The Scoop is your resource for all the latest and greatest events, restaurant and bar openings and retail news happening in Downtown Oakland! Explore the features and categories below to get local insights about the best places to eat in Downtown Oakland, best venues to enjoy live entertainment, Oakland’s hottest retail shopping, live music, and more! To truly experience Downtown Oakland in all of its authentic glory, you’ll want to come back time and time again.
The historic Fox Theater and Paramount Theatre consistently feature some of the hottest performances on tour while places like The New Parish and The Flight Deck offer amazing live music and theatrical performances. If you are looking for some after dinner drinks and entertainment, Downtown Oakland hosts an exciting range of options. Check out the legendary Cafe Van Kleef, an Oakland institution serving up the best Greyhound in town. Looking for a few laughs and some artfully crafted cocktails with names that pay homage to Oakland’s history? Head over to Comedy Oakland at Spice Monkey, voted the 2016 Best Place for Comedy by the East Bay Express. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Our business directory has a more comprehensive listing of live performance, music and entertainment venues in Downtown Oakland. You also might want to visit our Happenings page for a live feed of upcoming events.