Club / Indoor & Outdoor / S – 500-2k
Reggae, Hip-Hop, R&B
Local, Live Music
Why make the trip to Africa when Au Lounge brings the authentic experience right to your doorstep?
2014 witnessed the grand opening of Au Lounge at the edge of Oakland Ave – Harrison St, north of Oakland’s Downtown.
The nightclub named after the chemical element gold is a real treasure. The interior is black, with popping African artwork and pictures of musicians on one wall.
On the outside, it is also a black canvas with beautiful graffiti blending Africa’s map, a black woman in traditional clothes, and symbols from Africa like the Egyptian Eye of Horus. Au Lounge has a small wooden patio for a chill night in the fresh air.
The club celebrates African heritage through its music, playing reggae, afrobeats, afro-house, tribal, and Habesha. You can hear other genres of music like hip-hop, rock, cumbia, soul, and Latin music.
The nightclub is a champion of art as it doubles as an art gallery, showcasing art pieces by local artists. Au Lounge holds poetry slams for up-and-coming Shakespeares of the era.
Afrofusion nights are on another level, with Egyptian folk dance Tanoura shows and performances with elaborate, flashy costumes; Au Lounge outdoes itself.
From African spiced-up dishes to beats from the motherland, Au Lounge earns its name fair and square.