It’s fun landing in Emeryville on the Bay with 2 Marinas, 850 Slips, 1.2 Miles on the Bay, 4 Major Hotels, 30+ Fine Dining Restaurants and Cafes and 25+ Worldwide & Boutique Brands. And unlimited ways to play!
Located off the Powell Street exit west of I-80, Emeryville has two marinas – Emeryville Marina, a public marina, and Emery Cove Yacht Harbor, a private marina. The marinas are nestled between two great restaurants with the infamous Trader Vic’s ( birthplace of the Mai Tai) on one side and popular Hong Kong East Ocean on the other. Alongside the marinas, situated on the San Francisco Bay is a grassy park and a walking path full of beautiful views and picnic areas. You will find people sailing, boating, kayaking, fishing, kite-boarding, windsurfing and paddle boarding all around in the marina area.
Surrounding the marina area is the Watergate residential community, The Towers office buildings, the Watergate Market, Best Coast Burritos, Chevy’s Fresh Mex Mexican restaurant and many established and start-up businesses.
Exciting businesses populate Emeryville – you may know a few – Clif Bar & Co., Pixar Animation Studios, SAE Expression College (digital arts), Novartis (Chiron, Cetus – first biotech co.), Peet’s Coffee & Tea Inc., IKEA and a whole Tech/Biotech corridor running down Hollis St.
Bay Street Emeryville offers up lots of boutique and name brand shopping, AMC Theater and music/dance events with a Farmers Market on Saturdays from 3-7pm. Emeryville Public Market has food trucks daily and a whole host of artisan purveyors bringing you tastes from around the globe, including Shiba Ramen.
All along since the ‘bordello days’, Emeryville has had the food & adult social beverages influence keeping us happy with the Townhouse Bar & Grill, Doyle Street Café, Rudy’s No Fail Cafe, The Broken Rack, Branch Line Bar, Summer Summer and so many more. Hospitality creates the foundation of Emeryville with four hotels and one more coming aboard. Artists and the City’s dedication to public art add the creativity and make this 1.2 square mile city fun to walk and get inspired by all the artwork.
City of Emeryville hosts Off the Grid gourmet food trucks at 1333 Park Ave on Wednesdays.There are lots of parks and trails and the East Shore State Park & SF Bay Trail provides you with a trail all the way up to Richmond on the Bay.
The views from the marina park make this a wonderful place to watch the sun set. Enjoy!