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Wondering where to find the best bars near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top bars in Oakland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.

1. The Fat Lady

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Topping the list is The Fat Lady. Located at 201 Washington St. (between Second Street) in Jack London Square, the bar and New American spot is the highest-rated bar in Oakland, boasting four stars out of 953 reviews on Yelp.

2. Italian Colors

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Next up is Shepherd Canyon's Italian Colors, situated at 2220 Mountain Blvd., Suite 100 (between Park Boulevard and Snake Road). With four stars out of 298 reviews on Yelp, the music venue, bar and Italian spot has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Mua

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Waverly's Mua, located at 2442 Webster St., Suite A (between 24th and 25th streets), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bar and New American spot four stars out of 3,306 reviews.

4. Heinold's First And Last Chance Saloon

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Heinold's First And Last Chance Saloon, a bar in Jack London Square, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 551 Yelp reviews. Head over to 48 Webster St. to see for yourself.

5. Smokin Woods BBQ

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Over in Temescal, check out Smokin Woods BBQ, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 380 reviews on Yelp. You can find the bar and traditional American spot, which offers barbecue and more, at 4307 Telegraph Ave. (between 44th and 43rd streets).


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