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Somar Bar and Lounge

Somar Bar and Lounge

Lounge and Night Club$$$$
Uptown, Oakland
  • Tips
    Krys F.
    "There are a number of reasons why i <3 @SomarBar."(2 Tips)
    JoAn R.
    "Every 3rd Thursdays - DA-RAH w/ DJs David Harness & Rahiem Jihad."(6 Tips)
    Maggie L.
    "Great hip hop, dance all night"(6 Tips)
    Alex T.
    "their empanadas are tastey."(2 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon44 Tips and reviews
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  • dancing
  • happy hour
  • somarbar
  • great value
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  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NaslundSeptember 22, 2018
    Great drinks, attentive bar tender. Got water without asking, free popcorn was bomb. Super nice staff even brought us an extra empanada so that we could try every single one.
  • Sean B.
    Sean BeAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're feeling "adventurous" & want to have a good time WITHOUT being reckless, ask for a "Sean Be Special"'ll take care of you for the night. Just don't drink clear & make sure to EAT!
  • lindsey anneheart icon on user image
    lindsey anneDecember 31, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    easy, mixed crowd for both happy hour and dancing late. never a cover, always a good crowd. bartenders are fabulous and take care of you, djs are excellent (especially saturday and sunday).
  • Alex T.heart icon on user image
    Alex TenetteSeptember 10, 2014
    Good hang out spots with awesome art on the wall their empanadas are tastey. Their drink specials are good aswell
  • Alexa S.heart icon on user image
    Alexa SilvaJune 1, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything!!! Best bar ever! Bartenders are so sweet & cheerful. They make you feel at home :)
  • Namane M.
    Namane MMay 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Ultra Wave on Thursday nights with DJ Fuze (Digital Underground) DJ Sake One and DJ Willie Maze (Local 1200) is classic oakland international flavor!!
  • Mari P.
    Mari PosaJune 15, 2012
    On mondays and thursdays, the lumpia lady sells her food, its fresh n oh so yummy
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WatkinsSeptember 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good drinks, awesome music selection and more room to dance then the Layover!
  • Krys F.
    Krys FreemanAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    There are a number of reasons why i <3 @SomarBar. One of them is Mikey. If you come here show him mad love.
  • Jez V.
    Jez VersozaAugust 17, 2011
    Friday is the best night to hit up this spot. Saturdays can be hit or miss. Liable to see a pitbull or two hanging around out front.
  • Bob L.
    Bob LeeDecember 24, 2011
    Cool, comfy hangout near the office. A good, lower-key alternative to Make Westing
  • Mrs F.
    Mrs FunktafiedNovember 24, 2014
    They support local artists. Decent dance floor. Normally packed Thurs and Fri.
  • EastBayLoop K.heart icon on user image
    EastBayLoop Keep it in the Loop!September 26, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The East Bay Loop Fab.....SakeOne, Do Fuze and ummmmm Somar Bar! What!!!!!
  • Dennise A.
    Dennise AcioDecember 23, 2011
    Michael is cool as whipped cream! Awesome art and good vibes.
  • Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
    Join us here for our quarterly 'Soul of the City' mixers. You might get a free drink ;) Read more
  • Brownstone Living NYCheart icon on user image
    Fun, dance spot. Lots of cuties.
  • Maggie L.
    Maggie LJanuary 30, 2014
    Great hip hop, dance all night
  • christa e.
    christa eMay 30, 2010
    They're open until 2 a.m. and sometimes even later (call and check as you're heading over if it's after 2)! Perfect post-bar treat.
  • Becky R.
    Becky RothmanApril 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The owners are the best period.
  • Minh-Khue B.
    Minh-Khue BuiMarch 24, 2010
    Poppin on the weekends: great music, dancing, crowded. Follow their Twitter Twitter @SomarBar for drink specials and events
  • Josh D.
    Josh DeFigueiredoApril 24, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Savrina is the bartender to get your drinks from. Tell her you are my friend!
  • Olivia O.heart icon on user image
    Olivia O.January 25, 2016
    Music is ways good here.
  • Derek T.
    Derek TuckerMarch 31, 2018
    They don't make the Somar Fizz anymore. :(
  • Naveed H.
    Naveed HasanAugust 10, 2013
    Game changing outlets (plural) to charge one's phone when one walks in to the left
  • Victoria S.
    Victoria SmithJanuary 5, 2013
    Great drinks
  • Krys F.
    Krys FreemanAugust 28, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Staff shouldn't be checking in at Somar when it isn't open either, JoAn. You're missing the customer loyalty opportunity.
  • Derick S.
    Derick StewartDecember 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Thursdays be cool and chill Happy hour
  • Leo F.
    Leo FayaMarch 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Sundays is probably the most grown up day.. Nice mellow grooves mixed international music... Dj Mpenzi really kills
  • Manuel R.
    Manuel RoxasMarch 27, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    On the weekends be ready to stand in line if you come to late.
  • Josh D.
    Josh DeFigueiredoApril 7, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Savrina will take good care of you - tell her you are a friend of mine
  • Deb L.heart icon on user image
    Deb LippleMay 30, 2014
    Lines to get in on the weekends
  • Ricardo P.
    Ricardo PerezDecember 16, 2009
    Ask for their house specialty Martini... think it's called Nichey
  • Josh D.
    Josh DeFigueiredoJune 29, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Please pay homage to the Mayor. A cold beer will do nicely
  • JoAn R.
    JoAn RamosJuly 16, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Every 3rd Thursdays - DA-RAH w/ DJs David Harness & Rahiem Jihad.
  • Ambessa C.
    Ambessa CantaveJune 20, 2012
    It's always fun here.
  • Dan F.
    Dan FoxDecember 18, 2009
    I love this place. Everybody knows my name...bartenders know my drink!
  • Cathy B.
    Cathy BAugust 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    its basically the "Churchward" of Oakland
  • Nichelle W.
    Nichelle WarnerJanuary 28, 2012
    I looove this place!!!
  • Josh D.
    Josh DeFigueiredoMay 13, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Sunday nights are great at Somar
  • Bernadette M.
    Bernadette ManzanoMay 18, 2010
    Michele the bartender is awesome!
  • Josh D.
    Josh DeFigueiredoJuly 30, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Always at Somar in spirit
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren StarkJanuary 8, 2010
    Great lychee martini!
  • Josh D.
    Josh DeFigueiredoMay 3, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Sundays at Somar is crack'n
  • Corinne
    CorinneSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They don't have captain Morgan or amfs :(
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