Mel-O-Dee Cocktails

Mel-O-Dee Cocktails


Happy 2020 !!!! Ralph i'm wishing you nothing but the best. Thank you for providing a wonderful venue. And taking care of me in 2019. Wishing not only you a prosperous 2020. But also the whole MELODEES FAMILY & STAFF Luther
Having a good new year's eve here
Pretty nice place
Refreshing Mai Tai, escape the heat!
Gregory, you're a rock star
Enjoyed myself with family last night met some nice people dance and was able to sing a song after waiting so long for the Towl.truck to come get my sons car. Night started at bad but we was able to still have fun. Thank you Jesus for your protection.

Mel-O-Dee Cocktails is a local dive bar located in El Cerrito, CA, known for it's karaoke nights, affordable drinks, diverse crowds, fun dance floor and it's red velvet wallpaper.

The Mel-O-Dee is reminiscent of the old Las Vegas Lounges of the 60's. It first opened in Albany in the late 1940's after World War II and moved to it's current location in the El Cerrito Plaza in November of 1969. The name "Mel-O-Dee" came from the name of the two original owners; Mel and Joseph Demartini. They have since passed but the Mel-O-Dee stands strong in the local El Cerrito community 'til this very day, bringing in many loyal regulars. In 2009, the Mel-O-Dee took on a pleasant new owner, Ralph Zaragoza, who gave it a new facelift and a few modern amenities such as 5 flat screen TV's, a digital jukebox, and karaoke nights. There is also WiFi and plenty of free parking. Fun Fact! Some of our signature velvety wallpaper, bar top and tables have been here since November of 1969, so it's older than some of our staff! Come and feel the famous red velvet walls and take a selfie (if you're a lady) in our quaint Lady's waiting room!

Are you taken? Single? Does it really matter? We're celebrating LOVE this Friday with a Karaoke party! Come join us!

Our famous red velvet wallpaper. Come feel it yourself! ;)

Thanks, Molly! You da best.

The cold doesn’t stop us! What a great turn out for trivia night. Presenting you the winning team, “3 Gs an a J.” Congrats!

Seasons greetings from the Melodee crew! Wishing you the best of the holidays! 🥰

Bobs burgers first place!

Be like Amy. Join us in costume this Thursday for another round of Halloween fun! Winners get TREAT’ed! The spook starts at 9PM.

Dust off those cobwebs and come alive! 🦇Join us for our annual Halloween Mummy-O-Kee! We're hosting this event on two nights: Oct 26th & Oct 31. You have no excuse to come howl with us.

Party in spooky style! Our favorite holiday has come: Halloween! 🎃 Come meet our ghoul friends and enjoy delicious, cheap drinks and some karaoke howling.

Canadian Studies Program UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley student Pascal García-Monpetit was interviewed on CPAC television, broadcast nationwide in Canada. Canadians and fans of Canadian politics gathered amid the Halloween decorations at Mel-O-Dee Cocktails on October 7 to watch the English language Canadian Leaders’ Debate.

Canadian Studies Program UC Berkeley

Tonight (October 7), join us at Mel-O-Dee Cocktails to watch the Debate!

Savian is 5-years-old and is the son of a Mel-O-Dee regular. He needs the community’s help with bone marrow donations. The turn out has been gracious so far, but he’s not quite there yet.

If you are interested in supporting Savian, find out more on his GoFundMe page. He’s also shy of $200 to reaching his goal of $8k.

Our September Trivia night winners! Congrats Team Gin & Tonic! 🍸

Come and visit us at the Solano Stroll.

Beautiful rendition of “Foolish Games” by Karina. Is this even karaoke??!

Congrats to this months Trivia winners!

Trivia night!

Google review of Mel-O-Dee Cocktails by Tanya Madrid-Campbell

"Great atmosphere! People of all venues and ages gather here to sing, dance, drink and listen." ★★★★★ "Great atmosphere! People of all venues and ages gather here to sing, dance, drink and listen"

Google review of Mel-O-Dee Cocktails by phuntsok Chakrishar

"Cool place to hangout with friends especially on weekends. The bar size is perfect"

Thank you, Phuntsok! We agree that its a VERY cool place to hangout with friends! ★★★★★ "Cool place to hangout with friends especially on weekends. The bar size is perfect"

Congrats to Team Bezerkeleyians, winners of this month's trivia night on "Bay Area Traditions." They couldn't have chosen a more perfect team name! 😂

We love the sunshine on this beautiful Monday 🌞! A Perfect day for ice cold beer on tap. Come check out our seasonal rotations! 🍻

Google review of Mel-O-Dee Cocktails by Daniel Murphy

Is it your favorite also? It’s def ours! 😍 ★★★★★ "My favorite dive bar in the East Bay!"

Congrats to these three smiling gents for winning tonight’s Trivia Night! Go Team Gibberish aka Busters!

Featuring $4.50 delicious beers this week! It's our special...for you. 😘

Thanks to the Bohemian Rhapsody movie, Queen has been a top hit with karaoke song choices! Here's a couple lads channeling Freddie Mercury.

Come join us for the best karaoke times in the East Bay, Wednesdays through Saturdays!

Come join us for Karaoke nights from Wednesdays through Saturdays! You haven't REALLY karaoke-d until you've visited us.

Trivia night winners for February! Good job team- with special guest trivia master, Steve. 👏👏

Tonight’s 1st place Trivia winners...*drumroll*:


Congrats guys! Hope you enjoyed those free round of brews. Until next month!

Mel-O-Dee Cocktails's cover photo

Happy Holidays from the Mel-O-Dee crew! 🎄

Google review of Mel-O-Dee Cocktails by Reed Sturtevant ★★★★★ "Really great vibes and decor. Wednesday night karaoke was a fun time- good singers, great staff."

This night is the only night where it's acceptable to a mummy! Come join us for our annual Halloween Karaoke party! Of course, dress your spooky best and enter our costume contest for a chance to win prizes!

It’s our favorite time of the year! Ghoulish decor along with howling fun. Come enjoy the spookiness yourself! Can’t say we didn’t warn ya. 😈

Guess who was featured on Marie Claire? We were! 😍 They're right- we're serious about our karaoke! Come check it out for yourself Wednesdays through Saturdays!

Tonight's Trivia winners! Congratulations! 🎊

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240 El Cerrito Plz
El Cerrito, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday 11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday 11:30 - 02:00
Thursday 11:30 - 02:00
Friday 11:30 - 02:00
Saturday 10:00 - 02:00
Sunday 10:00 - 02:00
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Mel-O-Dee Cocktails is a local dive bar located in El Cerrito, CA, known for it's karaoke nights, affordable drinks, diverse crowds, fun dance floor and it's red velvet wallpaper.