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Downtown Park Street.
  • Downtown Park Street.


Three. Day. Weekend. The thought fills one’s heart with joy! Don’t spend your precious time driving to faraway destinations this Memorial Day Weekend (May 27, 2019), instead, we invite you to enjoy your glorious, extended weekend on The Island — Alameda.

Get a jump on the weekend Friday night – and wake up to the sound of water and waves. Book your accommodations at the Coral Reef or Hampton Inns and Suites for a totally immersive Alameda Island experience.

Bring your bike, SUP, kayak, sailboard or skateboard, or just a good pair of walking shoes — and don’t forget your appetite. We’ve made it easy for you. Here’s the big list of all things Alameda for this Memorial Day Weekend.

Ok, time’s a wasting — let’s get started!


SATURDAY, DAY 1


Fresh or Fast, Alameda’s Got Fabulous Food.


From haute cuisine to down-home made; organic to indulgent, there’s an eatery for every taste. Here’s the best places (and Hipster Finds) to get your grinds on in Alameda over the Memorial Day Weekend.

DOWNTOWN


Breakfast


Ole’s Waffle Shop — Authentic old school breakfast joint with legendary waffles. 1507 Park St., 510-522-8108

Coffee


The Local — Where those in know go for their Joe. 1333 Park St., 510-523-2116

Lunch


Marley G’s — Pizza, Philly cheese steaks, and other gooey deliciousness (calories that happen on The Island, stay on The Island). 1330 Park St., 510-227-5521

Dinner


Pappo — Exquisite dishes in a sublime environment (get dressed up and do it right, e.g. kind of fancy pants). 2320 Central Ave., 510-337-9100

If you can’t get seated at Pappo’s, try Asena — 2508 Santa Clara Ave., 510-521-4100

Sweet Treats


Crispian Bakery — 1700 Part St., #120, 510-239-4751

Brunch


Homeskillet — 1363 Park St., 510-769-4616

Water Views
Dragon Rouge — 2337 Blanding Ave., 510-521-1800

Late Night Snacks


La Penca Azul — 1440 Park St., 510-769-9110

Hipster Find


Town Tavern — Ride your fabulous fixie to Downtown’s hipster find. Man bun not required — but how will we recognize you? 1437 Park St., 510-523-1041

Little House Cafe — It’s a cute little house acting like a cafe, and doing it well. Open 7 days a week. 2300 Blanding Ave., 510-864-4044

ALAMEDA POINT & ESTUARY


Water View Dining


Rock Wall Wine Company — Genteele wine tasting with spectacular views. Bring the whole neighborhood. 2301 Monarch St., 510-522-5700

Scolari’s at the Point — 2301 Monarch St., 510-521-3287

Mosley’s Cafe — 2099 Grand Ave., 510-263-8363
The Webster Street Farmer’s Market.
  • The Webster Street Farmer’s Market.

WEST END


Breakfast


1400 Bar & Grill — Locals have loved this building since 1883. Be like a local. 1400 Webster St., 510-263-9651

Lunch


Calafia Taqueria — Tacos, the other food group. Muy authentico! 1445 Webster St., 510-522-2996

Dinner


Phnom Phen House — Sublime Southeast Asian cuisine with phen-omenal service. 1514 Webster St., 510-893-3825

Brunch


Neptunes — 630 Central Ave., 510-263-9438

Sweet Treats


Cookiebar Creamery — 647 Central Ave., 510-521-1544

Water View Dining


Pasta Pelican — 2455 Mariner Square Drive, 510-864-7427

Late Night Snacks


Fireside Lounge — 1453 Webster St., 510-864-1244

HISTORIC STATIONS


Breakfast


Marti’s Place — Straight up, “American” breakfast served with a smile. 1905 Encinal Ave., 510-521-4600

Coffee


Cafe Au Lait — The namesake beverage, best served with a fresh croissant, confiture, and a side of Edith Piaf. 3215 Encinal Ave., 510-8647672

Lunch


Bluefin Sushi Thai — Japan, meet Thailand, and vicey versey — splendid. 3211 Encinal Ave., 510-522-1269

