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.
Just a stone's throw from UC Berkeley, the local talent checks itself out at this upstairs-downstairs-and-outdoors pub, washing down wood-fired pizza, focaccia sandwiches, and salads with the outpourings of 30 taps, including twelve house brews. A crackling open fire on the patio out back perfumes the air for a city block, helping make this a first-date fave.
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.; Fri. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sat. 12 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sun. 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Payment Type: MasterCard, Visa, cash, ATM/Debit
Attire: Casual attire
Entertainment: Live Jazz, DJ's & Outdoor Cinema