Jack London Square

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Many of our favorite places aren’t found in the square; instead, they are located in the surrounding streets where wholesale produce marts combine with tantalizing restaurants and lively clubs, where small markets combine with commercial and loft spaces. There is a great farmer’s market on Sundays and artisan fairs can often be found on weekends.


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Where to shop

Oakland Supply Company

Where to eat

Forge (best pizza ever)

Where to drink

Kincaid’s for old school refreshments with a view of the water – great lavender cosmos

Where to relax

Plank for a fun night out with a big group of friends/families

Where to be outside

Ferry ride to SF, there is a Ferry stop at Jack London and you can take it into the Embarcadero stop in SF or Pier 39. Either way you get an amazing view of the Star Wars like container movers on the dock and pass right under the Bay Bridge.