Here in Oakland we have some pretty fantastic beer gardens and patios that allow one to take full advantage of the beautiful weather and great local beer. So, we of course had to share our favorites:


Lost and Found
2040 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 763-2040

Lost and Found has a fantastic back patio with plentiful picnic tables, fairy lights overhead, and games galore including corn-hole and ping-pong. That isn’t even mentioning the many beers on tap and yummy bar food.


The Trappist
460 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 238-8900

The Trappist consistently makes our lists when it comes to beer, and it’s because they do it right. Serving over twenty different Belgian and specialty beers, it is a beer drinkers paradise. And the patio? It’s spacious, full of picnic tables, and lovely.


Brotzeit Lokal
1000 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606
(510) 645-1905

Don’t tell the other patio’s, but this one might top our list. (Thankfully we don’t actually have to choose!) Right on the water, it’s not one to miss. Watch the boats cruise while you enjoy a great german beer and a pretzel. Trust me, you won’t be sorry.


Grand Tavern
3601 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 444-4644

Grand Tavern is the kind of place where you can get a burger and a beer, or pate in a jar with a cocktail and be very happy. Because of it’s versatility it is great for a group of people. Their back patio is cozy, inviting, and fantastic on a sunny day.


The Dock At Linden Street / The Beer Shed At Linden Street

If you want some upscaleness and killer food with your beer, then The Dock at Linden Street is right where you want to be. James Shyabout’s venture pairs beer food from around the world with Linden Street Brewery’s delightful beers. The Beer Shed is more laid back and chill and opens right out to the water. Either way you can’t go wrong.


Telegraph Beer Garden

2318 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 444-8353

Fondly referred to as “Beeryland”, the Telegraph Beer Garden boasts 12 taps, 70 bottles, and fantastic “slushies” made from beer and cider. A great draw during First Fridays, it is best for just sitting outside on the patio for a cold one; this place is always a fun time.


Beer Revolution

464 3rd St, Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 452-2337

With 50 rotating beers on tap, bottles for there or to-go, and a sunny front patio, don’t miss Beer Revolution. This is the place to come to try something new or to find your favorite rare microbrew, and have a fantastic time in the process.


Heinold’s First and Last Chance

Jack London Square, 48 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 839-6761

Heinold’s is Oakland history in bar form and is Mark Twain and John Muir approved. The patio is airy and looks out to the estuary, the floors are sloped, and the drinks are good. There is really no reason not to head over here right now.


Heart and Dagger Saloon

504 Lake Park Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 444-7300

Heart and Dagger is one of those “only in Oakland” bars where you can share an outdoor table with a group of hipsters, a gaggle of bikers, or a mixture of both and have a great time. Their back patio has plenty of tables and umbrella’s where good times can be had by all and the drinks are cheap and delicious.


Lake Chalet

1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 208-5253

Lake Chalet is the place to go for the view. The patio opens onto Lake Merritt where gondola service is available. It is a light, beautiful place to enjoy and beer and watch the sunset. You don’t generally think romance when you think beer…Lake Chalet defies that logic.


Happy patio-ing! Where is your favorite place to enjoy a beer al fresco?

Written by Lesley

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