Oakland's local bars are all about promoting this great city in the East Bay. Visitors who want a little slice of life as an Oakland native should be sure to spend some time hanging out in local bars. Have a few drinks and pretty soon the social lubricant will kick in, giving you a chance to chat it up with some interesting locals. Heinold's First & Last is a great starting point for a local bar crawlâit's oozing with local flavor and is located right on the Bay. Continue the journey on to Smitty's Cocktails, known for its cheap drinks, or Dorsey's Locker, possibly the best place to munch on some down-home pub grub. For those who love beer and the local bar scene, Barclay's has about thirty on tap to choose fromâplenty to become good and socially lubricated.