The Layover music bar and art lounge is located at 1517 Franklin Street
(between 15th and 17th) in downtown Oakland.

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Designed with a bohemian interior that includes reclaimed wood, tile, fabrics
and bold splashes of color; the full bar & lounge sells the artwork,
lamps and furnishings, which maintains a fresh look with each experience.

Just two blocks from the Fox Theater, Paramount Theater and 19th street BART,
makes this ‘Layover’ a great place to exchange travel stories over great music
while enjoying a large variety of beers and signature ORGANIC cocktails.
The venue is available for special events and birthday parties.


The East Bay’s best downtown art & music lounge.

Come early, stay late, as this intimate venue fills up quickly!

* look for the neon martini sign *
 1517 Franklin Street
Oakland CA, 94612

Tuesday - Friday (5:00pm - 1:45am)
Saturday (8pm-1:45am)

*This does not guarantee entry, but allows us to prioritize those arriving*

(Send requested list of names and arrival time via our website prior to noon, day of event *48 hrs notice is preferred)
Saturday (8:00pm - 1:45am)
Sunday: Open for Special Events only (hours vary~ check calendar for updated events)

served until 8:00pm  Tuesday - Friday

($3 draft beers / $4 cocktails / $6 wine)

The Layover in the press!

Oakland North "Building Community at The Layover"

East Bay Express Best of 2011: WINNER: Best Bar (That Also Looks Like Your Living Room)

East Bay Express Best of The Bay 2010: WINNER Best New Bar

Sunset Magazine

Wall Street Journal

The Oakland Tribune

The Oakbook

The Layover on Yelp



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