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Explore the 4 most popular spots in Oakland's Jack London Square neighborhood

Explore the 4 most popular spots in Oakland's Jack London Square neighborhood
Chop Bar | Photo: Yena L./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on February 13, 2020.

Visiting Jack London Square, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Oakland neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a barbershop to a nail salon.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Jack London Square, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Chop Bar

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Topping the list is New American breakfast and brunch spot Chop Bar. Located at 190 Fourth St. (between Madison and Jackson streets.), it's the most popular business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 1,943 reviews on Yelp.

Start off with some pickled veggies, smoked pepitas or a cheese plate as a starter before opting for main dishes like linguine, meatloaf or quinoa pilaf. Check out the full menu here. 

2. Charles Blades Barber Spa

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Next up is Charles Blades Barber Spa, situated at 180 Second St., Suite 6 (between Madison and Jackson streets). With 4.5 stars out of 382 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

Services include everything from edge-ups to beard trims, as well as head shaves and gentlemen's facials. Signature cuts and house specials are also on offer. Check out the business's website here for a full line of offerings.

3. Sierra Deli & Market

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Deli Sierra Deli & Market, which offers sandwiches and salads, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 311 Oak St., Suite C3 (between Fourth Street), 4.5 stars out of 373 reviews. 

Stop by for lunch to score burgers, salad or sub sandwiches. The eatery also serves up a variety of espresso drinks, including caramel mochas, cappuccinos and espresso macchiatos. 

4. Rock & Polish

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Rock & Polish, a nail salon and waxing spot, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 289 Yelp reviews. Head over to 127 Second St. (between Madison and Oak streets.) to see for yourself.

Nail services include express and deluxe manicures and pedicures with add-ons like nail jewels, gel polish and French tips. Customers may also come in for callus treatment, nail repair and gel removal. Check out the full line of services here.


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