Sweet Treats


Feel Good Bakery — 3215 Encinal Ave., 510-864-2733

Late Night Snacks


Bowl’d BBQ — 2201D S. Shore Center Drive, 510-263-8717

SOUTH SHORE CENTER


Lunch


Off the Grid — Saturday’s only. Alameda South Shore Center, 415-339-5888

Dinner


Trabocco — Mangia, mangia! Andiamo! Look sharp. 2213 S. Shore Center Drive, 510-521-1152

Sweet Treats


Loard’s Ice Cream — 2265 South Shore Center, 510-521-0873

Water View Dining


Sushi House — 2375 Shoreline Drive, 510-865-0999
Bay Farm Island.
  • Bay Farm Island.


BAY FARM ISLAND


Coffee


Coffee & Tea Traders — Kid friendly. ’Nuf said. Harbor Bay Landing Shopping Center 883 Island Drive, Suite B2, 510-769-7222

Get Creative (Art See & Do)


DOWNTOWN


Studio 23 — If the right side of your brain is ready for some play time, the artists at Studio 23 get it. They have day jobs in tech too. Support your local artists with a visit to this worthy little gallery and studio — or sign up for some classes. 2309 Encinal Ave., 415-580-2309

Autobody Fine Art — One of Alameda’s contemporary art spaces. Get your hipster self up there. 1517 Park St., 510-326-3043

HISTORIC STATIONS


Frank Bette Center for the Arts — This lovely Victorian, bequeathed to the community, survives as a place for artists to meet and create. Classes and events year ’round. 1601 Paru St., 510-523-6957

SOUTH SHORE CENTER


Pinot’s Palette — Sip wine, make art. What’s not to like? Great for big groups. 2210 D South Shore Center, 510-263-8770

Shop ‘Til You Drop


You know you want it — and, we’re pretty sure we’ve got it. Bring the kids (or not). Get your shop on all over The Island (with lots of great holiday sales).

DOWNTOWN


Antiques & Consignment


Lost City Antiques — Loss yourself in the past at Lost City Antiques. With three floors of curated treasures, you’re sure to find something you need, want, or just love. 1519 Park St., 510-381-0483

Boutiques


Daisy’s — Whether you’re searching for tidbits for your mansion or setting a pretty table, Daisy’s has all the necessities, frivolities, and embellishments for everyday life. 1347 Park St., 510-522-6443

Hipster Find


Rocket Reuse — From classic vinylto vintage Italian bicycles, Rocket Reuse is a hipster’s nirvana. 1355 Park St., 510-337-0750

Bring the Kids


Lauren’s Closet — Kids grow like veritable, lovable, little weeds. It’s hard to keep ‘em clothed. Lauren’s Closet offers gently used kids stuff (call for consignment appointment). Do the right thing: reuse. 1420 Park St., 510-865-2219

Ditch the Kids


Sumbody — Love the skin you’re in. You are Sumbody. 1350 Park St., 510-523-2639

WEST END


Antiques & Consignment


J Couture — Why, yes, please, I’ll take that pair of gently used Jimmy Choo’s at pennies on the dollar, thank you very much. 1513 Webster St., 510-995-8675

J. Gallerie — Consignment, antiques, cursios. Start your own collection. 1517 Webster St., 510-332-2889

Boutiques


Lanvie — Get yourself looking super cute. Beautiful, feminine fashions for every body. 1419 Park St., 510-865-2889

Shop ‘Til You Drop


Antiques & Consignment


Aphrodite’s Closet — 930 Central Ave., 510-521-3313

Boutiques


Lilac Dress Boutique — Don’t let the word “dress” keep you fellas away. This classy little designer boutique is por homme, too. 1918 Encinal Ave., 510-865-2544

SOUTH SHORE CENTER


Boutiques


Modern Mouse — The kind of place filled with all kinds of things you may not need, but you know you want. Actually, must have. Go shop. 2223 South Shore Center, 510-8148830

Craft Beer & Artisanal Spirits


DOWNTOWN


It’s the Bay Area. Craft brewing and artisanal spirits are in our DNA. So are locally produced ciders, and of course a smattering of California wines. Whet your whistle this Memorial Day Weekend at Alameda’s favorite ale houses and watering holes.

