Bay seniors are free to make their own nominations but I give the Best Bar award to Cafe Van Kleef on Telegraph in Oakland one block down from the Fox. I venture to say you have never seen anything like it. A dark narrow cave, every inch of which is festooned with a pandemonium of paintings, animal heads, nostalgic kitsch – like an explosion at a flea market. It started as a café and made its reputation with its Greyhound, using fresh ruby red grapefruit. Occasional live music. A very basic bar menu.