This week has been hot! Luckily, Oakland has quite a few spots to cool off and enjoy your Friday night outdoors.

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Friday nights at the Oakland Museum

5-9 PM
live dj, food trucks and art
1000 oak st

Bites off broadway

5:30 PM
365 45th st
Outside Studio One
Food trucks, hula-hooping

Movie in the park: Despicable Me 2

7:30 PM
Redwood Road
Redwood Heights Recreation Center

Patio-talk: Bars with Outdoor Seating

For Ambience:
Grand tavern
3601 Grand Avenue
Pre-prohibition drinks, funky decor, personable, you can hear each other talk

Heinold’s First and Last Chance Saloon
48 webster
Jack London Square
I don’t know what the hell they serve, but it is a teeny weeny place right in jack london square and it seems that the only option is to sit outside. like a cottage full of liquor, a historic fix house for commenting alcoholics. Let me know if you’ve been here or if you go. I want to check it out.

Heart and Dagger Saloon
504 lake park ave
Lake Merritt
picnic tables, dog friendly

The Avenue
4822 telegraph

For Beer Enthusiasts:
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Beer Revolution
464 3rd st
Jack London Square

Hanger24 brewery and brewers in the house!


The Trappist
460 8th st
Old Oakland

Marc 49
4915 telegraph
Wine bar

Make Westing
1741 telegraph

Lake Chalet
1520 Lakeside Dr
Lake Merritt
Happy Hour again from 9-close, guava, pomegranate an hibiscus lemonades!

Jack London Square
55 webster
Have an ongoing book exchange! Take a book, leave a book. Homemade sangria, wines, barell-aged pisco

Good for a group of friends:

Room 389 

389 grand ave

Lake Merritt
Live DJ, also a coffee bar

Live Music:
The New Parish
479 18th
Live Music: People Under the Stairs
Melina Jones
Hip hop, funk, soul

Beer: No Frills
Pacific Coast Brewing Company
906 washington
Old Oakland

Brotzeit Lokal
1000 embarcadero
East Oakland

Cool Off Indoors

Show and Tell Concept Shop Host’s their Monthly “Culture Fuck”
With JDX and Annah Anti-Palindrome as hosts and featuring Uni Q. Mical (pronounced “Unique My-kell”).
1427 broadway
Downtown Oakland


Ladies Night of Indulgence
Champagne, hor d’oeuvres
Dress to Impress
The Shine Center
339 15th Street Ste 333
DowntownFeatured participants: Network Care by Dr. Liz Dobbins & Dr. Sara Vargas, Nutritional Counseling by Marnie Northrop, Coaching by Anna Scott, Astro-numerology by Tarita Thomas, Waxing by Amber Johnson, Sound Healing by Shannon Wise River Murray, Nail Art/Manicures by Taylor Watson , Henna Body Art by Rachel-Anne Palacios, Dating Coaching by Julie Feinstein Adams, Massage and Reiki by Sara Wilson Bodywork, Yoga & Angel Card Reading by Quinn Morgan and Jewelry by Maree Kay Parisi.

$10 Here or $15 at the door

And if you can’t cool down, why not burn?

East Bay Burners Social: Burning LOVE

7 PM
278 4th St., Oakland
Jack London Square


Drink lots of (water), tip your bartenders, make out with a stranger against the side of a building and enjoy your Friday Oakland!