The Bay Area Nightlife

Whether you’re looking for a dive bar, swanky lounge, or all-hours nightclub, we’ve got you covered.

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Beer Revolution

  • Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

Hard-core beer geeks: with hundreds of bottled beers and 50 taps, this craft beer and bottle shop is for you. Tear yourself away from...

Brotzeit Lokal

  • Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

If you want a water view with your brew, head to this spot east of Jack London Square and enjoy a bretzel and obatzda (a soft German...

Café Van Kleef

  • Cafes–Nightlife

Long before Uptown got hot, the late Peter Van Kleef was serving stiff fresh-squeezed greyhounds, telling tales about his collection...

Fox Theater

  • Music Clubs

This renovated 1928 theater, Oakland's favorite performance venue, is a remarkable feat of Mediterranean Moorish architecture and has...

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

  • Cafes–Nightlife

Some of the most talented practitioners of folk, jazz, gospel, blues, world-beat, and bluegrass perform in this nonprofit coffeehouse,...

Lost & Found

  • Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

The diversions on the spacious, succulent-filled patio include Ping-Pong, cornhole, and community tables full of chilled-out locals.

Make Westing

  • Bars/Pubs

This sprawling industrial-chic space is always abuzz with hipsters playing bocce, the post-work crowd sipping old-fashioneds, or pretheater...

Mill Valley Beerworks

  • Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

A great place to rest your feet after shopping or hiking, this neighborhood taproom serves a rotating selection of local and imported...


  • Cafes–Nightlife

Cuisine, cocktails, and culture—artist-owned Mua puts it all together in an airy converted garage decked out with pieces from owner/artist...

Sweetwater Music Hall

  • Music Clubs

With the help of part-owner Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, this renowned nightclub and café reopened in a historic Masonic Hall in 2012.


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