Bar Dogwood

Cocktail Bar · Oaksterdam
1644 Telegraph Ave (at 17th St), Oakland, CA 94612, United States
Open until 1:45 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 4:00 PM–1:45 AM
  • Sun
    • 6:00 PM–1:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

An intimate, spirits-driven meat sanctuary specializing in cocktails and charcuterie by the pound.


Based on 162 votes

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  • What you need to know
    John B.
    "Vita is the best bartender around the uptown area."(3 Tips)
    Michael B.
    "The grilles cheese is so good you'll cry tears of dairy product."(12 Tips)
    Marshall S.
    "Cubanito w/pepperoncinis, comichons and cheddar"(2 Tips)
    Skip M.
    "the old fashions are pretty awesome!"(2 Tips)
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  • grilled cheese sandwiches
  • uptown
  • cocktails
  • whiskey
  • happy hour
  • casual
  • lively
  • good for a late night
  • off-menu items
  • great value
  • bourbon
  • trendy
  • good for singles
  • authentic
  • beer
  • staff
  • bacon
  • charcuterie plate
  • cheese
  • pheasants
  • yoyotarou y.

    Take the beer quiz. Get $500 in beverages! Read more

    yoyotarou yoyoda · 4 days ago
  • Alexandra M.

    I got a tomato basil truffle grilled cheese and the only thing I regretted was not ordering two.

    Alexandra Michelle · 2 weeks ago
  • Larry A.

    Bartenders know their stuff and use good quality local spirits when possible. Ask about Amaro and you're in for a treat.

    Larry Anderson · August 18
  • Marshall S.

    Cubanito w/pepperoncinis, comichons and cheddar

  • Ben R.

    Good drinks. Avoid on weekend nights.

    Ben Russo · June 9
  • Brian S.

    The back bar is new and so far under the radar. Head there when the front room is over run. You can't transfer your tab between bars.

    Brian S · May 15
  • Marah L.

    Best grilled cheeses & Cubans!

    Marah Laurie · March 13
  • Brian S.

    Good drinks. Great vibe after especially after dark.

    Brian Strauss · December 31, 2014
  • John H.


    John Hennessy · November 30, 2014
  • mike l.

    Excellent selection of whiskey. Interesting, but pricey, finger foods.

    mike lyons · November 15, 2014
  • Aaron H.

    It's like the stole my 90s playlist and rocked it all night. The drinks sent bad either - my wife thought the 'Rosie Lee' was a showstopper.

    Aaron Hill · October 24, 2014
  • Grace C.

    Go to spot for drinks in Oakland, can get crowded. Grilled cheese will make you feel guilty but 100% worth it

    Grace Chaung · September 28, 2014
  • Fernanda A.

    Great atmosphere, good call for a Friday evening!

    Fernanda Alves · September 21, 2014
  • Maddie Mae

    Send someone early to claim a spot. It's always smaller than you remember.

    Maddie Mae · August 22, 2014
  • Morgan K.

    All about the grilled cheese sandwiches. Which they serve late. great cocktails too.

    Morgan K · October 20, 2013
  • michelle m.

    Don't leave without a grilled cheese. The cooks will make you whatever you like, so don't be afraid to ask for something off the menu.

    michelle morrison · October 14, 2013
  • Nick C.

    Good bar to go to before and after shows at The Fox - wide open and good cheese.

    Nick Cicero · August 31, 2013
  • Adam L.

    Get a meat or cheese plate to even out your booze.

    Adam Lang · August 18, 2013
  • Dayyan L.

    Great ambience. Awesome grilled cheeses and charcuterie. Be sure to watch the slicing action of the sweet mechanical slicer.

    Dayyan Lord · August 6, 2013
  • Donald R.

    Cool hip place but not much seating.

    Donald Rush · August 4, 2013
  • Jane N.

    The grilled cheese may be worth killing a person for...not that I endorse that, just saying.

    Jane Natoli · July 28, 2013
  • Han

    Get the grilled cheese (add fixins) and the charcuterie plate.

    Han · July 28, 2013
  • Nike

    Wasn't obscenely crowded and didn't have a cover on first Fri (unlike all other bars). Plus, great cocktails. Go after art murmur!

    Nike · May 4, 2013
  • Mai Thanh B.

    If you like bourbon & ginger, get Stones Throw :) nice bartender too!

    Mai Thanh Bui · April 10, 2013
  • Ben D.

    Grilled creese w. truffle oil & sundries tomatoes. Insanity.

    Ben Davis · January 18, 2013
  • Eric S.

    Get the grilled cheese with whiskey bacon chutney...

    Eric S · January 9, 2013
  • Rochelle M.

    Sounds good #FantasyElection

    Rochelle Martin · November 4, 2012
  • Danny F.

    Amazing grilled cheese!

    Danny Friel · October 5, 2012
  • Trucha

    Grilled cheese yummynes compliments any cocktail

    Trucha · July 15, 2012
  • Mathieu T.

    Awesome cocktail and appetizers place. Delicious mixed plate with meat and cheeses!

    Mathieu Thouvenin · July 1, 2012
  • Michael B.

    The grilles cheese is so good you'll cry tears of dairy product.

    Michael B. · June 25, 2012
  • Andrew L.

    Come for the drinks and atmosphere... stay for the truly awesome charcuterie/cheese mixed plates!

    Andrew Lam · May 20, 2012
  • Cameron W.

    Good ol' Old Fashion.

    Cameron Woodward · May 16, 2012
  • John B.

    Sunday nights are mellow. Vita is the best bartender around the uptown area.

    John Brady · April 30, 2012
  • D Ki K.

    Try the Charcuterie plate - Charcuterie plate #1 on the Uptown craw...may be the best!

    D Ki Kato · February 25, 2012
  • Laughing Squid

    Definitely a great place to grab "cocktails & cured meat" pre- or post-show at the Fox or Uptown. Say hello to Lexi and by all means $how your bartender some love.

    Laughing Squid · February 21, 2012
  • Bob L.

    Nice place to grab a drink and super convenient since it's directly across the street from the office. They're also a charcuterie, but I don't think they're at the same level as a place like Adesso

    Bob Lee · January 7, 2012
  • Dennise A.

    We missed HH but I may have to revisit for $1 off all dranks!

    Dennise Acio · December 23, 2011
  • ian

    Happy hour all night Monday, featuring $3 beer, $4 well and Victor's smooth jams all night long.

    ian · November 29, 2011
  • Skip M.

    the old fashions are pretty awesome! ask for Dion for the best drinks!

    Skip McBride · October 15, 2011
  • Sara M.

    Great drinks! Nice atmosphere. S l o w service.

    Sara Murphy · September 16, 2011
  • Billiam

    My Aura doth showeth!!

    Billiam · September 4, 2011
  • Allen

    I'm having the Stone's Throw!

    Allen · July 24, 2011
  • Omar C.

    The Greyhound cocktail is NIICCEEEEE

    Omar Childs · April 2, 2011
  • Cory G.

    Tasty negroni, love the pheasants, the delicious looking meats, and the awesome old tymey photo of Lake Merritt.

    Cory Gowan · March 5, 2011
  • AskMen

    They cure all their many meats on-site. Go to the meat counter & buy a pound of flesh to nosh sur place, or to take back to your lair. Read more

    AskMen · March 4, 2011
  • Frank V.

    La variedad de tragos es Buena!

    Frank Vásquez · January 5

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