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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

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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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Take a step down into the past. Maybe 5 or 6 seats @ the bar. I walked in just a shade after 12PM & stayed awhile having a beer. There was 2 patrons having drinks @ the bar when I sat down, doing shots ! Friendly folks. Started to get busy with others coming in for beer & drinks.Another friendly... More 

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Indianapolis, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was a fun little saloon down in Jack London Square. Good beer, lots of memorabilia and a nice sitting area outside when the weather is nice.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stopped by here for a beer before exploring Jack London Square. It was a gorgeous warm Wednesday night out so the place was busy and the vibe was good. Its very close to Jack London Cabin so one can always justify having that beer by saying one is enjoying being at a historical place. Heinold's First and Last Chance... More 

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