Visiting The Crown
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
OFF STREET PARKING
Parking in this area is scarce, even on the luckiest of days. 2 Hour Metered parking is offered throughout the area @ $2/hour.
PAID PARKING GARAGE
The Downtown Oakland YMCA has a parking garage located at 2350 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 @ $20/day.
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We recommend the Z Hotel Jack London Square located in Oakland’s beautiful Jack London Square neighborhood. To book a room at our discounted rate, please call the hotel and mention The Crown, or email our contact there, Venessa beGuzman, firstname.lastname@example.org and mention that you are affiliated with The Crown, so that they include the discount in your rate. The Z Hotel telephone number is (510) 452-4565.
You can take the Broadway Shuttle between here and The Crown or a 20-30 minute walk away.
Closer to us is the Oakland Marriott City Center located in Downtown Oakland which is BART, walking and Broadway Shuttle accessible.
Domestic flyers can find tons of flights in and out of Oakland International Airport (OAK). For international travelers or less serviced parts of the United States you can fly in and out of San Francisco International (SFO). Both are accessible via BART.
Oakland might have one of the best coffee scenes anywhere in the US. The city of Oakland recently launched Oakland Coffee Rush to help promote this city’s great history with the coffee industry, From The Crown, you can check out the following roasting companies, all within walking distance: Awaken Cafe & Roasting, Bicycle Coffee, Blue Bottle, Equator Coffee, Farley’s Coffee, Firebrand Bread, Highwire Coffee, Modern Coffee, Red Bay Coffee, Slojoy Coffee, Sweet Bar Bakery. This doesn’t include all the great non-roasting cafes and restaurants serving great coffee from companies like Mr. Espresso, served at Mua Oakland and Due Torri, served at Wooden Table Cafe.
There is an incredible diversity of restaurants surrounding The Crown. Mua serves delicious food and cocktails right across the street. Sweet Bar is one block away and serves all the amazing pastries you could ever want.
Wooden Table Cafe has tasty Argentine food, and some sweet alfajores. Firebrand Artisan Breads has fresh loaves every day, and makes a mean sandwich. Cafe Dareye serves take-out vegetarian Ethiopian food just up the block.
There are numerous places to get a beautiful beer, a wonderful wine, or a magical mixed drink – all within walking distance. Drake’s Dealership serves craft beers, as do The Good Hop, Telegraph Beer Garden, and Lost & Found. Just choose your vibe.
Fans of the mixed drink have come to the right part of town. Mua is right across the street from The Crown. There’s The Double Standard just a block over on Telegraph Avenue. Bar 355 isn’t too far away, and is the best spot for good music and excellent cocktails.
For or mixed drinks and the hippest venue, walk right up Grand Avenue to the Starline Social Club. The options are nearly endless!