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Interesting little building

The saloon is small and dark, but it has lots of interesting artifacts around it. There is an old... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Alexandra T
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Murrieta, California
A must visit

Every time we come to Jack London Square we have to stop at this place. It's old, crooked, small... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2018
MommaAmp
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

The saloon is small and dark, but it has lots of interesting artifacts around it. There is an old pot-bellied stove in the corner that was the only source of heat until 1989. And there are business cards all over the ceiling that look burned,...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Every time we come to Jack London Square we have to stop at this place. It's old, crooked, small and filled with history. There is indoor and outdoor seating. Indoor is small but there is so much to see and read along the walls and...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

This place has a lot of history. It has been here since the 1880s. Jack London is supposed to have been a regular. Being near the docks and the ferry terminal it was the place to have your first or last drink, depending on which...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

I returned to visit Jack London Square in Oakland for the first time in about five years. As it is with all areas that make their living by tourist, restaurants come and go but the First and Last Chance is still there with the tilted...More

Thank J Craig W
Reviewed October 26, 2017

If you are looking for a cold one, this the place to stop. it is rich in character, and history. The floor and bar stools are sitting at a slant. It hasn't changed, period. No lap tops are allowed. They may enforce the no cell...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

First, I thought it's a tourist trap attracting customers with some "fake" historical value, but it's actually indeed a historic place. And it is connected to the Oakland history in many ways, so it is worth a visit. It's a nice place to have a...More

Thank heckfy
Reviewed May 25, 2017

The Venue is tiny yet has a very cool vibe. The bar has a 45 degree slant because of the earthquake. Every item in the bar has a story. Great place to spend a hour having a conversation about Oakland's history

Thank Michael R
Reviewed April 25, 2017

I love coming to this spot. I love the historic nature of the bar and all the cool things inside. Watch your step though cause the floor is a little slanted. The beers are really great and the bartenders are even better. On warm days,...More

Thank lmrombach
Reviewed November 27, 2016

We were in Oakland in the rain, so we stepped into the Saloon. The floor is uneven and slanted. The room is tiny, and the bar is original from the 1800's. Sitting down with an Irish coffee in this place is like traveling back in...More

Thank assessmenttraini2016
Reviewed November 14, 2016

This bar truly is as good as it gets. The bartenders are the best and most colorful you could ever ask for, the drinks are stiff and reasonably priced, the decor is fun and keeps your eyes and brain busy, and the entire place just...More

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