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Best Outdoor Bars in Oakland

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found is an amiable spot in Oakland's busy Uptown neighborhood offering a fine selection of craft beers and savory bites. The beer garden incorporates a sprawling patio, which is an idyllic joint to gulp down those chilled brews. Guzzlers are impressed with more than 20 on-tap beers, while it also offers an exciting changing menu of globally-inspired light grub. The large outdoor space has plenty to do, including sets for playing cornhole and ping pong tables.

Oakland, CA, United States
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Mad Oak

A beautiful setting welcomes you at Mad Oak. Owned and operated by Benjamin and Daniel Cukierman, the bar opened its doors in May 2015. In a short span of time, it gained much popularity among the locals. The interiors are an elegant affair with the use of woods and thoughtful lighting accents. The wooden top bar counter, two-floored patio space and a rooftop garden make this place quite happening for a casual hangout. The menu features about 40 varieties of tap beers and crafty cocktails. To accompany your tipples, they offer light American fare. This is a good bar to catch up on your favorite game- there are two flat-screens in the interior area.

Oakland, CA, United States
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Beer Revolution

This unique drinking establishment boasts itself to be a "beer tasting room". Beer Revolution always features somewhere around 20 different artisan brews on tap, as well as an impressive collection of bottled beer, which visitors are welcome to drink in the store or buy to bring home. Beer Rev, as it's known among locals, is also a very popular place on nice days due to its large outdoor patio. Pull up a stool to the beer-barrel tables, pop open a cold one, and enjoy the Revolution.

Oakland, CA, United States
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Telegraph

Located in Oakland's Uptown neighborhood, Telegraph's specialty is sausage and beer. The restaurant has a full menu of different sausages (served in full on sandwich form,) all made in house like whiskey fennel, wild boar and pear, and chicken curry in addition to their selection of Angus burgers and salads. They also carry a good selection of bottled beer, both domestic and imported, which diners can enjoy inside or in the relaxing beer garden out back. Indoors, diners can check out the rotating art on the walls is really more of a gallery than simple decoration, and always features the work of local artists.

Oakland, CA, United States
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Double Standard

Down Telegraph Avenue, the Double Standard bar makes a mark with its dive bar-esque exteriors. Once inside, the decor of this place cajoles you into admitting that this is somewhat more upscale than it actually appears, with its swank settings. An absolute must-see is the back patio that surrounds three redwood trees, with string lights and picnic tables. Come here for the fabulous craft cocktails on tap, the most striking one being the special Curry Shot.

Oakland, CA, United States
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Plank

If you are looking for food and entertainment, then Plank is the one of the best place to go to. Plank offers you with a bowling alley, pool tables, a beautiful beer garden and many other recreational activities. It has a 60 feet (18 meters) space dedicated for playing bocce. Apart from the games, Plank has some delectable menu for your appetite. With the 15,000 square feet outdoor space with bay view, picnic-style seating, fire-pits, Plank has something for everyone. You can enjoy singing along on their karaoke nights or listen to the live music.

Oakland, CA, United States
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Heinold's First & Last Chance Saloon

This historic bar is full of stories, character, and charm. Once a place Jack London himself would frequent to drink and write, the story is that the famous author borrowed his college entrance fee from the bar's proprietor. The small bar still features a slanted wooden floor and charred walls leftover from the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906, which took its toll elsewhere in the Bay Area, too. Its name derives from the old days when it was the only bar at the port of Oakland. Each day as laborers would take the ferry to San Francisco and back again, this was the first and last chance for the working man to grab a drink. The bar serves only beverages and distributes literature on its history.

Oakland, CA, United States
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Heart & Dagger Saloon

This friendly neighborhood saloon is conveniently located right next to Lake Merritt in the Lakeshore district of Oakland. Come and enjoy the casual atmosphere inside and out as Heart & Dagger features a charming garden patio perfect for hanging out with friends on a nice day. Don't forget to take advantage of the jukebox, pool table, tabletop Pacman and several pinball games. The saloon often hosts "theme" nights and features various drink specials throughout the week. Please note Heart & Dagger is cash only.

Oakland, CA, United States
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