April 17, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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OMG! Two weeks without a happy hour, not on my watch!
Let's just do one. Merchant's Saloon is one of my all time favorite Oakland Bars. I usually don't share this one with the group, but I am feeling a little guilty for getting behind. It looks a little seedy, shady and hard because it is and that's why I like it. This is a full bar located in Jack London Square. It has lop-sided pool tables, pinball machines and a stripper pole. (YES, I SAID "STRIPPER POLE") Those of you who have been there before know we will most likely dance the pole before the night is through. This place is at the end of the FreeBee bus line that connects to 12th st. BART or you can just walk from either 12th Street or Lake Merit BART. Very easy.
BONUS Meetup!! Merchant's starts at 7:00. Let's meet at Heinold's First and Last chance ahead of time (6:00ish) for a quick drink on their deck before we head over. We'll get some sun before heading into a dark dive bar.
Looking forward to seeing you there.