Oakland Friday Freebies | Free Laughs & a Flick

With the cost of living going up in the Bay Area, receiving something for free is always nice. Here are four freebies I think are worthy of mentioning.  I promise they’re all legal! 🙂  

  1. The Uptown NightClub – 99% of the time when comedy is free, it’s usually awful, like extremely awful. At The Uptown NightClub the comedians are so good you’ll feel bad for not having to pay to laugh your butt off. Yes, occasionally there will be one that isn’t that great but he’s just the warm-up. The best part of the free comedy night is the diversity of the comedians.  They came in all races, shapes, sizes and gender.  Get your laugh on every Wednesday from 7PM to 9PM. They have free karaoke after the show too.  

       There’s also free or real cheap music other nights. I’m excited about this one!


 Tip: Happy Hour is until 7PM, get there a few minutes before 7PM to grab drinks and seats before the show. FYI, they don’t serve food but there’s a Mexican eatery next door and half a block away is Itani Ramen. You might be able to bring in food but I haven’t tried it yet.


  1.  Bicycle Coffee – Free hand-poured drip coffee on Fridays.  If you have a dollar to spare, feel free to throw it in the tip jar.  Look for the cool bikes outside.


  1. Tambo – It’s been awhile since I’ve been there but I remember the food being good.  On Wednesdays, they have free ceviche night. Yup! This is real! But the catch is buy-one-get-one-free and you have to unlock this freebie with a Yelp Check-In. I personally think it’s worth it!


  1. Waterfront Flicks at Jack London Square – When the weather gets warmer in June, Jack London Square in Oakland organizes free movie nights on the lawn next to the ferry dock. Grab a blanket, a pillow, a lawn chair (if you have one) and some friends and get there early to grab a spot. Bring food or purchase food from a vendor. I recommend bringing your own food.  If you’re a Rosenblum Cellars member, you can grab a seat on their lawn chair and watch it from there. You get free popcorn too (I think). They have prizes, more freebies and trivial. My favorite freebie is the blanket I got when Monterrey Bay Aquarium hosted the movie night. Once someone won plane tickets! But the best part about movie night is watching the beautiful sunset before the movie starts.


I have more to share! Stay tuned once a month to find out what you can get for FREE or for a huge discount!  What are some of your favorite places for freebies in Oakland? Share in the comment section below. 


*ceviche photo not from Tambo*

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  1. OutVoo says:

    These are awesome!

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