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.
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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 Events page for a live feed of upcoming events.
Oakland Cocktail Week
Oakland Cocktail Week September 15-23, 2018 Oakland Cocktail WeekLearn More
3rd Thursdays at Latham Square September
3rd Thursdays at Latham Square Broadway + Telegraph @ 15th Street September 20, 2018 5pm-8pm FREE event with live music,Learn More
TGI Friday at Original Pattern
Friday, August 17, 2018 5pm – 9pm 292 4th St Join Eat Play Events & Catering alongside Original Pattern BreweryLearn More
3rd Thursdays at Latham Square August
3rd Thursdays at Latham Square Broadway + Telegraph @ 15th Street July 19, 2018 5pm-8pm FREE event with live music,Learn More
#Late Night Pull-Up in Oakland
#LateNightPullUp Forage Kitchen 478 25th Street Friday, July 13, 2018 10pm-1amLearn More
Soul Mechanix at Yoshi’s Oakland!
Soul Mechanix Yoshi’s, Oakland April 27, 2018, 10:00pm Come down to Yoshi’s Oakland on April 27th for a special eveningLearn More
New Year’s Eve Celebration at Lake
New Year's Eve at Lake Chalet www.thelakechalet.com/menus/#menus-overviewLearn More
The Sound Room Oakland Jazz
A community supported live music venue dedicated to jazz, R&B and world music.Learn More
Max’s Diner & Bar Oakland City
Max's Diner & Bar is a cornerstone in the Oakland City Center, recognized for its outstanding Classic American cuisine.Learn More
The Golden Bull
The Golden Bull offers a fun healthy environment, a huge variety of beverages served by a knowledgeable friendly staff, liveLearn More
The Punchdown Wine Bar and Bottle
The Punchdown is a natural wine bar and kitchen with a temperature controlled retail wine shop in Oakland.Learn More
Comedy Oakland produces live standup comedy shows at venues in Oakland. The shows feature up-and-coming comedians alongside industry pros, fromLearn More
Calavera, Lungomare and Chop Bar
Our newest restaurant, Calavera, will be offering regional Mexican food, utilizing the great ingredients of the Bay Area. We willLearn More
Woods Bar and Brewery
Woods Beer Co. is a small brewing company with locations in San Francisco and Oakland. We make adventurous beers forLearn More
The New Parish
PEG offers a top tier music venue in The New Parish that features the best of the best of upcomingLearn More