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Best bars in Alameda

Night Club
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“Popular, small and intimate jazz venue -- great viewing in most seats. Also wonderful Japanese food -- if you have a dinner reservation, you get an advantage for better seats. ”
81local recommendations
Gastropub
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“This is a good place to grab food or beer. They don't have a hard liquor license - so not the best black to grab cocktails. Great brunch as well! ”
71local recommendations
Beer Bar
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“Excellent beer brewed by Trappists from all over the world (monks). I love this place!”
56local recommendations
Tiki Bar
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“Tikki Hut, kitchy style, Vintage, Hawaiian themed decor and drinks. Great music! Good drinks!”
32local recommendations
Bowling Alley
“Great for groups. Bowling, good food, arcade, bocce ball and a huge patio with views and people watching.”
34local recommendations
Dive Bar
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“Sailor's bar made from the bones of a whaling ship. Try not to spill your drink on the crooked floor. It’s in Jack London Square, which in itself has lots of restaurants and shops and is a fun place to stroll around right on the water.”
43local recommendations
Bar
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“Trendy rooftop bar that always has something going on. Close to Lake Merrit. Enjoy a stroll around the lake and then head over for a beverage and food at Mad Oak. They change out their food vendor every 3 months, they only choose the best of the best food truck to host their nightly food so youll be in for a treat!”
29local recommendations
New American Restaurant
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“Baconized Bloody Mary. Burger with bacon and cheddar. Breakfast carnitas burrito.”
42local recommendations
Italian Restaurant
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“Great food, service and environment. It's a good place to bring guests if quality food is priority. But, Park Street is best for small town ambiance and after dinner strolls.”
31local recommendations
Beer Garden
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“Amazing selection of craft beer on tap (+50 taps), constantly rotating. No food served but there's a fantastic BBQ joint around the corner, and Beer Revolution lets you bring your food in. ”
30local recommendations
Brewery
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“Located on an old army base, this place has amazing views of the city. And good beer. Especially if you like the hops.”
34local recommendations
Dive Bar
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“always hopping! on the corner of Encinal and Park so people watching is a must, jukebox for those classic 80s tunes, lots of terrific beers and cider on top, great little outdoor area, next door to Scolari's for the best burger in town--and you can bring it over and eat it there. Pretty much perfect place to chill”
21local recommendations
Winery
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“Take an Uber to Alameda for breweries, food, and wine tasting on the water. Check out Rock Wall Winery, Faction Brewing and/or St George Spirits ”
25local recommendations
Pizza Place
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“A top pick at Jack London Sq, this high-ceilinged pizzeria and craft-beer bar spills out on to the bay-view patio. Classic cheese and meat pizzas are baked in a wood oven, but the creative vegetable pies are more memorable, such as cauliflower with pistachio pesto or roasted squash, caramelized onions and goat's cheese.”
31local recommendations
German Restaurant
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“German restaurant & bar offering classic dishes, lots of draft beers & occasional live music. Beer garden out front is wonderful on sunny afternoons”
23local recommendations
Mexican Restaurant
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“New twist on Mexican food. Extremely flavorful dishes. Amazing brunch place.”
19local recommendations