Jupiter serves their own craft brews plus a good selection of guest ales and beers, mostly from local brewers and 3 ciders from 35 taps including 4 nitros. They serve a pub-style menu featuring wood-fired pizzas. There is a large outdoor beer garden with a wood burning “fire pit” for chilly evenings and often feature live music outside.
This is a great stop before or after performances at the Berkeley Rep Theater, The Marsh or the Berkeley Jazz School.
Extras: They are within walking distance of Triple Rock, the original brewpub by the same founders, Pacific Standard and Bobby G’s.
2181 Shattuck Avenue (at Center Street),
Berkeley • 510-THE-TAPS
Exit the downtown Berkeley BART station via the main exit and cross Shattuck or walk to the far south end of the BART station and exit almost directly in front of Jupiter.
Official Downtown Berkeley Station info
This place is literally 100ft (across the street) from the main Downtown Berkeley BART entrance. The house brews are alright, but the guest brews are what make this place stand out. I’m a hophead and I love that this place usually has 3-4 different IPAs and at least one IIPA.
Jupiter and Triple Rock are both venues for SF BEER WEEK 2009. They are doing two barrel-aged festivals, a sour and another (bet on some whisky barrel effects!)
You can find their events on the main http://sfbeerweek.org/ site, in the East Bay section.