Triple Rock (Berkeley)
Triple Rock is a brew pub about three blocks north of downtown Berkeley BART on Shattuck. Triple Rock lays claim to being one of America’s first brewpubs, (opening just two years after Buffalo Bill’s in Hayward) due to the willingness of the City of Berkeley to permit this new kind of brewery business in 1985. They usually have about ten of their own award-winning beers on tap, casual pub food, and that classic pastime, shuffleboard. You may notice a little student influence from nearby UC Berkeley, particularly on “Monkeyhead” Thursdays.
Extras: when the weather’s good, go for the rooftop seating. Check their site for special event info, such as the beloved Firkin Fest. Another bonus: it’s close to Jupiter, another beer bar launched by the same founders.
1920 Shattuck Avenue, in Berkeley, California • (510) THE-BREW
Walk out of the main Berkeley BART station above the central escalator. Go up Shattuck Avenue (north, or toward the distant hills) for about three and three quarter blocks. Triple Rock is on your left.
Official Downtown Berkeley Station info