Here is a sampling of the many fine dive bars in Oakland.

Egbert Souse's 3758 Piedmont Avenue, 510.658.4740

"Named after a W.C. Field's character, Egbert Souse's is a dive bar from another era that serves strong drinks at cheap prices and attracts a variety of patrons at astonishingly early hours of the day.  If it weren't for the loud rap music and the greasy Chinese food and burgers offered courtesy of Chan's Restaurant, which is part of Egbert's, you would be forgiven for thinking that you'd stepped into a bar from the 1950's."

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