Oakland - Food & Drinks

Apr 15, 2021

Red Bay Coffee officially opens its modern public roastery and headquarters in East Oakland

Red Bay Coffee — the eco-conscious Oakland coffee roaster that will open a cafe inside the Ferry Building later this month — unveiled its new public roastery and headquarters this week at 3136 International Boulevard in Oakland. And it’s every bit as gorgeous as you can possibly imagine. Read More

Apr 09, 2021

New Latinx LGBTQ+ club Que Rico opens next week in downtown Oakland

A new nightclub catering to the LGBTQ+ Latinx community of the East Bay is debuting on Tuesday, April 13 — but for obvious reasons it's going to start out sort of low-key serving drinks and quesabirria tacos. Read More

Mar 22, 2021

News from the Bay 'hoods: Worker-led restaurant Understory set to open in Old Oakland

As more businesses get to reopen around the Bay, we have news of some new ones opening for the first time, as well as a vaccination promotion from Krispy Kreme, and a Cal/OSHA fine for Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Read More

Feb 03, 2021

[Update] Caribbean-themed Sand Bar from Drexl/Miranda team opens on Broadway in Oakland

Sand Bar, a new Caribbean-themed "beach club" and cocktail lounge, is readying for an opening on Oakland's Auto Row, in a former auto dealership space at 2418 Broadway. Hoodline has the exclusive news of this new project from the team behind Uptown cocktail spots Drexl and The Miranda, and the sports bar Fort Green in Old Oakland. Read More

Feb 02, 2021

Low Bar readies for grand opening in former Hawker Fare space near downtown Oakland

Low Bar (2300 Webster Street, Oakland), a new bar and restaurant from a pair of industry vets that was announced early last year and subsequently delayed by the pandemic, is getting ready for an imminent grand opening. Read More

Jan 15, 2021

New LGBTQ bar headed for I. Magnin building in downtown Oakland

A new LGBTQ bar appears to be headed for downtown Oakland — technically in the Uptown vicinity — in a ground-floor space of the iconic I. Magnin Building at 2001 Broadway. Read More

Jan 15, 2021

Ghost Town Brewing plans new tap room in Oakland's Laurel District

West Oakland’s Ghost Town Brewing plans to expand to the city’s Laurel District next month, taking over the recently-vacated 4505 Burgers and BBQ location. Read More

Dec 22, 2020

Oakland's last remaining piano bar, The Alley, in danger of closing

A beloved institution on Grand Avenue in Oakland, The Alley, a divey piano bar/restaurant which has been in operation some 90 years, is one of many bars and music venues around the Bay that have suffered with little or no revenue the past nine months. But now, things are coming to a head because the longtime owner of the bar also has upstairs tenants who are having trouble paying rent. Read More

Dec 21, 2020

Square Pie Guys bringing their Detroit-style pizza to new Oakland location

Rectangular slices with premium ingredients and punny monikers have made a name for Square Pie Guys, who will expand with a new Oakland location on top of their cult-hit SoMa spot. Read More

Dec 07, 2020

El Gusano calls it quits after seven years in Old Oakland

The Old Oakland sister restaurant to San Francisco's Tropisueno, El Gusano (1015 Clay Street), has closed for good after seven years in business. Read More

Nov 24, 2020

Oakland location of Shake Shack plans December opening

Popular New York-based burger chain Shake Shack, which just opened its first San Francisco location earlier this year, is readying its Uptown Oakland outpost for a mid-December opening. Read More

Nov 12, 2020

Donut Savant opens new location in East Oakland — with long lines and salted maple cronuts in tow

After shuttering its downtown Oakland location last October, Donut Savant debuted its new East Oakland store today to large, socially distant crowds. Read More

Oct 29, 2020

Magnolia Street Wine Lounge and Kitchen opens Friday in West Oakland with Asian comfort foods and affordable prices

During a time of endless restaurant closures, East Bay Chef Leilani Baugh has managed to ascend the odds and will hold the grand opening of her new West Oakland restaurant, Magnolia Street Wine Lounge and Kitchen, this Friday, featuring well-priced “Casian-Creole” cuisine. Read More

Oct 28, 2020

New Burma Superstar spin-off opens on Telegraph Ave., with DoorDash as an investor

The delivery-and-take-out only Burma Bites opened today, delivery app DoorDash is a surprise investor. Read More

Oct 23, 2020

Horn Barbecue finally opens in West Oakland after multiple delays

Respected local pitmaster Matthew Horn is finally opening the doors of Horn Barbecue (2534 Mandela Parkway) this weekend in the former Brown Sugar Kitchen space near the West Oakland/Emeryville border. Read More

Oct 07, 2020

50s-inspired diner opens in downtown Oakland with avocado poppers and housemade ice cream in tow

The upscale-casual Daughter's Diner had hoped to open in downtown Oakland earlier this year — but then the pandemic derailed those plans. Read More

Oct 06, 2020

Seabreeze on the Dock debuts in Oakland in former Il Pescatore space

A new seafood spot offering Maine lobster, Dungeness crab, crawfish, and raw oysters on the half-shell has just opened in Oakland's Jack London Square with a limited menu. Read More

Sep 11, 2020

Oakland Eats: Horn Barbecue to open soon; Japanese barbecue chain Gyu-Kaku on the way; more

Plus, Adams Point has a new zero-waste cafe offering coffee, ice cream and bubble tea. Read More

Aug 24, 2020

Oakland Eats: Wise Sons to open first Oakland location; Mama to close; more

Plus, Grand Lake now has a specialty beverage shop focused on beer, wine and liquor made by women and people of color. Read More

Aug 13, 2020

Oakland Eats: Duende closes temporarily; The Avenue to screen outdoor movies; more

Lake Merritt also has a new taqueria, with burritos and quesabirria on the menu. Read More

Aug 04, 2020

Oakland Eats: S+M Vegan finds a permanent home, SF barbecue spot shutters Oakland outpost, more

A Chinese-Singaporean vegan restaurant finds a new permanent home, a popular San Francisco-based barbecue spot closes its MacArthur outpost and Uptown has a new Japanese-American joint. Read More

Jul 27, 2020