Neighborhood Spotlight: Brotzeit Lokal

We’re featuring an Oakland waterfront local favorite, Brotzeit Lokal, located at 1000 Embarcadero – next to our Brooklyn Basin neighborhood and mere minutes away. Boasting a distinct Oakland flare, this Bavarian-inspired restaurant and biergarten has been serving up locally-sourced, house-made menu items since June of 2013. We were able to get the inside scoop on…

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Getting on the Water

We’re all about connecting Oakland with her waterfront at Brooklyn Basin, which includes experiencing the Basin from a new perspective. If you’ve considered SUP, Canoe or Kayak, our retail neighbors at California Canoe and Kayak are ready to get you out on the water. Trust us, it's a great way to spend a day and…

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History Lives Here

History lives at Brooklyn Basin. On your next visit to Rocky's Market at Brooklyn Basin, be sure to enjoy some local artwork! Here's the story behind the mural: Corinne and Brady at Rocky's Market contacted the Oakland School for the Arts with a call for student submissions with an intention to stay true to the…

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Indoor Plants Made Easy

Interior plants provide numerous benefits while living in your residence.  From purifying air to creating a warm and inviting setting, houseplants can really take your interior space to the next level.  We understand that many struggle to obtain that “green thumb” with regards to maintenance and upkeep, so we created a short list of sturdy…

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May is Bike Month

May is Bike Month! In alignment with goals to promotes healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safe, fun and accessible, Bike East Bay invites you to participate in bicycle activities in and around Oakland.. The East Bay is a leader for innovative and accessible bikeways and streets that meet the needs of all users. Bicycling…

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Scott’s Seafood Returns for Waterfront Dining

Have you heard the wonderful news?  Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar has reopened in Jack London Square after a substantial renovation.  The news was covered in a recent Mercury News article. Scott’s Seafood gave a recent update on Facebook sharing the news and letting the public know what they can expect on their next visit…

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Explore Oakland Outdoors

Life in Oakland is not only scenic but can be good for your mind and body when you opt outside. Venture outdoors to the Oakland waterfront and beyond as East Bay Regional Park District parks and trails offer scenic settings for walking, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. When visiting please remember to keep dogs on leash…

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Organize Your Space For Spring

Spring is here and it's a great time to get organized at home. But where do you start? The KonMari Method encourages tidying by category – not by location – beginning with clothes, then moving on to books, papers, komono (miscellaneous items), and, finally, sentimental items. Be thoughtful when deciding whether or not to keep or…

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Events Return to Rocky’s Market

As the weather begins to heat up, so does the event schedule along the Oakland waterfront.  Rocky's Market at Brooklyn Basin is the place to be for springtime fun in the sun. Just take a look at their upcoming events below: March 28 – Wine & Jazz Sundays  Head to the Oakland waterfront for a Sunday…

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at nearby Sláinte

Sláinte is our waterfront destination to Go Irish! The authentic Irish Pub, just minutes from Orion in Jack London Square, offers food, céili, darts, perfectly poured Guinness, and a wide selection of whiskies and spirits to the SF Bay Area. The best part? The Brooklyn Basin shuttle can take you from ‘here’ to ‘there’ and…

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