Unlike the other piano bars that closed down, The Alley continues to stand in Oakland's neighborhood. On the outs it appears like a run-down bar but as you set foot inside, history begins to unravel. Rod Dibble has a long association to The Alley and has been playing piano here since a long time. The walls inside are plastered with business cards of all those who have visited over the years, adding more to its historic charm. Reasonable drinks and great food is what you get here. One can enjoy their drinks with live piano and people singing, creating a jovial and comfortable atmosphere.