East Bay Nightlife & Music
The very first Record Store Day was launched in 2008, when Metallica helped kick off the event at a Bay Area independent record store
A popular alternative to the typical coffee house or bar hangouts, hookah bars offer a relaxing spot to chill with friends and enjoy an evening out. Let us help make the evening’s plans a breeze with this list of five of the best hookah bars in the Bay Area.
You needn’t be German to eat, drink and be merry this autumn. Oktoberfest is is full swing in lots of Bay Area locations, both in the streets and in the bars and restaurants offering special German menus and new brews of the season.
Many of the Bay Area’s biggest annual festivals are in the fall. Check them out!
Drive–in movie theaters may no longer be dotting the American landscape, but the good times and cozy feelings we expect from seeing a movie from the comfort of our car is still around, and the remaining drive-ins are especially family-friendly these days.
For a change of pace from dinner and a movie, make it a date to explore some of the best museums of the west in the East Bay.
Your old friends, college pals and family members from far away are in town for the big day where you eat up to your eyeballs in turkey, yams and stuffing. But where can you meet up before this day of thanks and glut? What bars or restaurant are open and where can you go to reminisce, chat and just relax? Here are some spots in East Bay to meet the night before Thanksgiving, also known as Black Wednesday.
From the more established music venues to the newly revived locations renovated by passionate people, here are some of East Bay’s coveted music venues.
Looking for a a performer who relies on group feedback and unpredictable improvisation to mimic sounds first displayed by jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Sonny Rollins and Lester Young? There are a number of places to get your jazz hands clapping and your feet shimmying to the beat.
From Berkeley to Livermore, these hole-in-the-walls and sophisticated establishments are some of the best East Bay haunts you never knew existed. Who knows, you may discover that one of these secret places is located within your own stomping grounds.