Alameda Island Brewing — Fresh, delicious, locally made beer. Bring your troop to this big, friendly ale house. 1716 Park St., 510-217-8885

Hipster Find


Craft Beer & Wine Shop — Stock up on your favorite American craft bears, international wines, ciders and bespoke bevvies at Alameda’s top bottle shop. 2526 Santa Clara Ave., 510-769-9463

Lucky 13 - With over 20 ‘bad ass’ drafts on tap, don’t go asking for no Coors Light (Miller or Bud, either). You were warned. 1301 Park St., 510-523-2118

ALAMEDA POINT


Runway Spirits — Let the spirit move you. Specializing in Hangar 1 craft cocktails. 2505 Monarch St., Ste. A, 510-992-6212

The Rake at Admiral Maltings — “No malt. No beer.” 5047, 651 W. Tower Ave., 510-666-6419

HISTORIC STATIONS


Z’S Cocktail Lounge — An easy place to have a drink with friends. Check for live music. 1403 Encinal Ave., 510-749-9900

MID-ISLAND


Hipster Find


Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge — Tiki lounge, tiki bar, tiki drinks and for those who delight in Martin Denny. 1304 Lincoln Ave., 510-749-0332

Water All Weekend
Kiteboards at an Alameda beach.
  • Kiteboards at an Alameda beach.


CROWN MEMORIAL BEACH


Kite & Surfboard
Boardsports California — Surf, skate, or SUP, the friendly folks at Boardsports share your passion. Get out on the water. 600 Westline Drive, 415-385-1224

BALLENA BAY


Sail


Club Nautique — Sailboats and power cruisers! Grab your crew, and make it a day on the bay. 1150 Ballena Blvd., Ste. 161, 510-865-4700

SUP & Kayak


Mike’s Paddle — For all you stand up guys and gals — take a lesson, or rent a board and explore The Island by water. 1120 Ballena Blvd., Ste. 200, 415-295-2925

ALAMEDA LANDING


Swim


Aquatech Swim — Get into the swim of it. Kids classes, and adult swims. Fantastic facilities. 2203 Mariner Square, 866-633-4147

Family Affairs

The Alameda Theatre.
  • The Alameda Theatre.


DOWNTOWN


Alameda Historic Theatre & Cineplex — Alameda’s historic deco theater — order a satisfying meal from the Cinema Grill; nosh at your seat. 2317 Cental Ave.

WEST END


USS Hornet Museum — This storied aircraft carrier features artifacts ranging from moon exploration to the supersonic jet propulsion period. Go get your geek on. 707 West Hornet Ave.


BAY FARM ISLAND


Corica Park Golf Course & Driving Range — Maybe your kid is the next Lexi Thompson (youngest qualifier of the US Open at age 12). Or, maybe you just wanna putter around. All good. 1 Clubhouse Memorial Road, 510-747-7800

SOUTH SHORE CENTER


AMF Southshore Lanes — Who doesn’t love a good day at the lanes? Grab a ball and let’s see how you roll. 300 Park St., 510-523-6767

BEACH


Crab Cove Visitors Center & Aquarium — Interpreting relationships between people and the earth's marine environment. Sounds deep. 1231 McKay Ave., 510-544-3187




Sunday, Day 2


Fabulous Food.


DOWNTOWN


Breakfast


Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden — Wholesome, organic goodness in a serene indoor/outdoor setting. 1223 Park St., 510-865-2385

Coffee


The Beanery Coffee Roasters — Bean “juice” for those on the go. 1650 Park St., 510-521-8800

Lunch


Cholita Linda — Baja-style fish tacos. Yes, really. 1337 Park St., 510-648-3839

Dinner


Speisekammer — Get your oom pah pah on at this German ale house. Kudos if you can pronounce it. Lederhosen encouraged. 2424 Lincoln Ave., 510-522-1300

Brunch


Hobnob — 1313 Park St., 510-769-1011

Sweet Treats


Tucker’s Super Creamed Ice Cream — 1349 Parks St., 510-522-4960

Water View Dining


Dragon Rouge Vietnamese Bistro — 2337 Blanding Ave., 510-521-1800

Hipster Find


Roll n’ Bowl — 2302 Encinal Ave., 510-671-7866
Alameda’s Main Street Ferry Terminal.
  • Alameda’s Main Street Ferry Terminal.


