Best resources in Oakland, CA, to throw a fabulous virtual New Years’ Eve Party!

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With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, many party-goers are trying to plan out how they will ring in the new year and still keep the party safe and festive. 

With the ongoing pandemic, and many cities and states mandating that party-goers forego the usual gathering in groups to celebrate the festivities, an alternate method of celebrating the ball drop appears to be in order this year—virtual celebrations.

With this mindset, we have sought out some of the best sources in Oakland, CA, for drinks and food that will make ringing in the New Year less of a chore, and more of a blast!


Located at 1915 San Pablo Avenue


Upscale, retro diner serving craft cocktails & inventive American fare with a Japanese touch with both curbside pickup and delivery available.

Chop Bar

Located at 190 4th Street


Rustic-chic gastropub offering all-day American comfort fare & cocktails, plus beer & wine on tap and offering the choice of curbside pickup or delivery.

The Backyard

Located at 104 Oak Street


Upbeat, colorful patio hangout offering modern Mexican bites, margaritas, beer & agave as well as a choice of either curbside pickup or delivery to your doorstep.

If you are looking more for options that offer delivery to those friends that are close and local, who you want to be able to join in on the festivities as well, we have two suggestions.


Located at 525 Embarcadero West


Liquor store offering a big selection of wine, beer & spirits, plus barware, mixers & snacks with the convenience of both curbside and delivery.

Two Star Market

Located at 2020 MacArthur Boulevard


Neighborhood stop for grocery staples, snacks & candy plus 150 craft beers, wine & spirits and offering delivery to your doorstep.

And, lest we forget those friends and family that are out of town.  For them, why not have a little libation delivered conveniently to their doorstep, whether they live across town or across the country.


When you want a variety and you want it quickly, Drizly has up a large, alcohol marketplace to shop for beer, wine, and spirits. Drizly collaborates with retail stores in cities across North America to offer a huge selection and competitive pricing, delivered to your door in as little as an hour.

Most of us will find ourselves celebrating New Year’s at home this year.  However, that doesn’t mean that the party has to be put on hold.  With the age of the internet, why not take your party to the next level and have a virtual get-together. 

With a little creativity and the use of the internet, you can have your food and drinks delivered right to you, or those party guests from out of town.

The extra added advantage is that everyone can join in the fun as no designated drivers are needed, and once the party is over, hey, your already home.

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