We will be branching out to Walnut Creek for a "regular" Thursday happy hour at Dan's Bar.
Happy Hour prices for our group extended until 8PM - tell them you are with Oakland Happy Hour
$4 well drinks
Diamond Dave "may" be starting early at 9pm for us.
Dan's has been around since 1970 and was a place my former neighbor from across the way used to go hustle pool tables & sometimes dragged my Dad along. It got cleaned up about 10 years back, but is still a cool spot with a pool table, outdoor patio & live bands. Another friend's Dad was the bartender for many years and there is a little memorial to him there. The crowd usually has almost as big of an age range as our group with early 20's kids mixing it up next to mid-40's and older.
Diamond Dave played for the past (20?) years in Lafayette every Thursday, Friday & Saturday to a packed house. That place shut down, and now Dan's scored him for Thursdays! Dave plays his keyboard and sings all the "hits"...like ALL! He will play Sweet Caroline one song and then Lady Gaga the next. Definitely get your requests ready and be prepared for a cheesy good time. His show doesn't start until 9:30, so your guard should be down by then. ;)
Location is just about 4 blocks from Walnut Creek BART or take the free downtown shuttle! (shuttle stops at 7pm, but you will be too tipsy to care later).