Mum and da drink and play darts while the bairns mess about with toys provided by the management — just as they do at pubs in England. Most of the menu is British, for better or worse, with faithful renderings of shepherd's pie, sausage dishes, and fish ’n chips; patrons whose Anglophilia ends at the placemat make merry with burgers, pastas, and salads. The staff's willingness to prepare child-size portions has given this place a reputation as the Chuck E. Cheese of the bar world. Ten taps spout American microbrews and English favorites.
After a change in ownership, the dive-y Piedmont Avenue underwent some renovations. The upstairs smoking room may be no more, but the bar retained its pool table, jukebox, and TVs. And patrons can still order from Raj India Cuisine next door and snack on chicken tikki masala while drinking at the bar.
Kim's is your classic dive bar — complete with several TVS, kitschy Raiders decor, and an outdoor smoker's patio — except for its namesake Korean-American owner, who's become something of a folk hero among regulars.
A classic, lovable dive dating back to 1922, complete with cheap drinks, a convivial atmosphere, and head-bumpingly low ceilings — plus shuffleboard, free popcorn, and one of the best jukeboxes in the East Bay.
This tiki-style bar on Piedmont Avenue is staffed and patronized by friendly, sophisticated folks who call the Kona their second living room. It's one of the three bars owned by Doug Miller (along with Thalassa in Berkeley and The Mallard in Albany) and offers a large menu of tiki drinks, along with a decently priced selection of single malt scotches.