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NYE in the DTO 2008 (updated)

December 30, 2008

The end of 2008 comes to a downtown packed with new restaurants, clubs, and parks in which to celebrate the New Year. BART will run until 3am, and offers an evening-long “Flash Pass” that can be purchased at the Lake Merritt station. Central Contra Costa County dwellers unfortunately just lost their all-night bus service, so New Year’s Eve may be their last chance to party all night in the DTO! Downtown New Year’s Eve parties include:

Reggaton Dance Party at Levende East, $20 (no cover with dinner). 825 Washington St.

Sugar and Gold and Damon and the Heathens at The Uptown. $10. 1928 Telegraph Ave.

Black Comedy Explosion at The Paramount. $40 – $75. 2025 Broadway.

Latin Beats and Go-Go Boys at The Bench and Bar. $25. 2111 Franklin St.

Funky New Year’s Eve at Luka’s. $20. 2221 Broadway.

For the more casual reveler, DTO nightclubs Ruby Room (132 14th St) and Radio Bar (435 13th St) will have champagne toasts and no cover charges. The Oasis (135 12th St), Air Lounge (492 9th St), and Cafe Van Kleef (1621 Telegraph Ave) probably have parties, but there’s no online info.

A comprehensive list of Oakland New Year’s parties, including many in Jack London Square, is at O-Scene. And if you’re looking for something to celebrate, City Homestead has the roundup of new restaurants coming in 2009.


Happy New Year!