Club BNB (Closed Permanently) Formerly: Bench and Bar

96% love it
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Something for everyone
Dance to hip-hop, old school, R&B, and house music, or enjoy drag shows, pageants, and go-go dancers.
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    • Great venue
      Great staff the Saturday night Playground event was amazing. Can’t wait to go again. The name of club is now called Club BNB.

    • xitzjustalex
      xitzjustalex Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Come out 3/8 to Versa 2nd Fridays (NO COVER before 11 PM, $5 after) @ Bench and Bar, 510 17th St, Oakland, CA / Kwanza Jones SUPERCHARGED LP RELEASE PARTY w/DJ AL3X in the mix!

    • jamestorresdj
      jamestorresdj Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Get Ready for something completely Diffrent !!! Pump Fridays (Last Fridays of the Month) at the Amazing Bench & Bar Oakland CA.... Bringing music to a different level .. Hot Men Hot Women and everything in-between .. Drink Specials all night long to keep you moving to the beats at this Amazing Club.... the sounds system is banging !! The Lights are amazing!! (Puts to Shame In comparison to Some of the Clubs in San Francisco) Staff is hot and Friendly.. ( in other words come have fun and stop feeling stressed dammit ... its friday night ) and surprise DJ'S from from all over the west Coast ... this is gonna change Friday Nights at Bench & Bar... Its what we been waiting for ...

    • clubrimshot
      clubrimshot Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Bench & Bar Changes
      This Club is no longer gay Latin it is now gay everybody! It is house and top 40 on Fridays and Hip Hop on Saturdays. or (510) 444-2266

    • cutieinsf
      cutieinsf Over a year ago
      Hates it

      bench and bar
      been dying to go! Any takers? Drinks on me all night:)

    • hypnoticmix
      hypnoticmix Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I have been popping into the Bench and Bar since 96 and all of their venues since then. Recently I've been on Saturday to RimShot and if you're a true deep Hip/Hop fan you will love it. I appreciate HipHop but having to dance to it all night with no variation is not my cup of tea but that's just me. Friday is Latin Explosion a mix of Latin Pop/Banda and English hits. On both nights the gogo dancers are usually hot and worth a tip. This club is known for it's weekend nights and shows but the word needs to be spread about their newer ventures. Thursday is Yoruba Dance Sessions. A true dancers night. If you like Afro-Caribbean rhythms and House and a little Hip/Hop tossed in this is the time and place to lay it on the floor. The crowd is always small but I tell ya even if it's only ten people those ten people are dancing harder than the two hundred and fifty on the floor any given Friday. It becomes a magical experience of connectivity. If you're a dancer at heart you'll know what I mean. Who ever hired the bartenders here knew how to descriminate, lol, they're all hot. The drink prices can be a little steep but over all it's a great place.

    • zdnj01
      zdnj01 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Saturdays + Happy hours
      It\'s fun on Saturday nights. If you go for happy hour, hit it around 7PM.

    • TheBrian
      TheBrian Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Fun and diverse club near downtown Oakland
      I have gone to Latin Explosion several times on Friday nights. It attracts a primarily Latino crowd (duh), but there is a nice mix of men of all colors. The music ranges from Salsa to Reggaeton to hip-hip to pop. The Bench and Bar is a good East Bay alternative to the Castro scene.

    • Aries
      Aries Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Beefy Boys on Sunday Nights
      On Sunday, the Bench & Bar is home to B-Unit, a club for bears and big boys. Decent music. Slightly overpriced drinks, but a free buffet and cute bartenders make it worth the trip. Also, more men of color and men over 30 than you find in your usual SF haunts.

    • el_latin_8
      el_latin_8 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great people Great Music

    • yellowboxerz23
      yellowboxerz23 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Worst Place i have ever been to
      Boy this has to be the most unfriendly place i have ever been to, and i have been to dozens of places, the music more than sucks and the service is horrible besides drinks are expensive, they think they are competitive with other clubs like the ones in Miami, New York and LA. Please there's no similarity There. Final you'd be better of skippin it worth the drive to SF

    • ratter02
      ratter02 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun Place
      This place is always fun on a thursday night