Opened by a die-hard Beatles fan who passed away in 2014, it’s overflowing with memorabilia, from posters to dolls.But the food is what truly makes this izakaya an underrated gem.
less When you want to have brunch on a budget For a super-duper-cheap brunch date, you can’t go wrong with Fresh Brew Coffee, a friendly, unassuming Nob Hill cafe at 882 Bush Street. more One of our concert and beer-loving colleague's go-to date night starts with dinner at Fat Angel, which the Chronicle has previously called a "haven for beer lovers," even though the cafe happens to call itself a wine bar. A favorite of school field trips but underutilized by adults, Oakland's wonderful Chabot Space Center is a perfect date spot for the curious couples out there.
At night, you can view the marvels of our solar system with one of the center's two telescopes.
Vesuvio is a perfect date spot for book nerds or someone looking to romance an out-of-towner.
You can regale your date with stories about the Beat Generation and City Lights bookstore next door (better yet, go there first before the bar).
It's fun to do something other than eat a meal together and we always end up cracking up because we look ridiculous doing many of the exercises!
Tackling the Top 100 Restaurants list is admittedly also a costly endeavor, but the most fiscally conservative could still find ways to pursue some of the list — Little Gem, a new addition to the list, has a lunch menu with nothing priced higher than , for example.
The dim lighting, swanky furnishings, and live jazz set the right ambience, and you can have a cheapish night out here: there’s no cover charge and none of the food options, which include a patty melt and pork-and-shrimp lumpia, cost more than .
The cocktails are pricier at (with a 20% gratuity tacked on), but they don’t disappoint.
This vintage car dealership and art gallery is also home to a beer garden surrounded by vibrant murals.
You can order Hella Vegan Eats' comfort food at the counter inside.
The daily food offerings vary, but we've enjoyed the pot-sticker burrito, vegan mac and cheese as well as the fried chicken and waffles.