The chain store is a trusted source for all your outdoor needs, from snowboards to sleeping bags.
East Bay Nursery was established in 1926 and spans more than a large city block. Inside, one can find a diverse selection of succulents, fruit trees, grasses, perennials, Japanese maples, shade plants, shrub trees, and drought-resistant plants. It also offers organically grown veggies for the edible garden. In addition, it has essential accouterments like terracotta pots, soil amendments, fungicides, as well as a large selection of organic and chemical fertilizers.
Founded in 1911, Blick has everything needed to paint, draw, scrapbook, make prints, practice calligraphy, do projects with the kids on a rainy day, and more.
Touting itself as West Berkeley’s longest-running dive bar, The Missouri Lounge never disappoints. Order “The Special,” a whiskey shot and a PBR for $5, or spend the same amount on “El Special,” a tequila and a Tecate. DJs spin everything from honky-tonk to hip-hop, soul, and indie rock. Get there early on Wednesday for open mic. There’s plenty of picnic tables on the back patio, and a small selection of delicious drunk food. Never a cover charge.
A furniture consignment shop featuring gems like gold embroidered sofas and Spanish revival sideboards.
Sells marijuana buds from the super-pure high level down to $100 ounces of the brown Mexican you smoked in high school, plus free food, coffee, classes, and on-site events.
A certified-green special-occasion florist that also features local, vintage, and recycled/reclaimed gifts like jewelry, cards, bath accessories, candles, and more.
This club, modeled after an Eastern European wooden synagogue, is a Berkeley institution dedicated to dance and music. The nonprofit venue hosts live music nearly every night, and shows are all-ages. Ashkenaz hosts reggae, bluegrass, Balkan, Brazilian, Cajun, and Caribbean bands, just to name a few. Come early for a dance class or on Sunday afternoon for a kids' concert.
The massive warehouse and lot hold all manner of salvaged goods, but specialize in housing fixtures like stoves, doors, windows, and toilets.