Here are the 2022 Top 5 Best Bars as voted for by residents in Oakland and throughout the East Bay:
Friends & Family
Kingfish Pub & Cafe
Oeste – Bar
The Oakland Magazine Winner in the category of Best Bars in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022 is:
Featured 2022 Best of Oakland and the East Bay Best Bars
Sláinte (slawn-cha) is an authentic Irish pub offering a menu of traditional Irish cooking and classic cocktails in the heart of Jack London Square. Céad mile fáilte! (A hundred thousand welcomes!)
Sláinte exists to bring the hospitality, culture, and cuisine of Ireland to Oakland, California. Jackie Gallanagh was born and raised in Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland. She created the pub’s menu using her family recipes and then expanded it with other amazing dishes that use both imported & locally-sourced ingredients. Our authentic Irish food is delicious, our Irish whiskey options are extensive, and the pints are poured properly every time. We’re not ONLY a pub, we’re also an Irish Whiskey Destination. We carry over 170 different varieties of Irish whiskey, so settle in and stay awhile.
About the Top 5 Best Bars in the 2022 Best of Oakland and the East Bay
Oakland Magazine’s Best of Oakland was born with the idea to give readers in Oakland and throughout the East Bay a chance to voice their opinions on their personal ‘Family Favorite’ choices for Best Bars and all kinds of everyday categories. The program has evolved over the years, and hopefully, with a lot of input from our readers, we’ve been able to make it better and better.
The voting for Best of Oakland Best Bars is conducted in a two-round process. The first round occurs in the month of February with open write-in nominations for reader’s favorite Best Bars taking place. Write-in nominations continue to be open until the middle of April.
As the nomination period for Best Bars in the first round comes to a close in mid April, shortly after, the second round opens with the top nominee Best Bars being selectable in this final round of voting during the month of April and May. Write-in nominations are no longer available, and voters are open to select their favorite Best Bars from among those that are listed.
The final winners are posted in July
We hope you enjoy! And we hope you cast your vote next year!