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Bar Dogwood [Oakland]

Scott M Jul 15, 2013 11:41 AM

Read an article about the windows being smashed and realized I hadn't heard of Bar Dogwood in Oakland.

Has anyone been and can share their experience?


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    mdougherty Jul 15, 2013 01:12 PM

    They have good cocktails in a nice, rather small space. One of my favorite cocktail spots in Oakland.

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      shanghaikid Jul 15, 2013 01:27 PM

      never tried it but house made charcuteries are a draw here.

      nice greyhounds here too.

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        rubadubgdub Jul 15, 2013 02:16 PM

        Nice, intimate bar for mixed drinks and ages as compared to Make Westing neaby which is bigger, younger, louder.

        1. Melanie Wong Jul 15, 2013 02:27 PM

          Here's bbulkow's early report

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          1. re: Melanie Wong
            Scott M Jul 15, 2013 02:44 PM

            Thanks, I searched for Dogwood didn't find this post.

            1. re: Scott M
              Melanie Wong Jul 15, 2013 03:01 PM

              It was more than a year ago, so unless you changed the default 12 month search setting, it would not come up.


          2. Mission Jul 15, 2013 03:04 PM

            Dogwood is a relaxed intimate bar with great drinks that also serves high end Grilled sandwiches.

            More for the 30-55 crowd.

            One of Jerry Brown's favorite Oakland bars.

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              behold Jul 15, 2013 04:02 PM

              Delicious cozy place. Yummy cocktails. They also have cheese and cured meats available on site. I'm going there tonight to support them after what happened on Saturday.

              1. jillyju Jul 15, 2013 06:34 PM

                Same owner-- Alexeis Filipello, as Stag's Lunchette. Both places serve the same killer grilled cheese sandwich.

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                1. re: jillyju
                  The Dive Jul 16, 2013 01:28 PM

                  Ditto on the grilled cheese sandwich. Enjoyed the cocktails as well. Definitely quieter than Make Westing, but I think Make Westing is a bit more interesting.

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