As San Franciscos rent prices skyrocket and more people continue to flock in, other Bay Area options must make themselves available. One of these options is Oakland aka “The Town” . Although rent isn’t as high as its neighbor, it still is relatively high just more affordable.

So you want a few good joints to grab a beer and or a few cocktails ?

Follow this guide for some good times and affordable drinking options.

Drakes Dealership. This joint is always a good time. Although you will be paying a little bit more for beers (+$1-$2) its worth it. The open aired patio equipped with fire pits and live music + food makes this a no brainer. Check out the old post dedicated to Drakes here _____ .

Legionnaire Saloon – A classic Oakland Irish bar that provides more than strong drinks at good prices. Most days have some type of event that keeps the crowd constant and lively. Sundays special start at 8PM and run to 10 PM with $2 Beers.

The Athletic Club – Newly opened but an excellent spot to watch any type of sporting event with the abundance of TVS they offer. The original Athletic Club in Lower Pac Heights in SF has done well enough for this place to knock it out of the park too. They offer bathtubs full of beer for those really looking to get into the game.

Make Westing – With its prime location right on Broadway its hard to miss this spot if you’re looking for a good time. Aside from the fair drink prices, the two indoor Bocce Ball courts is what makes this place stand out from the rest.

Cafe Van Kleef – An Oakland classic. Van Kleef is well known among locals for their greyhounds presented with freshly squeezed grapefruit and eclectic array of items inside.

Radio – Asian themed, dimly lit & solid happy hour makes this a great spot to start a night. Typically some Bay Area music and or hip hop fills the small bars capacity.

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