Niche Bars in Oakland
Going out in Oakland is hella fun any night of the week, as you may have heard. Tonight, though you may be saying to yourself I need to go line dancing, or perhaps have a sudden urge to drink from a giant glass boot. Lucky for you Oaklands diverse bar scene doesn't disappoint.
Dust off your old cowboy boots and giddy up to Oaklands only true country western bar. Overlands drinks are strong and the food is both delicious and reasonably priced. Check their calendar for line dancing lessons and live music.
4401 Piedmont Ave
Aloha! When you need to feel those sweet island vibes this is where you're coming. The blowfish lights, bamboo walls, dancing hula girl and active volcano ensure any night out here is a memorable one. Sit back and have one of Oaklands most popular inventions the Mai Tai.
346 14th St
Longitudes motto: Every Good Adventure Deserves a Great Cocktail. That is something we can get on board with, especially when the tiki drinks are this great.
414 4th St
Okay, it may be a bit of a stretch to call this a video game bar but they do have an original Nintendo you can play! You'll also find some delicious sandwiches, music played on records and some other memorabilia that take you back to an earlier time.
48 Webster St
We are calling this historical because it was built in 1880 and Jack London used to drink here! To us, that counts as history. Enjoy the slanted bar and floor that came after the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906.
Das boot! Grab a pint or boot (you really can order a boot) of your favorite Bavarian beer and take in the beauty of the Oakland estuary. The Biergarten is inviting and a great place to chill with a few friends over a few beverages.
5352 College Ave
You'll find traditional Irish music and dancing at this popular College Ave watering hole. When you aren't doing an Irish jig grab a pint and play some bumper pool!
6551 Telegraph Ave
We could probably file the White Horse under historic too as it is the oldest continuously operating gay and lesbian bar in the United States. The bar opened in 1933 and the sense of community has been strong ever since.