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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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Cool little saloon

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Indianapolis, IN
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Indianapolis, IN
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Hayward, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great little place to have a drink or two and just relax watching the water, kids playing and the birds.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Stopped in to Heinhold's the other day cause it looked interesting. What a great time we had. The bartender Tim was the best bartender ever! He was so knowledgeable about the history of the bar and the area and Jack London. He was also very funny and had us laughing the whole time. The bar is co poetry on a... More 

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Berkeley, California
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148 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Funny that this place wins as #1 nightlife spot in Oakland but it's definitely a unique and special place. It dates from about 1883 I think and is apparently built from the hull of an old whaling ship. It's a small dark space decorated with lots of memorabial, much of it military in nature. Not tacky kitschy stuff, real old... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If your in the area, do not miss this stop. If your a History buff, do not miss this stop. If you are a Jack London and or literary buff then DO NOT MISS THIS SPOT. It's way cool. Built out of old Whaling ship timbers.

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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88 reviews 88 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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57 helpful votes 57 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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22 helpful votes 22 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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