Eli's Mile High Club is a dive bar, restaurant, music venue and tattoo shop located in the Longfellow neighborhood of North Oakland. Originally, a blues club and record label, it now caters mainly to young people of a counter-culture leaning, as reflected on their events calendar.
Update: As of August 2013, Eli's hosts a cajun restaurant (with vegan options): Couyon Cajun & Po'Boys. Caouyoun Cajun & Po'Boys was the recipient of the East Bay Express Best Cajun Food in the Back of a Punk Club Award in 2014.
3629 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Oakland, CA 94609
Mon-Thu 12 pm - 11 pm
Fri-Sat 12 pm - 1 am
Sun 12 pm - 2 am
Features: Art Gallery, Pool Table, Back Patio or Beer garden, Music: Hardcore, Metal, Punk, Bike Parking Inside, Street parking on MLK Jr Way
Originally established: 1974
According to the SF Weekly:
Long a renowned blues hotspot, Eli's Mile High went through some rough times - and many owners - before being reborn as a punk rock dive by the highway. Thrashy bands now take over the stage several nights a week, blasting heavy riffs to tattooed crowds who may not even notice the decades worth of blues memorabilia and old show posters on the walls. A casually scruffy back patio, lowbrow art mini-gallery, upstairs tattoo parlor, and plenty of cheap booze help complete the makeover.
Eli's was the recipient of the East Bay Express write-in award of Best Punk Rock Bar Readers' Poll Award in 2014.
- Eli's Mile High Club shuts its doors (SFWeekly May 1, 2008)
- Eli's Mile High Club (Voice Places)
- Best Place to See a Show, Get a Buzz, and Get a Tattoo (East Bay Express 2011)
- Yelp reviews