Cafe Van Kleef

$ $
1621 Telegraph Ave (at 17th St)
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 763-7711
4:00pm - 2:00am
12:00pm - 2:00am
12:00pm - 2:00am
12:00pm - 2:00am
12:00pm - 2:00am
6:00pm - 2:00am
7:00pm - 2:00am



  • Get a made-to-order Greyhound. Comes with a shitload of well-vodka, and a huge wedge of grapefruit.
  • Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice Greyhounds!!
  • Best Greyhound ever
  • Fuck a greyhound. Get a bulldog.
  • Try their Greyhound drink. It's healthy: vodka & grapefruit juice. Yumm
  • Try a Dirty Dog - whiskey, grapefruit juice and bitters over ice.
  • Try the Greyhound, it's a signature drink with Vodka and Grapefruit.
  • Van queef's
  • I pitch for this bars softball team; our trophies are in the front patio. Some of my art is installed inside: seven skulls opposite the bar, along the wall
  • Best greyhounds. Smells of greyhounds. Greyhounds.
  • Freshly squeezed greyhounds
  • Great greyhounds, music, bartenders & atmosphere: don't value your health or happiness- let people smoke in the entryway by the door. It traps the smoke in the bar area & feels illegal & disgusting
  • Killer Greyhounds with fresh grapefruit juice squeezed right in front of you. The inside of this bar is wild and the prices can't be beat.
  • They make a mean Greyhound
  • All the cocktails are top notch.
  • Non-smokers and the smoke-sensitive should stay away. Cigarette smoke is perpetually drifting in from the tiny smoking section out front.
  • Order the greyhound.
  • Great decor, amazing greyhounds and an interesting mix of people. The COVER CHARGE is a joke. I only enter when that little cover charge is NOT in effect.
  • Famous for their Greyhounds with fresh squeezed grapefruit and warm hospitality of Peter Van Kleef. Funky beyond belief decoration.
  • fresh grapefruit Greyhound. brilliant.

Nearby places

1807 Telegraph Ave (btwn 18th & 19th St)
1741 Telegraph Ave (at 18th St)
1644 Telegraph Ave (at 17th St)