WEST END


Breakfast


Wescafe — Inspired, healthy food – coffee drinks to swoon for. 1518 Webster St., 510-522-1700

Lunch


Otaez — Mr. Extremo’s margaritas, and a couple of tacos, too. 1619 Webster St.t, 510-521-9090

HISTORIC STATIONS


Breakfast


Marti’s Place — Straight up, “American” breakfast served with a smile. 1905 Encinal Ave., 510-521-4600

Lunch


Bluefin Sushi Thai — Japan, meet Thailand, and vicey versey — splendid. 3211 Encinal Ave., 510-522-1269

Dinner


Monkey Thai — Simply delicious thai food — dine in, or take out. 1930 Main St., 510-814-3799

Sweet Treats


Yogurtland — Ever changing menu of flavors — from plain tart to French vanilla bean. Yum. 2640 Fifth Street, Ste. B, 510-749-4885

SOUTH SHORE CENTER


Breakfast


South Shore Cafe — Get your basic bacon and eggs on at this cozy little cafe. 531 South Shore Center, 510-523-3663

Sweet Treats


Rita’s Italian Ice Cream — Take a break from all the outdoor fun with some delicious Italian ice creams, gelatos and ice. Your kids will love you even more! 417 South Shore Center, 510-397-4597

Water View Dining


Sushi House — Bring a sweater and dine inside or out on the heated patio overlooking the water. Sweet. 2375 Shoreline Drive, Alameda South Shore Center, 510-865-0999

Get Creative (Art See & Do)


DOWNTOWN


Autobody Fine Art — One of Alameda’s only contemporary art spaces. Get your hipster self up there.

1517 Park St., 510-326-3043

SOUTH SHORE CENTER


Alameda Art Lab — It’s no wonder so many artists call Alameda home; we’re crafty. 1910 Encinal Ave., 510-227-9998

Shop ‘Til You Drop


DOWNTOWN


With the Kids


Toy Safari — Look, you can bring your kids, or not, but this place is just plain fun. 1410 Park St., 510-522-1723

Boutiques


Therapy Stores — We think it should be called Retail Therapy, but, that’s just us. Vintage furnishings or unique jewelry. You choose. 1428 Park St., 510-263-8622

Curated — Mad about Mid-Century Modern? We totally understand. Find your treasure here. 1523 Park St., 510-859-7686

HISTORIC STATIONS


Antiques & Consignment


Lynn’s of Alameda’s — Curated antiques and consignment finds. 2807 Encinal Ave., 510-523-2383

WEST END


Boutiques


Feathered Outlaw — When you’re bad, you know you’re good. 1506 Webster St., 510-239-4593

HISTORIC STATIONS


Antiques & Consignment


Lynn’s of Alameda — Consignment and estate sales for some amazing finds. 2807 Encinal Ave., 510-523-2383

With the Kids


Mommy’s Trading Post — In the ethos of reusability, the perfect spot for gently used but stylish maternity clothes (and beyond). 1205 Lincoln Ave., B, 510-263-8143

Boutiques


Whales & Friends — Gifts galore and so much more. 2060 Lincoln Ave., 510-769-8500

Hipster Find


Tinker Bus — a makerspace on wheels ready to inspire. Call to ask where you can find them on The Island over the holiday. hello@tinkerbus.com, 415-260-1442


BAY FARM ISLAND


Ditch the Kids


The Spa at Harbor Bay — If you’re in need of little pampering, sunrise yoga, or a little Aqua Zumba, well, by all means. 200 Packet Landing Road, 510-521-5414

Craft Beer & Artisanal Spirits


DOWNTOWN


Hipster Find


Alameda Cellars Liquor Store — Everyone’s favorite liquor store with a friendly staff and insane selection. 2425 Encinal Ave., 510-521-3100

