Guide to Uptown

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In Downtown Oakland, between 27th Street, San Pablo Avenue and the City Center, Uptown Oakland is the heart of the city’s vibrant entertainment scene.

Home to hipsters, techies, and artists, Uptown’s nightlife scene draws a diverse crowd. Uptown is dotted with classic Art Deco architecture, including the historic Paramount and Fox Theaters. On the first Friday of every month, Oakland Art Murmur sends Uptown buzzing with creative energy. Art Murmur has played a large part in cultivating the city’s rich art scene. Its “First Friday” art walk features over 40 galleries and venues that are free and open to the public. For those who want to avoid the First Friday crowds, the gallery walk is open every Saturday afternoon, as well.

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1707 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

Southeast Asian Restaurant Bar with lots of flavor and heat. If you like spicy, come try us out! You will not be disappointed.

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1745 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94612


Hutch bar & kitchen

2022 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612

In the heart of Uptown Oakland, Hutch bar & kitchen specializes in Southern inspired cuisine, with a raw bar, 70+ whiskey, hearty Sunday Suppers, and more!


Lost & Found

2040 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

Food, drinks, games, an expansive lush garden and communal seating, Lost & Found is perfect for making new friends as well as hosting large events.


Diving Dog Brewhouse

1802 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

Diving Dog Brewhouse is a beer bar with 30 taps, bottles, wines from Oakland wineries, TVs, and 6 kettles for customers to brew their own beer.



1816 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612


Woods Bar & Brewery

1701 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612


The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment

610 16th St, Oakland, CA 94612

A Bay Area non-profit focused on celebrating the art and history of videogaming. Open Sat & Sun 12 - 6

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