Our beautiful new home is located at the corner of 18th Street and San Pablo Avenue in Oakland's vibrant new Uptown Arts and Entertainment district. One of the city's main shopping districts in the early 20th century, the neighborhood has recently experienced an exciting rebirth with the opening of new housing, music venues, clubs, galleries, and restaurants, with more on the way. Click below to explore our neighborhood and meet some of our new neighbors:

Living / Learning / Performance

Dining / Drinking / Clubs

 



The Fabulous Fox Theater, built in 1926 and renovated in
2006-2008. Gorgeous detail inside and out. Spectacular! Operated by Another Planet Entertainment. website


The Oakland School for the Arts - lives within the Fox Theater building. Jerry Brown originally proposed this wonderful art, theater, and music school serving grades 6-12. website


The Uptown Apartments - brand new ecologically friendly
living in the heart of Uptown. Over six hundred units in three lovely buildings, available now and filling up fast. website


Uptown Park -Located just a block from our new home is this beautiful new park bounded by the Fox Theater on one side and the Uptown Apartments on the other.


The Oakland Ice Center - our immediate next door neighbor
offers public skating, skating lessons, figure skating, and hockey on two full rinks. Operated by Sharks Ice. website


Fox Court Apartments - our across-18th-street neighbor, just completed and renting Fall 2009. Developed by Resources for Community Development. website

Cathedral Building (left). This striking Gothic Revival tower was built in 1914 as banking and office space. Construction has just been completed converting it to full floor commercial and residential condominiums.

Marquee Lofts (right). Another newly completed renovation, this stately 1923 office building now houses ground floor retail and upper floor residential condominiums.

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Dining / Drinking / Clubs


FLORA RESTAURANT - housed in the stunning Deco Oakland Floral Depot building, featuring award winning food and drinks. website

 

THE UPTOWN - "Bands. DJs. Drinks." Best East Bay Rock Club, 2008. Home of cutting edge music, always interesting. website

 

 


The NEW PARISH - right behind Hibiscus restaurant, this new club is the hippest spot in Uptown - when comedian Dave Chapelle appears, he always comes over to play the piano - website


MUA - spacious and exciting restaurant / gallery in a converted automotive warehouse. Great food and drinks. website

CAFE VAN CLEEF - Uptown's venerable watering hole, "Home to a very wide-ranging clientele of bohemians, artists, entrepreneurs, politicians & urban professionals of all ages" Great live music most nights. website


THE DEN AT THE FOX - The Fox Theater's own club and bar. Snacks and drinks in the elegant theater building. website

LUKA'S TAPROOM - Hearty food and spirits at this Uptown institution. website


PICAN - Michael J. LeBlanc's stunning decor and Southern
cuisine make for a unique dining experience. website

THE LAKE CHALET - OK, this isn't really in Uptown, but it's a vey cool place not far away. Converted boathouse where you can sit at an 80 foot long bar and watch the boats go by on Lake Merrit. Wonderful food and spirits. website

 
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