Top 10 Hip-Hop Bars & Clubs In Oakland, California

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Oakland is a densely populated city that serves as the capital of Alameda County. Its port is the busiest in San Francisco and entire North California. Various exciting activities are available in this place for locals and visitors to pass the time. Music and dance, especially at night, calms the body and helps you relax after a day’s work. It has made nightlife in Oakland so much fun. People enjoy live music shows at events in the clubs that abound here. Fans may also be lucky to witness their favorite artists and other famous musicians’ live shows. Are you planning to spend your next vacation in Oakland? Map out some time to check out these best hip hop bars and clubs in Oakland, California.

1. Club BNB

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Are you searching for a spot to have fun and enjoy some good hip-hop music? Worry yourself no more. Located in a decent environment on busy Broadway is a perfect venue for your next hangouts. Club BNB is a nightclub with a billiards room and multiple bars. However, the nightclub is also a haven for the LGBTQIA+ community. It has been rated as the most lively hip-hop club for lesbians and gay in Northern California. Spend part of your night at Club BNB and have fun.

Club BNB

Address: 2120 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, United States

Website: Club BNB

Opening hours: Sat: 6pm - 3am; Mon - Wed: 4pm - 9pm; Thu - Fri: 4pm - 2am (closed on Sun)

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2. New Karibbean City

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This nightclub is an excellent place to enjoy good Caribbean music and cuisines. The nightclub offers a variety of exciting activities in a great atmosphere. Besides the DJ tunes and live music acts, signature cocktails are also available. Plan a fun night at New Karibbean City, and you won’t regret it. The excellent music shows and delicious dishes will be worth the time spent at the club. All the glamor and thrills of this location make it a popular nightlife hub for locals and visitors alike.

New Karibbean City

Address:1408 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612, United States

Website: New Karibbean City

Opening hours: Wed - Thu: 12am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 4am (closed from Sun to Tue)

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3. Lounge 3411

Are live music shows your favorite form of entertainment? If yes, Lounge 3411 is the perfect place to pay a visit. This lounge hosts not only hip-hop acts, but also blues on some nights. In addition to live performances and DJ’s music, the club also offers delicious food and great cocktails. Karaoke and bar games are also other highlights in this place. The fast service at the venue is unmatched. Besides, the cozy environment of the lounge will keep you relaxed while you enjoy the activities..

Lounge 3411

Address: 3411 MacArthur Blvd #3823, Oakland, CA 94602, United States

Website: Lounge 3411

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 5pm - 2am; Sun: 5pm - 9pm (closed on Mon)

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4. Parliament

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An excellent place to chill out is what you need when you are stressed. Parliament, a nightclub at the serene Washington Street, is that perfect relaxation spot. The venue offers delicious dishes and good music. Its excellent customer service will also make you feel at home. Also, it is an ideal event venue for parties — be it birthdays, graduations, and even weddings. Visit this club and treat yourself to good food and music on your quest to relax after a busy day exploring the city.


Address: 811 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607, United States

Website: Parliament

Opening hours: Thu, Sat: 10pm - 2am; Sun: 2pm - 7pm; Fri: 10pm - 2:30am (closed from Mon to Wed)

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5. Liege Spirits Lounge

Do you wish to have an exciting night-out? Liege Spirits Lounge is the perfect venue for hanging out with friends and enjoying good vibes. The site offers DJ music, bottle service, and cocktails. Listening to good hip-hop music at this venue will cheer you up if you are not in a good mood. Besides, being among the lively crowd at the nightclub will help you forget your worries and enjoy the vibes.

Liege Spirits Lounge

Address: 481 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607, United States

Opening hours: Sat: 8:30pm – 2am; Sun: 9:30pm – 2am; Tue: 5pm – 11pm; Wed: 5pm – 12am Thu - Fri: 5pm - 2am (closed on Mon)

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6. The Uptown Nightclub

Posted by The UPTOWN on Saturday, 30 July 2016

Set in the 13th street, Uptown Nightclub is yet another perfect venue for a fun night out. The club is best known for its good hip-hop music as well as karaoke and decent drinks. The venue, which has a patio, is split into two sections. The DJs and the dance floor occupy a part of the space while the other half serves as a bar. The venue provides a memorable fun experience by offering comedy shows and concerts. Also, the club’s bartenders are amazing and always ready to attend to customers.

The Uptown Nightclub

Address: 1928 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612, United States

Website: The Uptown Nightclub

Opening hours: Tue, Thu: 5pm - 11pm; Wed: 5pm - 12am; Fri: 5pm - 2am; Sat: 9pm - 12am (closed on Sun & Mon)

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7. Radio

Radio is a bar with red lights beaming from lanterns hung above the space. The bar, which is also located on 13th street, is a perfect place to relax with friends or co-workers after a busy day at work. Drinks at this bar are affordable, and the bartenders are great. You can relax while enjoying excellent hip-hop music in the bar’s cozy environment. Chill out with your friends at Radio and enjoy the great vibes here.


Address: 435 13th St, Oakland, CA 94607, United States

Website: Radio

Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 8pm - 2am; Mon - Fri: 4pm - 2am

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8. The Legionnaire Saloon

A perfect venue for a great night-out is the Legionnaire Saloon. The bar — run by a family — is set in a lively location. The pub is also equipped with TVs and pinball machines. Besides, it features live music acts and comedy shows. Customers can also watch sports or play games at the bar. Drinks are decent and reasonably priced. Spend a few hours at Legionnaire Saloon, watch entertaining comedy shows, have some drinks, and enjoy the great vibes all around.

The Legionnaire Saloon

Address: 2272 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612, United States

Website: The Legionnaire Saloon

Opening hours: 5pm – 1:45am (daily)

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9. Level 13 Ultra Lounge

An outstanding DJ nightclub, Level 13 Ultra Lounge is another venue for fun nights. It offers great cocktails, drinks, and food. If you and your friends like hip-hop music, then is the perfect place to go. Besides, the place showcases the Caribbean happy hour during the fourth Thursday in summer months. Visit this venue if you want to enjoy great music in a pleasant environment. Also, remember to have a taste of the delicious dishes at the club.

Level 13 Ultra Lounge

Address:341 13th St, Oakland, CA 94612, United States

Website: Level 13 Ultra Lounge

Opening hours: Sat: 3pm - 2am; Wed - Thu: 12pm - 9pm; Fri: 12pm - 2am (closed from Sun to Tue)

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10. The Layover

A venue that features regular live music is perfect for a hang-out. The Layover, located at the charming Franklin Street, is ideal for a fun night. The Bohemian-interior-designed venue features a lounge, bar, and dance floor. It showcases the best entertainers (comedians and DJs) in the Bay region. A night out in the cozy environment of the Layover will surely give lasting memories. Great cocktails, music, and comedy will prompt you to become a regular visitor to the Layover.

The Layover

Address: 1517 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612, United States

Website: The Layover

Opening hours: Sat: 8pm – 1:45am; Tue - Fri: 5pm – 1:45am (closed on Sun & Mon)

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Hit up your nights with hip-hop

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A busy schedule will surely leave you stressed out at the end of the day. However, it would be best if you get prepared for the next day. A few hours of the night at hip-hop bars and clubs in Oakland, California, will help you to relax. Besides, you can still visit these hangout venues when on vacation.

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