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15th Anniversary Art & Soul Oakland

August 1 & 2, 2015
The City of Oakland’s flagship festival that launched a downtown renaissance, will celebrate its 15th Anniversary with two big days of music, art, dance and food, including the Oaktown Throwdown BBQ Competition back by popular demand after last year’s wildly successful inaugural event. Professional and backyard pit masters from all over California will show off their skills while competing for cash prizes. The public will be invited to view the action up close and, for a small fee, sample succulent BBQ ribs, chicken and pork. As in previous years, tens of thousands are expected for a festive weekend showcasing the Best of the East Bay. This year’s lineup will spotlight Oakland’s hot music scene and legacy, featuring dozens of top local bands performing Blues, R&B, Gospel, Funk, Jazz, Rock and more. The full lineup will be announced in early June. Additional highlights include the return of the mesmerizing Turf & All-Styles Dance Battle; the Bay Area’s hottest urban, world and modern dance troupes; scores of artisans and an interactive Family Fun Zone.

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2022 Telegraph Ave.
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3000 Broadway Restaurant Bar & Lounge
Serving American/Asian fusion cuisine. Sunday brunch plus dinner nightly.
3000 Broadway 510-465-2569
M-Th 4p-12a; F-Sa 4p-2a; Su 10a-12a
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Arsimona Bar & Lounge
Upscale restaurant & lounge serving lunch & dinner daily. DJ Fri & Sat. Live music twice a month. NFL ticket and NBA league pass. Comprehensive liquor menu including rare scotch and cognacs. "Arsimona a distinctive lounge experience." Arsimona Bar & Lounge
561 11th Street, 510-444-1158,
Daily 11a-2a
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Bar Dogwood
Description forthcoming from venue.
1644 Telegraph Ave.,

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Beer Revolution
Information forthcoming
464 3rd St., 510-452-BEER
Tu-Th Noon-9:30p; F & Sa Noon-10p; Su Noon-9p
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Brotzeit Lokal
A German beirgarten with views of the Oakland Estuary.
1000 Embarcadero, 510-645-1905
Tu-Sa 11a-12a
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Café Van Kleef Contemporary Art Gallery
A side street of Paris. Jazz, Blues and R&B. Bedecked with artifacts from around the world, its bar is “as hip as anything in the Mission District, but friendlier” says the San Francisco Chronicle.
1621 Telegraph Ave., 510-763-7711,
M-Sa 4p-12a
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Chop Bar
In Oakland's Jack London Square neighborhood serving breakfast, lunch and dinner using the finest ingredients found in the Bay Area.
247 4th St., #111, 510.834.CHOP (2467)
M-F 7a-3p, Tu-Th 5:30-10p, F 5:30-11p, Sa 9a-3p & 5:30-11p, Su 9a-3p & 6-8:30p; Happy Hour Tu-F 4:30-6p
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Club 21
Funk, Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop and Latin. Predominantly LGBT.
2111 Franklin St., 510-269-9425
4-8p Happy Hour, Hours vary
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Club BNB
Funk, Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop and Latin. Predominantly LGBT.
2120 Broadway, 510-444-2266

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Commonwealth Cafe and Public House
Cafe & pub featuring British-style craft beers, pub food and always showing live European football matches.
2882 Telegraph Ave. 510-663-3001
M-Sa 9a-10:30p; Su 9a-3:30p
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Authentic Italian cuisine in a warm, rustic setting.
499 9th St., Old Oakland, 510-663-9000
Su-Th 11:30a-10p, F-Sa 11:30a-11p
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A wine and whiskey lounge serving globally inspired shareable small plates.
827 Washington St., 510-272-9110
M-F 4p - last call; Sa 5p - last call
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Diving Dog Brewhouse
Craft beer bar with brew-on-premise facility for customers.
1802 Telegraph Ave.
4p-12a Su-W; 4p-2a Th-Sa
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Diving Dog Brewhouse
A beer bar with 30 taps, massive bottle selection and kettles for anyone to brew their own beer. Bar Food/Appetizers only.
1802 Telegraph Ave., 510-306-1914
Su-Th 4p-12a; F & Sa 4p-2a
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Opened January 15, 2013. Information forthcoming from restaurant.
468 19th St.

