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Same as it ever was, this Berkeley Irish bar has been around since the days when Ronald Reagan was California governor, and it hasn't changed much — although you can now order a cheeseburger as well as traditional Irish fare like corned beef and cabbage. There are lots of beers on tap, but why not just have a Guinness or a Harp? It's certainly appropriate, and the regulars won't look at you like you're from Mars. Entertainment includes Irish Dance and Ceili Mondays at 9 p.m. (dance instructions start at 7 p.m.); open-mic Tuesdays at 8 p.m.; Berzerkley Poetry Slam on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. with house band Three Blind Mice accompanying; and live music on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. There's a full bar with twenty drafts, and the kitchen serves food until 10 p.m.

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-close, Sun. 4 p.m.-close

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Upcoming Events

  • Soul Party Dance (Soul, Funk, R&B, & Hip-Hop)

    • Fri., Nov. 24, 9 p.m. $10
  • Irish Dance & Céilí (Dance-Participatory)

    • Mondays, 7 p.m. $5 donation
  • Open Mic (Open Mic & Jam Session)

    • Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. no cover
  • Berkeley Poetry Slam (Spoken Word)

    • Wednesdays, 8 p.m. $7
    • 1 going/interested
  • Berkeley Funk Night (Soul, Funk, R&B, & Hip-Hop)

    • Thursdays, 9 p.m. free

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