The Ruby Room is a bar at 132 - 14th Street across from the Oakland Main Library.
132 - 14th St. Oakland
The bar was a favored hangout of the East Bay Rats Motorcycle Club. 1
The Ruby Room was the recipient of the East Bay Express Best Pick-Up Spot Readers' Poll Award in 2014. The Ruby Room also won the write-in categories of "Best Bar to Avoid First Friday Nonsense" and the "Best Place to End Up at 1 AM." The Editors also awarded the Ruby Room the Best Bar to Get Dumped (and Rebound) In.
In 2015 EBX awarded "80 Cent 80s Night" at Ruby Room the Best Night to Go Out When You're Broke. (Happens 2nd Thursdays)
The bar was originally Chico Chimes. Later, it was the Court Lounge. Alfredo Botello and Iiad Mawikunich bought it and named it the Ruby Room in 1999. Trevor Latham worked there beginning in 1999, and bought in to the bar in 2007. 1
Links and References
- The Nightcap: The dark, loud and loved Ruby Room Oakland North November 11, 2011