Rockridge Improvement Club
(510) 597 - 1940
5515 College, Oakland, California 94618
Tuesday - Thursday 11/25/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC - 11/24/2017 9:00:00 AM UTC
Friday - Sunday 11/25/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC - 11/24/2017 10:00:00 AM UTC
A Historic Location Focused on Classic-Inspired Cocktails and Beer. The College Avenue location is in the heart of one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the East Bay, where oddly enough, there aren’t any other non-restaurant bars focusing on higher-end cocktails. The space itself is also unique. Featuring a huge brick fireplace (which will be fired up in the winter), the 1912-era building is one of the oldest in the area. And the kicker, according to Jeff Saltzman (co-owner), is that its original purpose was to house a pro-Prohibition group called, yes, the Rockridge Improvement Club. You may feel like you're dropped into a ski lodge, with a roaring fire, a pool table, and ping pong tables--is a great place: friendly but not decorous; well-loved; lively but not claustrophobic, and, mercifully, quiet enough to have a conversation.