Food & Drink

Berkeley Drinking Guide: 12 Bars Every Cal Fan Should Be Familiar With

Published On 03/04/2014 Published On 03/04/2014
Grant Marek/Thrilist (edited)
Courtesy of Joe Starkey
Pappy's 
Albatross
Jupiter
Comal 
Grizzly Bar and Grill at Tilden
Sliver
Henry's
Grant Marek/Thrillist
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1. Moxy Beer Garden 3136 Sacramento St, Berkeley, CA 94702 (Berkeley)

A Berkeley beer garden with an awesome patio/garden and mouth-watering pub food like a burger with blue cheese and applewood-smoked bacon, vegan Buffalo wings, and Parmesan truffle fries.

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2. Pappy's 2367 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 (Berkeley)

This Berkeley sports bar is named after the legendary coach Pappy Waldorf, and features 12 different beers on tap along with 101 different liquors. Pappy's also has 10 Plasma TVs, as well as a 205" HD projection screen, and the ground floor turns into a nightclub every evening with pool tables, dart boards and a professional in-house DJ.

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3. Albatross Pub 1822 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710 (Berkeley)

The Albatross is a quality spot to pull up a stool, have a few pints, and entertain yourself all night long with darts and other bar games.

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4. Jupiter 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 (Berkeley)

Their house craft beer, spacious beer garden, and wood-fired 'za make this haunt one of Berkeley's most popular drinkeries.

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5. Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse 1920 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 (Berkeley)

One of the oldest brewpubs in the nation, Triple Rock churns out delicious craft beer (which you can watch them make!) and serves fresh food to meet all your cravings.

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6. Kip's Bar 2439 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 (Berkeley)

There are plenty of reasons to head to Kip's, whether it's their large selection of brews, tasty collection of grub, or their upstairs pool room.

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7. Grizzly Bar & Grill 10 Golf Course Dr, Berkeley, 94708 (Berkeley)

Located at the Tilden Park Golf Course, the Grizzly Bar & Grill is a clubhouse bar/resto that provides indoor setting for 50 and also features a covered patio that can hold up to 150 people.

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8. Henry's 2600 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 (Berkeley)

This modern gastropub is the premier spot to come and grab a drink and some grub before and after UC Berkeley sporting events (and pretty much any other time too!).

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