510 offers a wide variety of skateboard decks and skate gear, as well as the knowledgeable staff required to assemble your board.
This oldest arts & crafts cooperative west of the Mississippi (founded in the mid-1950s) owns its own exhibition space and retail outlet — a handsome, many-windowed brick building in upscale North Berkeley, flanked by high-end restaurants and boutiques. Inside, artworks created by member artists are displayed in rotating shows and events.
The family-owned and -operated Berkeley institution has everything you need to fix a radio, stereo, or death ray.
Amoeba houses virtually any medium for music and visuals — CD, DVD, records, cassettes — and any genre of music, from Bakersfield honky-tonk, punk from Texas 1965 and Iceland 1982, to baroque, hip-hop, bebop, remixes of remixes, old-school R&B, and obscure imports.
At Asha Tea House, the bubble teas are brewed with loose leaves, the boba is cooked fresh at least twice a day, and each drink is mixed and shaken by hand, not by a machine. Factor in the sleek, modern decor and the well-curated selection of snacks, and you've got yourself a boba shop that's a cut above the rest.
Ahh... Au Coquelet, the welcoming Berkeley cafe where you can get a cup of coffee at the crack of dawn and come back after midnight for another cup with an Irish kick, indulge in a fresh fruit torte or any of the homemade desserts. No matter what time of day you opt to sit for a spell in the brick-walled Berkeley institution, the tables are sure to be dotted with people typing at laptops, thumbing through books, or just shooting the breeze.
A bead emporium with everything from Swarovski crystal to vintage Lucite, plus classes in all levels of beading, wirework, and even metalsmithing.
UC Berkeley’s preeminent museum is a striking modernist structure with a collection of more than 16,000 works of art.
Includes sections on art history, theory, and technique, film, architecture and design, and anything you'd ever want to know about Botero, Boltanski, and the Fauves.