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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
"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
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.
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.
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.