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Heinold's First & Last Chance Saloon

48 Webster St in Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607
510-839-6761
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Ranked #1 of 30 nightlife in Oakland
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This old saloon is very interesting. The bar tender is a very funny person and adds to the whole experience. There were three of us ladies in our small group and we really enjoyed this place and the beer. We enjoyed seeing a huge great pyrenees dog come in to get his shot glass full of whipped cream which apparently... More

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Austin, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is one of the coolest bars I have been in. It has a ton of personality, a very friendly vibe and is a great place to relax and enjoy a few drinks.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We took other reviewers suggestions and stopped in for a beer and it was great. We really enjoyed the history of the place and loved looking at the coll and interesting stuff on the walls. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and it is a great place to rest your feet for a bit while walking Jack London Square.... More

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Osage Beach, Missouri
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113 reviews 113 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We really enjoyed having a couple of Stella's at the slanted bar and reading all the memorabilia left by various servicemen back in the day. Many pictures and signs also merited our attention as the bartender kept things fun by filling us in on the history. Fun Fun Fun.

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Midlothian, Va.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Get a history lesson while you enjoy a drink at the slanted bar, a result of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Famous for it's association with Jack London. Be sure to ask about the money on the wall behind the bar. Note the gas lamps, soot-coated business cards on the ceiling and the clock that stopped when the earthquake struck.... More

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Veneta, Oregon, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Walked here from my hotel actually looking for a place to eat. walked in on a whim. It just caught my eye. I didnt notice any food here, but the $5 handful of craft beers on tap caused me to say to myself ... time for just one... what a quirky and fantastic place to find! Lots of good bottled... More

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Canberra, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We went down to Jack London Square on a Tuesday Night for a look around. We came to Heinold's First & Last Chance Saloon and decided to leave the kids outside with their mother and go and have a beer. The bar is very small, in fact I don't think twenty people would fit inside. It was dark inside and... More

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UK
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Excellent place to while away some time. As previous reviewers have said it's all on a tilt since the earthquake but that's just part of the charm. There's so much to look at, the clock that stopped, the signed dollar bills, the notes on the roof blackened by the wood, it goes on an on. So much history in such... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

You can't help but soak up some waterfront history when you're in this bar. There's 117-years' worth of stuff on the walls and ceiling plus the tangible alterations caused by the 1906 earthquake. If that's not reason enough to go, the bartenders and cocktails are great.

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St. Louis
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2009

This is a tiny little bar down by the bay on the south edge of Jack London Square. I went with my boys, so they couldn't get in (under 21). We did get a kick out of seeing all the junk hanging from the ceiling. Everything looked kind of dusty. It reminded me of Tootsie's in Nashville or Blackie's in... More

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