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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 31 Nightlife in Oakland
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Woodland Park, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I was in town on business and went solo but had many friends before I left. The bar is small and very unique, the bartender was as happy to be there as the patrons and everyone there was friendly and welcoming . The only gripe I had is that I left early because I thought a lack of food made... More

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Calgary, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
4 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My husband and I have been, sadly, to countless bars, pubs, saloons, etc., over the years, but Heinold's was the most unique watering hole ever! Sitting at a slanted bar was a first, and the decor is so hilarious, along with Gordon, our bartender. Gordon took great delight in dangling a bat at the front door to freak people out... More

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Oakland, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Been here several times with friends and we always have a good time. What makes the place so great is the history and the barstaff that like to tell it! If you find a spot in the bar (it's very small and on a grade) one of the bartenders will be more than happy to tell you all about the... More

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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
27 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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