ALAMEDA POINT


Spirits Alley — Once a Naval Air Station, now home to nearly a dozen artisanal spirits producers, including Hangar 1, and renown craft brew producers. Need a drink? You’ll find what you’re looking for here. 2505 Monarch St., 510-871-4950

HISTORIC STATIONS


Almanac — Big, giant brewery, with barrel-aged beer. Bring a picnic, your kids (supervised in the tasting room) and dogs (outside,) too. 651 West Tower Ave., 415-992-3438

WEST END


The Hunter Public House — Calling all whisky connoisseurs. 1403 Webster St., 510-2275836

Family Affairs


DOWNTOWN


High Scores Arcade — Chase the ghosts. Use the force. Get the high score. 1414 Park St., 609-468-3083

WEST END


Hipster Find


Jean Sweeney Open Space Park — Kiddie zip line and amazing play structure. Don’t deny the kids (or yourself) the thrill of no skill adventure. Atlantic Avenue, 510-747-7529

Pinball Museum — You don’t have to be a wizard, but it helps. 1510 Webster Street, 510-769-1349


Day 3 — MEMORIAL DAY, MONDAY, May 27


Fresh or Fast, Alameda’s Got Fabulous Food.


DOWNTOWN


Lunch


Burma Superstar — Everyone’s a star at this singular Southeast Asian eatery. Come hungry, leave fabulous. 1345 Park St., 510-522-6200

Dinner


East End Downtown — Pizza and craft beers hit the hipster high mark. 1650 Park St., 510-263-9630
Downtown on Park Street.
  • Downtown on Park Street.

Sweet Treats


Yogafina — 1335 Park St., 510-814-0658

Hipster Find


Greens & Grains — Alameda Marketplace, 1650 Park St., Ste. H, 510-239-4059

Brunch & Lunch


Cafe Jolie – For the Francophiles – or simply those who love sustainably produced, locally grown, organic fare. C’est bon. 1500 Webster St., 510-523-4500

HISTORIC STATIONS


Coffee, Brunch, or Sweet Treats


Blue Dot Cafe & Bakery — Take a spin on our tiny blue dot (better known as planet Earth) and marvel at how good life is. 1910 Encinal Ave., 510-523-2583

SOUTH SHORE CENTER


Breakfast


South Shore Cafe — Get your basic bacon and eggs on at this cozy little cafe. 531 South Shore Center, 510-523-3663


BAY FARM ISLAND


Hipster Find


Jim’s on the Course — Open-face turkey sandwiches on white bread, side of mashed, smothered in gravy. Go on now. 1 Club House Memorial Road, 510-337-9950

Get Creative (Art See & Do)


DOWNTOWN


Twirl — Explore, create and play — with your kids, or leave them for a class or a camp. 1424 Park St., 510-473-0812

Hipster Find


Rhythmix Cultural Works — Alameda’s destination for the arts. Show your support. 2513 Blanding Ave., 510-865-5060

SOUTH SHORE CENTER


Color Me Mine — Create your own ceramic masterpiece — perfect for the kids. 2205 South Shore Center, 510-521-8893

Shop ‘Til You Drop


DOWNTOWN


Hipster Find


Books, Inc. — Open late on Memorial Day. 1344 Park St., 510-522-2226
The West End and the tube to Oakland.
  • The West End and the tube to Oakland.

WEST END


Spa & Salon


Conscious Skin Care — Take a holistic approach to healthy skin. Book now. 2236 Mariner Square Drive, 510-551-8834, call for an appointment

Craft Beer & Artisanal Spirits


DOWNTOWN


Park Street Tavern — Music, craft beers, great food and good times — patrons call it “the best bar on the strip!” 501 Park St., 614-221-4099

Hipster Find


McGee’s Bar and Grill — Downhome dishes that dazzle. 1645 Park Ave., 510-522-3470

MID-ISLAND


Swell Bar — Sailors and landlubbers welcome. 1539 Lincoln Ave., 510-522-6263

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