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The 7 Best Bars In Oakland

Updated: October 6, 2021

Need a drink? These are our favorite cocktail, champagne, and dive bars in Oakland. We analyzed millions of reviews from the best sites to bring you this ultimate list of bars in Oakland. Drop-in on the pubs for tasty bar snacks, jugs of frozen wine slushy, and an all-round good time.

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The Double Standard

Bar, $$, NorthgateBar, $$Oakland, Northgate
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Drexl Bar

Bar, $$, DowntownBar, $$Oakland, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
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Tiger's Taproom

Bar, $$, Produce & WaterfrontBar, $$Oakland, Produce & Waterfront
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Bardo Lounge & Supper Club

Bar, $$, LakeshoreBar, $$Oakland, Lakeshore
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

The Wolf

Bar, $$$, Piedmont AvenueBar, $$$Oakland, Piedmont Avenue
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Mad Oak

Bar, $$, Civic CenterBar, $$Oakland, Civic Center
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Room 389

Bar, $$, Lake MerrittBar, $$Oakland, Lake Merritt
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate this list?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We analyzed 1901 lists and articles from top sources like Eater, 28808 Oakland restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 3104661 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. Yes, we even looked at Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Uptown Oakland, Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Oakland's Northgate-Waverly Neighborhood and Eater - The Best Sports Bars in the East Bay to pull this list together. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

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