Thursday, January 15, 2009

An Official Night Out?

Update: go here to see the people on Yelp who had this same idea. See you at Cafe van Kleef at 10pm.

I keep referring to Living in the O's post about patronizing Oakland businesses.

How about an official Night Out? Doesn't have to be anything fancy, just everybody pick a night and meet up somewhere, hit a restaurant, a couple bars, get to know your neighbors. Sounds like fun anyway. Being new to Oakland I'm open to suggestions about exactly where. Of course somebody else probably already thought of this, so please comment with the info so everyone knows where to go. We could wear a red dot on our shirts or something to identify us as Oakland-Night-Out folks.

Forward this to friends, neighbors, and coworkers!


  1. Michael,

    Just saw your comment at Living in the O. I think Becks mentioned this there, but in case you haven't seen it, someone at Yelp proposed something similar for Friday night. It looks like a general call for people to head downtown and eat and drink, rather than an organized group. You could add your energies to that effort, or organize a separate event on a different night.

  2. That's awesome! I'm all for adding energies. I'll be at Cafe van Kleef at 10pm tomorrow (Friday the 16th).

  3. Welcome to the blog world, Michael - I saw your entry at

  4. Thanks - hope I get to meet some of the distinguished members of the Oakland blogosphere in person.