This Must Be The Place
Inspired by some of Tokyo’s incredible hi-fi bars and motivated by the lack of a comparable offering in the Bay Area, we set out to open Bar Shiru, the Bay Area's first hi-fi vinyl listening bar focused on jazz as the musical jumping off point. Bar Shiru is the culmination of our shared passions and will feature records played in their entirety on an analog, vinyl-centric sound system in a space built with acoustics as a top priority. We sincerely believe in the connective power of music and intend to leverage that power as a foundation for community building, social advocacy & reinvestment in Oakland artists, nonprofits and women-run small businesses.
Given the focus on music and our broader objectives, we always knew that Uptown Oakland was the only home for Bar Shiru. The neighborhood is a burgeoning cultural center and already home to a thriving nightlife and music scene. Bar Shiru is two blocks from the Fox Theater and perfectly situated near BART. We are now looking to build a strong community of like-minded patrons, creative partners and investors who share our passion for great music, great drinks and great company. If interested, please get in touch. We can’t wait to see you!