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 student influence from nearby UC Berkeley, particularly on high octane “Monkeyhead” Thursdays.
There are several TVs that will show local sports.
In 2016, they re-modeled and expanded, opening a new spacious room and expanding the kitchen.
Extras: when the weather’s good, go for the rooftop seating. Check their site for special event info, such as the beloved Firkin Fest, and THE Sour Sunday. Another bonus: it’s close to Bobby G’s, Pacific Standard and Jupiter, another beer bar launched by the same founders.
1920 Shattuck Avenue, in Berkeley, California • (510) THE-BREW
Take exit B1. 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
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 Beer Week events on the main http://sfbeerweek.org/ site, in the East Bay section. Wow.