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Make Westing If you want to talk to locals, this is the place. The dark, cavernous Uptown venue has a friendly vibe, not to mention tasty bar food (habanero popcorn is popular) and two indoor bocce ball courts, which promote plenty of mingling. The Night Light With a look that borrows from a bordello, Night Light keeps its atmosphere going with blood-red leather couches and paintings of naked ladies. Choose between the DJ-powered bar downstairs and the larger live-music scene upstairs. 311 Broadway, (510) 433-0340, thenightlightoakland.com #dontstop @sergexx dontstoptheparty 1741 Telegraph Ave., (510) 251-1400, makewesting.com Starline Social Club In a beautifully restored 1883 former Odd Fellows hall—with a pressed-tin ceiling and long bar downstairs, and lots of room for dancing upstairs—Starline serves excellent cocktails and an ambitious menu. The lineup leans toward pop, folk and rock, plus costume nights and literary readings. 645 W. Grand Ave., starlinesocialclub.com Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe Looking for breakfast at almost any hour? Rudy’s—which takes its name from a Clash song—produces eggs and pancakes from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. The buoyant decor includes a long shelf of dolls sporting badges that read “I am Rudy.” 1805 Telegraph Ave., (510) 251-9400, iamrudy.com New Karibbean City Nightclub and Restaurant Jerk chicken, goat stew and Red Stripe represent the islands at this dance hall. A spirited clientele comes for the DJs and live reggae, hip-hop, R&B, salsa and soca. 1408 Webster St., nkcoakland.com Era Art Bar & Lounge Artwork, black leather couches and salvaged wood give this space a boho feel. A diverse crowd sips well-made cocktails and gets down to R&B, hiphop and other genres. Dubs fans pack the Warriors Watch nights. 19 Grand Ave., (510) 832-4400, oaklandera.com Club BNB A mostly LGBT crowd turns out for the hiphop, house, R&B and old-school funk played on several dance floors in this large venue. 2120 Broadway, (510) 444- 2266, club-bnb.com @ionoyoumfs Luka’s Taproom & Lounge One side of this welcoming spot offers burgers, spicy shrimp with grits and other unpretentious fare, while the adjacent room features DJs and dancing on Thursdays through Saturdays. 2221 Broadway, (510) 451-4677, lukasoakland.com @amyruthmarsh @somethinglikeaclassic @julietstarrett @paultlayland @wildwestside @deathvalleygirls Club BNB: Special thanks to @_sameoldg 5 4 #o a k l a n d l o v e i t


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