Your Guide to Wednesdays on the Waterfront
The vibrant metropolis of Oakland, California offers its residents a plentiful variety of fun in the sun. Those living in the Berkeley apartment rentals are just a short trip away from one of the area’s best end of Summer celebrations, Wednesdays on the Waterfront. If you’re planning to attend this fun-filled event, then here’s everything you need to know.
What Are Wednesdays on the Waterfront?
Wednesdays on the Waterfront is a combination of fine dining, premier shopping, recreation activities, and exciting entertainment located along the scenic Oakland/Alameda estuary. Individuals from all over the Bay Area travel to Jack London Square during this time for its energy and wholesome vibe. This port in Oakland provides is the only publicly accessible mixed-use waterfront within the East Bay, providing the perfect locale for a community-wide event.
Thanks to a partnership between Divco West and Ellis Partners LLC, along with the direction of Jack London Square Ventures, this port location has received a $375 million makeover. Class A office space and community amenities ranging from retail to public gathering spots breathe new life into this estuary.
On any given Wednesday, you can find people taking a stroll or running along the waterfront walkways. Picnics are enjoyed in the small park-like areas, meals are consumed in cultural and fine dining establishments, and drinks flow from the local cocktail bars. Goods and services are purchased up and down the streets while others simply sit by the bay to soak in the fresh air and sunshine.
If you want to do something a little different during the week, then Wednesdays on the Waterfront is the place to be. This event is more than just a social gathering spot though.
Raffles and Prizes
During the months of July, August, and September, you can bring in a receipt from any restaurant or retailer in Jack London Square for a chance to win one of several grand prizes. Your receipts allow you to enter your name in the drawing, and the prizes are huge. This past year’s included wine tasting passes for Rosenblum Cellars, theater tickets to Cirque du Soleil, and an Alaska Airlines ticket worth $1,400.
Receipts are accepted at the offices on 472 Water Street anytime between 9am-5pm. If you can’t deliver your receipts in person, you can email them via the address found on the Visit Oakland event page. Also, lunch receipts count as a double entry.
Stores, Food, and More
There’s plenty to do while visiting Jack London Square. Now that the area has been revitalized, this port community is more vibrant than ever. Across from the Chinese Garden Park, you’ll find plenty of shopping and dining opportunities.
Start your day off right with the ever-popular Blue Bottle Coffee, then hit up Yoshi’s Oakland for delicious sushi and live Jazz music. Urban Legend offers exquisite wine tastings, while the Chop Bar delivers a rustic chic atmosphere with cocktails and beers. Check out Kincaid’s Fish, Chop & Steak House for the finest cuts of meat and select fresh caught fish, or head over to Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar for the best fish dishes in the East Bay.
Wednesdays at the Waterfront also offers a vast selection of food trucks and street side vendors, which is constantly changing. You can even find a few farmers markets featuring their seasonal harvest. Half the fun is seeing which local business attend. Before leaving the area, though, beer enthusiasts should stop into Beer Revolution to try one of their 50 taps of rotating craft selections.
What’s Going on Now?
From now until December 26th, take part in these recurring weekly Wednesdays for unique raffles and entertainment hosted by Dear Handmade Life. Festivities change weekly, so head over to Jack London Square to find out what this week’s excitement will be.
There’s no cost for admission, but you might need to pay for parking depending on availability. Of course, you could always take any of Oakland’s public transportation options or an Uber to save yourself the hassle. Plus, those options come in handy if you plan to drink.
Berkeley Apartment Rentals
Nearby this fantastic community event rests Aventine, the perfect combination of contemporary coastal and comfortable living. These new apartment homes feature spacious living area, modern interiors, and hotel-style amenities for easy living inside and out.
A premier location allows residents to enjoy the best features of the East Bay with ease. Premier shopping, fine dining, and scenic trails are all at your fingertips. For those raising a family, these apartment homes are minutes away from the top-rated Hercules school system. A short distance from BART, you also have easy access to San Francisco and Oakland for work or entertainment. Not to mention, your home resides right on the bay.
Each home inside Aventine offers spacious layouts with 10’-14’ high ceilings. Bay windows offer breathtaking views as well as ample natural lighting. Interiors come fully furnished with finest in modern interiors from stainless steel appliances to wood-style plank flooring. Quartz kitchen countertops compliment modern cabinetry, walk in closets provide all the space you need for your wardrobe, and full-sized washers and dryers eliminate the tedium of community laundry.
Just outside your door, there are a selection of carefully curated amenities that cater to Californian lifestyles. The on-site fitness studio helps you stay in shape, while the clubroom and terrace help you relax after a long day. The library is stocked with excellent reads. There’s even a pet parlor for furry residents here at Aventine. Every aspect of this community is designed to elevate your sense of living.
Aventine is more than just another NorCal address. These apartment homes usher in a new era of luxury living in the Bay Area, one that refines your sense of city living through both the large and fine details. We invite you to experience one of the most coveted locations on the West Coast in an entirely new light.
Welcome to Aventine. Your home awaits.