401 Second St.

(510) 465-8032

Website

Opens at 7 am weekdays and yes there will be people there drinking at 7 am. There is a spittoon trough people will tell you is a urinal. Yes. Dive bar. Around since 1916. 

People

You will still find merchants and other sea-faring folks there, with very assorted others. The staff literally look like pirates and probably have the best hands-down staff biography page around. Everyone looks like they survived hell and back. 

There's a pool table, sometimes, if there isn't a hardcore metal or punk show going on.