The Uptown is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 crisis

On March 15, California Governor Gavin Newsom requested all California bars, music venues, and nightclubs close immediately and indefinitely to help curb the rampant spread of COVID-19. California is taking these dramatic steps to slow the rate of infection and reduce the number of deaths by giving doctors and hospitals a chance to treat the most serious patients without becoming overwhelmed by a tsunami of patients at once. Like you, we are saddened by the events surrounding us at the moment, but this apparent setback will help benefit the safety and health of our community at large. Thank you for your continued patience and support. We look forward to reopening when the time is right. Until then please shelter at home, practice social distancing, and wash those hands! Please visit our GOFUNDME if you're able to help in any way.

GOFUNDME for The Uptown

The expenses of operating a nightclub don't go away when doors close. As a small independent business, we have nowhere to turn for financial assistance. Please visit our GOFUNDME if you're able to help in any way.

goodbye and thank you

The Uptown Nightclub 1928 Telegraph Ave , Oakland, CA, United States

Dear Uptown Community,

It is with deep sadness that we announce that The Uptown Nightclub will not be reopening. With no date in sight when live entertainment will be safe, we just cannot afford to continue to pay our rent and other expenses with no income in the foreseeable future. This was a heartbreaking decision and one we put off as long as we possibly could.
The Uptown was never a financial investment for us - it was always a labor of love and the dividends it paid are measured in the wonderful friendships that sprung from the shared love of music. Knowing that these friendships will endure despite the closure of our beloved space offers some consolation in these dark days. In the six months that our doors have been closed due to the pandemic, we have missed you all so much!

We miss the faces we saw nearly everyday and those we saw weekly or monthly when it was the night for 'their' event - be it Active Music Series, The Lucky Devils Band or Two Piece Tuesdays, Moonlight Comedy or Uptown Karaoke, Suavecito Souldies or Fleetwood Macrame, Hanging Garden or Death Guild, 1UPtown with The M.A.D.E. or Hella Gay Dance Party, Hubba Hubba or Risque Riot, Smart Bomb or DAMgrown, Hiero Nights or Nerd Nite, 8x8x8 or I Love You For All Seasons, Punk Black or Dark Sparkle; be it a local band playing their first show, a touring band about to make it big, or a lifelong music legend. So many talented people have played our stage and so many amazing patrons have been there to enjoy them. It was an honor to make these connections possible. We strived to represent and welcome the diversity of the Bay Area. In that we succeeded and we will be forever proud of this accomplishment.

Thank you all for being part of our lives.

And a very special thanks to our fantastic staff who made every event, and our lives, that much better! Thank you Julio, Chloe, Victoria, Fernando, Timothy, Randy, Sam, Sami, Johnny, Casy, Aja, Patricia, Dave, Danny, Brandon, Christina, Zundra, Zola, Ella, Sierra, Eric, Steve, and Zoe -- we love you!

With all our hearts,
Robbin Green-Yeh & Ray Yeh