What is Low Bar?

Low Bar is a new cocktail bar and kitchen in Oakland. The name Low Bar suggests that your expectations can only be exceeded. We are a not just a chef-driven cocktail bar, but rather, a dive bar with a makeover and a dream. We are the place that you keep coming back to. Low Bar is committed to serving food and drinks that will make you glad you put on pants and walked through our doors.

Whether it be a night out with friends, an alcohol fueled happy hour with coworkers, dinner alone on your birthday, or just a nightcap(s), Low Bar is there to make sure you leave happier (or at least less sober and hungry) than when you arrived.

Our Mission

Long time bffs Matt and Daniel have always dreamt of creating a space where people can cut loose all while indulging in top notch cocktails and food. With our combined experience, Low Bar is surely to be that place.


Daniel's cocktail program satisfies every type of imbiber, boozy or not. Looking for something bright and herbaceous? We got you. How about something spicy, not too sweet?  Definitely. Spirit forward? Hold on to your butts.

Chef Matt loves to cook almost as much as he loves to eat. The food at Low Bar reflects his Mexican background with California new American. His menu boasts the freshest ingredients from local farms and purveyors. Plates range from small to chz burger, adventurous to chz burger. Come hungry. Leave stoked.

We aim to provide more than just great food and drinks. 

Our guests will always be reminded of

how important it is, even for a little while, 

to be carefree.

The Spot

Low Bar is located on the corner of 23rd and Webster in Uptown Oakland. Humbly stationed where the legendary Hawker Fare once resided, our little corner is soon to be bursting with life and energy.

Adjacent to the main bar there is a 600 square foot private room that is ready for you to party in. The room can be rented out for private buyouts and special events.

Low Bar was designed by local company OMA Creative. Under the direction of Rosanna van Straten, the design concept draws inspiration from the atmosphere of a classic dive bar mixed with the vibrancy of a taqueria.