Brotzeit Lokal is a Bavarian-inspired restaurant and biergarten with a distinctively Oakland flare. We’re located on the Oakland waterfront next to the new Brooklyn Basin neighborhood. We feature locally-sourced, house-made menu items alongside a unique German craft beer selection and craft cocktails.
Although it translates, literally to “bread-time”, BROTZEIT is the German word for “snack” and refers to the Bavarian custom of taking a mid-day break and having a beer. In Germany, LOKAL is the word for a pub. Brotzeit Lokal is right on the water in the “Oakland Riviera”, at the foot of 10th Avenue along the Bay Trail. Oakland Marina is adjacent to the restaurant and guest berthing is available to patrons while dining. Views of the Estuary, Coast Guard Island and Alameda are fantastic from every table in the restaurant and even better outside in the Biergarten.
The food is based on traditional Bavarian fare, taking advantage of the Bay Area’s immense culinary bounty and unique farm-to-table aesthetic. We offer a variety of house-made sausages and condiments, including sauerkraut, mustards and seasonal pickles. We also offer a variety of other sandwiches, platters and snacks.
Brotzeit Lokal keeps a well-stocked, rotating beer selection including about 20 draft beers. Our focus is on small German and Austrian family breweries, monastery microbrews and hard to find German beers. We also always carry a few local brews and Belgian favorites, including pale ales, IPAs and sours. We have a well-curated selection of wines and ciders from around the world and delicious craft cocktails.
Brotzeit Lokal was inspired by the inviting, relaxing and family-friendly atmospheres of the biergartens in Germany.
We are proud to be a true, Oakland local family business. Built from scratch with our life savings, our own “elbow grease” and with the help of all of our closest friends and family members. We extend the warmest “thank you” to everyone who worked way too hard for way too little in order to make our dream into a place that we can share with our neighbors, friends and families.