Grand Lake

Grand Lake sits on the northeast corner of 3.4-mile long Lake Merritt. Main streets Grand Avenue and Lakeshore Avenue offer an abundance of shops, restaurants, bars, and landmarks, including the historic Grand Lake Theater – which opened in 1926 – and its iconic neon sign.

Great for exploring on foot, Grand Lake is home to the seven-acre Morcom Rose Garden and the weekly Grand Lake Farmer’s Market at palm-lined Splash Pad Park. Classic watering holes like piano bar The Alley and pinball-friendly Heart and Dagger Saloon mix with indie shops, culinary favorites like Italian-centric Sister, and everyday amenities, including Trader Joe’s and Safeway for groceries.

Accessible and convenient to some of the city’s best, Grand Lake is a true Oakland standout that balances a relaxed feel with a palpable vibrancy.

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Grand Lake is located at the northeast corner of Lake Merritt, sitting between Adams Point to the west, Trestle Glen and Crocker Highlands to the east, and Piedmont to the north. Close to Pill Hill, Northgate/Koreatown, Uptown, and Downtown, most errands can be accomplished on foot in Grand Lake, as well as via multiple bus lines. Commuters also have access to nearby 19th Street BART.

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