510 offers a wide variety of skateboard decks and skate gear, as well as the knowledgeable staff required to assemble your board.
Features a treasure trove of European lingerie, jewelry, and boudoir accessories.
Sets the bar for independent shoe shops with a stellar selection of brands including Aerosoles, Born, Diesel, Simple, Wanted, and Dansko.
This record shop specializes in a variety of Mexican pop music, from Lupillo Rivera to La Banda del Recodo, Los Tigres del Norte to Selena.
The restaurant serves Ethiopian dishes made from authentic traditional recipes, with options for carnivores and vegans alike.
The family-owned and -operated Berkeley institution has everything you need to fix a radio, stereo, or death ray.
A nonprofit computer recycler that fixes up old machines and gives them away to the needy.
Rod Dibble plays piano nightly at this Lake Merritt bar, often with vocal accompaniment from local amateur cabaret crooners. Designed like an old saloon with relatively private diner-style booths (where you can order a burger, steak, or fries to go with your drinks), the Alley is characterized by its vintage clotheslines, pink and baby-blue restroom stalls (much cleaner than those at your average East Bay haunt), and the thousands of marquees and business cards stapled to its walls. In contrast to the swankier Kingmans Lucky Lounge across the street, the Alley stays true to its namesake, and the cluttered decor makes it seem homey.
The design supply company stocks everything from blended soils for rooftop gardens to select stone for building restoration.
Having a difficult time finding a specific plant? Maybe a Dahlia coccinea or a Ranunclulus californicus? Check out Annie's. They specialize in rare annuals, perennials, and California native wildflowers, and also provide delivery and interstate shipping.
The toy store offers oodles of traditional toys, from puppets to wooden boats, kites, and dollies.
With a great selection of funky and classic yarns, this is not your grandma's knitting store (though she'll probably like it too). The small shop also hosts classes for both beginners and seasoned knitters.