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Cato's Ale House

Cato's Ale House

Gastropub and Pub$$$$
Piedmont Avenue, Oakland
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  • Frank K.
    "live bands and trivia nites."(4 Tips)
    Allyn B.
    "Great selection of beers on tap."(4 Tips)
    Michael F.
    "catatoes are no longer on the menu"(2 Tips)
    Nick C.
    "Great selection of beer on tap"(4 Tips)
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  • Heath M.
    Heath McAApril 12, 2016
    The Charles Wheal Band plays amazing R&B from 6-9pm some Wednesday & Thursday nights. The house specials are always good. And the bartenders are always fast and friendly!
  • Emmy A.
    Emmy AliceApril 22, 2013
    They have karaoke on Saturday nights. It's not hopping, but it's a fun time for a group of friends. Drink Sea Dog Blueberry Ale--sweet and refreshing like a wild Maine blueberry!
  • Inderpreet S.
    Inderpreet SinghJuly 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Drink some cool brews and enjoy the vegan bahn mi. They have a large collection of beers and live music.
  • Brendan G.
    Brendan GetzellOctober 18, 2013
    Bring some table games (bananagrams for example), get a beer from their extensive list, and get the Obama sandwich. No really.
  • Marah L.
    Marah LaurieMarch 13, 2015
    Love this place! Perfect unpretentious neighborhood bar--they also have trivia Monday nights!
  • Libby L.
    Libby Lee-EganNovember 7, 2013
    Don't wait at your table like a chump for service. Things are pretty self serve here: get a menu, get drinks at the bar and food at the kitchen.
  • Joey C.
    Joey CombsSeptember 5, 2013
    One of the few places in the Bay Area that carries Pliney The Elder!
  • Frank K.
    Frank KimAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Pretty awesome beer collection, will have live bands and trivia nites.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FoxJune 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The catatoes are no longer on the menu, but they are still available as a secret, off-menu option.
  • James A.
    James AnthonyJanuary 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    lots of rare beers on tap, try poppy jasper amber, jc flyer IPA; good food too!
  • Jason E.
    Jason EavesOctober 9, 2015
    Wifi, good beer, and hearty food. Great lunch spot during the work day
  • Phillip W.
    Phillip WhartonAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great specials, artisan food, craft beers, and low key atmosphere.
  • Tim H.
    Tim HarrisonDecember 6, 2014
    Excellent rotating tap list, and a solid kitchen.
  • Jackie L.
    Jackie LeeJuly 15, 2014
    Pickup a menu and order food at a window on the far left upon entering!
  • Hannah R.
    Hannah RoseFebruary 15, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The bar manager went to wine school, so don't be afraid to bring to try their wine selection :)
  • Blair H.
    Blair HelsingJanuary 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Recommended: artichoke pizza, turkey burger. I've been ordering these for years when my band plays here.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MarkhamDecember 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The food here has never been bad but it's markedly improved in the past year. A+ pub grub 9/10 times.
  • Taka T.
    Taka TApril 29, 2014
    Wifi password is "cold beer" including space as of April 2014.
  • Allyn B.
    Allyn BeltranFebruary 13, 2014
    Great selection of beers on tap. Burger was also delicious.
  • Em K.
    Em KloosOctober 2, 2013
    The portobello 'burger' was delicious. The apple bread pudding was kinda bland.
  • Lauren W.
    Lauren WollMarch 17, 2012
    If you've just been poked and prodded at Kaiser, this is the medicine you need.
  • Aubrie G.
    Aubrie GilbertMay 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab a table as soon as you see it, especially on a busy night
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MarkhamJanuary 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Trivia night! Win the music round OR the whole thing? Get a free pitcher. Any beer.
  • Blair H.
    Blair HelsingMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This placed is packed to the rafters tonight and we're laying down the music loud until 9
  • Aneilia M.
    Aneilia McDermottOctober 12, 2014
    Kale Caesar is a nice lunch option
  • Mark M.
    Mark McGregorJanuary 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Every neighborhood should have a Cato's. Go. Bring friends and family.
  • Angelo B.
    Angelo BrownOctober 26, 2013
    The Cato burger is on point!!!!!
  • Angelica C.
    Angelica CzekalskiSeptember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a pitcher and a pie, perfect night out!
  • Sal M.
    Sal MAugust 7, 2014
    It gets really hot inside when it's warm.
  • Jahed M.
    Jahed MomandJuly 20, 2015
    Fish and chips. Great beer selection.
  • joe
    joeOctober 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Moonlite's sour mash beer's got a nice kick to it.
  • Meg
    MegJune 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The onion rings are amazing!!!!!
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MarkhamAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Two dollar taco Tuesday
  • Greg T.
    Greg ThompsonAugust 11, 2014
    While ordering, also find a seat
  • Guy N.
    Guy NorenMarch 27, 2016
    So many good beers and yummy burgers
  • Shelly M.
    Shelly MillerMay 29, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    These folks are unfortunately serious about their trivia.
  • Apple Pie T.
    Apple Pie TMay 20, 2010
    Excellent hot wings with fresh chunky blue cheese
  • Ilya K.
    Ilya KMay 2, 2016
    Live music is a win!
  • Tessa C.
    Tessa CoxApril 8, 2012
    Rad karaoke first and third Saturday!
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick ColemanMay 26, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The new Treme sandwhich is mighty tasty
  • Matt R.
    Matt RJuly 8, 2012
    Cask ale. 'Nuff said.
  • Zackary B.
    Zackary BrownJuly 5, 2014
    WiFi PW "cold beer" w/space
  • Lisa Z.
    Lisa ZaengleinMay 29, 2011
    The Jamaica Red is great!
  • Hugh B.
    Hugh BussellAugust 1, 2015
    Enjoyed the Hallelujah! Sandwich
  • Garret T.
    Garret TheMinor TDecember 28, 2011
    Tuna melt is amazing!
  • Nick C.
    Nick CernakSeptember 27, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Great selection of beer on tap
  • Thom B.
    Thom BrekkeMarch 25, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Check the specials board and get a little adventurous. It's never worked out badly for me.
  • jim z.
    jim zeeJuly 17, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    if you want mayo with your food, you need to order a side of it when you order
  • Mark G.
    Mark GebertSeptember 28, 2009
    substitute catatoes for salad with the mac n cheez...
  • Adam C.
    Adam ChristianMay 12, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to Cato's Ale House and try the tangerine wheat.
  • Adam C.
    Adam ChristianMay 12, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to Cato's Ale House and play quiz night on Mondays.
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