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Old 10-03-2011, 09:06 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Hello. What are the names of an upscale lounge and club for this Thursday and Friday night? Any happy hour spots? I'm looking for a professional crowd with either a mix crowd or professional AA crowd. I'm visiting for the first time from Atl.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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What city?

In SF you can always go to the Financial District. Places like Cigar Bar, Comstock and Rickhouse are always full of professionals. The level of diversity will range.

In Oakland try Ozumo, Era Art Bar or Penelope.
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: ATL
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I will be in downtown oakland. Two stops from the bart metro station but I was looking for any place.near any bart station
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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San Francisco Bars and Nightclubs Plus Live Music and Dancing
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I will be in downtown oakland. Two stops from the bart metro station but I was looking for any place.near any bart station
The 3 Oakland options are all around 19th BART. Oh try Luka's too.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:29 PM
 
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Thanks!
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:17 AM
 
Location: ATL
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@ Jade408...out of the spots u mentioned, if u could recommend one spot for each of the following time periods it would be helpful: Thursday happy hour, Thursday night hip hop or jazz club, and a Friday night spot for hip hop.or a jazz club (upscale)
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Yoshi's would be the obvious choice for live jazz. AIR Lounge in downtown Oakland has reggae on Thursdays (w/dress code) and soul on Fridays, and a probably a similar vibe to what you'll find in Atlanta. Kingman's Lounge on Grand avenue is an old favorite as well, though a bit more "hipster". Not sure of upscale hip-hop clubs...most of the ones I remember were kinda grimy and/or got shut down after shootings.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:09 AM
 
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There's a Yoshi's in San Francisco too. Go to their website and see what shows they're doing and pick one and go, it's a cool place to see music though it can be expensive especially if you get drinks and food...but hey you asked for "upscale!"
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Ozumo, Era, Penelope are all happy hour places.
Era does have DJs and late night crowds but it can be hit or miss. Generally a wide range of people.

I agree about Air Lounge, that is a good choice for hip hop/soul. It skews a little older: late 20s and 30s. Also Lukas has a similar crowd and they play hip hop or soul on the weekend, depending on the day. Mua is a great choice for dancing. They usually play hiphop, old skool, and a little bit of house. Mixed crowd, mostly professionals. They also serve food late. They move the tables to make a dance floor, it is a huge space, good drinks and really fun. The DJs are generally good but sometimes they might go a little crazy with Michael Jackson and Prince songs and typical crowd pleasers.

Geisha plays hiphop on the weekend, but not sure about the crowd, last time I strolled by on the weekend it didn't look like there were too many older professionals. Lots of early 20s people.

Hmm upscale hiphop club? Haven't found one of those in years. The Layover plays hiphop on fridays or Saturdays depending on the week. The crowd is more diverse hipster. There is an equal mix of international people, hipsters, african-americans, asians and latinos from about ages 23-50. There are young professionals and professional pot smokers in the crowd.
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