Vine Cinema & The Layover

I was so sad when the Parkway in Oakland closed suddenly in March (more about the El Cerrito branch in the Nosy section) but this makes me feel a little better.  Vine Cinema in Livermore has been around for years, but guess who just got a liquor license…  Now you can sip on a glass of wine or beer while you watch independent movies.  Hopefully, we’ll have more of this action all through the East Bay.

1722 First Street, Livermore

According to The Oakbook, The Layover Music Bar & Lounge opened last Friday.  Sounds like an interesting space: cocktail lounge and living room, and it’s even stocked with board games.

1517 Franklin Street, between 15th and 17th in Oakland