The Fat Lady Bar & Restaurant

American, Bar
$ $
201 Washington St (at 2nd St)
Oakland, CA 94607
11:30am - 9:00pm
11:30am - 9:30pm
11:30am - 9:30pm
11:30am - 9:30pm
11:30am - 10:30pm
9:00am - 10:30pm
9:00am - 4:00pm



  • Used to be a brothel in the late 1800s. Now you can grab a nice Sunday brunch there!
  • Ask for Joe!!
  • Lovely olives with the bread. I'm a sucker for black cherry stuff too.
  • Crab Benedict and Bloody Mary's are excellent at this quirky little ex-brothel. Never too long of a wait, can get a little cramped inside but there's ample outdoor seating.
  • Great location at Jack London square. Busy place. Dark & mysterious inside reminds me of New Orleans. Didn't have anything special but the yogurt was a nice presentation
  • The French Onion Soup is amazing!
  • Old school whore house...great food...great holidays themes....great drinks/food
  • All tables have crayons! Draw your own piece of art. :P
  • Cocktails are great, service is great, ambiance is great, steak and chicken is delicious.
  • Love crab and avocado omelette!
  • It's technically a restaurant, but there's a bar for throwing one back, perhaps with a plate of their famous fried zucchini.
  • Try the Corned Beef Hash - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Everything
  • The atmosphere is really fun during Halloween and Christmas. They really go all out with the decorations. It actually takes them days to put them up!
  • Nice cozy spot. Chicken marsala and cream Brul were delicious
  • Crab cake eggs benedict was delicious. Fried parmesan zucchini fries also very tasty. Service could use some refinement, however.
  • Good food and a cool setting
  • Great bloody Mary's! Love the history of this place. Great atmosphere. Great service. Mixed with great company equals a great brunch.
  • Feels a bit old fashioned but the food is perfected. Excellent steak and desserts
  • Food is fine, but you really just come here for the ambiance.

Nearby places

100 Washington Street (at 2nd St)
472 Water Street
48 Webster St (at Embarcadero)