Very dark and very red - if this is how you like your drinking spots, you'll love Radio. A small boîte in downtown Oakland with crimson paper lanterns and candles as its only illumination, the Radio Bar goes from cozy to crowded with a quickness, especially when crowds squeeze in to hear DJs on weekends. A small, caged-in rear mezzanine area provides somewhere to escape from the bodies on the main floor.
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