Oakland’s popular Woods Bar & Brewery, known for its jazz concerts, closes for good
Woods Bar & Brewery, a staple of Uptown Oakland nightlife, is definitely closing its doors on Wednesday. Owner Jim Woods, who announced the closure on Instagram, says they were unable to come to an agreement with their landlord on the renewal of their seven-year lease. However, Woods Beer & Wine Co. will keep its other five locations open (four in San Francisco, one on Treasure Island).
“We planned to stay in perpetuity. We put a lot of blood and sweat and tears in the building and the space and thought we would leave at sunset,” said Woods. “It’s a tough decision but it’s the right one.”