Where to Shop Small in and Near Jack London Square
In the Heart of Oakland, Alexan Webster Apartments offer an authentic Broadway District lifestyle complete with walkable shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Part of the area’s charm is being able to walk out your front door and explore a variety of independent shops and markets. Nearby Jack London Square is only a short drive or Uber away!
Jack London Square Farmers Market
Open year-round every Sunday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Jack London Square Farmers Market is a long-running venue featuring fresh, locally grown produce, handcrafted pastries, food and beverage booths, fresh flowers and herbs, handmade soaps, arts and crafts items made by local artisans. Its location on the Oakland waterfront makes it a delightful way to spend a Sunday morning.
Dragon Gate Bar & Grill
Inspired by the street foods popular in Taiwan’s nightclub scene and served with a fresh California twist, Dragon Gate Bar & Grill offers boldly seasoned finer foods, hot savory dishes, handcrafted dumplings, and a wide variety of cocktails, wine, and beer. The traditional décor includes red paper lanterns, engraved dragons, and live bamboo plants. Happy hour takes place every day from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Heinold’s First and Last Chance Saloon
Constructed from the remains of a 19th-century whaling vessel, Heinold’s First and Last Chance Saloon is Oakland’s oldest bar. The building itself is tiny, and the floor is still slanted as the result of damage incurred during the 1906 earthquake. You won’t have to worry about being cramped or uncomfortable, though — the majority of the seating is outdoors under a grove of mature palm trees.
Minimo is a wine shop specializing in small-batch, natural wines produced by independent wineries. There is a long, communal table for wine tastings and for small bite snacks such as squares of artisan cheese. Themed wine tastings are scheduled on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from noon until 7 p.m.
Blue Bottle Coffee
This pet friendly and restored brick house has been converted into Blue Bottle Coffee, a shop with a story that begins over 300 years ago. If you’re feeling stir crazy at the office or cramped up in your Oakland Apartment, why not take your pooch and head on over for a cup of joe that focuses on not being overly roasted, but where you can actually taste the freshness of the coffee. Grab your cup, pastry and pup, and walk across the train tracks to take in a peaceful view of the water only a few blocks away.
No, that’s not a typo. This punnily named restaurant, Souley Vegan, boasts authentic Louisiana-style vegan cuisine, 100% plant-based. Check out their Sunday brunch from 10am – 3pm and maybe reward yourself with their bottomless mimosas special.
For more information on enjoying the best that Oakland has to offer, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. The Alexan Webster provides luxury living that doesn’t stop when you exit your front door — it’s the perfect place to live for easy access to desirable community amenities such as those listed above.