Oakland is often referred to as the central hub of the Bay Area. Which makes the Uptown Downtown District Oaklands main line. Oaklands entertainment capital comes alive at night with a host of new restaurants, hip bars and an arts scene that's one of the best in the country.

Oakland Art Murmur

Oakland Art Murmur is most famous for First Friday but offers so much more to the city. The collection of galleries brings the community together and strives to ignite a lifelong love and appreciation of art. Its something everyone needs to experience.



100 Grand Ave

This seafood spot meaning by the sea recently received a Michelin Recommended Rating and strongly encourages eating with your bare hands. Dive in and grab some peel n eat white gulf shrimp.


1900 Telegraph Ave

The art deco restaurant matches the art deco style of the two Uptown theaters (more to come on those). They've got to-die-for handcrafted cocktails and a dinner menu to match. Try a Suffering Bastard with your NY strip.

Hawker Fare

2300 Webster St

James Shyabout strikes again with this popular Southeast Asian eatery. Street food is on the menu at the laid back urban restaurant and were suggesting you try the Kao Piak.

Tribune Tavern

401 13th St

Located in the historic Tribune Tower, the downtown spot has a modern yet classic vibe and menu to match. Don't overthink this just get the Tavern Burger. Its hard to go wrong while eating Uptown. Its the hottest neighborhood in Oakland for dining so be sure to check out the full list of restaurants before you decide.


Caf Van Kleef

1621 Telegraph Ave

Locals and visitors alike love this bar Uptown for the unique and quirky feel. You're getting a freshly squeezed greyhound while you wonder where all the stuff on the walls came from.

Make Westing

1741 Telegraph

You can play Bocce ball inside! What more do we need to say about this incredibly entertaining industrial bar?

Era Art Bar and Lounge

19 Grand Ave

Part art gallery part cocktail lounge, Eras one of the trendiest places you'll find in the neighborhood. Weather you want to hear a DJ spinning or take in one of the new collections you'll no doubt come away impressed.


Fox Theater 1807 Telegraph Ave Head to the iconic Fox to see some of the biggest stars from music and comedy. The theater opened in 1928, still has the feel of a by gone era except with all the modern amenities.

Paramount Theatre

2025 Broadway

This spectacular art deco performing arts venue, built in 1931 is home to the Oakland Ballet and Symphony as well as regularly hosting R&B, jazz, blues, pop, rock, gospel, comedy, plays, lectures and screenings of classic films throughout the year.

The New Parish 

579 18th St 

The indoor/outdoor entertainment venue always has some kind of show going on weather its comedy, reggae, EDM, world music or something else The New Parish is always poppin.

Where to Stay

Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center

371 13th St

Business, pleasure or both the Clarion has you covered. Located in the heart of downtown the property provides easy access to the convention center and all of the arts and eats you can handle.

Oakland Marriott City Center

1001 Broadway

The largest hotel in Oakland doesn't disappoint with spacious rooms, easy access to BART and stunning views of the San Francisco Bay.