Nightlife
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A good thing about being on vacation is that every day can be a weekend day. Wanting to hit the coolest spots in the area is only natural. That’s why we wanted to showcase this area’s vibrant nightlife.

Below you’ll find a list of the most trendy and interesting places to check out while you’re in town. Whether you’re new to the area, looking for something different to do, or just visiting, we’re sure you’ll find something you’ll love.
Café Van Kleef
Café Van Kleef

1621 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612   Directions

(510) 763-7711

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Spend some time hanging out at Café Van Kleef. Gather with politicians, artists, entrepreneurs and a host of other very interesting people at a café bar. This nightlife destination is fast becoming the hippest spot to mingle with intellectuals, enjoy elegant drinks, and hear the best from local blues, jazz and contemporary musicians.

Era Art Bar & Lounge
Era Art Bar & Lounge

19 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94612   Directions

(510) 832-4400

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Enjoy boutique nightlife at the Era Art Bar & Lounge. This 5,000-square-foot space is the epitome of a rare night out on the town. Spend the night in a space featuring two exclusive bars, diverse music, exceptional collections of art, and signature cocktails in a purely sophisticated environment.

Luka's Taproom & Lounge
Luka's Taproom & Lounge

2221 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612   Directions

(510) 451-4677

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Rock on at Luka's Taproom & Lounge! Lovers of the nightlife spend their night out at a lounge covering 1,000-square-feet of performance space that features bands from funk to punk, be-bop to hip-hop, and every other music genre in between. This place is guaranteed to keep your socks rockin' all night long.

The Layover
The Layover

1517 Franklin St
Oakland, CA 94612   Directions

(510) 834-1517

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The Layover music bar and art lounge dances to the beat of its own drum in the heart of downtown Oakland. The bohemian interior spins an eclectic mix of DJ line ups, bands and showcases art collections of Bay Area artists. Drinks are green with signature organic cocktails, and the location is sweet sitting next to top nightlife attractions like the Fox Theater, Paramount Theater, and 19th Street BART.

The Trappist
The Trappist

460 8th St
Oakland, CA 94607   Directions

(510) 238-8900

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Late night beer connoisseurs know The Trappist is the place to pour into. The 1870s Victorian-style indie bar and nightlife oasis keeps a rotating stock of approximately 100 Belgian, Dutch, Scandinavian and American craft brews on tap. The beers are served up properly at the right temperature and in the right glass by knowledgeable and friendly bartenders.

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