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Need a place to Eat and have a couple of drinks after an Oakland A's game

Need a place to Eat and have a couple of drinks after an Oakland A's game

Apr 19th, 2010, 03:37 PM
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Need a place to Eat and have a couple of drinks after an Oakland A's game

We are heading down to Oakland this Thursday. we thought we would stay and have some dinner and drinks while the traffic died down. We don't need a fine dining spot but just a cool bar/restaurant that 6 guys can hang out.

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Apr 19th, 2010, 03:47 PM
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That will be a challenge in the immediate vicinity of the Coliseum. Right down Hegenberger Rd. toward Oakland Airport is Francesca's, an old-time Italian restaurant that is very popular with the pre-game Warriors crowd.
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Apr 19th, 2010, 04:20 PM
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We live in Sacto. we just didn't want to get in traffic. so we don't mind traveling a little ways. Berkeley maybe or in Oakland. It doesn't have to be right next to the coliseum
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Apr 19th, 2010, 04:50 PM
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Jack London Square or in Berkeley would be possibilities. But to get to either of them you'll have to negotiate the 880/80 traffic.

I would not hang around the coliseum neighborhood except for maybe the Sports Bar in the Hilton down at the west end of Hegenberger just before the airport. That would be the quickest/easiest.
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Apr 19th, 2010, 11:47 PM
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Try Jupiter in Berkeley on Shattuck Ave. It's very casual, has a great selection of beer, thin crust pizzas and salads.

They have a huge outdoor patio area and if you're lucky you can sit by the fire pit.

Cool place to hang out. Have fun...
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Apr 20th, 2010, 06:19 AM
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thanks for the responses. There has to be plenty of great places in Berkeley. if there are any other ideas let us know

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Apr 20th, 2010, 08:34 AM
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You're right, there are tons of places in Berkeley, and Jack London Square. If you want to go to a student bar/hangout (I'm way way way beyond student age, but I went with a group of college students after a basketball game at Berkeley a couple of years ago), try Blake's on Telegraph (although the Jupiter susie mentioned looks perfect!).
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Apr 20th, 2010, 09:05 AM
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Well we are definitely not college student age anymore lol. we are in our 40's. What we are actually looking for is atmosphere. Kinda like a BJ's restaurant. Kinda noisy but has good food and drink. We just don't want to be stuck in traffic all the way back to Sacto. We looked up Jack London's square and didn't see anything. Saw the last watering hole but looks like it is just a bar. Anyway keep the ideas coming

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Apr 20th, 2010, 09:44 AM
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Check out Bocanova at Jack London Square - pretty cool nuevo-Latin place that's gotten good reviews and a thumbs up from a friend of mine in Oakland.
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Apr 20th, 2010, 10:31 AM
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I've eaten at Bocanova. It's a really nice restaurant with very good food - a solid 3-1/2*. Nice bar, great design. I have no idea what the vibe will be like on a weekday after a game, though.

Here's a list of sports bars from which you can choose!

http://www.baysportspublishing.com/s...s_eastbay.html
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Apr 20th, 2010, 07:19 PM
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Ok I looked through the webpage on the last post and we have narrowed it down to the Grand Oaks sports bar on Washington street. Has anyone been to or heard of this bar?
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