Eli's Mile High Club

3629 Martin Luther King Jr Way

The Mile High Club (originally called Eli's Mile High Club) opened in 1974 by Eli and Alberta Thornton as a West Coast Blues venue. The club changed owners in 1979, however, after Eli's mistress (a Blues singer) shot him while he was tending bar in this Depression Era building.

Several months later, Troyce Key leased and eventually purchased the bar from Alberta Thornton. Following Troyce Key's death in 1992, the club came into other committed hands, but eventually fell on hard times, closing its doors on most nights of the week. But that was then. Now Eli's provides entertainment 5 nights each week.

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Michael Roberts

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Great blues club! Wonderful live music in a funky old Oakland club. A full bar that not only serves mixed drinks,, but also has cans Olympia for the true cheapskates. Eli's patio is out back, and they have food, too. Cheap drink prices.


Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
Great dive bar! Good music . Totchos are very good. Falafal is kind of perfect. Diverse staff. Crowd is pretty mixed but it seems like the place you come with friends rather than go to make friends. Service isn’t always with a smile but maybe it doesn’t need to be.

WJ Paine

Friday, June 29, 2018
Awesome bar with reasonable prices. Nice patio

jessae brown

Friday, May 11, 2018
Easily one of my top 5 dive bars in the Bay Area. Best bartenders, great music, huge back yard and dog friendly!! 🐶

Charlie Jane Anders

Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017
My new favorite dive bar. Amazing comfort food (tots!), great beer selection, super-friendly staff. The "Happy Minute" is amazing. I love this place.