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Oakland bars find ways to connect with students amid strict COVID-19 rules

Gene’s Place, a once bustling bar, is now much quieter on the weekends.
September 22, 2020
Many bars do not see how they can profit under the ever-changing county and state orders. Popular Oakland spots such as Garage Door Saloon and Hemingway’s Cafe are currently closed. Mario’s Oakland Saloon joins Gene’s Place and Thirsty Scholar in offering takeout drinks, and Bootleggers currently offers outdoor seating options.

The best drinks for all occasions at Hemingway’s Cafe

Hemingway’s won the title of best bar, best place to go for your 21st birthday and best happy hour this year.
January 23, 2019
Hemingway’s Cafe took home three awards for this year’s Best Of, including best bar, best 21st birthday destination and best happy hour.

Point: Going out in Oakland gives a feeling of home

The exterior of Peter’s Pub in Oakland. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)
April 13, 2018

Read Assistant Opinions Editor Sarah Shearer's counterpoint column here. Like most Pitt students of age, I only really have a hazy recollection — at best —of going to Peter’s Pub on my 21st birthday...

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