This Walnut Creek bar offers satellite TV (seventeen screens total), Monday night football, Saturday college games, Sunday pro games, two pool tables, karaoke Tuesday and Wednesday, and dancing Thursday through Saturday. A full kitchen serves up American fare for lunch, dinner, and weekend breakfasts.
Enjoy tasty Mediterranean-style pizzas and a wide variety of house brews on tap in this Berkeley outpost’s beer garden, where live bands perform on a brick patio throughout the week. For no cover charge you get atmosphere -- heat lamps, foliage, lanterns, a huge brick fire pit -- and entertainment ranging from experimental laptop music to bluegrass and Americana. Inside, the restaurant is two stories, and there are tables large enough to accommodate groups.
With big-name chefs and a serious foodie following, Plum the restaurant is a fine dining establishment, and with average drink prices scraping $11 and containing ingredients such as tea foam, Plum Bar, its lower-fi appendage, is most definitely a fine drinking establishment — but it's a fineness that speaks less to pretension than to premium attention to detail, the kind you have to pay a little extra for: marigold flowers in your drink; beef-tendon chicarrones just seconds out of the fryer; a bar staff that'll slide an ice-cold glass of water to you from across the bar when they hear you clearing your throat, without you having to ask — or even noticing.
Pyramid Alehouse in downtown Walnut Creek is one of those bars you can feel completely confident visiting during the day. The huge beer house and restaurant features tables for sitting, and a long, extended bar to mingle around, plus an extensive outdoor patio where occasionally acoustic bands play. But here its all about the wide choice of beer brewed on-site from Hefeweizen to India Pale Ale to seasonal specials.