Oakland Happy Hour Dives Deep!

  • 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.

Cheers,

RickĀ 

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  • Tony J.

    Thanks Nico, Michelle, & Andrea for the Birthday drinks!!! It was fun to get back hanging out with the OHH Meetup Crew!!!

    1 · April 18, 2014

    • Nico

      We love you! Duh! We are ALL friends here in OHH!

      April 19, 2014

    • Paula

      Happy Bday Tony...I hope you had a good one.

      April 19, 2014

  • Rick

    Ok so I guess sharing is a good thing. I think everyone like my favorite dive bar. Thanks to everyone who came out I had a good time.

    4 · April 18, 2014

    • Rick

      Nico, are you referring to my pole dance moves?

      4 · April 18, 2014

    • Nico

      Rick, all you fellas are excellent pole dancers!

      April 19, 2014

  • Andrea

    Thanks to everyone at the OHH crew for making my birthday extra memorable! You all rock! :)

    1 · April 19, 2014

  • Jose Z.

    Thanks mate. I stumbled upon and joined. Will enjoy seeing those that I met and meeting those I didn't.

    1 · April 18, 2014

  • Rick

    I'm going to be running late tonight. Any chance someone can cover for me as organizer until I get there....most likely around 7:30

    April 17, 2014

    • Kathleen

      It's was a nice turn out. I had lots of fun thank again !

      April 18, 2014

  • Tommy

    Nice venue. Great people. Double sided bar and pool table. Stripper pole was a nice touch.

    2 · April 18, 2014

  • Jonathan

    Nico is here

    1 · April 17, 2014

    • Nico

      Jonathan! I simply adore you and Arjen! You guys are nuts!

      1 · April 18, 2014

  • Nico

    Last evening rocked. Best time yet!
    Since Arjen fun of my over sharing...I enjoyed visiting & partying with Arjen, Tommy, Rick, Jonathan, Ernie, David, Tony and everyone else, especially my sweetie pie and partner-in-crime, Paula! TO MY SINGING/DANCING BUDDIES: please comment so I can remember all your names! I usually remember names but last night was so epic that I've forgotten many!!

    3 · April 18, 2014

  • Motoki H.

    I could not attend this, due to private reason but the organizer was very respnsible for this program and I am or I hope that I can join this nex time.

    April 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Me too

      April 17, 2014

  • Andrea

    I am on my way! I hope you're still there.

    April 17, 2014

    • Femi V.

      Lots of folks are here!!!

      April 17, 2014

  • Zareen

    Are you guys at merchant saloon yet ?!

    April 17, 2014

    • Femi V.

      Yes

      April 17, 2014

    • Zareen

      Thanks ! I will be right there

      April 17, 2014

  • Nico

    I'm here outside with Tommy and Paula! Join us!

    April 17, 2014

  • Kathleen

    I'm excited to meet local tonight. This is my first time to this event.

    April 17, 2014

  • Jonathan

    Anybody starting early at Heinolds. Was thinking of being there 6.30 ish?

    1 · April 17, 2014

    • Tommy

      I'm already here :)

      1 · April 17, 2014

    • Zareen

      I am here !

      April 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, my cold is lingering and I don't want to share the bug...see y'all next time!

    April 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will the men dance the stripper pole?

    4 · April 9, 2014

    • Mikey M

      I would like to see that too.

      April 17, 2014

    • Jonathan

      Tends to happen later in the evening

      April 17, 2014

  • Tom S.

    Car trouble today. Next time...

    April 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    hmmm...sounds very interesting...I'm tempted...

    April 16, 2014

  • Ivy M.

    OMG. This is my alltime favorite dive bar and I adore Heinold's. However, I'm seeing Queens of the Stone Age Thursday night. I hope you have HH at Merchant's again soon! Their jukebox ROCKS!!!

    April 16, 2014

  • Tony J.

    Kool!!! My birthday is tomorrow..

    1 · April 15, 2014

  • Tony J.

    Kool!!! My birthday is tomorrow..

    1 · April 15, 2014

  • Andrea

    It's my birthday that day! I'll be there celebrating! :)

    3 · April 15, 2014

  • Mikey M

    I am thinking of checking this out. What's it like for people who have gone before. Looking to meet people in the Eastbay.

    April 13, 2014

    • Nico

      It's a fun group!

      April 13, 2014

  • Nina I.

    I m lookign to network with party people

    1 · April 13, 2014

    • Nico

      You're with the right peeps!

      1 · April 13, 2014

  • Nico

    Happy to see everyone again. It's been almost a month!

    April 9, 2014

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