Bars in Piedmont


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  • 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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    247 4th St
    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
  • Era Art Bar Lounge
    The detail-oriented instructors at Art a la Cart take students through each painting step-by-step, showing them how to mix and blend their own colors and build compositions from the background without having to first live among paintings in local art museums. They supervise students in a themed class series as they paint still-life fruit and candies, portray whimsical landscapes, depict parts of the San Francisco skyline, or emulate the style of a classic artist. Groups explore each subject and question its lack of Renaissance cupids in one of five locations, which include wine-cellar tasting rooms, underground wine bars, and a modern minimalist cocktail lounge. Staff members supply all acrylic paints, brushes, and other gear for each class; and though they don't provide any libations, instructors encourage participants to bring or purchase their own drinks.
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    19 Grand Ave
    Oakland, CA US
  • Nellie's Soulfood Restaurant & Bar
    In the heart of Oakland, the chefs at Nellie's Soulfood Restaurant & Bar draw from Southern soul-food traditions to craft a menu that's always changing. Many of their seafood, poultry, and beef dishes bear crispy golden crusts. Deep-fried oysters, catfish, and snapper fillets?as well as deep-fried pork chops and chicken wings?sit surrounded by traditional sides such as yams, okra, and rice and gravy. Gravy also covers portions of Southern-style steaks and complements specialty dishes such as meatloaf and oxtails. Traditional Southern desserts of peach cobbler and banana pudding end things on the sweetest note possible, much like the duet of "Islands in the Stream" that traditionally ends every presidential debate.
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    1155 3rd St
    Oakland, CA US
  • Khana Peena
    Northern Indian cuisine, such as dishes of tandoori lamb chops, lobster-papaya curry, and vegetable masala, dots the various tables stacked inside Khana Peena Indian Cuisine, an eatery reminiscent of not only an Indian curry house, but also a French bistro and American brasserie. Diners devour tandoori platters at linen-topped tables in the formal dining room or keep an eye on the open kitchen while seated at the curved copper bar. They can also enjoy a meal tucked away with a loved one inside a curtained-off, private room that boasts pillow seating and complete control over the land of Oz.
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    5316 College Avenue
    Oakland, CA US
  • Rosamunde Sausage Grill
    Wine and dine at Rosamunde Sausage Grill in Oakland. Bring the whole clan to Rosamunde Sausage Grill — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here. Rosamunde Sausage Grill provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late. Rosamunde Sausage Grill lets you stop by or stay home for your food. Don't waste time on public transportation! Bring your own wheels to the restaurant and easily park nearby. At Rosamunde Sausage Grill, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
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    911 Washington Street
    Oakland, CA US

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