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Good Place for a Cocktail Party in Oakland/East Bay

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Does anyone have a suggestion for a restaurant/bar for a cocktail party for about 50-70 guests? I am envisioning a full bar and light appetizers. Please exclude Mua from the list. Thanks!

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  1. Hudson (on College) has a nice room in the back of its restaurant. Food and drinks are good. Service was a little absentee.

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    1. re: goldangl95

      You can rent out the Conga Lounge on College in Oakland.

      http://congalounge.com/private.html

      1. re: Mission

        Conga Lounge would be too small for 50, and WAY to small for 70. I would call Forbidden Island, that's almost exactly the right size for a near-buy-out --- my fraternity did a night there, still allowed other guests, and it was perfect.

        1. re: bbulkow

          The food at Forbidden Island is pretty bad, though they might be able to do something better for a private party.

          http://www.forbiddenislandalameda.com

      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!