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Guidebook for Oakland

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Guidebook for Oakland

Parks & Nature
it is right near the apartment!
Lowell Park
1180 14th St
it is right near the apartment!
a short walk away with a good playground for kids and an awesome skate park
DeFremery Park
1651 Adeline Street
a short walk away with a good playground for kids and an awesome skate park
Great trails and views
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Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
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Great trails and views
Stunning views, epic forests. Easy to get to by car
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Redwood Regional Park
7867 Redwood Rd
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Stunning views, epic forests. Easy to get to by car
Iconic center of Oakland. Wild bird sanctuary, playgrounds, boating... a beautiful 3-ish mile walk around the lake. Lots of open space to lounge and picnic and people watch
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Lac Merritt
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Iconic center of Oakland. Wild bird sanctuary, playgrounds, boating... a beautiful 3-ish mile walk around the lake. Lots of open space to lounge and picnic and people watch
Great SF and Marin views
Shorebird Park Emeryville
Great SF and Marin views
Great views of Port of Oakland and SF. Epic open space, close walk from apartment.
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Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
2777 Middle Harbor Road
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Great views of Port of Oakland and SF. Epic open space, close walk from apartment.
An awesome, ghostly open space with great views of SF, rare bird watching, a huge antique fair, distilleries, museums and more. Just go
Alameda Point
An awesome, ghostly open space with great views of SF, rare bird watching, a huge antique fair, distilleries, museums and more. Just go
Bring lettuce and celery to feed the farm animals! Pack your own lunch and hang out at the playground after greeting the goats, sheep, pigs, cows and chickens. Great for families, free and nestled in an incredible forest near stunning vistas of the bay
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Tilden Little Farm
600 Canon Dr
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Bring lettuce and celery to feed the farm animals! Pack your own lunch and hang out at the playground after greeting the goats, sheep, pigs, cows and chickens. Great for families, free and nestled in an incredible forest near stunning vistas of the bay
INCREDIBLE!! My favorite park around.
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Briones Regional Park
2537 Reliez Valley Road
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INCREDIBLE!! My favorite park around.
East Bay's big summit
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Mount Diablo State Park
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East Bay's big summit
Gorgeous eucalyptus forests and incredible views of the bay
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Joaquin Miller Park
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Gorgeous eucalyptus forests and incredible views of the bay
Tiny little Disneyland in the middle of Oakland! It's amazing for kids 0 -12
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Children's Fairyland
699 Bellevue Avenue
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Tiny little Disneyland in the middle of Oakland! It's amazing for kids 0 -12
Essentials
Local grocer, local favorite
Great worker owned coop with local, affordable, organic fare & health-conscious prepared foods, meats, dairy and cold items, essential pantry items, fresh local breads and an in store sandwich shop. www.mandelafoods.com
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Mandela Foods Cooperative
1430 7th Street
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Great worker owned coop with local, affordable, organic fare & health-conscious prepared foods, meats, dairy and cold items, essential pantry items, fresh local breads and an in store sandwich shop. www.mandelafoods.com
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Whole Foods Market
230 Bay Place
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Berkeley Bowl West
920 Heinz Avenue
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Getting Around
www.bart.gov
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West Oakland
1451 7th Street
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www.bart.gov
www.bart.gov
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12th Street / Oakland City Center
1245 Broadway
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www.bart.gov
Entertainment & Activities
Live music, performances and $5 movie nights in this incredibly well kept 3,040 seat Art Deco movie theater. So beautiful, so epic, has a bar! www.paramounttheatre.com
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Paramount Theatre
2025 Broadway
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Live music, performances and $5 movie nights in this incredibly well kept 3,040 seat Art Deco movie theater. So beautiful, so epic, has a bar! www.paramounttheatre.com
Unique movie theater with comfy couches & a cafe serving American diner fare, plus beer & wine. www.thenewparkway.com
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The New Parkway Theater
474 24th St
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Unique movie theater with comfy couches & a cafe serving American diner fare, plus beer & wine. www.thenewparkway.com
Awesome for kids! Authentic steam train that takes you through the beautiful Berkeley/Oakland hills and forests.
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Redwood Valley Railway (Tilden Steam Train)
Grizzly Peak Boulevard
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Awesome for kids! Authentic steam train that takes you through the beautiful Berkeley/Oakland hills and forests.
Another gem for the families in a gorgeous place.
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Tilden Park Merry Go Round
Central Park Drive
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Another gem for the families in a gorgeous place.
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Fox Theater
1807 Telegraph Avenue
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Pacific Pinball Museum
1510 Webster Street
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Drinks & Nightlife
Another Oakland theater that will blow you away with it's Bagdad style architecture and rad musical lineups. Live music venue in a historic building housing an art school, bar, restaurant & courtyard. www.thefoxoakland.com
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Fox Theater
1807 Telegraph Avenue
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Another Oakland theater that will blow you away with it's Bagdad style architecture and rad musical lineups. Live music venue in a historic building housing an art school, bar, restaurant & courtyard. www.thefoxoakland.com
Beautiful interior, great cocktails!
