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Heinold's First & Last Chance Saloon

Address: 48 Webster St in Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607
Phone Number: 510-839-6761
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Ranked #1 of 32 Nightlife in Oakland
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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240 reviews 240 reviews
137 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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
2 reviews
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
80 helpful votes 80 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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