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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.