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The Tribune Tavern is the latest venture from Chris Pastena of Chop Bar and Temoor Noor of Grand Tavern.

A century ago, the Oakland Tribune used the tower’s ground floor as its “local room” —where reporters from different departments worked side by side and shared tips on the news of the day. It was a gathering spot for the great minds of Oakland, and a place where headlines were made. The Tribune Tavern will carry on that tradition—as a place for people to mingle over happy hour drinks, lunch meetings, or dinner—with authentic, nourishing comfort food that’s affordable enough for everyone to enjoy, and a bar stocked with the best locally-made beer and wine.

Tom Henderson is the new owner of the Tribune building and partner in the Tavern restaurant. He is President & CEO of the San Francisco Regional Center, an Oakland native and resident with over 30 years of successful businesses in import/export. Tom is committed to the creation of economic opportunity in Oakland.

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Hot Off the Presses!

This just in! The kitchen is hot with fresh local fare, drinks are clinging in the bar, and we have happy customers! Check out all this press we are getting.


Wow, What an Opening Week..

We can’t believe how well everything is going. Can’t wait to see what the first full month will bring. The bar has been packed daily with thirsty Oaklanders, and ready for more of you. Come and enjoy happy hour, from 3-6p!        


We’re Open!

Come check us out, people of Oakland! Our kitchen is ready for you.