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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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Being a long time Bay Area native, I am embarrassed to say I had never been here before today. A colleague of mine and I decided to end our work day early today and head there for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2016
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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Being a long time Bay Area native, I am embarrassed to say I had never been here before today. A colleague of mine and I decided to end our work day early today and head there for a beer. What an amazing historical find. The place is packed full of mementos, pictures and history and the fact that the bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic little small bar in Jack London Square in Oakland! It is truly a hole in the wall. Loved the atmosphere! The floor sloped greatly due to an earthquake, but not a big deal to me as we enjoyed the outdoor patio!

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

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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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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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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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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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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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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