Live like a Local in Oakland

Oakland is an amazing place to do any and everything. We’ve come up with some local places to go and things to do.

Oakland Living

Oakland’s Best Places to Eat

Zachary’s Chicago Pizza‘s true love for serving the best Chicago-style pizza feels. Started by a young couple in the 90s, this restaurant has developed a beloved reputation in Oakland. When it was time to retire, Zach and Barbara decided to sell the company to their dedicated crew, keeping their vision and culture alive. The restaurant has been a place for people to connect, catch up, and enjoy great pizza.

Homeroom can take of care any mac and cheese craving. All of the dishes here are made using a family recipe, and fun twists on the classic mac and cheese. Most of the restaurant was hand-built, with tables made from bleachers from the local high school. Incidentally, Homeroom’s opening marked the first restaurant to successfully raise money by Kickstarter campaign. So pop on in, take a walk down memory lane, then enjoy.

Blind Tiger and Ivy Moon Restaurant sit close to Common MacArthur, offering a range of food for you to enjoy. Blind Tiger’s $1 oysters at happy hour can’t be missed, and Ivy Moon’s chicken and waffles are a delight.

Things to Do In Oakland

Oakland has some of the best vintage shopping in California. Our must-shop list includes Pretty Penny, Mercy , and Rare Bird . All of these spots offer something unique, and you never know what you’ll find, but you’re sure to love it.

The New Parkway Theater is a community cinema and pub located in Oakland’s Uptown district. The two screening rooms feature a mix of cult classics and new releases, and some theme nights with great hosts. Enjoy yummy food and locally-sourced beer and wine delivered to your seat while you watch. 

High Score sets the perfect tone to take a trip to the past. This arcade/museum focuses on the classic games of the 1980’s and 90s, including Donkey Kong, Tron, Pac-Man, Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat II, and more. In addition to the 400 playable classic games, don’t miss this juke box filled with great options.

To end the day, drive up to Bolinas Ridge or get to the top of Grizzly Peak for a beautiful view of the Bay Area. Don’t forget to check out Common homes in Oakland, where you’re close to everything the city has to offer. 

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