As much as SFers like to think they live on the better side of the bay, Oakland's got a lot worth fighting for these days: a love-it-or-leave-it attitude, cheaper rents and now the emergence of some serious hot spots offering food, drinks and entertainment that easily rival their SF counterparts. Revitalization or gentrification? Either way, the venues on this list--a temple to Southern comfort, a wait-worthy Burmese restaurant and a revamped concert hall, to name a few--are worth a try.
From a sexy nightclub to an intimate restaurant or bar, find the East Bay's best spots to kiss.
We've sniffed out the area's best spots for a full day of doggie nirvana. So grab a leash and lap up the fun.
Reserve a table for brunch this Mother's Day, May 11.
From "A Christmas Carol" to holiday light displays, find events full of seasonal cheer.
Like it spicy? From a fiery Mexican meal to a hot Indian dish, sample the best tongue-tingling delights in the East Bay.
From a 24-hour restaurant to a shop or gym that never closes, find the best spots for night owls in the East Bay.
Our picks for the region's choicest treks.
Find books about poetry, Harry Potter, cooking, personal finance and more at these East Bay bookstores.
An unforgettable birthday party, bridal shower, anniversary gala, engagement bash or office party starts with finding the best party spot or private room in the East Bay.