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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.

Online Reservations

Tribune Tavern Reservations

1st Anniversary Party!!!

Please join us in celebrating our first year since opening our tavern’s doors at the base of Oakland’s beloved Tribune Tower. This Thursday April 10th, 2014 we will enjoy music, comfort food, and libations at Tribune Tavern for our special anniversary event from 5pm-close.    Although the Tribune Tower has over 100 years of memories within its walls, we will …

Valentine’s Day!!!

Please join us Friday, February 14 from 5:00p – 11p for our very special Valentine’s Day Dinner. For $35.00 you will enjoy a three course meal prepared by chef Tracey Belock. (For an additional $15 you may enjoy wine pairings, 1 glass per course!) Regular dinner menu will be available. Valentine’s menu: Appetizer Selections: Cornmeal fried oysters with avocado, fennel …