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Nightlife 101

Berkeley's nightlife scene is expansive and ever-entertaining. While you're out, enjoy a glass of California Syrah, a pint of Berkeley IPA, or a double espresso while frequenting one of the city's many venues.

  • 924 Gilman Street Project

    924 Gilman Street

    Berkeley, CA 94701

    (510) 525-9926

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    Neighborhood North Berkeley

    a.k.a. the "Alternative Music Foundation", is an all-ages, volunteer run, collectively organized music and performance venue. Located in North Berkeley, with shows on Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Albatross Pub

    1822 San Pablo Avenue

    Berkeley, CA 94710

    (510) 843-2473

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    Neighborhood West Berkeley

    Berkeley's oldest pub features an outstanding selection of foreign and domestic beers and spirits. Six dart lanes, live music, art gallery, board games, fireplace and pool tables are available along with Sunday trivia pub quiz. The pub provides a comfortable conversational environment for small and large groups. HOURS: Open Daily Sunday - Tuesday: 6:00 pm - 2:00 am; Wednesday - Saturday, 4:30 pm - 2:00 am

  • Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center

    1317 San Pablo Avenue

    Berkeley, CA 94702

    (510) 525-5054

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    Neighborhood West Berkeley

    Ashkenaz presents live world and roots music six nights a week, with the best dance floor in the Bay Area! All ages, all the time. Daily dance classes. Call or visit our website for performance information.

  • Aurora Theatre

    2081 Addison Street

    Berkeley, CA 94704

    (510) 843-4822

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    Neighborhood Downtown

    In its intimate theatre in Downtown Berkeley, Aurora produces intelligent, relevant & thought-provoking professional theatre. Dining, BART and parking are just a stone's throw from the theatre. Visit our website to buy tickets or learn more.

  • Berkeley Repertory Theatre

    2025 Addison Street

    Berkeley, CA 94704

    (510) 647-2949

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    Neighborhood Downtown

    This Tony Award-winning professional theatre produces seven-plus shows almost year-round it its two-theatre complex in downtown Berkeley. Ambitious. Intelligent. Discounts for groups, seniors, and under 30. Wheelchair accessible.

  • Bobby G's Pizzeria

    2072 University Avenue

    Berkeley, CA 94704

    (510) 665-8866

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    Neighborhood Downtown

    A popular neighborhood hangout, Bobby G's offers artisan pizza, pasta, panini, salads and more. Many organic and vegan options. Great selections of local wines and craft beers. High-definition televisions. Live blues, jazz, and roots music weekly. Certified Green Business. Wheelchair accessible. HOURS: Open Daily until 11:00 pm

  • Cal Performances

    101 Zellerbach Hall #4800

    Berkeley, CA 94720

    (510) 642-9988

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    Neighborhood UC Berkeley campus

    Cal Performances offers audiences the most comprehensive range of high quality, live performances by the world's greatest established and emerging artists in dance, music, and theater. Location on the UC Berkeley campus, it invites all audiences to enjoy the entertaining and engaging experience of the performing arts from all disciplines and cultures in the most friendly and welcoming environment.

  • California Jazz Conservatory

    2087 Addison Street

    Berkeley, CA 94704

    (510) 845-5373

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    Neighborhood Downtown

    Please visit our website for an ongoing list of live music and events at our downtown Berkeley location!

  • Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

    2020 Addison Street

    Berkeley, CA 94704

    (510) 644-2020

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    Neighborhood Downtown

    This award-winning, all-ages venue provides the finest in roots and acoustic music more than 300 nights a year. The Freight offers classes, concerts, and a cafe in our new, green building in the heart of Berkeley's downtown arts district. Visit our website to access our online calendar.

  • Jupiter

    2181 Shattuck Ave.

    Berkeley, CA 94704

    (510) 843-8277

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    Neighborhood Downtown

    This gothic-styled beerhouse resides in one of the oldest buildings in the Downtown. Try the wonderful wood-fired pizzas, paired with a house brew or two. Plus, the two-level summertime beergarden is unmatched! Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner. Wheelchair accessible.

  • La Pena Cultural Center

    3105 Shattuck Avenue

    Berkeley, CA 94705

    (510) 849-2568 ext. 2

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    Neighborhood Ashby Arts District

  • Thalassa Bar & Billiards

    2367 Shattuck Avenue

    Berkeley, CA 94704

    (510) 848-1766

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    Neighborhood Downtown

    "The Best Billiards and Bar" in the East Bay. Thalassa has 23 billiard tables, comfy lounge chairs and large booths for groups. Hone in your pool skills or unwind a little after work. Open everyday of the year. So stop by, say hello, have a drink and see what we have to offer. HOURS: DAILY FROM 12:00 pm-2:00 am, except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day: 6:00 pm-2:00 am

  • The Shotgun Players

    1901 Ashby Avenue

    Berkeley, CA 94703

    (510) 841-6500

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    Neighborhood Ashby Arts District

    The Shotgun Players perform at The Ashby Stage and exist to create fearless, provocative, relevant theatre. Five show season runs March-January, with bold, innovative commissions and other exceptional works. Intimate at 100 seats, and the first 100% solar powered theatre in America.

  • The Starry Plough Pub

    3101 Shattuck Avenue

    Berkeley, CA 94705

    (510) 841-2082

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    Neighborhood South Berkeley

    Full service restaurant, pub and nightclub that has been a staple on the Berkeley scene for over 35 years. With deep roots as an Irish Revolutionary watering hole, the history of protest runs as deep today as it did when we opened three decades ago. Nightly entertainment and events 7 days a week and feature the best acts from the Bay Area and beyond.

  • Triple Rock Brewery

    1920 Shatttuck Ave.

    Berkeley, CA 94704

    (510) 843-2739

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    Neighborhood North Berkeley

    A craft-beer institution in the Bay Area. Triple Rock is also known for its great pub menu including burgers, hand-cut french fries and nachos. Wash it down with a Red Rock Ale, or one of the other 10 great brews.

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