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Bay Area’s First Hi-Fi Vinyl Listening Bar is in Oakland

Inspired by Tokyo’s hi-fi bars, come in to listen to vinyl records played in their entirety
By - posted 10/25/2022 No Comment

Thanks to CBS News for sharing about Bar Shiru, the Bay Area’s first vinyl lounge.

Inspired by some of Tokyo’s incredible hi-fi bars and motivated by the lack of a comparable offering in the Bay Area, Oakland couple, Daniel Gahr and Shirin Raza, 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 features records played in their entirety on an analog, vinyl-centric sound system in a space built with acoustics as a top priority. The owners sincerely believe in the connective power of music and hope to use it as a force for good.

The owners mention, “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 an established cultural center and home to a thriving nightlife and music scene.”

Bar Shiru, located at 1611 Telegraph Ave, is a few short blocks from many other great bars and restaurants, a growing number of non-profit organizations and multiple live music venues, including the Fox Theater.

Bar Shiru opened in 2019, and thankfuly, survived the height of the pandemic. Join in for drinks and a nightly selection of records starting at 5:30 pm, Monday through Saturday. Happy hour every night until 7 pm.