New Music Venue, Vitus, to Open in Oakland



Still waiting to get more details, but we've confirmed that a new restaurant/bar/live music venue will open in downtown Oakland sometime in the near future. The venue, located at 347 14th Street, will be called Vitus after the the "patron saint of entertainers and Bohemia," according to owner Damon Gallagher of local band Damon & the Heathens. "We are going have a full restaurant and bar, plus intimate venue. We will serve food late-night, which has been absent from Oakland for some time," wrote Gallagher in an e-mail. The decor will look like "an old art deco jazz club with new touches." As for the type of music booked, Gallagher said it will be "intimate and eclectic." More details as they become available.