The Miranda
1739 Broadway
Beautiful interior, great cocktails!
craft cocktails, awesome wall paper and sconces.
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Bar 355
355 19th Street
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craft cocktails, awesome wall paper and sconces.
Select food items such as charcuterie, cheese plates, olives and a slamming grilled cheese... great cocktail list
Darling's Elixirs
1635 Broadway
Select food items such as charcuterie, cheese plates, olives and a slamming grilled cheese... great cocktail list
Darling's Elixirs sister bar, same building, different door.
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Dogwood
1644 Telegraph Avenue
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Darling's Elixirs sister bar, same building, different door.
Amazing DJ's. My favorite dancing spot.
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The Layover
1517 Franklin Street
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Amazing DJ's. My favorite dancing spot.
Great local hip hop, DJ's and an amazing Monday night Motown party
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The Legionnaire Saloon
2272 Telegraph Ave
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Great local hip hop, DJ's and an amazing Monday night Motown party
Draft cocktails? Try it!
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The Double Standard
2424 Telegraph Ave
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Draft cocktails? Try it!
Rad, outdoor patios
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Mad Oak Bar
135 12th Street
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Rad, outdoor patios
Right down the street from the apartment, always an awesome food truck outside, great local brews. Good for kids as they have lots of games
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Ghost Town Brewing
1960 Adeline St
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Right down the street from the apartment, always an awesome food truck outside, great local brews. Good for kids as they have lots of games
Small but rad gay bar
The Port Bar
2023 Broadway
Small but rad gay bar
Serving the LGBT community since 1933, this bar hosts karaoke nights, DJ dance parties & drag shows.
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White Horse Inn
6551 Telegraph Avenue
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Serving the LGBT community since 1933, this bar hosts karaoke nights, DJ dance parties & drag shows.
Great indoor/outdoor wine and beer bar, good eats and fun games.
Lost And Found
371 17th St
Great indoor/outdoor wine and beer bar, good eats and fun games.
Comfy, cozy basement tavern for Asian Fusion shared plates & drinks plus happy hours.
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Blind Tiger
2600 Telegraph Ave
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Comfy, cozy basement tavern for Asian Fusion shared plates & drinks plus happy hours.
Uptown is easily Oakland's' shopping, nightlife, and artistic hotspot.
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Uptown
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Uptown is easily Oakland's' shopping, nightlife, and artistic hotspot.
Food Scene
They rule. www.kilovolt.coffee
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Kilovolt Coffee
1829 Mandela Parkway
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They rule. www.kilovolt.coffee
www.troublecoffeeco.com/content
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Trouble Coffee
1545 Willow Street
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www.troublecoffeeco.com/content
Awesome local brewery in West Oakland from Adam Lamoreaux and James Syhabout who brought you Linden Street Brewery. Great for kicking it in the Cali sunshine with friends, kids and dogs via open indoor/outdoor space, a patio and views of the train yard. Delicious burger, great brews www.old-kan.com
Old Kan Beer & Co.
95 Linden St
Awesome local brewery in West Oakland from Adam Lamoreaux and James Syhabout who brought you Linden Street Brewery. Great for kicking it in the Cali sunshine with friends, kids and dogs via open indoor/outdoor space, a patio and views of the train yard. Delicious burger, great brews www.old-kan.com
Contemporary bakery serving wood-fired Montreal-style bagels, BIG bagel sandwiches & espresso drinks. Amazing trout salad sandwich! Amazing chicken scrapple! Get the chocolate chip cookies with tiny bits of salt on them...www.beautysbagelshop.com
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Beauty's Bagel Shop
3838 Telegraph Avenue
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Contemporary bakery serving wood-fired Montreal-style bagels, BIG bagel sandwiches & espresso drinks. Amazing trout salad sandwich! Amazing chicken scrapple! Get the chocolate chip cookies with tiny bits of salt on them...www.beautysbagelshop.com
Lunchtime bakery is a popular take-out stop for hefty fried chicken sandwiches & classic desserts. Get in line! www.bakesalebetty.com
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Bakesale Betty
5098 Telegraph Avenue
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Lunchtime bakery is a popular take-out stop for hefty fried chicken sandwiches & classic desserts. Get in line! www.bakesalebetty.com
Cozy corner spot offering espresso & breakfast fare by day & pints & creative pub fare by night. Come for the soccer matches on the tv's. www.commonwealthoakland.com/
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CommonWealth
2882 Telegraph Ave
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Cozy corner spot offering espresso & breakfast fare by day & pints & creative pub fare by night. Come for the soccer matches on the tv's. www.commonwealthoakland.com/
Hip pizzeria features wood-fired pies, casual eats & specialty cocktails in an open modern interior. Get the diablita pie if you can stand the heat! Executive chef Jake Alioto makes art out of his appetizers. www.eastendalameda.com
