1000 Embarcardero, Oakland, Ca. 94606

Phone Number

(510) 645-1905

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Brotzeit Lokal, Oakland


Brotzeit Lokal is located at 1000 Embarcadero, Oakland, in the Brooklyn Basin neighborhood. Two accessible spaces are located just outside the entrance in the small, paved, lot.

The street-level, single door entry leads to a small, inner area as well as a perimeter area that has large windows. There is also an outdoor biergarten. There is a variety of seating, including high and low tables, benches, chairs and a counter.

Two single-occupancy restrooms include one that is very large and accessible and one that is more traditional and not accessible. There are no baby-changing facilities.


    Attraction Type:  dining
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  very close
    Transportation to venue offered:  na
    Terrain:  flat
    Places to rest:  none outside of the restaurant itself
    Paths and walkways:  paved in front of entrance
    Doors:  street-level, single door
    Number of floors:  1
    Elevators:  na
    Ramps:  na
    Steps and staircases:  one small step to go from inside to biergarten
    Width of aisles:  ample space between tabes inside
    Places to sit:  tables, counter, benches, chairs
    Location of restrooms:  hallway in rear
    Type of restroom:  there are two single-occupancy, restrooms. One is very large and accessible. The other is smaller and not accessible.
    Ease of entry and exit:  ok
    Baby changing station:  no
    Friendliness of staff:  very friendly and professional

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“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.  The family owners of Brotzeit Local combined these to name their restaurant.  Located on the water at the foot of 10th Avenue (in the Brooklyn Basin neighborhood), and adjacent to the Oakland Marina, Brotzeit provides diners with view of the Estuary, Coast Guard Island, and Alameda.  This view is visible from any table inside, and even better outside in the Biergarten.

Two accessible parking spaces in the small lot are located in front of the street-level, single door entrance.  Once inside, we found a small, but homey venue with tables, benches and chairs as well as a counter. The perimeter offers what we would call an “indoor-outdoor” area. It looks like an outside patio was closed in. With the large, sliding windows open, it is easy to be both indoors while seeming to be outside.

The indoor area has ample space between tables, The indoor-outdoor area is rather narrow, making it a bit tight to navigate there, If you need a seat with a back (not a bench), be sure to tell the host/hostess  when you arrive. The outdoor biergarten has a combination of seating, (high and low tables, stools and chairs). There is a small step to get outside. 

Since we were here early in the day, we had our choice of seating.  A table with benches in a corner of the indoor-outdoor section gave us a great view as well as an outdoor vibe.

Our server was lovely, making sure that all of our needs and wants were met. Everything we ordered was delicious, from the pretzels and potato pancakes to the fish and chips and wiernerschnitzel. The homemade cabbage was soooo…good! We enjoyed a delicious lunch with professional service and a lovely view. 

We understand that this is a fun venue in the evening, with an impressive array of beers, more than 20 of which are draft!

Restrooms are located down a hallway in the rear. One of them is an extremely large, single-occupancy, accessible room.  The other is more traditional. There are no baby-changing facilities.

As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.brotzeitbiergarten,com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”



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