Mel-O-Dee Cocktails

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!

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

Is it your favorite also? It’s def ours! 😍

google.com β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… "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. πŸ‘πŸ‘

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

Team β€œNO PUZZLES, NO PUZZLES, NO PUZZLES, NO PUZZLES”

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

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Happy Holidays from the Mel-O-Dee crew! πŸŽ„

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Google review of Mel-O-Dee Cocktails by Reed Sturtevant

google.com β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… "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 karaoke...as 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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Best Karaoke Experience

We were mentioned by the East Bay Express for the "Best Karaoke Experience"!

Don't believe it? Come check us out for yourself! Karaoke nights are Wednesdays through Saturdays, starting at 9PM. 🎀🎢

eastbayexpress.com The Mel-O-Dee may not look like much, tucked between a deli and a tae kwon do studio on a quiet side-strip of El Cerrito Plaza,...

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Do you enjoy our fun karaoke nights, cheap drinks, velvet wallpaper, groovy dance floor and friendly bartenders? We just gave you 5 reasons to give us 5 stars on Yelp! Help us reach a 5-star rating!

Our Yelp page: bit.ly/2CoPNWK

Do you enjoy our fun karaoke nights, cheap drinks, velvet wallpaper, groovy dance floor and friendly bartenders? We just gave you 5 reasons to give us 5 stars on Yelp! Help us reach a 5-star rating!

Our Yelp page: bit.ly/2CoPNWK

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from all of us! And yes, we are open today from 11:30AM - 2AM.

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Our halloween party was a blast! Thank you to all who came to join in on the fun. Here are the winners of the costume contest!

The party doesn't start until you arrive! Seriously.

We're serious about Halloween here! Come check out the decked out new spooky interior decor! πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸ‘»

IDK, can you sing as good as her?! Come show your skills tonight! Karaoke starts at 9PM.

Beer-thirsty? You can't beat our prices!

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Happy Friday! Come say hi to our fabulous Friday night bartenders.

Not very good with the vocals? Try out a rap song, maybe a duet? Or gather some friends and bring us back to the 90's with a sing along to N'Sync or the Spice Girls. We don't judge!

*Sip*...ahh! Enjoy this week's refreshing drink special: Skyy Apricot Lemonade

Happy Birthday to one of our best, Will!

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Gregory, you're a rock star

Happy Saturday! (He's happy about it also πŸ˜†). Full bar, karaoke from 9:30-1AM tonight and a groovy dancefloor- it can't get more fun!

Let's do Warriors game 2! Here are some favorite folks ready to cheer on the game.

We carry a full bar and plenty of beer on tap, and we're not scared to use them! Come #thirsty!

Karaoke starts at 9PM all weekend! Come join us and don't say you can't sing!

Ready to beat the Cleveland Cavs? Come join us for the first game of the series! It starts at 6PM PST!

Just another Saturday night at the Mel-o-dee

Come check out our extensive beer list! Today's special: Lagunitas IPA!

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Stay out of the rain and join us for a few drinks and karaoke fun!

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melodeecocktails.com Mel-O-Dee Cocktails is a classic cocktail lounge with a retro vibe along with modern twists- 5 flat screens for Sports TV, a jukebox and karaoke nights.

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240 El Cerrito Plz
El Cerrito, CA
94530-4003

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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