Fodor's Expert Review Café Van Kleef

Oakland Bars/Pubs Fodor's Choice

Long before Uptown got hot, the late Peter Van Kleef was serving stiff fresh-squeezed greyhounds, telling tales about his collection of pop culture mementos, and booking live music at Café Van Kleef, a funky café-bar that crackles with creative energy–-there's still live music every weekend. This local favorite still serves some of the stiffest drinks in town.

Bars/Pubs Cafés Historical Fodor's Choice

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1621 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, California  94612, USA


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