Sláinte (slahn-cha) is an authentic Irish pub offering a menu of traditional Irish cooking and classic cocktails in the heart of Jack London Square.
The menu features Irish cuisine from Irish-born owner Jackie Gallanagh, with dishes that include both imported & local ingredients. Co-owner and Beverage Director, Jenny Schwarz, of Oakland’s popular restaurant, Hopscotch, offers a bar menu with classic cocktails, a well-stocked selection of whisky, premium spirits, and local & imported beers.
We hope you will know Sláinte as a place to call home, pull up a stool, sip on a pint, tell a long story, throw some darts, relax by the fire, and enjoy a home-cooked traditional Irish meal.
Céad mile fáilte!
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"Not all of this year’s top-notch cocktail bars came in flashy packaging. In Oakland, Jenny Schwarz and Jackie Gallanagh opened Sláinte , a homey Irish pub that’s about a lot more than just Guinness and Bushmills. ... A smart collection of Irish whiskeys and a menu of simple, balanced cocktails, quietly inflected with Celtic accents."
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"It gave the impression that the bar, despite having been open only since April, was a longtime gathering spot for a community. A haunt. A place with regulars. Maybe that makes it authentically Irish."
“Oakland is about to receive an Irish pub in the form of Sláinte (pronounced slahn-cha, Gaelic for “good health, or cheers.”). It will join the Jack London Square drinking contingent at 131 Broadway, bringing traditional pub fare and drinks to the people.”
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“My first bite of crackling cod in Sláinte’s homey plate of fish and chips sold me completely, especially when paired with a perfect draught of Guinness.”
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“That Irish Breakfast, tho: it’s got two fried eggs, a bowl of beans, a roasted half tomato, black and white pudding, bacon and Irish sausage, house-made Irish soda bread buttered with Kerrygold, and a potato pancake known as boxty. It’s $16 worth of coronary thrombosis on a plate, and it’s terrific.”
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“That authenticity brings tears to the eyes of the Irish expats who enter – especially moving seems to be the display of Taytos crisps that hang by the bar. Gallanagh imports the ‘only-in-Ireland’ product and underestimated their emotional impact. Equally affecting are the Irish-born Gallanagh’s house made traditional Irish dishes.”
“Ignore the tourist lines at the Buena Vista; Oakland now has the Bay’s best Irish Coffee at its recently opened Irish pub, Sláinte. Enjoy a perfect combination of fresh whipped cream, Powers Irish whiskey and Oakland’s own Bicycle Coffee for an ideal sipper to defeat the Bayfront chill in Jack London Square.”
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"Try chips in curry sauce, the all-day Irish breakfast platter, with Irish pork sausages, rashers, black and white pudding (shipped straight from Ireland) and house-made soda bread, or Gallanagh’s family recipe for shepherd’s pie. Save room for that dense, delicious Guinness ginger cake."