Rockridge is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Oakland. College Ave. is booming with restaurants, boutique shopping and the best spa treatment in Oakland. Its a neighborhood you won't want to miss or leave.

Food

Wood Tavern

6317 College Ave

Wood Tavern accurately describes itself as contemporary and rustic, which holds true. The hard part is picking one thing on this menu to recommend but were going with the pan roasted maple leaf duck breast.

Ramen Shop

5812 College Ave

A delicious spot started by three Chez Panisse alums, the Ramen Shop is a no frills kind of place. You're getting the Kogashi Miso Ramen, don't argue with us.

A16 Rockridge

5356 College Ave

Southern Italian cuisine, A16 is named for the highway that runs through Naples. Its your go-to spot for true Neapolitan pizza but were going to recommend the squid ink Troccoli.

This section could go on and on, so for the sake of time click here to see a full list of Rockridge restaurants. If you still cant decide then its time for you to check out the Rockridge Food Tour.

Shopping

Market Hall

5655 College Ave

Right off the Rockridge BART station sits this popular European-style market place. The eight shops include Highwire Coffee Roasters, Market Hall Bakery, The Pasta Shop, The Flower & The B, Paul Marcus Wines, Hapuku Fish Shop, Marin Sun Farms Butcher Shop and Market Hall Produce.

Body Time

5521 College Ave

You've heard of the natural beauty products from The Body Shop, right? That brand originated here and was sold to the London-based owners in 1992. Today Body Time still holds true to its core values of quality products, reasonable prices, a concern for the environment and a commitment to customer service.

Pegasus Fine Books

5560 College Ave

Yes were writing on the Internet telling you to go to a bookstore. Pegasus is a staple in Rockridge and has been around since 1969. Also, there is still something about reading from an actual book instead of an iPad.

Nightlife

The Graduate

6202 Claremont Ave

One of our favorite places to grab a drink, and some free popcorn. The Graduate is a good low-key spot with affordable drinks, pull up a seat to the window and enjoy some people watching.

George and Walts

5445 College Ave

Great place to catch the game, plop down in a plush recliner and don't be shy with your Lets Go Oakland chants. A friendly atmosphere and a few pool tables make G&W a great spot any night of the week.

Where to Stay

Claremont Hotel Club and Spa

41Tunnel Rd

Sitting in the Oakland hills the property was originally a castle for a prospector and his wife, until 1915 when it became a grand hotel. During your luxurious stay you'll be able to enjoy a dip in one of three pools, pick up your racket and hit one of ten tennis courts, or pamper yourself at one of the best spas in the Bay Area.