We’re HIRING for hosts and backwaiters!  Please send resumes to info@penroseoakland.com

$2 OYSTERS Mon-Thurs 5:30-6:30 & 9-10!  SUNDAY SUPPERS return to Penrose on Sunday, July 19th!

LIVE MUSIC on Wednesdays (9-11), Thursdays (9-11) and Sundays (8:30-10:30)!

A TRIBUTE TO
NORWOOD “PENROSE” HALLOWELL

Penrose is inspired by my great-great-great-grandfather, Norwood ‘Penrose’ Hallowell, a “Fighting Quaker” who traded pacifism for a rifle, and led the first all-black regiment against the Confederates in the American Civil War. With this restaurant, I celebrate his radical spirit and Quaker values—who he was as a man infuses everything from the décor to the menu. I wanted the space to be rowdy, but refined, like Boston’s Union Club, of which Penrose was a founding member. I also wanted the food to honor my roots. The eclectic flavors of North Africa, Sicily and Andalusia reflect the Moorish influences of Pen’s “Black Irish” heritage, while my ‘elemental’ approach to cooking embodies a deep Quaker simplicity. Every bite is a tribute, here’s to you, Penrose.

EVENTS

July 28th, 2015

VENUS SPIRITS DISTILLER’S DINNER

Located in Santa Cruz, CA and founded by Sean Venus, Venus Spirits is currently producing organic small-batch whiskey, gin, aquavit and blue agave spirits.  Join us for a $75 three-course dinner, which includes cocktail pairings with Venus’ gin, aquavit, and tequila!

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July 19th, 2015

SUNDAY SUPPER EAST BAY

This month, we will be supporting HACK the HOOD!  Sunday Suppers are back with our second season and a new format!  Guests may pick what time they dine, and are welcome to order from the entire menu available.  Make your reservations for July 19th now!

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March 15th, 2015

Sunday Supper at Penrose

This month, we will be supporting Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting, and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth (MISSSEY, Inc.), a community-based organization in Alameda County, founded to respond to the heartbreaking epidemic of sexual exploitation.  $100 per person for a multi-course meal served family style, including wine.  Tickets available HERE!

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February 22nd, 2015

Penrose 1st Anniversary Party!

It’s been one amazing year full of flatbreads, giant ribeyes and whole trouts; and countless amazing YOUS who have supported and encouraged us along the way! So we’re having a party!

The California Honeydrops will be here, doing what they do, getting you to do what you do. $25 gets you through the doors and food in your bellies. Cheap drinks for purchase. Good times to be had.

Come party with us!!!

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December 31st, 2014

New Year’s Eve Dance Party!

Dance & groove into 2015 with us and our friends, Brooklyn based afrobeat band ZONGO JUNCTION!  $50 gets you a drink, snacks all night, and a darn good time!  Purchase tickets HERE!

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December 20th, 2014

Holiday Pop-up Shop

Come shop our Holiday Pop-up with goods from local artists and vendors we love!  Little sips and nibbles will also be available.  Saturday 12/20 (10a-3p) and Sunday 12/21 (10a-6p), hope to see you all there!

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November 16th, 2014

Sunday Suppers at Penrose

Please join us for dinner benefitting Creative Growth Art Center! Multi-course meal with house wine. $100/per person.

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October 19th, 2014

SUNDAY SUPPERS AT PIZZAIOLO

Join us for dinner benefitting Destiny Arts Center for Oakland Youth! Multi-course meal with house wine. $60/person.

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September 21st, 2014

SUNDAY SUPPERS AT THE DOCK

A dinner benefitting Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth! Multi-course meal and house wine. $60/person.

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August 6th, 2014

PIZZAIOLO SUMMER MOVIE NIGHTS

Celebrate the adventurous spirit of youth! Call 510.652.4488 for reservations on the patio. Movie begins at sunddown.

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Dinner

SUN-THURS 5:30-10pm
FRI-SAT 5:30-10:30pm

Bar

SUN-THURS 5:30-10pm
FRI-SAT 5:30-11:30pm

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