Fourth of July Planner

You've got a long weekend to celebrate the spirit of the nation, so make the most of it. Find the city's biggest events, and the best spots for dining and drinking outdoors.

Updated: June 23, 2008

Outdoor Restaurants & Bars


2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Spend your Fourth drinking microbrews and listening to live jazz at this bar's cozy back patio area.

Pasta Pelican Restaurant

2455 Mariner Square Dr, Alameda, CA 94501

Reserve an outdoor table at this casual eatery that offers great views of the holiday festivities at Jack London Square.

Claremont Hotel Club & Spa

41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705

This ritzy resort in the Berkeley hills offers two restaurants with grand views of the firework displays over the Bay.

Caffe Strada

2300 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Chill out on Independence Day with an iced espresso on the lively outdoor patio at this Cal hangout.

Yoshi's Oakland

510 Embarcadero W, Oakland, CA 94607

Enjoy America's music at this legendary jazz club and then stroll a block to the water to watch fireworks.

Scott's Seafood

2 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

This popular waterfront restaurant is an ideal dining spot for those attending the nearby Fourth celebration at Jack London Square.