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Kingfish Pub & Cafe

9.33 reviews
Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Bar, Dive Bar, Pub
Ranked #42 in Oakland things to do
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5227 Claremont Ave, Oakland, CA, United States
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Local from Berkeley, California, USA

My favorite bar in the Temescal area. Period. Yeah, it's a dive, but in it's new location + the expansion, you get the best of both worlds with a more contemporary/modernized back area complete with another bar, hipster string lighting, and of course another shuffle board. It's almost like two bars in one. Dive in the front. Cool and clean hipster in the back.

The character in this shack is what draws people in. There's a Cal Basketball hardwood floor, free and fresh popcorn, very reasonably priced drinks, business cards/sports memorabilia stapled to the walls. Don't expect anything too crafty from the beer selection. And don't expect a large and expansive restroom (in fact, it's tiny...you will probably witness other peoples' body parts). Again, it's still a dive at heart.

I love this place. Which reminds me: I haven't been here for awhile. I should visit this establishment really soon.

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Local from Berkeley, California, USA
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Diviest dive bar in the area and one of the oldest bars in the East Bay still in the same building. Opened in 1922 as a bait shop, but clearly beer sold better.

As their website says, "The Kingfish stands as a testimony to the power of a place that is, in itself, an experience." Couldn't say it better myself.

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