The Best Bars in Oakland

The Best Bars in Oakland

Bars in Oakland

While Oakland is constantly growing and changing, there are a large number of fun bars, restaurants, music venues and nightclubs that create a fun and exciting nightlife scene. If you are more interested in a Pub Crawl, than seeing a live show or going clubbing, then you will definitely find more than enough fun spots in Oakland to grab drinks with friends. From sports bars and dive bars to mixology bars and karaoke bars, you can find pretty much anything in Oakland.

 

Cafe Van Kleef

A great place to grab a drink before and after shows at the Fox Theater, Cafe Van Kleef is a cool little bar serving unique craft cocktails.

Cafe Van Kleef
1621 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612

510-763-7711

Website: https://cafevankleef.com/

Mad Oak Bar

A cool Oakland bar with a neighborhood feel, Mad Oak has a great selection of drinks with some awesome specialty cocktails and over 40 beers on tap. If you are hungry, you can grab a bite to eat at the rotating pop-up kitchen with different selections throughout the year. This fun Oakland bar also has an outside patio and a rooftop deck.

Mad Oak Bar
135 12th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

510-843-7416

Website: http://www.madoakbar.com/

The Trappist

The best place in Oakland to get some unique Belgian beers, The Trappist is a comfortable bar with two rooms and an outdoor patio to use when the weather is nice.

The Trappist
460 8th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

510-238-8900

Website: https://www.thetrappist.com/

The Alley

The Bay Area’s oldest Piano Bar, The Alley is a fun spot to grab drinks and a bite to eat while listening to talented pianists and singers.

The Alley
3325 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610

510-444-8505

Website: https://www.thealleyoakland.com/

The Punchdown

A classy wine bar in Oakland, The Punchdown prides itself on serving “natural wines” which have to fit very specific criteria like natural farming practices, organic practices and more.

The Punchdown
1737 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

510-788-7877

Website: https://www.punchdownwine.com/

District

A hip wine and whiskey bar in Oakland, District is a fun place to go with friends and enjoy some drinks and small plates.

District
827 Washington Street
Oakland, CA 94607

510-272-9110

Website: https://districtoak.com/

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