After all these years, Berkeley's famous all-ages punk warehouse still draws crowds of kids to its weekly shows, featuring punk bands (both local and national). But the best thing about this volunteer-run, alcohol- and drug-free venue is its sense of history: The yellowing, graffiti-stained walls have been ragged and tagged by members of now-legendary bands like Screw 32, Green Day, and A.F.I.
This North Berkeley pub is popular, particularly among students, for its wide selection of board games like Scrabble and Connect Four, not to mention darts, pool, and the Sunday night trivia quiz. Order a brew from the thirteen on tap or sample their serious selection of Scotch. Even man’s best friend is welcome. On alternating Wednesdays and Saturdays, this laid-back British-style bar hosts bluegrass, world music, or jazz bands.
Located at the base of the Berkeley hills, the Ames Gallery is the West Coast's only gallery featuring contemporary paintings, drawings, and sculpture created by self-taught, visionary, and outsider art in addition to antique Americana folk art.
The local pet shop carries items for dogs, cats, and small animals, and offers customers a frequent-buyer discount card.
Cybex strength equipment, free weights, cardio equipment, Expresso virtual-reality bikes. Personal trainers, nutritional consultants, state-of-the-art security systems to help members feel safe even late at night.
Spanning a period of some 3,000 years, the museum holds a phenomenal array of everyday artifacts such as cooking pots, grinding stones, lamps, and agricultural implements from ancient Palestine along with colorful Greek and Cypriot ceramics, scarabs from Egypt, cuneiform tablets from ancient Mesopotamia, and over 300 historic Bibles from around the world.
Aikikai classes for experienced practitioners, classes are open for anyone to enter.