Tag Archives: The Nightcap

Plastic chains hang above the pool table inside The Avenue. One customer thought they were made of metal, owner Curtis Howard said, and worried about them dropping on his head.

The Nightcap: Halloween at The Avenue

The Nightcap is a series that features a favorite Oakland drinking establishment every Friday afternoon. This week, it's The Avenue, a Temescal dive bar that pretty much turns into a haunted house every Halloween.
Eli's Mile High Club is located on Martin Luther King Jr. Way, near the MacArthur Maze. Once a lively musical venue with a colorful history, Eli's was without live music for three years because of neighbor complaints before shows started again in January.

The Nightcap: Eli’s Mile High Club returns to rocking

The Nightcap is a series that features a favorite Oakland drinking establishment every Friday afternoon. Eli's Mile High Club has a colorful history and was once a lively musical venue, but neighbor complaints kept it...
Make Westing is characterized by a lot of black and wood, and was designed to have a gritty feel.

The Nightcap: Playing bocce ball Uptown at Make Westing

The Nightcap is a series that features a favorite Oakland drinking establishment every Friday afternoon. This week, it's Make Westing, the newest bar to open in Uptown.
Bartender Mike Brinkman pours a frothy beer at The Trappist.

The Nightcap: Sipping Belgian beers at The Trappist

Meet the next watering hole in our new bar series, The Nightcap: The Trappist is owned by a couple guys who fell in love with Belgian beer while travelling through Europe, and wanted to bring...