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Duke's R&B
Information forthcoming from venue.
201 Broadway, 510-452-1620
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ERA artbar and lounge
A major new space for art, music and culture in Oakland's booming Uptown neighborhood.
19 Grand Ave., (at Broadway), 510-832-4400
W-Sa 4:30p-2a
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A full bar with a small plates menu and TV for special events.
1900 Telegraph Ave.
M-Th 4-11p, F-Sa 4p-12a
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Faz Restaurant & Catering
A full-service restaurant and catering company serving healthy Mediterranean cuisine and 100% natural Halal meats.
1111 Broadway, 510-272-1111
M-F 11a-9p, Sa 5-9p
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Flora Restaurant - Bar
A swanky Uptown destination for great food and drinks. Classic Californian menu.
1900 Telegraph Ave., 510-286-0100
Tu-F 11:30a-2:30p; Tu-Th 5-9p; F-Sa 5-11p; Sa 9:30a-2:30p
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Information forthcoming from venue.
316 14th St.

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Grand Oaks Grill
Available for parties.
736 Washington St., 510-452-1258,
M-Th 11:30a-2p, M-Sa 5:30-9p
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Halftime Sports Bar
Recently opened. Information forthcoming from venue.
316 14th St. 510-836-4400

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Cravable modern California cuisine
44 Webster St., (Jack London Square), 510-663-4440
Su-Th 5-10p, F-Sa 5-11p
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Heinold's First & Last Chance Saloon
The old stomping grounds and watering hole of Jack London.
48 Webster St., (Jack London Square), 510-839-6761,
Daily 12p-12a Cash only
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Modern Carribean/Creole cuisine
1745 San Pablo Ave., (at 18th St.) 510-444-2626
Su, M, W-Th 5:30-10p; F & Sa 5:30-11p; Tu closed
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Hutch Bar & Kitchen
Whiskey, Raw Bar, Grits. Opened June 2013.
2022 Telegraph Ave. 510-419-0622
Tu-Th 5-10p, F & Sa 5-11p, Su 5-9p
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Il Pescatore Ristorante
Northern Italian seafood restaurant, and waterfront bar with Estuary view.
31 Webster St., (Jack London Square), 510-465-2188,
M-F 11:30a-10p, Sa 11a-10p, Su 10:30a-9p
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Karibbean City
Dancing Th-Sa 10p-2a. Salsa, Reggae and World Music.
1408 Webster St., 510-251-0769,
Tu-W & Su 11a-10:30p, Th-Sa 11a-2a
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Kim's Backyard
Friendly neighborhood bar where friends meet.
2424 Telegraph Ave., 510-834-8624,
Su, M, W, Th 3p-12a, F-Sa 3p-2a Cash only.
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Kincaid's Bayhouse
Jumpin' waterfront meeting place. Superb steaks and fresh seafood.
1 Franklin St., (Jack London Square), 510-835-8600,
M-F 11a-5p, Sa 11a-4p, M-Th 5-9:30p, F-Sa 4-10:30p, Su 11a-9p, Brunch 11a-2p
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Liege Spirits Lounge
Offering an extensive selection of spirits and brews, specialty crafted cocktails and a unique, regionally inspired menu of tapas and fondues.
481 9th St., in Old Oakland, 510-835-4343
Tu-Fr 4:30p-2a; Sa 6p-2a; Su 6p-1a
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Loring Cafe
Loring Cafe invokes the comfort and history of Europe with a twist of surrealism. Live piano music.
37 Grand Ave., 510-839-3700,
M 11a-2p, T-Th 11a-11p, F 11a-12a, Sa 5p-12a
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Luka's Taproom & Lounge
This hotspot has a full bar with 16 beers on tap and specialty cocktails that will tame your thirst. Rotating art in downtown’s hottest taproom. Restaurant features a menu inspired by the brasseries of France and Belgium
2221 Broadway, 510-451-4677,
M-F 11:30-2a, Sa 5:30p-2a, Su 5:30p-12a
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Cuisine inspired by coastal Italy. Restaurant has bar and lounge area plus outdoor patio. Adjacent cafe open for morning coffee and pastries.
1 Broadway, (Jack London Square), (510) 444-7171
M-Th 7a-10p; F 7a-11p; Sa 8a-11p; Su 8a-10p
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Make Westing
Cocktails, beer & wine, gourmet bites, indoor Bocce and an outdoor patio.
1741 Telegraph Ave., 510-251-1400
Daily 4p-2a
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Max's Diner & Bar
Serving American cuisine, a restaurant for all tastes.
500-12th St., Ste. 135, (City Center), 510-451-6297,
M-F 8a-7p
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McGinty's Roadside Roadhouse
A family place. Serving American food. 401 2nd St.
401 2nd St. 510-465-8032
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Edgy art and sublime dining featuring Modern American cuisine.
2442 Webster St., 510-238-1100
M-Th & Su 4:30p-12a; F & Sa 4:30p-2a
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Olufé reflects the spirit of Afro-Carribean culture through food, music and ambiance. Unique interior décor. Carribbean, Cajun/Creole and Tropical Florida cuisine.
2022 Telegraph Ave.
Tu-Su 5-11p
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Izakaya Japanese dining with a full Sushi and Robata bar.
2251 Broadway, 510-286-9866,
M-Th lunch 11:30a-2p, dinner 5-10p; F lunch 11:30a-2p, dinner 5-10:30p; Sa 5-10:30p.
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Pacific Coast Brewing Company
Oakland's national award-winning pub and brewery.
906 Washington St., 510-836-2739,
Daily 11:30-1a
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Para Diso
Information forthcoming from club
2272 Telegraph Ave. 510-735-9095

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Parliament Bar
Bar expected to open in early 2013. Information forthcoming.
811 Washington St.

