Pappy's is like Raleigh's and Bear's Lair COMBINED but WITH NOT AS GOOD BEER so YEAH. It doesn't have the awesome outdoor patio and steak flatbread that Raleigh's did, and doesn't have the on-campus location that Lair did, but it does have Aaron Rodgers jerseys, the biggest TV in Berkeley, and a stripper pole in the basement. It's become the place to be on a football Game Day -- home or away -- and also a Friday, because yep, they brought back Bear's Lair's "Beat the Clock."
If you're gonna get a lunchtime beer, do it here. One of the first brewpubs in the country, Triple Rock's beers are brewed literally next door (you can peek in on the brewing process through the windows out front). The IPAX is a must get -- it's a West Coast IPA that's somehow only $5.25 a pint (the most you'll pay for a house beer here), or taste the entire TR lineup with their 5.5oz taster glass program that'll run you $2 per pour. Two pro tips: 1) if your timing is good, they'll let you sip some brews on their roofdeck, and 2) go on a Thursday, and only a Thursday, and you can get the elusive Monkey Head Arboreal Ale ($9 for a bottled liter).