They are owned by the owners of Cato’s, but when we first listed them, they proudly had no website. Their pleasant bartender told us, “I don’t think we do. If you don’t find one, then we don’t.” Now they have put up a site with upcoming events and details, but the place still feels like a hidden neighborhood find.
Extras: Ben and Nick’s is within one measly block from the station! Only Jupiter (in Berkeley) and Rosamunde (at 24th in SF) are closer to a BART exit. It’s also easy to stroll north about four blocks to Barclay’s for many more excellent taps and a different casual pub menu, making Rockridge an excellent two stop craft beer barhopping destination.
5612 College Avenue, Oakland • (510) 923-0327
Walking from BART: Go south (very slightly downhill) on College Avenue past Keith Avenue. Ben and Nick’s is within the first block, on your left.
Official Rockridge Station Info