The Backyard welcomes everyone on a walk-in basis.  Same-day waitlist requests are available through the Yelp mobile app by going to The Backyard’s profile and clicking "Join the Waitlist". Read the tips below to help you out.

Some Tips:

  • The app only allows groups of 8 or less to join. For parties larger than 8 people, or to book a special event, please click here.

  • Please leave a phone number when you join the waitlist so that we can notify you when your table is ready.

  • Once you have been notified, we will hold your table for 5 minutes before offering it to the next group

  • Kindly remember that the wait times are estimates - not a reservation. We will do our best to get you a table as accurately as we can to the quote time, but there may be a slight delay while the guests before you finish up their mezcal. That’s why we offer you margaritas while you wait!


Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-9pm
Friday 4pm-10pm | Bar ‘til 11pm
Saturday 11am-10pm (bar/bites from 3-5) | Bar ‘til 11pm
Sunday 11am-9pm (bar/bites from 3-5)
Monday closed



Arrive by foot, bike, BART, car, or ferry.

Walking distance from Lake Merritt BART Station and the Oakland Ferry Terminal in Jack London Square.

Lyft + Uber are great options for responsible and leisurely drinking. For those driving, there is free street parking along Embarcadero West.

Next time you’re in the neighborhood, visit our sister restaurant NIDO.



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The Backyard - Oakland
104 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607