Ultimate Singles Guide

From a trendy restaurant or bar to a hot dance club or rockin' music venue, find the best singles spots in the East Bay.

Updated: July 30, 2004

For Rockin' Types

Albatross Pub

1822 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

Make new friends at this laid-back pub while soaking up the live music, ranging from bluegrass to rock.

Cafe Van Kleef

1621 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

A mixed crowd comes to this East Bay hangout for the motley crew of musicians that play every night.


2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Cozy up by the fire on this neighborhood tavern's outdoor patio where music fans enjoy brews and free jazz shows.

For 30-Something Types

Ruby Room

132 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612

Dimly lit lounge hosts a low-key set for mellow dancing and comfortable conversation.

For Party Types

Conga Lounge

5422 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Flirt with your bar mates by seeing how low they can go with the limbo at this kitschy tiki spot.

Blakes On Telegraph

2367 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

This popular Berkeley nightspot hosts a lively bar scene, DJs and dancing for plenty of mixing and mingling.

Spoontonic Lounge

2580 N Main St Ste A, Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Modern lounge draws a cosmopolitan crowd for its hipster scene without the pretension.