I was here a few weeks ago. Nice airy bar with hardwood floors, which is reminiscent of Big Time in Seattle. Tables on the right, bar on the left. They had about 10 house beers on and a couple guest beers on. Some nice and interesting choices. They also had Supplication on tap. Several hipsters working here, but they were knowledgeable and somewhat helpful. The food was forgettable pub faire, but good enough. Bathrooms were not the cleanest. Parking is a bitch, and I got a parking ticket. My bar tab started at 12:55pm and I received a ticket at 1:58pm. As I was heading out to my car to feed the meter again (at 2:00pm) , the meter maid was pulling away. Assholes.
Been here a few times. Happen to live close by, they just added a new section which doubled the size of the place. Food is good. The beer selection is good. The service was decent. With the new changes to the place, the ambiance is a lot better. Plenty of TVís. Will recommend to my friends. Iím sure Iíll be back!
Visited on a busy Friday night in November 2015. Got a couple of seats at the bar then ploughed our way through a taster flight and had a coupler of samplers added onto the end to try all the beers available. Service was good, prices decent. A nice vibe to the place. Iíd go back.
Had a nice lunch and some flight beers at this place. Flight samples were $2 each (no minimum or maximum). The waiter was also into craft beer and willing to discuss the craft beer scene. I might add that this was right when they opened and he didnít have any other tables so it might be a different story on a Friday night. Solid beers, especially the IPAX IPA and the Stonehenge stout.
Stopped in for lunch on my last day of travel induced batchelorhood. Definitely old school brewpub style, but interesting all the same. Running 8ish of their beers when we were there, all available in 5.5oz tasters if desired. Food was decent, beer was fair to middling, but the staff was pretty good, and I kind of liked the vibe of the place.
To a Big Time regular, this place could not possibly feel more comfortable and home-like. Nice to see what the Big Time is modeled upon. Pretty decent list of taps (their beers only), decent beers, decent food. A decade ago this would have been the bomb. Now, itís been passed up by advances in beer nerd culture, but I still enjoyed my evening there quite a bit.
Visited during Sour Sunday in February 2014.
The place was really crowded but I still liked it. Nice old style interior and a friendly service. They had around 10 of their own beers during my visit.
Would not hesitate to visit this place again if visiting Berkeley in the future.
Located around 10 minutes walk from the BART Station.
Walked here after stopping at Jupiter. We were seated at a booth and were served an interesting sampler of beers. The menu didnít help much as a good number of the beers in the sampler werenít on the menu. They had a couple of cask conditioned versions of their normal beers. They had a pretty decent red ale and good IPA. The Titanium pale ale was probably my favorite though.
The waitress was prompt and courteous and the bill was reasonable. The bartender was nice and asked us our thoughts about the beer, I think he is the brewer. The place was not overly buisy on a saturday afternoon but the patrons were lively and the place was enjoyable.
Update: been back a dozen times since. Always something new on. Also, the sour/barrel fest is awesome. Check it out.
Proper cool place IF youíre in the neighbourhood. Very dive bar feel, but the in house beer is actually very good especially their IPA. Bartender was even wearing a tie but by the end of it he was pissed with the tie off... What a great place, good fun great feel inside the place nice wooden bar.