The Double Standard



About Us


Located in Korea-Northgate (KONO) Corridor in Oakland, our mission is to provide a warm, welcoming neighborhood bar with a modern vision.

We use high quality ingredients, including fresh juices and garnishes for our cocktails, and have 10 rotating beers and a concise selection of wines

Our bar regularly hosts events (stand-up comedy, game viewings, and food from local guest chefs) for our community’s enjoyment. Our back patio is built around breathtaking old-growth redwoods and is a perfect place to hide away from Oakland’s Urban Lifestyle with a great drink to relax.

Our team is dedicated to providing all our guests with an outstanding experience in a unique yet decidedly unpretentious environment.

So gather your friends, invite a date, or join us by yourself, for a delicious and refreshing drink under the redwoods, where time slows down and great memories are made.

-The team at The Double Standard



(510) 879-7601



Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612



M-F 4pm–2am
Sa-Su 2pm–2am



Do you serve food?

Unfortunately, not. We do, however, partner with local chefs on the regular. View our calendar to see who’s cooking.


Can we bring outside food?

Yes, but we do ask that you clean up after yourself.


Do we need reservations?

You do not need reservations to join us at The Double Standard. If you are planning on joining us as a large group, it would be helpful to give us a heads-up using our contact form so we can accommodate you the best we can.


Can we have an event at The Double Standard?

Yes, please get in touch using our "Contact Us" form. We will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.


Are children allowed?

No, The Double Standard is a 21 and over establishment.


Are you dog-friendly?

We love dogs and are happy to welcome them on our patio.


Do you have live music?

Please see our Calendar for events, music and comedy nights.


How old are the Redwood Trees in the backyard?

Our Redwood Trees are majestically old....We estimate that they are approximately 150+ years of age. Come by and ask them for yourself. Tree Hugging is Welcome.



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What people are writing about us.

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Get your hands on the latest issue of Imbibe for the whole story, or follow the link below for the recipe to our namesake cocktail, the Double Standard, and prepare for a world of smoothness and flavor.

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Recognized as “10 Best High Volume Cocktail Bar USA - WEST” 2018!

Thank you Tales of the Cocktail. “One of the goals of this year’s Spirited Awards Judging Committee was to encourage nominations from all over the world (…)”

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Cocktail spotlight: our “devil’s advocate”

Oakland Magazine falls for our summer concoction: “To celebrate summer, The Double Standard mixes good and evil in a devilishly delicious drink, The Devil’s Advocate, of gin, raspberry, and absinthe, mostly (…)”