Cafe Van Kleef

Cafe Van Kleef

Bar
1621 Telegraph Ave (17th St.), Oakland, CA 94612, United States
Hours:
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 4:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Tue–Fri
    • Noon–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 7:00 PM–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.1/10

Based on 151 votes

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  • greyhound
  • live music
  • great greyhounds
  • cocktails
  • happy hour
  • great value
  • grapefruit
  • good for a late night
  • vodka
  • good for dates
  • burlesque
  • outdoor seating
  • good service
  • lively
  • good for groups
  • authentic
  • casual
  • tequila
  • whiskey
  • cozy
  • David T.

    Greyhounds

    David Taylor · 6 days ago
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  • Travis B.

    More grapefruit please

    Travis Bloom · 3 weeks ago
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  • Dave H.

    Great greyhounds, decor, and live music.

    Dave Holtz · March 27
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  • Adam S.

    They make a mean Greyhound

    Adam Sampson · March 17
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  • Emily K.

    Not messin around with the greyhounds.

    Emily Kane · March 14
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  • Marah L.

    Funky, weird & fun bar uptown! Obviously the signature drink must be tried.

    Marah Laurie · March 13
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  • Jé

    The decor is nice, The greyhounds are made fresh. But, the bartenders could use an attitude adjustment.

    · February 27
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  • Solario

    Greyhounds with fresh-squeezed grapefruit. Go with gin - the way nature intended.

    Solario · January 20
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  • nancy t.

    Greyhounds. Order something else and you're doing it wrong.

    nancy t. · September 6, 2014
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  • Emily R.

    Best greyhounds. Smells of greyhounds. Greyhounds.

    Emily Rose · September 3, 2014
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  • Sierra V.

    All the cocktails are top notch.

    Sierra V · August 29, 2014
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  • Ryan K.

    Salty dog or greyhound

    Ryan Kersten · August 14, 2014
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  • Maddie Mae

    Non-smokers and the smoke-sensitive should stay away. Cigarette smoke is perpetually drifting in from the tiny smoking section out front.

    Maddie Mae · August 10, 2014
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  • Donovan N.

    Great greyhounds!

    Donovan Nixon · August 10, 2014
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  • Sal M.

    There's only one unisex restroom so expect a long wait on busy nights.

    Sal M · August 8, 2014
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  • Devora L.

    Must get their greyhound. That's all you need to know.

    Devora L · August 7, 2014
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  • Stijn H.

    Greyhound. Get a greyhound, or 6.

    Stijn Henricus · August 6, 2014
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  • Chris H.

    Watch out for the greyhounds. Stronger than you'd think.

    Chris Hilton · June 15, 2014
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  • Tom B.

    Try a Dirty Dog - whiskey, grapefruit juice and bitters over ice.

    Tom Bellino · April 26, 2014
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  • Ashley M.

    Please take the advice of all who have posted before, and get the greyhound!

    Ashley Mervau · April 5, 2014
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  • Zak T.

    Their fresh squeezed grapefruit and Kettle Vodka is awesome!

    Zak Tastic · April 2, 2014
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  • Joey C.

    You have to order a greyhound. It's like nothing you've ever had before. Also they only have one bathroom and the line moves super slow so keep that in mind. Love this place 5/5 stars.

    Joey Combs · February 2, 2014
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  • Jeanine S.

    Greyhound, duh. Though Room 389 also does a good greyhound during their happy hour.

    Jeanine Shimatsu · January 25, 2014
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  • Kim S.

    The most perfect greyhounds!

    Kim Sibley · January 23, 2014
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  • Josh M.

    Get a Greyhound

    Josh Miller · December 31, 2013
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  • Jake R.

    Live music and freshly squeezed grapefruit greyhound.

    Jake Rozin · November 18, 2013
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  • Edward K.

    Get a greyhound, grab a table, and enjoy the live jazz band!

    Edward K · October 13, 2013
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  • Meg H.

    Order the greyhound.

    Meg Herbert · June 4, 2013
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  • Jim B.

    Grey hound. Get a greyhound

    Jim Burke · May 25, 2013
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  • Kelli J.

    Fresh Squeezed Greyhounds. Pace yourself if thats possible, these are strong drinks! Great funky decor. Reminds me of New Orleans. Beer selection is lacking. More of a cocktail bar. good jazz.

    Kelli Johnston · May 21, 2013
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  • Viradel P.

    Delicious drinks and unique in the inside.

    Viradel Porciuncula · May 9, 2013
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  • Turkeyfoot F.

    Fuck a greyhound. Get a bulldog.

    Turkeyfoot Frecklestocking · February 16, 2013
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  • Xian X.

    Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice Greyhounds!!

    Xian Xian · December 8, 2012
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  • Ivan R.

    Try the Greyhound, it's a signature drink with Vodka and Grapefruit.

    Ivan Rodriguez · October 20, 2012
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  • Feelmore510 A.

    Do not talk to the animals!

    Feelmore510 Adult Gallery · October 20, 2012
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  • SFGate M.

    The don't-miss drink here is the Greyhound (fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, vodka).

    SFGate Manager · July 16, 2012
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  • Kris V.

    Try the greyhound - #kvpinmybelly : Fresh fruit juice with a huge slice of grapefruit. A healthy cocktail!!

    Kris Vera-Phillips · July 10, 2012
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  • Paula W.

    Selected as one of the 2012 Bay Area's Top 100 Bars by the SF Chronicle, in the Dives category. http://www.sfgate.com/wine/article/Bay-Area-s-Top-100-Bars-Dives-3674566.php

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  • Gusto L.

    Great decor, amazing greyhounds and an interesting mix of people. The COVER CHARGE is a joke. I only enter when that little cover charge is NOT in effect.

    Gusto Lopez · June 23, 2012
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  • eh?

    Van queef's

    eh? · May 10, 2012
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  • Hector C.

    Wear pants.

    Hector Canseco 💩 · May 5, 2012
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  • Siobhan M.

    Get the vodka and fresh grapefruit juice!

    Siobhan Morrow · January 29, 2012
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  • J N.

    Grapefruit and tequila

    J Nate · January 13, 2012
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  • Kevin R.

    Famous for their Greyhounds with fresh squeezed grapefruit and warm hospitality of Peter Van Kleef. Funky beyond belief decoration.

    Kevin Roberts · October 29, 2011
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  • Sha A.

    fresh grapefruit Greyhound. brilliant.

    Sha Akbar · September 21, 2011
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  • mayu-chan

    Great live music

    mayu-chan · August 25, 2011
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  • Inga

    Try their Greyhound drink. It's healthy: vodka & grapefruit juice. Yumm

    Inga · July 3, 2011
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  • Phil H.

    Best Greyhound ever Read more

    Phil Hamilton · May 17, 2011
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  • Gillian M.

    Free wi-fi

    Gillian M. · February 15, 2011
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  • Trev ✌.

    Greyhounds

    Trev ✌ · February 6, 2011
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