Okay folks, here's my East Bay Green Day tour guide. While it's missing a few places like Passalacqua Funeral Homes and Powell st BART, it's a pretty damn complete list of the big, must-see references. I've been to all these places myself
And no, it doesn't include any private addresses of the band or their families. Have some respect, people.
OH, forgot to mention, this is written as a driving tour. I don't know how you'd get to some places such as Christie Road otherwise...
I've tried to group together places so that you can move in a sort of logical order. It's worth your time hopping on Google Maps and planning a rough order of what you're going to see, so you're not driving back and forward between places, wasting valuable Green Day reference hunting time.
A very basic guide is: Pinole/Rodeo/Christie road are most North. South of that is Berkeley, South of that is Oakland. That's how I've grouped these together.
I've marked Pinole, Rodeo, Foxboro Village and Christie Road on this map. Do these ones together. Foxboro Village is circled in blue.
- Tight Wad Hill
- Pinole High
- Fiat Music
- THE 7-11 (in the centre of the Earth in the parking lot), which is right near Fiat Music
These ones are all together in one location. Here's a map.
Fiat Music and the 7-11 are in the Pinole Valley Shopping Centre (the 7-11 is just across the road), and the high school is next to that.
Tight Wad Hill is visible from here - if you turn your back to the shopping centre you'll see it.
The green line I've drawn on this map is the path up to the top of the hill. If you look in the direction of the blue arrow, you'll see Rodeo. Look for the chimneys from the refineries. That view of the refineries is actually on the cover of Dookie if you look closely.
When you go into Fiat, it's worth telling them you're there for Green Day. If the owner is there, she might show you the Look For Love t-shirt and sheet music, otherwise there's a Look For Love shirt in the back practice studio, just look through the window.
- Rodeo (and John Swett High)
Again, this one's easy. It's on Parker Ave which is on the main road. You can't miss it.
- Foxboro Village
Foxboro Park, which is connected to the residential Foxboro Village, is on Canterbury road in Hercules (South of Rodeo). The Village is to the East of the park, with the 'Foxboro Village' sign on the corner of Canterbury and Gloucester roads. There are a few signs to hunt for around here, as well as the hot tubs scattered around the village.
- Christie Road
This is in Martinez, off John Muir Parkway.
- 924 Gilman st
This one's easy, it's in Berkeley
- Berkeley Marina
At the west end of University Ave.
- Stuart st/Telegraph ave.
This is in the heart of Berkeley. With a GPS, you can't miss it. It's between Shattuck Ave and College Ave, which are two of the main streets in the area. It's not far from the university
- Adeline st
In Berkeley. It's a long road, but it starts/ends near Stuart st/Telegraph, just off Shattuck Ave.
- 2243 Ashby Ave (Longview House)
On Ashby is the house they filmed Longview in. It’s on the second block to the west of the intersection of Ashby and Telegraph. White with blue details, you can’t miss it, but here's the google street view anyway.
- Atomic Garden
5453 College Avenue, Oakland
This isn't far from Stuart and the Ave, though you'd probably want to drive here.
- Rudy's Can't Fail Café
4081 Hollis Street, Emeryville
Rudy's is kinda half way between Berkeley and Oakland, so it's a good mid-way point. Try the pancakes.
- The Ruby Room
132 14th St
(between Madison St & Oak St)
Oakland, CA 94612
Neighborhood: Lake Merritt
The Fox Theatre and the new Rudy's is just up the road from here too, at 1807 Telegraph Avenue
- The Facility on East 12th street
Alameda County Sheriff's Office
2425 East 12th Street, Oakland
Very close to Studio 880
- Studio 880 (which is in Jingletown)
This one's in Oakland. You'll find the door that had the picture of Gloria on it here (the one from the 21CB booklet)
you can also peak through gaps in the black canvas covering the gates and see into it a little
829 27th Ave
Oakland, CA 94601
- The Haight
Big street in San Francisco, across the bay, mentioned in ‘Misery’.
hope that's useful