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About District - Oakland

Located in historic Old Oakland, District brings together a menu of small, shareable plates, pizza and house-made charcuterie with one of Oakland's most extensive wine and whiskey offerings. The result is a one-of-a-kind tasting experience that you can share with friends and family in a vibrant and communal setting.

We also serve Bottomless Brunch every Sunday.

827 Washington Street
Oakland, CA 94607
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:


Happy Hour: M-Sa 4:00pm-6:00pm (5:00pm-7:00pm on Sat)
Dinner: M-Sa 4:00pm-10:00pm (5:00pm-10:00pm on Sat)
Late Night: Fri-Sa 10:00-Midnight
Brunch: Sun 10:30am-3:00pm

Cross Street:
9th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 272-9110

Website:
http://www.districtoak.com/

Public Transit:
District is located at the corner of 9th and Washington and is only 3 blocks from the 12th St. Bart station.

Executive Chef:
Robert Cina

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For event inquires, please email us at events@districtoak.com or call us at 510.272.9110.

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Private Dining

District can accommodate semi-private and private buyout events for groups ranging from 8 to 200 guests. Every aspect of your event can be customized, from food service to specific wine pairings.

District - Oakland Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.7

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4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Casual (8)
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Happy Hour (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Fun (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Cozy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Tapas (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Live Sports (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Romantic (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Authentic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Business Meals (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Service was bad because they were short staffed. Servers were overwhelmed and rude.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Made a reservation, table wasn’t ready until 1 hr later, had to return 2 drinks to the bar as they tasted horrible

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Fun and tasty

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Had a bit of a wait to order a drink but the staff - starting with the bartender - really went above and beyond to make up for it. Will definitely go back but just not on a Friday night during happy hour.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We were seated at a table but never received any service. Waited about 20 minutes before we left

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

our service was poor. we went on Restaurant Week Oakland and we felt our server was trying too hard to impress with her knowledge of the menu, but did not listen to what we wanted, which caused us confusion about our ordering.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food was fine, but the poor service ruined my dinner. I waited 20 minutes for the server to take my order, and finally had to flag her down and asked her if I could order. She never once checked on me to see if I was satisfied with my dinner, and I had to repeat the same 20 minute wait and request process for the check.
Not happy.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was very good, interesting combinations especially cauliflower & kale salad. Crowd was diverse. Service timing was off and server did not know the wine list. Food was worth the wait and price but we probably won't drive across the east bay for a second time.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I hosted my cousin's 37th birthday, it was so fun. The music was jamming, the food flavorful, and the drinks were tasty. Overall a wonderful experience...

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I really enjoyed my time at District! The Southern-style brunch food was delicious. Specifically, the biscuits and country gravy. Finding a great mixture of the two in California is hard, but these were just right. The bread pudding was also fantastic with the caramel and whip. Service could be slightly more attentive, but it didn't put a damper on our good time during brunch. The place was packed, and that's for a great reason!

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Casual, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food and wine pairings were delicious. I love the atmosphere. Our waitress was a little over bearing with the directions on how to taste the bourbon, but other that, it was fabulous!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Didn't catch her name but the sorta red headed server was absolutely wonderful clearly loves her Job and had a wonderful knowledge of whiskey. Also great happy hour the oysters were great

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Very friendly, helpful staff. We probably lucked out on a pretty quiet evening, I would bet this place can get noisy. Excellent food, knowledgeable server - Thank you!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great happy hour! Love you That they do weekends too. Super hip spot

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

loved the table we sat at which had a turn table in it

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Tapas, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Always a good time here. It was crazy busy, so the food took longer than usual, but our server did a great job of getting us drinks. Food was delicious as usual too.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Sunday brunch was a bust. Staff was very friendly and attentive but food was bad and overpriced. Cold eggs, cold potatoes, cold biscuits from buffet despite being first guests in the door. Coffee not yet brewed, and no tea on the menu. All for $22 plus $5 for the coffee. Too bad.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Disappointing small portions you had to buy several of anything to start to feel satisfied. Menu not clear about size of dishes so it's a guessing game - not pleased we had to eat again right after our concert event :-(

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The District-Oakland is in a wonderful place and I loved the music that was playing. The wine I had was good. They need a new menu, more comfort foods. they need to remember that people are drinking and you need food to hold all that alcohol. It is a great place to come.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Cozy, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We stopped here for a pre-game brunch and had the best time! Great service, awesome food, and excellent drinks! Would recommend making a reservation, as they fill up quickly.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Did the buffet lunch; food flavorful and fresh tasting, with the exception of the sausages and some weird mystery curry (unlabeled). No fancy coffee— just drip, which is a shame. Overall a pleasant experience and would go back for brunch. Not really suitable for kids.

