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The Alley

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3325 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-2738
+1 510-444-8505
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Jan 1, 2018
“I came here Just for Drinks.”
Oct 16, 2017
“Dive Bar with decent food - not for me!”
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3325 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-2738
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

This is a quaint dive on Grand Ave in Oakland. I feel it could use a bit updating to the interior and decor and it would be phenomenal. I came just for drinks en route to another party. I did not eat any food. I...More

Thank Infodiva415
Reviewed October 16, 2017

The Alley! Definitely an interesting place - quite the decor with the business cards attached to the walls. Kind of dirty divey type place. Didn't enjoy that part when I visited the restrooms...Cash only so be prepared in advance. Service was good overall. Place was...More

Thank Heliana M
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Before Karaoke there were "piano bars." People gathered around a piano and passed a microphone. It is an historical fact that you may doubt because they have largely passed from the scene. Here its survives in its glory. The bar is undeniably divey.... business cards...More

Thank seattlesez
Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a small restaurant with some great burger choices. They have a selection of burgers and chicken sandwiches made on their own homemade rolls. The food was very good and the "extras" were even better! They have several options to choose from including onion...More

Thank Kristina J
Reviewed November 3, 2014

Wow. A piece of history near the grand lake theater. The food is OK. Huge steak with vegetables, salad and baked potato for under $20. It's all very passable for an everyday meal. I wouldn't bring my wife on our anniversary; but, for a mid...More

Thank cabjr
Reviewed July 14, 2014

I've been visiting this place for more than 10 years and it's not for the food. However, the food is a good value for a plain and simple meal. they do a great burger and steak. Perfect for soaking up all the tasty drinks that...More

Thank Lori R
Reviewed July 16, 2013

This is one of the most fun strange place you will ever go. You enter through the front door and step into the alley. You sit in a booth outside the Pawn Shop our take a table under the utility pole. Grab a drink at...More

Thank DDDRW
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Must have Oakland experience! Kitch Americana at it's best! Not about the food, it's the atmosphere and Rod Dibble. 40+ years at the piano. Just go!

Thank molly528
Reviewed April 5, 2012

This place is a dive, but I mean that in the best possible way. The star attraction is the piano player, Rod Dibble, with whom you can sing along. It is great fun.

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Reviewed February 4, 2008

Food is awful, but the atmosphere is fantastic. Bring your singin shoes

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  • Address: 3325 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-2738
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-444-8505
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