Oakland Magazine, which describes itself as “essential reading for keeping up with one of America’s most engaging and underappreciated cities”, recently profiled some of its tiny neighbors entertainment gems including areas to “Eat, Drink, Shop & Play”. Small Businesses profiled in the piece include E’ville favorites Rotten City Pizza, Branch Line Bar, Prizefighter, The Broken Rack, Honor Bar, Doyle Street Cafe, Western Editions & Square One Yoga.
Emeryville as Entertainment Mecca
Cocktails on tap, high-end shopping, and artistic sensibilities greet visitors to the little city by the bay.
By Katie Cornell
Sure, many people associate Emeryville with Pixar, big-box stores, and Ikea traffic, or even card clubs, race tracks, and Wild West politics. But you don’t have to dig deep to find a group of artists of the printmaking or cocktail-shaking kind. Explore what Emeryville has to offer through its side streets and main drags. Exploring this little gem, where Oakland and Berkeley rub shoulders with the little pro-business-behemoth of Emeryville, is a rewarding way to spend a late summer or an early fall Bay Area day. And when you are in the mood for shopping at well-known retail giants, you can do that, too.
Eat & Drink
Barely more than 1 square mile of land, Emeryville packs in plenty of delicious restaurants and cafes. On Hollis Street, you’ll find New York-style pizza topped with crimini mushrooms or pork belly porchetta among other fresh ingredients at Rotten City Pizza.
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