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Jack London Square: Dining, Shopping, and Waterfront Recreation

Jack London Square is a vibrant destination and mix-use waterfront situated along the scenic Oakland/Alameda Estuary. Dine, shop, and take part in fun outdoor recreation and exciting year-round events. From movies on the dock and summer night markets to kayaking, biking, and ferry rides, Jack London Square attracts visitors from all over the Bay Area.
 
Enjoy a leisurely, romantic stroll along the scenic Boardwalk, relax at a sunny sidewalk café, or kick off the holiday season at the annual tree lighting with live reindeer, musical performances and a Holiday Parade. Enjoy waterfront dining with fresh seafood and locally-sourced ingredients or dance the night away at the live music events. Steeped in maritime lore, Jack London Square is a symbol of Oakland's history and named after the prized author, Jack London, as it is where he spent most of his childhood.
 

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Hours

Shop and restaurant hours vary.
 

Prices

Varies per activity.
 

Events

  • Biketopia
  • Wednesdays on the Waterfront
  • Second Saturdays Live Music
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Patchwork Show
  • The Buck
 
 

Activities

  • Dining
  • Farmer's Market
  • Canoe and Kayak Rentals
  • Live Music
  • Shopping
  • Marina and Waterfront
 

FAQs

  • Where can I eat at Jack London Square?

    With over ten sit-down restaurants offering waterfront dining and a half dozen kiosks and eateries for light bites, Jack London Square offers plenty of dining options. Local favorites include Belcampo Restaurant and Butcher Shop, Dyafa, Farmhouse Kitchen, Forge Pizza, Kincaid's Bay House, Plank Beer Garden, Yoshi's, and Scott's Seafood. Adults love Heinold’s First and Last Chance Saloon, while kids love Ben & Jerry’s.
  • What types of public events are at Jack London Square? 

    Jack London Square hosts many public events throughout the year including Biketopia, the Patchwork Show Oakland Makers Festival, Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, and Holiday Parade. Weekly and monthly events include Second Saturday, an open-air market featuring artisan vendors, children’s activities, live entertainment, and food from local vendors, and the Jack London Square Farmers Market.
 

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