United States > California > Berkeley
t0rin0 (1130) Do Not Resuscitate, California | February 10, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited February 9, 2014.
I walked the length of University after hitting the Sour Sunday festival at Jupiter/Triple Rock in order to check out the Torpedo Room. Sadly most things were closed on a Sunday (Torpedo Room, Ledgers, and Albatross Pub (not open until 6)) and Fredís was out of business. So this trip was a little disappointing but this place is pretty cool and worth a stop for a beer or two. Also, either the prices are always good or they are just cheaper on Sundays as I paid $4 for my pint of Drakes 1500 (plus tip). No idea if they serve pizza at the bar but there were a couple of cooks at the front counter taking orders for slices. Of the dozen taps most of them were beers from northern California which was nice to see. They also have a mead on tap from a new local meadery that is just up the way (about a mile and a half) called Mead Kitchen. They had the Simcoe mead on tap which was interesting. The service was very laid back and friendly. Certainly not a fancy bar by any means. Actually they seem like a hippie bicyclist type of place.
I really want the sticker they have on the fridge (among a hundred others) that says "splitting lanes is NOT illegal" or something like that. You donít know how many times Iíve gotten into arguments with people over that. Donít get me wrong, itís a dumb idea if youíre on a motorcycle doing 70 when the rest of the traffic is doing 40, or even if theyíre doing 65, but lane splitting has several important uses. Have you ever gone around someone (and stayed in the same lane) when theyíre making a right and theyíre not courteous enough to move all the way over in the lane? Or what about at a red light and you go around the traffic that is not turning so you donít have to wait? Perfectly fine. Even the douchebags at the DMV donít seem to understand this.
brokensail (755) Orange County, California | January 3, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very similar to the other location I stopped at earlier in Oakland. Order food and drinks at the counters and seat yourself sort of place. The pizza was pretty good and the beer selection wasnít so bad (canít complain about 5 Moonlight handles). They also had some Drakes and Bear Republic stuff, a few others I donít recall. The woman working the bar was very friendly and pleasant, but the three people working the pizza station were really awkward...maybe it was something I did. Whatever, worth a stop.
joeneugs (125) Livermore, California | December 11, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Cool spot in Berkeley. I stopped by for a couple slices of pizza and a beer and canít imagine a better place for that. Lotís of great beer on tap including a bunch of Moonlight stuff. The pizza was good if you like thin crust. I liked the atmosphere. It definitely had a local hangout feel to it, but I felt welcome there even as an outsider. Iíd go back if I get the chance.
Kevinkarpiak (13) Massachusetts | May 30, 2010
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 10/20
This place has always just kinda been "eh" to me. I hate the thin floppy kind of pizza they make, especially when you put too many toppings in it ( which they do). They do have a large beer list, but it all seems so overpriced I havenít drunk much of it. The service treated one of my friends very badly once.
Ratman197 (132) Arvada, Colorado | November 20, 2008| Updated November 11, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Looks like a dive, but is a clean comfortable place to hang out. The service was great. The bartender even bought my first beer when he heard I was from Denver. The beer selection was about 14 beers with all but a couple great beers. The pizza was large and tasty. Really worth checking out if you are in the Bay area.
rayOfBeer (19) El Cerrito, California | May 23, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
From the outside this looks to be a hole in the wall dive, but as you walk in the place extends far back with a great outdoor garden area. There was a great selection on tap, unfortunately 2 of my choices were just blown (Damnation and Death & Taxes). I ended up with Twist of Fate... kind of ironic. I havenít eaten here yet but the food smells good and the staff is super friendly and helpful. Iíll be back for the food with beer next time.
ChillCoat (43) Concord, California | February 4, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
The pizza is great. The beer selection is really nice. Service is great. Iíd highly recommend this place.
Ibrew2or3 (318) Tempe, Arizona | October 17, 2007
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Took the multi block walk from BART passing right by Ledgerís. I donít know how this tiny space could have been a bowling alley. I pictured something much more caverness. They do up pizza right with thin crust seared in a very hot oven for like five minutes before itís done to perfection. It has a crispy crust and fresh tasting toppings. Nice job. They have some 15 to 20 brews on tap with a couple of local offerings (all solid craft beer too). I tried the Moonlight Twist Of Fate, Russian River Little White Lie and Iron Springs Coffee Porter. Friendly staff. Small tube way up in the corner. This is a pretty small place. I probably wouldnít head here at a time I knew it would be busy.
DenverLogan (63) MileHi, Colorado | June 9, 2007
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited April 26, 2007. This place was a bowling alley way back when, and now is a pizza and beer joint. Some good California tap beers present, including RR Damnation, Moonlight Death & Taxes, Drakes blond, Iron Springs Coffee Porter, Farmhouse Pils, Bear Republic brews. Moylans Hopsickle was the cask condition guest beer. Nothing fancy, but you can get a cheap slice of pizza and salad and a tasty hop monster without going broke. Iíd go back when in the neighborhood...itís near the Albatross Pub also.
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