ONN – Oakland Live News: Bardo Lounge & Supper Club Open, Smitty’s Cocktails Closed
This first episode of Oakland Live News finds good news and bad news.
First, the good news.
Bardo Lounge & Supper Club reopened April 14th, and has steadily regained its classy clientele in the weeks since. The lounge and eatery at 3343 Lakeshore Avenue has drawn a fanatical audience of Oaklanders and Bay Area dwellers who could not wait for the joint to get jumpin, again. Now they can visit!
And now, the bad news.
Smitty’s Cocktails, an Oakland Institution at 3330 Grand Avenue on the same side as The Alley Cat Bar closed a month ago, and in a very sad way. I am told by a source who’s a local business owner in the neighborhood that the main partner skipped out on that person’s business teammate and went to parts unknown. When I called the number, what I got was “This number has been changed. The new number is, long pause, unlisted.”
Clearly someone does not want to be found. If you have more information please add it below. It would be good to know if someone else is going to take it over.
And while we’re on news about neighborhood bars and restaurants near the Grand Lake Theater, Aisle 5, the great sports bar and burger joint at 3320 Grand Avenue, also closed. The website reads “Due to the challenging business environment, we have come to the decision to permanently close Aisle 5. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to have served the Grand Lake Community these past three years.”
It was replaced by a new wine bar, I am told, but I’ve not been able to confirm that.
And if you recall the Kentucky Fried Chicken on Lake Park and Walker Avenue? Well, that place was replaced with a Starbucks.
Yeah, I know. Stay tuned.
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