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
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.
460 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607
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.
1000 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606
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.
3601 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
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.
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.
2318 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
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.
464 3rd St, Oakland, CA 94607
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.
Jack London Square, 48 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94607
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.
504 Lake Park Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
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.
1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612
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?