Countless bars and cocktail lounges have existed in Oakland since the founding days up through present times. Nearly all have come and gone. Often the only remaining proof of their existance is found on a matchbook or occasional postcard.

Matchbook cover images of Slim Jenkins Nite club, Oakland, circa 1940s.
Record label from home recording disc of unknown Slim Jenkins ventriliquist, circa 1940's/50s

Home recording from unknown ventriloquist thanking the patrons and owners of Slim Jenkins for their support of his act and performance at their night club.

Crabby Joes, Oakland, circa 1940's
Esthers Orbit Room matchbook cover, Oakland, circa 1960s
Skyliner Cocktail lounge matchbook cover, Oakland, circa 1940s