Because we're so focused on all the openings in The City by the Bay, we sometimes forget about the Cities Just Across the Bay. So here are the 10 best East Bay openings from the first half of Summer, from a ridiculous new beer garden to the Mikkeller Bar team's new BBQ joint.
From the team behind Mikkeller Bar (and the secret room underneath Mikkeller Bar!) comes this new, epic, back patio-equipped BBQ and beer joint in Berkeley. The Mikkeller chef is overseeing a menu of on-point 'cue (black angus brisket, Duroc pork shoulder, and roasted serrano pepper hot links), and a Mikkeller beer-chooser has curated a list of 40+ approachable American brews on draft, including Clown Shoes, North Peak, and a selection of Cervecería de MateVeza brewed just for them.