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East End
1650 Park Street
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Hip pizzeria features wood-fired pies, casual eats & specialty cocktails in an open modern interior. Get the diablita pie if you can stand the heat! Executive chef Jake Alioto makes art out of his appetizers. www.eastendalameda.com
Flora is an Art Deco restaurant and bar in downtown Oakland, California. It evokes the opulence of a bygone era with carefully crafted cocktails and a menu of reinvented American classics. Flora is housed in the beautifully ornate Oakland Floral Depot building, built in 1931 by architect Albert Evers. Composed of silver and cobalt glazed terra cotta, it is an East Bay landmark of Art Deco architecture. Fancy Gatsby land. Gorgeous interior, delicious cocktails. www.floraoakland.com
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Flora
1900 Telegraph Avenue
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Flora is an Art Deco restaurant and bar in downtown Oakland, California. It evokes the opulence of a bygone era with carefully crafted cocktails and a menu of reinvented American classics. Flora is housed in the beautifully ornate Oakland Floral Depot building, built in 1931 by architect Albert Evers. Composed of silver and cobalt glazed terra cotta, it is an East Bay landmark of Art Deco architecture. Fancy Gatsby land. Gorgeous interior, delicious cocktails. www.floraoakland.com
Bloody Mary's! Get the Bacon Bloody Mary or the veggie Bloody Mary or yes, both. Nice outdoor patio with walk up coffee window. Good place for computer work on weekdays. Rustic-chic gastropub offering all-day American comfort fare & cocktails, plus beer & wine on tap. www.oaklandchopbar.com
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Chop Bar
247 4th Street
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Bloody Mary's! Get the Bacon Bloody Mary or the veggie Bloody Mary or yes, both. Nice outdoor patio with walk up coffee window. Good place for computer work on weekdays. Rustic-chic gastropub offering all-day American comfort fare & cocktails, plus beer & wine on tap. www.oaklandchopbar.com
Trendy cafe chain offering cuppings, upscale coffee drinks & pastries, plus beans & brewing equipment. Built in 1923, Blue Bottle’s Jack London Square location in Oakland’s industrious fruit and vegetable district is a scrupulously restored brick warehouse converted into a roastery and production facility. www.bluebottlecoffee.com/cafes/webster-street
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Blue Bottle Coffee
300 Webster Street
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Trendy cafe chain offering cuppings, upscale coffee drinks & pastries, plus beans & brewing equipment. Built in 1923, Blue Bottle’s Jack London Square location in Oakland’s industrious fruit and vegetable district is a scrupulously restored brick warehouse converted into a roastery and production facility. www.bluebottlecoffee.com/cafes/webster-street
Neighborhood pizza place with hearty American dishes & drinks served in hip, industrial-chic digs. Great sparkling rose! Fantastic pizza and big tv's good for debates, special games or shows.
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Philomena
1801 14th Ave
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Neighborhood pizza place with hearty American dishes & drinks served in hip, industrial-chic digs. Great sparkling rose! Fantastic pizza and big tv's good for debates, special games or shows.
The Cook and Her Farmer
907 Washington Street
Delicious Vietnamese food
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Le Cheval
1007 Clay Street
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Delicious Vietnamese food
Local fave, Oakland vibes
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Luka's Taproom & Lounge
2221 Broadway
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Local fave, Oakland vibes
Shopping
Named one of the world's best spice shops by Food & Wine Magazine, Oaktown Spice Shop offers the freshest, most delicious, high-quality spices and hand-mixed spice blends in the Bay Area. www.oaktownspiceshop.com
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Oaktown Spice Shop
546 Grand Avenue
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Named one of the world's best spice shops by Food & Wine Magazine, Oaktown Spice Shop offers the freshest, most delicious, high-quality spices and hand-mixed spice blends in the Bay Area. www.oaktownspiceshop.com
Lots of local shops with beautiful charm
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Old Oakland
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Lots of local shops with beautiful charm
Great local shops, check out Temescal Alley too!
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Temescal
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Great local shops, check out Temescal Alley too!
Cute shops, eateries and Oakland flavor
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Piedmont Avenue
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Cute shops, eateries and Oakland flavor
Great shops, great food, great views
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Grand Lake
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Great shops, great food, great views
Great walks up College ave/Claremont ave for food, shops and drinks.
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Rockridge
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Great walks up College ave/Claremont ave for food, shops and drinks.
Great grocers, shops and parks. Amazing food
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Chinatown
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Great grocers, shops and parks. Amazing food