Cafe Van Kleef has an ever changing calendar and the cover charge may very depending on the night. They usually have a cover on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays. They have no Happy Hour or drink specials but they are famous for their Greyhounds. I like this place for it’s environment and vibe. I usually stop here for a drink on the way to The Uptown(now closed). It’s a very chill place on a slow night with awesome stuff all over to check out or a very poppin place when it’s packed with a live jazz or blues band.
I would recommend it more on a slow night as the place is very small and gets too crowded fast. You can expect to wait a while for a drink on a busy night.
Like pretty much most bars in Oakland they do not serve food but there is often a hot dog vendor somewhere on this stretch of Telegraph. If you want an over priced snack.