakland, CA US
  • Pacific Coast Brewing Co.
    Hankering for a side of fries? Try the grub at Pacific Coast Brewing Co., a tasty restaurant serving American-style fare. Being a fan is serious business; don't miss a minute of your team's game. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi. Pacific Coast Brewing Co. has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties. Dine under the sun (or stars) at Pacific Coast Brewing Co. with their charming outdoor seating. Dog-owners can bring their pups with them to this canine-friendly establishment. Spruce up your look...but not too much! Pacific Coast Brewing Co.'s style is business casual, so formal wear should be left on the hanger. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. Drivers should plan to park on the street when dining at Pacific Coast Brewing Co.'s Washington St residence. If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant. Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Pacific Coast Brewing Co.'s moderately priced fare. Indulge in all of your favorite American classics with a trip to the definitive standard in town at Pacific Coast Brewing Co. So for some delicious American fare any time of the day, head to Pacific Coast Brewing Co. So if you're looking to impress any beer connoisseurs you know, you'd be wise to bring them to the brewery at Pacific Coast Brewing Co. If you're craving food from one of the top British pubs in Oakland, Pacific Coast Brewing Co. is the place to go.
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    Oakland, CA US
  • Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar
    Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar: A User’s Guide Waterfront Views | Old-School Menu | Champagne and Jazz Brunch Sample Menu Appetizer: traditional clam chowder Seafood entree: dungeness crab-encrusted swordfish, drizzled in a lemon-butter sauce and served with creamy garlic mashed potatoes Meat entree: prime rib, available on the Sunday dinner menu Dessert: bread pudding and bananas foster merges two favorites beneath a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream and a sweet, spicy rum sauce Where to Sit: Out on the patio, where umbrella-shaded tables are just steps from the water. When to Go: On Sundays, stop in for the champagne and jazz brunch. Servers bring champagne and orange juice to tables, while diners help themselves to salmon florentine, prime rib, and made-to-order omelets while live jazz plays in the background. In the Neighborhood Before: Paddle around Oakland’s inner harbor with a rental kayak from California Canoe and Kayak (409 Water Street). After: Grab a drink in a saloon that’s been swingin’ since 1883—Heinold’s First and Last Chance Saloon (48 Webster Street).
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    Oakland, CA US
  • Grand Tavern
    Make The Grand Tavern your destination for upscale bar food and lots of beers. Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new. Happy hour at The Grand Tavern is filled with deals and steals. The Grand Tavern can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size. If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at The Grand Tavern. Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi. Crowds tend to pack the place on weekends, so call ahead to reserve a table. Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to The Grand Tavern in jeans and a hoodie. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of The Grand Tavern to your next party or event. Can't stay at this restaurant long? Pick up and go home. Store your car on the street or in a nearby lot at The Grand Tavern. Cyclists are in luck. The Grand Tavern provides bike parking. An average meal at The Grand Tavern will set you back about $30. The restaurant is open from morning through evening, but the dinner menu serves the tastiest reviews. So if you're a lover of all things gastropub, make a trip to The Grand Tavern. So when you need a tasty and satisfying meal, visit The Grand Tavern and munch on some American eats. The Grand Tavern has something for everyone with great American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So head on over to the highly-rated The Grand Tavern for some American eats and see what the buzz is all about.
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    Oakland, CA US