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The Ruby Room

Dive Bar and Bar$$$$
Lakeside Apartments District, Oakland
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  • Tom M.
    "If Antoinette or Zhiva are working, ask them to make you something."(2 Tips)
    Chelsey O.
    "The Asian girl is Jolene, not Pam!"(2 Tips)
    John B.
    "$12 can get you 4 drinks, so rightfully the choice cheap dive bar."(2 Tips)
    jolene l.
    "Get a pbr and a shot of our in-house infusion shot for 5 bucks!"(3 Tips)
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  • Eric B.
    Eric BellSeptember 5, 2016
    So comfortingly dark and quiet
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BlockJune 13, 2016
    One of the best dives ever.
  • Claire P.
    Claire PedersenApril 12, 2015
    Best bar in Oakland...it's got anything you could want!
  • RobinWB
    RobinWBMarch 18, 2015
    Great whiskey selection!
  • Tim H.
    Tim HarrisonFebruary 21, 2015
    Loud, dark, and sweaty. Light your hand on fire with a flaming sambuca shot.
  • Courtney A.
    Courtney ArchibaldSeptember 15, 2014
    Meeting with trusted friends
  • Courtney A.
    Courtney ArchibaldAugust 20, 2014
    I love the sparkly walls
  • Maddie Mae
    Maddie MaeAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    To get the inevitable Ruby Room smoke smell out of your clothes, put them in the dryer for 15 mins with a few dryer sheets.
  • John B.
    John BobeldykAugust 17, 2014
    $12 can get you 4 drinks, so rightfully the choice cheap dive bar. Lit only by ruby red lights so it's wicked dark.
  • Edwin R.
    Edwin Rodriguez-DuplesisNovember 9, 2013
    Bartender, Antoinette is the best.
  • Alexa S.
    Alexa SilvaOctober 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Super dark! Be prepared to feel like a vampire when walking out no matter what time of day...
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron ChanceyJanuary 20, 2013
    Long islands are $9 but mine was almost clear. Christ so much booze in one drink
  • Ricardo M.
    Ricardo MDecember 6, 2012
    Darrrrrrk (in a good way). $1 well drinks Wednesday from 10-11.
  • Gusto L.
    Gusto LopezJune 23, 2012
    Close your eyes once you enter and wait for a few seconds for the eyesight to adjust! It's dark in here! Love the grittiness, love the drinks, love the staff...love, love, love.
  • Dava T.
    Dava TaylorApril 19, 2012
    Supposedly people get roofied here...or something
  • Mia L.
    Mia LindnerFebruary 26, 2012
    Went here and bought the tank top! Yes I did!!
  • Siobhan M.
    Siobhan MorrowFebruary 19, 2012
    Try their infused liquors! My go to last call or alone night drinking
  • Dennise A.
    Dennise AcioDecember 23, 2011
    Too smokey. Had to walk out so I couldn't enjoy HH cause I just washed my hair. But I heard there's hot girl bartenders so I'll go again.
  • WreSalene
    WreSaleneDecember 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I heart jolene!!
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HowardOctober 21, 2011
    Super cute bartenders good music smoke out back. Word
  • Chelsey O.
    Chelsey OdaAugust 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Asian girl is Jolene, not Pam!
  • Carlene R.
    Carlene ReyesJune 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    drink for cheap, and have a smoke!
  • jolene l.
    jolene linsanganFebruary 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Get a pbr and a shot of our in-house infusion shot for 5 bucks!
  • Cynthia M.
    Cynthia MarinOctober 23, 2010
    Bring a flashlight
  • Diana A.
    Diana AspilleraSeptember 18, 2010
    my new favorite place for Friday nights - he played some great old stuff
  • jolene l.
    jolene linsanganAugust 12, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Shot of Jameson plus a PBR for only $5!!! Insane.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MMay 25, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    If Antoinette or Zhiva are working, ask them to make you something. They're both top notch bartenders.
  • Josh D.
    Josh DeFigueiredoApril 7, 2010
    One of my favorite dive bars. The 22oz PBR's and tall pours of Jamison gets you going. It's dark and casual with plenty of seating.
  • Greg G.
    Greg GioiaDecember 15, 2009
    You can smoke inside here.
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