Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Barclay's Pub Forced to Leave Rockridge after 25 Years

By Luke Tsai
Tue, May 3, 2016 at 1:50 PM

click to enlarge Barclay's was a popular spot for soccer fans to watch the World Cup in 2014 (via Facebook).
  • Barclay's was a popular spot for soccer fans to watch the World Cup in 2014 (via Facebook).
In today’s Oakland, it’s a tale that is unfortunately becoming all too common: After nearly 25 years in Rockridge, Barclay’s Pub (5940 College Ave.) will be forced to find a new home.

According to Derek Bromstead, the general manager, the building’s owners were unwilling to negotiate a new long-term lease. Bromstead said his understanding is that the incoming operators are relatives of the landlord and that they'll continue to run the business as a bar of some sort.

For Barclay's, the last day of business in the current location will be July 15.

“I personally think the situation is crazy, and I don’t understand it,” Bromstead said. For now, he’s working on trying to find a new spot not too far away — hopefully in time for Barclay’s to celebrate its 25th anniversary in October.

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