Top 10 Ways to Show Off the East Bay

From Angel Island to Yoshi's, impress out-of-town guests with a truly local experience in the East Bay.

Updated: September 10, 2004

The Top 10

924 Gilman Street

924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA 94710

Catch a show at the epicenter of Bay Area punk rock that spawned Green Day, Rancid and AFI.

Mc Nally Irish Pub

5352 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Skip the touristy Geary area in SF for a taste of authentic shamrock charm at Oakland's oldest Irish pub.

Pasta Pelican Restaurant

2455 Mariner Square Dr, Alameda, CA 94501

Avoid the crowds at Jack London Square and take in the equally splendid bay views at this waterfront Alameda eatery.

Yoshi's Oakland

510 Embarcadero W, Oakland, CA 94607

Order creative sushi and enjoy reduced midweek ticket prices at one of the West Coast's top jazz clubs.

Caffe Strada

2300 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Locals know the best taste of Cal's college scene can be found on the patio of this lively coffeehouse.

Saddle Rack

42011 Boscell Rd, Fremont, CA 94538

Saddle up and try to last eight seconds on the bucking mechanical bull at Northern California's largest country nightclub.

Conga Lounge

5422 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Enjoy a specialty cocktail at this hula hot spot in Oakland, a major hub for tiki bars.

More Spots to Impress

Skates on the Bay

100 Seawall Drive, Berkeley, CA 94710

Zachary's Chicago Pizza

5801 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618