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Best Outdoor Dining & Drinking Spots In Oakland, California
Before the temperatures drop, grab a table at one of these outdoor patios that put food, drink, and community at the top of their menu.
Head to the rooftop bar for views of Oakland and beyond at Oeste. They offer exemplary dishes by focusing on fresh, organic, and sustainably-farmed California ingredients, where they fuse their family’s Latino recipes with Southern flavors and techniques, like their Street Style Tacos and Cheesy Shrimp and Grits.
2. The Trappist
The Trappist is housed in an 1870’s Victorian and the interior is modeled after cozy pubs in Belgium and the Netherlands. The outdoor patio area comes with views of turn-of-the-century buildings and a huge selection of craft beers paired with tasty bar fare.
3. Stay Gold Deli
Stay Gold is a West Oakland neighborhood BBQ restaurant and beer garden featuring legendary central Texas style BBQ and a selection of classic deli sandwiches. Grab a seat on the outdoor patio and nosh on smoked BBQ plates like the beef brisket or their signature smoked meatballs served plain or with tomato red sauce and cheese.
4. Arthur Mac’s Tap & Snack
Arthur Mac’s Tap & Snack is Oakland’s neighborhood backyard beer garden. Come through for their daily-rotating list of local craft beer, wine, hard seltzer, hand-made pizzas, wings, fresh salads, and vegan options.
5. NIDO’s Backyard
“Tucked just off the Oakland waterfront, The BackYard is where tacos, margaritas, and fun all intersect inside repurposed shipping containers set atop an abandoned parking lot,” reads the website. The mouth-watering menu features seasonal, share-friendly Mexican cuisine and an agave-driven cocktail menu.