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1. Paramount Theatre
Downtown, Oakland
Theater & Shows
Always popular
Always popular
Popular weekdays • Popular on weekends
2025 Broadway
Theater & Shows
1. Paramount Theatre
Downtown, Oakland
Always popular
Always popular
Popular weekdays • Popular on weekends
2025 Broadway
2. Complex Oakland
Downtown, Oakland
Music Venues
Group go-to
Group go-to
Loved by locals • Popular on weekends
420 14th St
Music Venues
2. Complex Oakland
Downtown, Oakland
Group go-to
Group go-to
Loved by locals • Popular on weekends
420 14th St
3. Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Downtown, Oakland
Parks & Rec
Loved by locals
Loved by locals
1 Frank H Ogawa Plz
Parks & Rec
3. Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Downtown, Oakland
Loved by locals
Loved by locals
1 Frank H Ogawa Plz
4. In the Groove Studios
Downtown, Oakland
Theater & Shows
580 14th St
Theater & Shows
4. In the Groove Studios
Downtown, Oakland
580 14th St
5. The Flight Deck
Downtown, Oakland
Activities
1540 Broadway
Activities
5. The Flight Deck
Downtown, Oakland
1540 Broadway
6. Comedy Oakland
Downtown, Oakland
Theater & Shows
1628 Webster St
Theater & Shows
Theater & Shows
6. Comedy Oakland
Downtown, Oakland
Theater & Shows
1628 Webster St
7. Pro Arts Gallery
Downtown, Oakland
Museums & Galleries
150 Frank H Ogawa Plz
Museums & Galleries
7. Pro Arts Gallery
Downtown, Oakland
150 Frank H Ogawa Plz
8. Naming Gallery
Downtown, Oakland
Museums & Galleries
335 15th St
Museums & Galleries
8. Naming Gallery
Downtown, Oakland
335 15th St
9. Museum of Children's Arts
Downtown, Oakland
Museums & Galleries
1625 Clay St
Museums & Galleries
9. Museum of Children's Arts
Downtown, Oakland
1625 Clay St
10. Feelmore
Downtown, Oakland
Activities
1703 Telegraph Ave
Activities
10. Feelmore
Downtown, Oakland
1703 Telegraph Ave
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Get to know nearby neighborhoods

Produce and Waterfront

The Produce and Waterfront neighborhood in Oakland, California offers quite a few amenities to residents and visitors in the area. You'll find plenty of shopping, grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants, fitness centers, parks, a public library, and entertainment. Some of the restaurants include the contemporary Italian Lungomare, Ginza Japanese Sushi Restaurant, and Josiah's Seafood Restaurant.

Civic Center

Located on the east side of Oakland's central business district, the Civic Center neighborhood is home to a number of historic and government buildings, including a post office, the Social Security Administration, and two county government office buildings. Residences in the neighborhood include historic apartment buildings, single-family homes, and mixed-use buildings with apartments above retail spaces.

Northgate

Often lumped in with Uptown, Northgate is a small neighborhood with an Art Deco vibe, thanks to a large population of buildings that were built before 1939. Northgate is a thriving Oakland arts hub and features First Friday events and world class galleries, along with lots of public art. Cafes, bars, and restaurants offer a laid-back nightlife, and the New Parkway theater shows blockbusters and indie movies.

Lakeshore

The Lakeshore district in Oakland, California, is an easygoing social center that boasts numerous restaurants that include La Marcha Tapas Bar, Mezze, Shakewell, Moroccan Palace Restaurant, Michel Bistro, and Lakeshore Café. The Grand Lake Theater provides a cultural experience that's a throwback to its original days with the show tunes coming from the organ that rises from the floor. Residents and visitors can also enjoy the Grand Lake Farmers' Market, Splash Pad Park, and a variety of shopping experiences.

Old Oakland

The historic neighborhood known as Old Oakland is northeast of Broadway and across from Chinatown. You'll find historical architecture with Victorian styling, numerous locally owned shops, and a vibrant nightlife. Residents and visitors can enjoy dining at Cosecha Mexican Restaurant, DESCO Italian Restaurant, Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse, The Trappist, and many other eateries in the district.

Adams Point

Located on the North Shore of Oakland, California's, Lake Merritt, Adams Point is a community that features residential, business, and tourist areas. Some of the points of interest include the Earl Warren House, the Bellevue Staten Building, Children's Fairyland, and Lakeside Park. The community got its name from an early settler named Edson Adams and became a camp for those who were displaced by the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco.

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