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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
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Wolfhound Bar

Old-school neighborhood bar for classic cocktails, a jukebox, and vintage wallpaper & decor.

5516 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94608, United States
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Berkeley City Club

“Berkeley City Club – designed by Julia Morgan, first woman licensed as an architect in California. The space serves as a bunch of things but it’s nice to just go walk around and grab a coffee.”  — FAN

2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, United States
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The Starry Plough Pub

Irish standby for pints, pub grub, and entertainment like open-mike nights, Celtic music jams, and more.

3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705, United States
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Jaguar Karaoke

Karaoke bar featuring private singing rooms for parties of all sizes.

2516 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, United States
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The Albatross Pub

“Albatross (or Albatboss if you trust the sign on the wall) – Berkeley’s oldest pub and coziest dive, one of the best places to grab some drinks and popcorn and play darts all night. Excellent selection of board games and Belgian microbrews.” — The Seshen

1822 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, United States
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Nick’s Lounge

“Our friend’s been hitting up Nick’s and has had a good time with wonderful cocktail specials. You can go any day of the week and is pretty lively. Haven’t been yet, but definitely going to make it out one of these days!”  —  The Seshen

3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703, United States
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Starline Social Club

Vintage-chic ground-floor bar and lounge plus an upstairs ballroom in a historic former saloon space.

2236 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94612, United States
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Blind Tiger

“Blind Tiger! The Happy Hour Oysters are it. Sitting in the back seat of the van on tour- I’m dreaming about those oysters and wishing i was back in Oakland!! I love the road but living on pizza, tacos, and cup o noodles is nothing compared to those oysters. The ambiance is so pretty too. It’s underground and I can’t even describe it but it’s real nice.”  —  Everyone Is Dirty

2600 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612, United States
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Ruby Room

Compact, edgy hangout offering a selection of cocktails, beer, and bar snacks, plus DJ music.

132 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612, United States
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Missouri Lounge

DJs spin a variety of tunes, from funk to garage rock, in this unassuming hangout with a patio.

2600 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, United States
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The Avenue

Formerly known as Connolly’s, this neighborhood bar straddles the line between dive bar and community melting pot.

4822 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609, United States
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Rockridge Improvement Club

Mellow neighborhood watering hole for craft cocktails and beer in comfortable, cabin-style quarters.

5515 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618, United States
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Eli’s Mile High Club

Former blues institution, now a bustling dive bar with Cajun-inspired bar bites, live bands, and beer.

3629 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609, United States
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Some Velvet Morning

“It has a great vibe and intimate band room where you can catch some amazing local artists. You can order Greek food from the restaurant across the road. The calamari souvlaki is amazing.” —  The Teskey Brothers

123 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill VIC 3068, Australia
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