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Cato's Ale House

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3891 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 655-3349
Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun Trivia Night

Cato's is a fun place to hang out, they have good food (I loved their tuna) and a great selection of beer. It's a very relaxed place, the ambiance is warm and friendly. We didn't know there was a trivia night when we went there, joined, lost haha, but we surely had a blast.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
ivachic
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Oakland, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Oakland, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Cato's is a fun place to hang out, they have good food (I loved their tuna) and a great selection of beer. It's a very relaxed place, the ambiance is warm and friendly. We didn't know there was a trivia night when we went there, joined, lost haha, but we surely had a blast.

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Berkeley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A perfect place for lunch with co-workers or friends. Place is clean and very good customer services.

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Clovis, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had lunch here on a Saturday. House converted to pub. Great selection of beer. Bartender very helpful in selecting beer, and will give you a taster if you need help deciding. Order food at a window and they bring it to your table. The food was very good, more bistro than pub style. We loved it and will definitely be... More 

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Oakland, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Karaoke on Saturdays. Fun place great food! Great date place! Great friend place! Great singles bar! Great drinks!

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Bellevue, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Nice little tap room tucked into Piedmont Ave in Oakland. Stopped by for lunch and had a Cato burger with fries which was very good and local ale from the bar. Good lunch time menu and plenty of options from the bar.

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Salmo, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is the neighbourhood pub in my friend's hood, so we all went while staying with her . I loved the beers on tap, quite a selection. One day we both had the beet salad which was good. Another night though, we all ordered food with our beer and wine. My friend enjoyed her mushroom burger alot, but my veggie... More 

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san mateo CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I will admit I am somewhat prejudiced. I used to live about a 15 minute walk away and became a regular. As a consiquence I rarely paid full amout for the beer I consumed. I got friendly with a number of people and generally had fun, even hanging out in back and smoking ganja on occasion. Although the clientele is... More 

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Oaktown
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I've been here hundreds and hundreds of times. The beer is incredible. The food can be good sometimes, then other times it's awful. DO NOT order the salad. They are repeatedly warm and have a faint smell of squid or mackerel. The Obama is probably the best thing on the menu. The pizza is unpredicatable. The lamb-burger needs to be... More 

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Oakland, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

It's pizza and burger fare, but it always tastes better with beer. And beer they have, lots of varieties on tap. The TV's are small, so you'd have to stand at the bar to watch the sports. The place is LOUD, so expect to raise your voice a little to talk. Slide into a wood-seated booth and a wood table... More 

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Compostela, Nayarit, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Always with an outstanding selection of beer on tap, frequently featuring live music, filled with the friendliest patrons and staff around, Cato´s is my home away from home when I visit Oakland... Sure it can be loud-- that´s part of its charm-- and I wouldn´t recommend it for a business meeting for that reason, but if you are looking for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3891 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA 94611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: (510) 655-3349

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?