Blind Tiger is an underground restaurant and bar that serves shareable Asian fusion plates in a festive atmosphere that's great for groups.
Hopscotch does classic American dishes influenced by Japanese flavors in a cool, laid-back setting with retro red diner chairs.
If you want to drink outdoors but don’t want to go to a beer garden, head to The Double Standard in Oakland.
This Uptown bar is an institution that serves the best greyhounds in Oakland.
First Edition is a comic book-themed bar that serves cocktails, beer, and wine in a massive, loft-like space. Capes not required.
Make Westing offers great cocktails and bocce ball in Uptown Oakland, and is an ideal spot to come drink before a show at the Fox Theater.
Xolo is an Uptown Oakland taqueria serving delicious tacos, burritos, and churros in a large space.
The Victorian-era bar in the Mission is a great spot to drink good whiskeys next to a wood-
Casanova is a Mission dive bar on Valencia St. that serves stiff drinks in a dim setting.
Candles, white tablecloths, and neon lights make Lone Palm in the Mission feel like a swanky Art Deco lounge in South Beach.
Dogpatch Saloon is a dog-friendly neighborhood bar with reasonably-priced beers and cocktails.