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Greek Taverna-type place with dancing?

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I offered to put together a bachelorette party for an old friend. She's very particular: she likes a boisterous good time, but nothing raunchy (i.e. no strippers, male dancers, etc.) and she'd prefer something participatory rather than watching someone else dance.

She's part Greek and loves Greek food and dancing. Is there anyplace around here that might fit the bill? I know there's one (or was one) in the North Bay, but that's a bit far for this occasion. Food should be edible but doesn't have to be wonderful -- atmosphere is more important.

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  1. Haven't been in a while - assume it's still there - but Papas Taverna on the Petaluma River fits your description exactly. Except for the location.

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    1. re: Sharuf

      Yeah, that's the place I was thinking of. I think that's just too far from the East Bay.

      Anyone else?

    2. I've not been here, but others have for the Greek food: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/..., I don't think they have dancing. Maybe you can call them and ask for special music and dancing (do they have room)? Eat here and then go somewhere else to dance.

      Luke's Grill (Greek
      )1509 E. 14th St, San Leandro
      510-614-1010

      Please report back wherever you end up.

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      1. re: hhc

        Thanks, hhc. I know about Luke's but I've never actually been there. I wonder if they would do dancing. I'll call and ask.

        Was that I hint I still owe you a report on my birthday restaurant <vbg>? Maybe now that it's easy to dig up an old thread I'll tack it on.

        1. re: Ruth Lafler

          Ruth,
          sure was a hint to report on your bday. :-)
          What about Gold Coast Grill in Alameda, here's a post by anli not too long ago: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

        2. re: hhc

          No entertainment or room for dancing at Luke's Grill. It's Greek but in a fairly understated way. No atmosphere to speak of, it's just a normal unfancy neighborhood restaurant.