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“Good downtown bar for lunch in Oakland”

Luka's Taproom & Lounge
Ranked #67 of 1,329 Restaurants in Oakland
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 14, 2010

My local bar when at work! Serves Old Speckled Hen and other decent beers on tap. Food is hearty fare - soups, burgers and salads which are reasonably priced. Menu is getting a bit tired now though in the 18 months I have used the place. Staff are friendly and it's always bustling.

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Reviewed September 14, 2009

great beer selection

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Reviewed August 29, 2009

Great food and atmosphere.

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Reviewed January 18, 2009

$1 oysters during happy hour. gotta love it! really really good mac and cheese.

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Reviewed January 11, 2009

Luka's Taproom & Lounge is a hip hangout in the ever expanding mid-Broadway scene. Oakland doesn't offer much in the way of Restaurant Bar scenes, but Luka's appears to be bucking the trend thanks to its dedicated and local patrons. I've heard that some of the Warrior players stop by now and again.

If you're into Belgian beers, this is also a great reason to visit. The drinks prices are reasonable.

In terms of star quality, dinner service is very middle of the road - Not a high 3, and certainly not a low 3. Lots of people order the marquee french fries and special mayonnaise. I'd say order that with one of those Belgian brews if you're coming to the restaurant hungry or expect to hang out for a few hours.

While you're chowing down on those fries consider the menu, you could be tempted. The food won't knock your socks off unless you order the garlicky clams. I'm just saying, the social aspect of Luka's is far more appealing.

The young hip crowd start to show up around 10PM. Good times to be had, but not by ALL.

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