We have a variety of party and private event options at The Octopus Literary Salon, including live performance. Located in Uptown
Oakland, on Webster Street (at 22nd), an easy walk from the 19th Street BART station. Check out our private party menu (below) for all of the details.
Our chef, Ian Patton, caters in-house and we accomodate up to 50 guests.
We feature four local beers on draft and a thoughtful selection of amazing wines for the value.
We specialize in making your party intimate, memorable and unfussy. We make our own ice cream and our punk rock bakers are the best in the land. Check out this strawberry cake with edible flowers!
We are ADA accessible and always all ages.
For additional details and information about booking a special night with us please email Rebecca@oaklandoctopus.org.
Hello! Thank you for your interest in a catered private party! Let’s confer about your culinary dreams. Below are popular favorites for private parties. We’re also available to meet/call about additional possibilities and themes.
$150/hour during non-peak hours
$250/hour from 11:3a0-2:30p on weekdays and 7:00p-10:00p on weekends (Friday-Sunday)
The deposit for private parties is due upon receipt of the estimate. It is equal to the space rental fee and reserves the time and date. In the event of a cancellation, 50% of the deposit is refundable up to one week prior to the party. The deposit is non-refundable if a cancellation occurs the week of the party date/time.
PRIVATE PARTY MENU
Caprese salad on a stick (tomato, mozzarella, basil, balsamic glaze…$4/person
Bacon wrapped dates ...$3.50/person
Baked goat cheese in tomato sauce with crostini...$3.50/person
Cajun roasted shrimp w/ remoulade...$4/person
Deviled eggs w/smoked salmon/shaved prosciutto ...$4/person
Jerk chicken salad in endive cups…...$4 /person
Spiced roasted carrots with curry yogurt dip….$4/person
Roasted seasonal vegetables with house made goddess dressing $3.50/person
Marinated roasted pepper bruschetta $3.50/person
Baked brie in tomatillo salsa with toast $3.50/person
QUICHE (serves 8-10)
Seasonal vegetables and cheese $55
Seasonal vegetables, cheese, plus meat $65
SALADS AND SANDWICHES
Kale Caesar salad with croutons and parmesan...$7/person
Braised farro, roasted brussels sprouts, butternut squash, spinach, goat cheese, pickled red onion….$7/person
Thai-style cold tofu salad with shredded cabbage,carrots, peppers, herbs, peanuts, red curry peanut dressing...$7/person
Mixed greens, candied pecans, blue cheese, pickled red onions, balsamic vinaigrette...$5/person.
Field greens with balsamic vinaigrette...$4/person
Apple, brie, and mustard on a baguette...$4/person...Add ham, $4.50/person.
Mozzarella and tomato with pesto aioli…$4/person...Add capicola, $4.50/person
WINE by the BOTTLE
Baron de Seillac Brut Blancs de Blancs sparkling wine, NV, $25.
Rive Sud Rose (pinot noir), 2016. $25.
Sean Minor Chardonnay, 2015. $25.
Sean Minor Sauvignon Blanc, $25.
Sean Minor Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015. $25.
Easton Zinfandel, 2014, $28.
TAP WINE in CARAFE
Dry Creek Vineyard Chenin Blanc, 2016. $24
Old Soul Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2015. $25
Blackberry buckle + crema $4/person
Chocolate cake $4/person
Chocolate chip cookies platter $35
Lemon bars $4/person
House made ice cream (various flavors) $3.50/person