Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Oakland Airport
10 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621-9956
Phone: (510) 635-1892
Fax: (510) 635-1292
Costing USD25.5 million when first built in 1966, the Coliseum underwent renovations and became home to the Oakland Athletics, the Oakland Raiders and the Golden State Warriors. Fans gather well in advance of home games for all-out tailgate parties in the parking lot. Once inside, fans take their seats in the 50,000 capacity facility and enjoy the modern facilities and top notch sports action. The Oracle Arena, adjacent to the Coliseum, also hosts exciting events like concerts and the circus.
Oakport Street is one of the liveliest streets in Oakland. Surrounded by cafes, bars and a pulsating nightlife district, it is little wonder that this street plays host to numerous cultural and community events. A number of concerts are regular occurrences here too.
Homeish aims to create a friendly and vibrant atmosphere for touring bands where they can perform, create new music and rest well. This DIY space has held many concerts featuring alternative rock musicians. Some of their past line ups are Dream Trees, Forest Floor and Jellyhead.
The Bal Theatre in San Leandro donned a new avatar after years of closure. Bought over by the dashing entrepreneur Dan Dillman, it hosts live music and comedy nights, screenings of independent and foreign films, Spanish classes and private events. Audiences love this theater for the sheer luxury it affords them in terms of spacious aisles, ample legroom, an impressive stage layout and refreshment stands. Check their website calendar for a list of upcoming events.
Regents Theater is located at The Holy Names University. The University rents it for your meetings, performances, conferences or events. With state-of-the-art facilities and modern equipment, these multi-purpose theaters are well suited for the above mentioned occasions. Equipped with high standard lighting and sound technologies that satisfy, the Regent Theater can seat up to 390 people.
Come to Woodminster Amphitheater and enjoy a magical performance under a star studded sky. Set in the Joaquin Miller Park, the place has a serene ambiance with a lot of picnic spots, trails for walking and greenery. Host to a number of plays and performances, the venue is a popular hub among the local youths. One can even head down for a walk on the grounds after a performance.
Laney College Theater, as the name suggests, plays host to the Drama and Arts Department of the college. Plays, concerts, recitals, dance performances and the likes take place here and the tickets are usually free. Berkeley is known for its cultural and intellectual scene and Laney Theater does not disappoint. Call to find out what is scheduled at the theater you might find something of your liking.
Built in 1927, the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland is one of the premier event venues in the city. Operating fully on solar energy, this energy efficient facility features a huge auditorium, ballroom, banquet room and meeting spaces. The elegant auditorium boasts of top-notch sound and lighting systems. The center's opulent interiors will just bring the much needed grandeur for any occasion. On-site catering facilities are available ranging from ethnic to contemporary and classic.
Merchant's boasts that it has been "poisoning Oakland since 1916." This is definitely your ultimate dive bar. Located just blocks from Oakland's historic Jack London Square, Merchant's got its start as a sailor bar in the early 20th Century. Now its where hipsters, punks and all lovers of cheap beer, fun times and stripper poles hang out. Merchant's also hosts various "alternative" shows that are not necessarily for the faint of heart. If you're looking for the opposite of a fancy night out, Merchant's is the place for you.
If you are looking for food and entertainment, then Plank is the one of the best place to go to. Plank offers you with a bowling alley, pool tables, a beautiful beer garden and many other recreational activities. It has a 60 feet (18 meters) space dedicated for playing bocce. Apart from the games, Plank has some delectable menu for your appetite. With the 15,000 square feet outdoor space with bay view, picnic style seating, fire pits, Plank has something for everyone. You can enjoy singing along on their karaoke nights or listen to the live music. Check their website for more information on using their space for hosting parties and more.
This old-world establishment has been drawing art lovers and connoisseurs to watch unique art programs, festivals and events. The art center is also home to the turn-of-the-century 400-seat theater, five dance studios, rehearsal spaces and meeting rooms.
This nine-screen cinema resides in the city's number one waterside attraction named after the famous native author. The theater is a clean and modern facility that shows a variety of new releases and box office hits. Notable neighboring establishments include a long list of great restaurants and independent boutiques. Come catch a flick for the seats are comfortable, the snack bar's well stocked, and parking is convenient. Afterward, take a walk on the boardwalk for great views, fine seafood, and artisan crafted souvenirs. See website for showtimes, online ticketing and more.