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Bar/restaurant with a fine selection of artisanal cocktails, spirits, wines and beers. Full kitchen serving sandwiches and small plate dishes.
555 12th St., Suite 120, (Corner of 11th and Clay St.) 510-834-0404
M-F 11a-2p, 4-11p; Sa 7-11p
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Q's Lounge at Everett & Jones
Real barbecue, real music, real good time! Neo-Soul, Blues, Jazz and Contemporary.
126 Broadway, 510-663-2350,
M-Th 11a-10p, F-Sa 11-1a, Su 12-10p
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Radio Bar
Chinatown meets an Art Deco haunted house in this hip downtown bar.
435 - 13th St., 510-451-2889,
M-F 4p-2a, Sa-Su 8p-2a
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Randevu Cafe
Jazz band every Friday and DJ every Saturday.
2430 Broadway 510-893-1411
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Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe
Rudy's was born from our desire to create a restaurant where people of all walks of life can feel welcome and eat honest, good food at affordable prices.
1805 Telegraph Ave., 510-251-9400
7a-1a daily
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Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar
Best seafood restaurant and piano bar in town! Fresh seafood.
2 Broadway, (Jack London Square), 510-444-3456,
Daily 11a-10p
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Seison Restaurant Bar & Lounge
Contemporary fresh California cuisine with strong French and Spanish influences complemented by a full bar.
495 10th St., (510) 832-7449
M-F 5-9p
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SomaR Bar
SomaR offers a very relaxed atmosphere, a sound vibe that suits every lifestyle and a scene where you can try an excellent crafted cocktail or sip on your favorite wine or beer.
1727 Telegraph Ave., 510-984-3147
M-F 4p-2a ; Sa 6p-2am ; Su 6p-12a
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The Den at the Fox Theater
Oakland's hottest new bar is located in the historic Fox Theater. Stop by for your favorite beverage and sample tasty treats on our bar menu.
1807 Telegraph Ave.,
Su, W, Th 5p-12a; F-Sa 5p-1:30a
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The Double Standard
Enjoy cocktails on the patio.
2424 Telegraph Ave., 510-879-7601
M-F 4p-2a, Sa & Su 2p-2a
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The Fat Lady Restaurant and Bar
History, charm, food and fun. It's all here! American, Mediterranean. Jazz, Rock and R&B.
201 Washington St., 510-465-4996,
Daily Lunch, W/E Brunch, Dinner M-Sa
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The Layover
A great place to exhcange travel stories over great music while enjoying a large variety of beers and signature organic cocktails.
1517 Franklin St., 510-834-1517
M-F 5p-close; Sa 8p-close
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The Night Light
New lounge with a projected opening date of late February 2012. Information forthcoming from venue.
311 Broadway

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The Ruby Room
A dark lounge with great music. Alternative, Funk/Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jungle/Drum'n Bass, Punk, Industrial.
132 -14th St., 510-444-7224,
M-Sa 5p-2a, Su 8p-2a
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The Trappist
Belgian & specialty beer bar.
460 8th St., 510-238-8900
W & Th 4p-12a, F 4p-1:30a, Sa & Su 2p-1:30a Mapquest Map

The Warehouse Bar & Grill
A fun establishment where you can toast with friends.
402 Webster St., 510-451-3161
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Opening soon. Information forthcoming from restaurant.
1542 Broadway

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Twelvebar Lounge
A relaxing modern atmosphere featuring hand-crafted cocktails and innovative appetizers combine to create a memorable experiene. Local jazz artists Fri and Sat nights 7-9p
1001 Broadway, in the Oakland Marriott, 510-451-4000
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Washington Inn Lounge
Quiet, sophisticated hotel lobby bar.
495 -10th St., 510-452-1776,
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Z Café & Bar
American Bistro cuisine amidst an ambiance similar to old Parisian cafes. The wine list features California and international favorites. Al fresco dining is available.
2735 Broadway, 510-663-2905,
M-F breakfast from 7-10:30a, lunch 11a-2:30p; Dinner W-Th 5-9p, F-Sa 5-10p; Sunday Brunch 9a-2:30p
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