On Tuesday, August 5, thousands of Bay Area residents will flock to Downtown Oakland’s many bars, restaurants, shops and nightclubs for Oakland’s National Night Out. The event is partially coordinated by a nonprofit of the same name, which helps communities put on block parties to encourage neighborhood camaraderie.

The philosophy behind the nonprofit is that neighborhood unity helps prevent crime: neighbors look out for each other (and each other’s property) when they feel like they are part of a community.

Last August, almost 35,000 people showed up to one or more of the 600+ events, parties and happy hours happening in Oakland. This year’s official block party will take place from 7 to 9 p.m., but participating bars and restaurants will offer a plethora of discounts until 11 p.m.

Here are some of the offerings:

The event is being organized by Uptown and Broadway residents who hope to see an increased turnout this year. You can find more information, this same list of deals and any updates on their Facebook page.

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