5549 Bridgehead Road
Oakley, CA 94561
Phone: (925) 755-1222
Fax: (925) 755-1221
Bars & Cafes
The Taproom of the E.J. Phair Brewery on the 300 Cumberland Street is the place to spend the night if you are keen on listening to live music. Located in old town, the retro feel exuded by the century-old structure gels well with the modern decor of the place to create a charming ambiance. Some of the best visiting artists/ bands have performed at the Live On Tap! concert series organized by the brewery. With a variety of beverages like beers, wines and sakes to keep you company, The E.J. Phair Brewery Taproom serves as an intimate venue to enjoy some of the best live music events in the city.
Located in the heart of Rio Vista, Foster’s Bighorn serves delicious grilled meat, but that's not it! The walls of this restaurant are adorned with taxidermies from North America and Africa, making it a beloved refueling place of the hunting fan. Diners can binge on steaks, burgers, ribs and salads while perusing these marvels from the 1930s. Guests can also choose to sit at the large bar and drown down refreshing cold beers. The restaurant accepts payment in cash only; carry ample cash while visiting or you can even use the automated teller machine, located on its premises.
Located at the Vineyard Shopping Center, Fiore offers Italian fare with a twist. Moroccan chef Habib El Jacifi's formative influences came from all over the Mediterranean, and it is these flavors that are celebrated in the food at Fiore; you get to feast on mouthwatering preparations like coq au vin, braised lamb shank, pumpkin-stuffed ravioli, Moroccan tagine and more. Desserts like chocolate fondant and tiramisu end the meal perfectly.
This brewery and alehouse handbrews their own line of ales and lagers on the property and they provide a full brewpub style menu for lunch and dinner every day.
You're sure to fall in love with this place if you are a party animal. Vinnie's comes alive at night with DJs spinning the latest tracks. It's better to reach the bar early and reserve your seats as the place starts getting crowded later. Enjoy a wide variety of well concocted cocktails with chicken wings and Thai sauce. Every night the bar has a different theme like karaoke, salsa dancing and blues night. There are dartboards and pool tables to try your hands at while sipping your drink. The bar opens daily at 11a.
Cactus Cafe features fresh roasted turkey and beef roast everyday. They offer several dishes, both breakfast & lunch, including daily specials, gourmet sandwiches, fresh salads and grilled dishes made to order.
Enjoy irresistible Mexican fare to your heart's content at The Prickly Pear Cantina. Featuring an extensive menu of fajitas, burritos and tacos, the restaurant has something for all age groups including a separate menu for children. It also challenges individuals to polish off a pre-set meal in 45 minutes and win a free burrito. The tequila is the stuff that fantasies are made of, with attractive happy hour promotions. The cocktails are also potent and dangerous. The Prickly Pear Cantina has won many accolades for its fine food and drinks. Dine here to experience its magic.
After a stint of shopping at Sunvalley Shopping Center, head to the BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse to cool down and devour the food and beers. Part of a major chain of restaurants and brew houses, BJ's in Concord delights one and all by serving large portions of delectable appetizers and American specialties like sandwiches, burgers and a variety of pizzas. Dishes worth trying are the scrumptious Crispy Jalapeno Burger, Spicy Calamari and Chicken A La Fresca, as well as pizzas and pastas. As for the beverages, BJ's doesn't rely on anyone else for the stouts and ales, as the on-site brewers prepare a variety of beers. Sample a few of their selections like BJ's German Kolsch-styled Brewhouse Blonde pale beer, the Bavarian Harvest Hefeweizen and the award-winning BJ's P.M. Porter dark ale. To avoid the rush during happy hours, make sure you call ahead and book a table.
Small, shareable plates of Japanese delicacies is what you are offered at Sasa. This izakaya restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and has a great drinks menu to accompany the meal. Spicy ahi parfait, roasted spiced lamb chops, duck confit on steamed buns and grilled shishito peppers are some of the dishes to gorge on. Apart from the varieties of sake, wines and cocktails are the other drinks on offer. The daily Happy Hour is from 3p to 6p.
Located in downtown Walnut Creek, this restaurant has been running successfully for over 28 years. The ambiance in all its four dining areas is friendly and relaxed. While Enoteca stocks a wide variety of wine, Caminetto has a cozy fireplace. Both Forno, the middle of the restaurant and Loggia, the enclosed patio, are popular seating areas. Enjoy expertly prepared Italian dishes as well as the extensive wine list, which is updated frequently. The bar is stocked with beers, scotches, cognacs and more. According to Diablo Magazine, PRIMA serves the best martinis, so stop by for a quick drink at the very least.
Fritti misto, black forest ham pizzetta, pan-seared halibut, bay shrimp salad—don't they all sound delicious? Then step into Massimo and let chef Rodriguez delight you with Italian and Mediterranean cooking. You can also relish the banquet dinner, which comes in four menus. The Brandy Alexander Milkshake and Tuscan Apple Tart will guarantee you another visit, while live piano jazz, patio dining, happy hour and a full bar are all part of the lure. The five-story parking garage will take care of your wheels.
San Francisco Creamery Co is serving delicious ice cream to the people of Walnut Creek. There is a full menu of American comfort food for you to peruse if you're feeling hungry, but the star of the show is the homemade ice cream. From big sundaes to singles scoops, there's a lot of things to enjoy. If you're feeling adventurous, try the Kitchen Sink: eight scoops of ice cream with eight toppings and three bananas. It's a big bowl of food, but if you can finish it in an hour you get free ice cream for a year.