JUMP TO:
  • Top Places
  • All
0 Ratings
+ Share On... Facebook Twitter

Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon

Map & Directions 56 Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
FLAG
 
510-839-6761
  • Brewery
  • Sun 11am-12am, Mon-Sat 12pm-12am
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining

Description

SF Weekly's Description

Barely larger than a shack, the First and Last Chance Saloon squeezes a warehouse's worth of history into its tiny square form. Jack London used to drink here - as the many signs, plaques, and other knick-knacks attest - and the walls and ceiling are crammed full of antique Western memorabilia. Merely breathing Heinold's dark, dusty air evokes this bar's 19th Century origins, even if gleaming new high-rise buildings sit mere feet outside the windows. If you can find a spare seat, order a cocktail from the nattily-dressed bartender and return immediately to your table before setting your drink down - because the bar itself slants at a dangerous angle, thanks to the 1906 earthquake's mighty seismic shift.

 
Member Reviews

No Reviews yet, leave the first one below!

Your Review:

Your Rating:

 

 
Tips from foursquare

  • Don O. on 08/06/09

    Stick your business card on the wall.

  • Joey C. on 04/07/13

    So much history here. It's been open since 1883. I'm probably sitting where Jack London wrote Call of the Wild. You have to go here.

  • Elyse C. on 11/25/11

    The floor is slanted from the 1906 earthquake. Be careful with your drink when sitting at the bar.

  • Nathan R. on 07/10/11

    For a bit of history, stop by and grab a drink. Great outdoor seating, too, but have at least one at the historic bar.

  • Keith K. on 06/18/10

    Dog friendly

More Bars and Clubs in San Francisco / Bay Area

  • Yoshi's San Francisco
    Japantown/Pacific Heights

    This ain't the old Fillmore jazz scene - where once small, smoky joints like Bop City reigned among the mid-century... More on Yoshi's San Francisco >>

  • The Front Porch
    Mission/ Bernal Heights

    The dish at Bernal Heights' the Front Porch is called Miss Ollie's chicken, and blends Caribbean and Southern influences. The fowl is... More on The Front Porch >>

  • Broken Record
    Ingleside/ Excelsior

    The Broken Record balances itself nicely along the fence between low-brow and highbrow cultures: tattooed bartenders, indie/alt-rock on the... More on Broken Record >>

  • Comstock Saloon
    North Beach/ Chinatown

    The Barbary Coast re-created by the Comstock Saloon would have appeared to the denizens of the 19th-century vice district as a utopian... More on Comstock Saloon >>

  • Le Colonial
    Nob Hill/ Russian Hill/ Fisherman's Wharf

    Recalling Vietnam during the time of French colonization, the upscale Le Colonial restaurant features a gorgeous, palm tree-lined interior.... More on Le Colonial >>

  • Beretta
    Mission/ Bernal Heights

    This popular, noisy place, decorated in spare grays and browns with filigree painted in the corners, feels as much like a bar as a restaurant. The... More on Beretta >>

See More Bars and Clubs in San Francisco / Bay Area

Reviews and News

 
Best Of Awards

advertisement

Events Nearby

Bars and Clubs Nearby

See More Bars and Clubs
advertisement
Loading...