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Unlike the other piano bars that closed down, The Alley continues to stand in Oakland's neighborhood. On the outs it appears like a run-down bar but as you set foot inside, history begins to unravel. Rod Dibble has a long association to The Alley and has been playing piano here since a long time. The walls inside are plastered with business cards of all those who have visited over the years, adding more to its historic charm. Reasonable drinks and great food is what you get here. One can enjoy their drinks with live piano and people singing, creating a jovial and comfortable atmosphere.
The Kona Club is located on Oakland's Piedmont Avenue. Kona is your classic tiki bar, complete with wooden tribal masks, dancing hula girl, working volcano and an interior that makes you feel like you're on the inside of a woven hut. A big hut. At Kona you can get everything you would expect from a tiki bar, little paper umbrellas, fruity drinks (a few of them flaming), and of course, the ubiquitous Scorpion Bowl for several people...or one really, really brave one. The bar has a pool table and a spacious back room, so its perfect for any occasion that you feel like making more festive. After all, it is hard to be depressed in a tiki bar.