New Italian eatery coming to Point Richmond's historic Hotel Mac
Point Richmond's beloved Hotel Mac will have an operating restaurant again soon. The local restaurateurs behind Richmond's Mi Casa Grill confirmed to Hoodline that they'll be opening a new Italian eatery in the hotel space.
Intimate stand-up comedy shows pull crowds to eclectic array of East Bay hangouts
A group of comedians is bringing the laughs with small, affordable and sometimes BYOB comedy shows in eclectic venues around the Bay. These include a bicycle cafe, board game shop and fun and funky bars in Oakland and Richmond – plus one quirky event in a "hackerspace" in Mountain View.
Immersive exhibit in Richmond takes visitors on a virtual trip to the Space Station
An immersive, virtual-reality exhibit in Richmond lets visitors experience a voyage to space – virtually, that is – and explore a replica of the International Space Station. The exhibit will be in the Richmond waterfront's historic Craneway Pavilion through March.
Oregon brewery Great Notion opens on Berkeley's 4th Street in former Sierra Nevada space
A Portland-based brewery that's all about "keeping beer fun" has re-envigorated the Torpedo Room space on Fourth Street in Berkeley, formerly occupied by Sierra Nevada beer. The family- and dog-friendly taproom offers brews on 16 taps and allows patrons to bring in outside food.
New Richmond craft distillery offers tastings, special releases
A new independent distillery joined the ranks of Richmond's craft food and drink scene this year and is off to a running start, opening a tasting room near the Richmond marina and garnering recognition for one of its craft liquors. Called Dissident Spirits, the distillery and its attached tasting room are located in Richmond's Marina Bay neighborhood, within a shopping center that also houses the popular Armistice Brewing Company.
Oakland may soon have a street called Too $hort Way
You'll likely have Too $hort lyrics running through your head if you drive near Oakland's Fremont High School in the near future, if a proposal before the Oakland City Council goes through. The council is set to consider a proposal to rename an appropriately brief stretch of Foothill Boulevard Too $hort Way in recognition of the iconic local rapper.
San Jose Earthquakes host World Cup street party this weekend, plus watch parties In SF for the next month
The 2022 World Cup is here, and over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the San Jose Earthquakes are hosting a World Cup street party at San Pedro Square, complete with giant outdoor screens and all-ages activities. The club is also hosting watch parties at area pubs throughout the whole month-long tournament. (Warning: You'll have to hit the bar at 5 a.m. to catch some games!)
Richmond gets a new, tucked-away food and drink spot, The Backyard
Richmond's burgeoning craft (read: hipster) food and drink scene has gotten some press lately, but its off-the-beaten-track eateries and breweries still feel a bit like lost treasures and hidden enclaves in otherwise low-trafficked or industrial stretches of the Bay's often-overlooked northeast-bank town.
The 8 best spots for Indian pizza around the Bay Area
There's just something so Bay Area about Indian pizza, and the local trend has exploded in recent years. You can now get fresh Indian-style pizza in dozens of spots around the Bay, from rapidly-expanding franchises to hole-in-the-wall family-run restaurants. Hoodline has rounded up a smorgasbord of the local eateries and chains serving up this modern classic.
New French-inspired wine bar Banter Wine is coming to El Cerrito
A local couple with major Bay Area wine-and-dining connections is working to open a French-inspired wine bar on San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito. It's been a bumpy road, from construction and permitting delays to a freak car accident, but the building at San Pablo and Stockton avenues is now in renovation.
Hit the movies and the bars at Oakland's Drunken Film Fest, starting Oct. 9
The fifth annual incarnation of Oakland's Drunken Film Fest will show no less than 74 independent short movies over six nights, with showings taking place at a different bar each night from Sunday, Oct. 9 through Friday, Oct. 14.
Richmond's super-popular Black Star Pirate BBQ is closing down next month
The Black Star Pirate BBQ restaurant and music venue has lost its lease, and Sunday, Nov. 27 will be its last day in business at the Point San Pablo Harbor, but the owners have said they'll look for a new location.
Bay Area Summertime Happenings: Fun stuff to do over a hot Labor Day weekend
For those who'd rather skip the holiday traffic and stay in town this weekend, the last installment of our 2022 Bay Area Summertime Happenings series has you covered with a fun itinerary of events around the area. Scottish Games, Brazilian independence, vegan food, and more.
Bay Area Summertime Happenings: Autumn Moon Festival & Silicon Valley Pride, plus plenty of art
Art, music, science, Pride and lion dancers. This weekend has it all. Get details of Hoodline's Summertime Happenings picks for some great things to do this weekend, Aug. 26-28, all around the Bay Area.
Bay Area Summertime Happenings: What to do in the Bay 8/19 - 8/21
Music in the mountains, Italian food galore, fireworks, San Francisco Sunday Streets and a movie sing-along... There's plenty going on all around the San Francisco Bay Area this week. Hoodline rounds up five awesome things to do during the weekend.
Bay Area Summertime Happenings 8/12 - 8/14: Jerry Day, a 1940s swing dance, chalk art & so much music
Travel back in time this weekend, to summer-of-love San Francisco at the Jerry Day concert or to the WWII and swing dance era in San Jose. Or stay in the present with music and art festivals in the South and East Bay.
Bay Area Summertime Happenings 8/5-8/7: Outside Lands and beyond
For many, this week is all about Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park, plus its related parties and shows. But even if music megafests aren't your jam, there's plenty of fun to be had around the Bay Area this weekend, from the World Dog Surfing Championships to the Fremont Festival for the Arts and more.