From the outside this looks to be a small pizza place, but as you walk in the place extends far back with a great outdoor patio area. They have 15 taps of local breweries. Nice bar and you can get pizza served at the bar, really good pizza had two slices while enjoying my beers. Bartender was really friendly and had a good knowledge of the beers she was serving us. Wasn’t really busy so the cook managed to socialize with customers. Service was great. I would highly recommend this place to my friends!
A bit of a hole, actually. Sticky tables and everything. Great service though, and not crowded in a Saturday night, which served my mood well. Ten taps and a hand pump, featuring local breweries. Pizza available all day. Pretty good good, actually. prices fair. Good grub stop after a rare barrel visit....
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 Fred’s 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 don’t know how many times I’ve gotten into arguments with people over that. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a dumb idea if you’re on a motorcycle doing 70 when the rest of the traffic is doing 40, or even if they’re doing 65, but lane splitting has several important uses. Have you ever gone around someone (and stayed in the same lane) when they’re making a right and they’re 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 don’t have to wait? Perfectly fine. Even the douchebags at the DMV don’t seem to understand this.
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 wasn’t so bad (can’t complain about 5 Moonlight handles). They also had some Drakes and Bear Republic stuff, a few others I don’t 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.
Cool spot in Berkeley. I stopped by for a couple slices of pizza and a beer and can’t imagine a better place for that. Lot’s 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. I’d go back if I get the chance.
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 haven’t drunk much of it. The service treated one of my friends very badly once.
Ratman197 (178) Arvada, Colorado | November 20, 2008| Updated November 11, 2010
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.
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 haven’t eaten here yet but the food smells good and the staff is super friendly and helpful. I’ll be back for the food with beer next time.