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Heinold's First & Last Chance Saloon

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Address: 48 Webster St in Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607
Phone Number: 510-839-6761
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Don't miss this gem in Jack London Square!

If you are on Jack London Square, look for this place, otherwise you'll regret it. We were lucky enough to get to seat inside (there are only 3-4 tables). There are also more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Erick_Alvarado
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are on Jack London Square, look for this place, otherwise you'll regret it. We were lucky enough to get to seat inside (there are only 3-4 tables). There are also more tables outside. The place has a special charm to it, with all the history that surrounds it.

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Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The most bizarre bar I have ever been. Inside very small and everything is crooked. Nice interior which is completely filled with history. It is also still cozy despite the small amount of available space.

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Chula Vista
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

If you like history, you have to go here. Seeing a business still operating from a whaling boat and the earthquake of 1906 is cool.

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Thank tuna1961
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

1906 earthquake caused rear of the First and Last Chance saloon to tilt. Fix didn't work. So as you sit at the cozy bar you lean a bit. Even before first drink. One of the most eccentric, quirky, crammed with memorabilia, super neat bars I've ever frequented. The history of this establishment is remarkable. Atmosphere plus. As friendly and unassuming... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

One day I was passing by this local landmark & inquired about the name. The bartender was outside & told me that there once was a ferry dock to Alameda, which was "dry" at that time, and so people going there had a last chance to have an alcoholic drink before boarding the boat.

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Vineland, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

While in Oakland visiting friends, we walked through Jack London Square and happened upon this landmark historic tavern. While the inside is tilted and askew, it is full of history! Make sure to check it out. We decided to have beers on the outside patio, and the locals we met were delightful. Great historic tavern!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

I googled 'most unique bars in san francisco' and this gem popped up. Its one subway stop from san fran, or two stops from oakland a's stadium. From outside it looks like a cozy little hut with a great patio, right on the Oakland Bay. Inside is this amazing pub, the whole place is slanted from 130 years of use,... More 

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Thank Crystal W
Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Heinold's is a dive bar atmosphere in a cabin reputed to have belonged to Jack London himself. The real gig here is that they have a broad range of nice craft beers on tap. When the weather is nice (most of the time in Oakland) you can get it in a go cup and enjoy it on the deck, in... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Historic and colorful, right in the heart of Jack London Square, we enjoyed taking pictures and "shopping" for a nearby restaurant!

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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Heinhold's is likely one of the most unique places to snag a beer in California. The quirky decorations, operating gas lamps, and slanted floor make this a must visit of beer and history interest you.

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