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I attended Sunday Brunch 11/12/17 with 6 other women to celebrate my friends birthday. I only reserved a table for 2 but the Manager was nice enough to accommodate the last minute change. Jason the host greeted us and was attentive and polite. The food was great and the bottomless mimosa were Awesome!!! We arrived at 11am and left at 2:30pm. We had such a blast we didn't even realize so much time had gone by. The staff went above and beyond to make my party feel special! The level of service exceeded my expectations and I will definitely return. The bday girl left saying this the was the best idea and the best bday ever!!! The other Patrons were friendly and I was really impressed with the effort put in the make us feel at home. I love this spot!! Great job you guys!!! I really appreciate such a wonderful experience!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had a great time. Great food and drink! Alec was awesome! Would go again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent brunch, the menu doesn't really change, and that's a good thing!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I had an awful experience here. Went for a friend's birthday dinner with a party of 7. We ordered drinks and then were left unattended for an hour even though we informed staff multiple times we were ready to order. We finally decided to pay for the drinks and leave to have dinner elsewhere. When we got the bill, gratuity was included and there was no apology whatsoever for the awful service. I would never return.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I brought a dozen of my colleagues here and we had a really nice time mingling on the couches rather than sitting still at a table. The food was easy and filling, while the wine list and cocktails rocked.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The service was aweful, we were seated 30 minutes before someone (bus person) came to our table and we had to ask for water. The waiter came over to tell us they were really busy and short staffed. The first thing we ordered they were out of. There were a group of young men at the bar and they were extremely loud in a already loud place! None tried to make amends. The place should have a big sign that says "no one over 25 is welcomed!". The food was ok.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food and great service. What more can you ask for!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The District has more of a Lounge feel then a restaurant. Food was tasty but staff was a little overwhelmed with keeping up with buffet trays being empty. Mimosas were good and quite a variety too. Service was good and pleasant.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We had dinner with our son who lives and works in Oakland. This place was perfect with great background music, excellent drink choices, and variety of food options. The ambiance was relaxing and comfortable...The table was ours for the evening and there was no rush to leave for another party after us.....definitely will be back...

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Food was good, yet was brought out at staggered times which is not what we requested. Made dining a little awkward because they're small plates...

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Interesting venue in a lively Oakland neighborhood. The live jazz was great and the drink menu had some good choices available. The bill does add up quickly, but it's worth a visit. The music and service were better than the food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

One of my fave spots for happy hour and hang-outs.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Really enjoyed our meal at District! The food was excellent, and the service very good. We went on a Monday evening, so things were slow and quiet. I could see how a busy night could impact service and ambience (noise level). Still, a great find in Oakland and we will go back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Tapas, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Not a place where you want to go if your hungry ( The food is mediocre) however the music, the people, and the drinks were phenomenal.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

it was excellent .......love every minute of it.. will be coming back again with friends and family

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Fun, Organic, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I made the reservation a week before and I emailed them and called everyday leading up to my reservation to change to a bigger table because I was expecting more then 8 people. I walked down to the bar and it was closed but I could clearly see kids running around and adults drinking at the bar. The employees acted like they didn't see me standing there at the door trying to get their attention. I stood outside for about 5 mins until I decided to call while I stood out there. A female answered the phone and I told her I was outside and I just wanted to see the area we would be in or if we could get a bigger table. She ignored my question to come inside. I asked her again and at this point I was annoyed that she wouldn't let me look at the place.
I was the first one to show up and the last to leave. Food was gross and drinks we overpriced for "happy hour" I have a feeling 18 black people isn't what they wanted in their bar. We could all feel our server didn't like us or try to engage in conversation , she kept rolling her eyes every time we ordered something else. I was just over it. I walked to the rest room where I could hear OUR SERVER calling our table the black table or all the black people !!!! If you aren't business professional and black they don't want you in there. We spent over 500 on the bill with a big tip!! I won't be coming here ever again!!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Good enough, all around. Just wish they had more bathrooms.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

The Sunday brunch at District is fantastic. The first time I went I was a bit hesitant because I heard it was a buffet. Buffet makes me think lesser quality. This is certainly not the case with District. Their ceviche is delicious! Biscuits and gravy were on point and do not miss their greens and homemade spicy chicken sausage. The food is quality, the staff were great and they didn't skimp on the mimosas. :)

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Food & atmosphere were not an issue, the service & wait staff that started off amazing, but crashed & burned at our expense. After poor service we were told that the bar wanted to comp shots. Little did we know the waitress was included in this round of drinks but we were billed for her shot with gratuity included because of the 7 person party.

Of course the restaurant wasn't supposed to know about this.

It's unfortunate because we were with family, celebrating a birthday and late Mother's Day gift.
Not sure I will ever recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Tapas
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