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The Oakland

201 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220-1795
+1 248-291-5295
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
19 Sep 2017
“Crafted Cocktail Nirvana ”
1 Jun 2017
“Great for quiet drinks”
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$$ - $$$
201 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220-1795
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

The BEST place for drinks in our area! Masterly crafted cocktails in a dark, beautifully chandeliered atmosphere complete with retro 80's (@ least tonight) music mix. Two words - drink here!

Thank VaporK8
Reviewed 1 June 2017

If you are looking for a new experience that is not the basic bar scene then walk in here. The atmosphere is amazing and the decor wonderful. They have snacks now so that is a nice perk. The drink list is large and sometimes hard...More

Thank Michele A
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Craft cocktails at their finest I have been there four or five times this past year and have never been disappointed. They have an ever changing list of craft cocktails and an exceptional list of whiskeys, bourbons, ryes and scotches. One of the few places...More

Thank Don D
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Many friends and family recommended that we get some drinks here and they did not disappoint. The interior is dark, cozy, swanky, and made for boozing. The staff truly impressed me with their alcohol knowledge and their drink-suggestibility. I had a tall layered drink with...More

Thank charting-arwen
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Great place to meet a friend and have good conversations. No TVs! Bartenders are friendly and knowledgeable, they love what they do and it shows.

2  Thank Danielle R
Reviewed 27 July 2016

My hubby and I love the Oakland and have taken several of our friends here over the years since they opened. Because of the abundant parking in Ferndale, and dining options, be sure to visit the Oakland for a classic cocktail and retro 1920's ambiance...More

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Delicious Last Word cocktail - though Wright & Co. downtown offers ice shavings on theirs! My companion dip that while I tried a Bengal Sling off a charitable cause menu. No food. Dark, comfortable "speak easy" feeling to The Oakland "Novelty" for pre or post-dining...More

Thank VaporK8
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Loved this place! Well organized, you put your name on a list and they text you when they have a table. It's very respectful of peoples time as you can go walk around while you wait. The staff was really helpful with what to order...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Hard to find.There's not really a sign. It's just a small door with very small white writing on it. I've lived in Ferndale for 5 years and walk past it and dont know it all the time. Very cool place.

Thank Justin V
Reviewed 30 December 2015

We had seen this place on TV and wanted to stop by and try a few cocktails. They have a great selection of high-end spirits and nail the classics while also making some really creative drinks. This place can be expensive. We were there early...More

Thank Justin F
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  • Address: 201 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220-1795
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ferndale
  • Phone Number: +1 248-291-5295
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