1822 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Great bar in Berkeley. The oldest bar in Berkeley. Games, popcorn, no other food served but Popeyes is right across the Street and they're Ok with bringing food in. Spirits and beer served. Cash only but they do have an ATM.
Loved this quaint little place. Perfect place for playing board games while drinking a nice pint! Multiple dart boards and other types of games available as well. Plenty of physical room in this establishment.
Fun trivia and nice environment. Drink selection could be better, and cash-only is a little annoying.
Albatross is... Okay. The service is good but the beer list is meh; there was one craft beer on tap and the rest were domestics... Seriously makes you wonder where (and when) you are.
The history and decor made for a great vibe and Bradley the bartender and steward was pretty f#ing cool.
Had a wonderful time here on a Wednesday night with a full five piece live country music band, darts, strong drinks and endless popcorn. There are a lot of UC Berkeley students in summer session. It was about the most fun you can have on a school night literally.
Trivia night, board games, and popcorn! That's what this place is about for me. I'm not a drinker. If I do drink now'days, I'll have a vodka and soda. Last time I was here for trivia night the bartender was pretty generous the vodka. They do have a good selection of beers- I remember having a few good sours here. My teacher friends and I come here on Sundays for trivia night whenever there's a three-day-weekend because we are teachers and Sunday is a school night unless there is a three-day weekend. So, yes, trivia night is every Sunday night. It's not unreasonably difficult factoids that only high brow snobs get contrary to my sister's assumptions. Good fun
Doorman denied me because he said I was visibly intoxicated. I had had two drinks prior to going to this place and wobbled a bit when stepping towards him to give him my I.D. It was pretty embarrassing and I felt that he was having a power trip.
One of the best bars for steel to darts on the west coast. Not a huge beer selection, but what they have is good.
Had not been there in years and forgot how nice it was!
Very unique and very nice. Lots of beer I've never heard of
I love it here! My favorite part is the trivia nights! There's pool tables and places to play darts. Multiple tables and gathering areas places for large parties of people and theres a great selection of draft beers and well drinks.
Great pub, very cozy. Reminds me of European pubs. Has a fire place, darts, pool, and the best part is the board games you can borrow and play there! You can also buy a bowl of popcorn for $1 and get unlimited refills, great for groups!
I used to hit the Albatross regularly in the late 70s and early 80s. Just went back recently after a long absence. Seems about the same, which was a relief. I like that they only accept cash cuz I like paying in cash. Nice to see they still have live music on occasion, getting more and more rare in the Bay Area.
Great spot to grab a few drinks. Only hiccup was they don't accept ATM or Credit Cards so you have to use a very very slow ATM next to the front door. Worth the hassle though.
Good spot to play some board games or darts. Pool table is lopsided but otherwise a fun pub. They do pub quizzes too.
I can't believe I've never reviewed this spot! I would come every once in a while back in the undergrad days and I had fond memories of this place. People just chilling out and playing board games and generally having a great time. And I'm glad to report that not much has changed in that department. I took a friend from out of town here not too long ago and good times were had. Great selection of beers and a fun atmosphere definitely make this a Berkeley favorite!
Great atmosphere with a local vibe. They often have live music, and usually charge a small cover. My favorite part is the $1 unlimited popcorn
inconspicuous and hidden gem. Once I walked in and saw the age of the place, how clean and fresh it is and the great bartenders I knew it would be "my place". I'm not frequent but every time I enter I think "Why aren't I here more often". Good job guys!
Good beers from allover CA and the world.
1822 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702