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Things to do in Jack London District, Oakland

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“features great exhibits and hosts Off the Grid & live music on Friday Nights.”
  • 292 locals recommend
Plaza
“Enjoy the sights, sounds and incredible foods choices of Jack London Square. located right on the water with terrific views of the open sea. ”
  • 117 locals recommend
Night Club
$$
“Enjoy smooth Jazz on the Oakland Embarcadero. If you like Japanese food, you can dine before the show or have appetizers during the show. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$
“This place I really enjoying going to, reservations are definitely recommended. This seafood/cocktails place is a little more expensive ($$) but they also have seating out on the deck and it's beautiful, even if it's a little cold or foggy. It's a nice place to take you partner to and enjoy good food and a lovely view. It is a renovated boathouse.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Beer Bar
$$
“Excellent, mellow bar for Belgian and specialty beers. Great place to have a conversation.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Transit Station
“The best way to get to SF! Stops at the SF Ferry Building and all the delicious things on offer. You can also go all the way to Pier 41 if you are set on visiting Pier 39. Clipper Cards for you a discount!”
  • 54 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
$$
“One of the best coffee shops in the Bay Area! Consistently amazing cups o'joe!”
  • 47 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Food is delicious, especially the homemade noodles. Does get busy so plan around that.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“Great bar for a lively atmosphere and tasty bites. Tons of beer on tap and a convenient meeting spot for groups.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“This is in Jack London Square and is a hoot! Original bar transplanted to Jack London Square. It’s Jack London’s original hang out. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“You can do it all at Plank: bowling, bocce, video games, watch a game, sit on the patio and watch the boats go by in the historic Jack London Square community. They serve drinks and food here as well. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
$$
“Baconized Bloody Mary. Burger with bacon and cheddar. Breakfast carnitas burrito.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Beer Garden
$$
“Amazing selection of craft beer on tap (+50 taps), constantly rotating. No food served but there's a fantastic BBQ joint around the corner, and Beer Revolution lets you bring your food in. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Food Court
“A diverse and delicious food hub in beautiful Old Oakland. You won't find better tacos, Japanese, oysters or ice cream in Oakland than you will in and around Swan's Market. Plus the Friday farmers market is our favorite. Great shopping too!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Pizza Place
$$
“Good, thin-crust pizza on the Jack London waterfront. Outdoor eating options”
  • 33 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
$$
“Soul food from the south, all vegan and all amazing. My carnivore friends are happy to go there. Low key local atmosphere, not touristy.”
  • 22 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Night Club
“Enjoy smooth Jazz on the Oakland Embarcadero. If you like Japanese food, you can dine before the show or have appetizers during the show. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This place I really enjoying going to, reservations are definitely recommended. This seafood/cocktails place is a little more expensive ($$) but they also have seating out on the deck and it's beautiful, even if it's a little cold or foggy. It's a nice place to take you partner to and enjoy good food and a lovely view. It is a renovated boathouse.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Excellent, mellow bar for Belgian and specialty beers. Great place to have a conversation.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
“Food is delicious, especially the homemade noodles. Does get busy so plan around that.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
“Great bar for a lively atmosphere and tasty bites. Tons of beer on tap and a convenient meeting spot for groups.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“You can do it all at Plank: bowling, bocce, video games, watch a game, sit on the patio and watch the boats go by in the historic Jack London Square community. They serve drinks and food here as well. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Baconized Bloody Mary. Burger with bacon and cheddar. Breakfast carnitas burrito.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Good, thin-crust pizza on the Jack London waterfront. Outdoor eating options”
  • 33 locals recommend

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