Pacific Standard Tap Room

2055 Center St, Berkeley
(510) 705-1248

Recent Comments

Violeta LaralĆ”

Vibe is okay. The waitress was so in a hurry to serve me that she didn't get to hear I actually wanted a small beer. Beer was good (but overpriced, as I paid for a full one when I wanted half)

Michael Kerr

Good selection of beers

Kevin L.

Steps from the downtown Berkeley BART station, Pacific Standard is such a good spot for a beer after work. The table in the window is lovely in the afternoon sun, but the long shared tables or the bar are also great. Wide beer selection, with an emphasis on Half Moon Bay of course. They also do these mini-pretzels that are pretty amazing. Happy hour deals are solid, and they do sell growlers.

Sam K.

This place is neat! You can make your own flights with their ~$3 a glass baby pints!! Good mix!!

Natalie Vi

It's illegal to add automatic gratuity to cards on file. Unless its a party of 15 and over. They Added an additional tip on my card that was not approved by myself. A tip slip is financial contract between the bank and the customer. What you folks are doing is ILLEGAL!

Jerico O.

Come for the beer, stay for a chat. Love the local vibe of this spot. It's a cozy place where you can pull up to the bar and get a beer from a local brewery. Check what's on tap as they have several on rotation so there's always something new to try, along with your favorites. Communal tables make it easy to meet a new friend, or a rival when there's a game on. Cheers to a good time.

W. T.

This place has become one of our favorite local spots to grab a drink. Good beer (and a few wine options, as well), delicious snacks, super friendly and good service. Can't beat the $4 hot dogs during baseball season, either.

Jennifer A.

The beer here is AWESOME! The selection includes an eclectic list of locally brewed craft beers a large selection of which are, of course, from Half Moon Bay Brewery. After sampling the Saison and an IPA we just had to try the New England style Belching Beaver. Every beer was super tasty. The space is cozy with a bar and long center high top that you can share with the friends you make while enjoying beer and snacks. The service was excellent. The food was all tasty, but super pricey for what we got. The menu had delicious things like pretzel bites, pickle plate, grilled cheese, deviled eggs and charcuterie. We ordered just about everything. It all tasted great. The sad thing is that the pickle plate is $6 for some sad, thin, pickled cucumber and carrots which were included as garnish on all of the other plates. There were only 5 pretzel bites in an order so we ended up with two to serve our group of 6. The grilled cheese was delicious with a yummy salad on the side. If you just want beer, go to here. If you are hungry for food, grab some somewhere else beforehand so you won't be sad when you get there.

Art O.

I finally had a chance to come here after bookmarking this place for a while now. I met up with a friend before we went out to see a show at the Ivy Room. Luckily she was able to save a spot for us at the bar and we got to try a couple of the beers from their selection. Don't remember the exact name of the beers but they were good and the service was friendly and on point. Definitely will be returning.

Jacob Morgan

Good selection of beer. Half Moon Bay affiliated, but they have lots of good beers from other Bay Area breweries.

Candice G.

What a cute lil spot for some brew! I had no idea this tap room is affiliated with Half Moon Bay Brewing Company. It'd been a few years since i've visited the half moon bay location and they've come a long way, baby. We were headed to a show nearby and only had time for a beer and some snacks but everything was great. I loved the kolsch- 100% would get that again. Also their pretzel knots are rad, good deviled eggs, and a delicious grilled cheese that kind of tastes like it's on Lay's potato chip bread. The place isn't huge but for the size they have an admirable amount of seating and a big, clean restroom... which sounds boring but a clean bathroom in these parts of Berkeley is harder to find than you think.

Zac Woodward

Fantastic beer selection, friendly staff, light food

Adrian Merry

Good selection, nice staff.

Rob Hawks

Great beer selection including styles I almost never see at taprooms, brew pubs, etc, plus they served my all time favorite beer.

Stephanie Y.

I really love this small little beer bar. This is Half Moon Bay's taproom, but they also serve up a ton of other local varieties to enjoy in house or take to go. You can even purchase a growler and fill it up! There's the bar, a super long communal table and a nice corner booth. I spied some board games in the corner and they have some screens for movie watching, or I'd imagine game watching. I was here many moons ago at a Yelp event and really enjoyed it, but it took me this long to come back (a few times) and give my review; I'm sorry Pacific Standard Tap Room! Their brews are so great! You can do pint sized, but you can also do half pints and tasters to make your own flight option. They easily have 20 different brews on draft, it's so awesome. I'm totally crushing on Half Moon Bay's 'In The Fog' beer (or something along those lines). So crisp, so refreshing. They have food! The pretzels and beer cheese all day, everyday! SO DANG GOOD. I wasn't a fan of the chips and salsa; it was pretty pedestrian. They should work on it, especially since their food menu is so limited. I look forward to trying their grilled cheese next time! Great beer, great atmosphere, great staff, would love to see more food options (and better chips and salsa)!

Justin S.

For dinner, instead of eating a solid meal like some sort of normal person, I opted for this venue and its beverages. I had three beverages totaling $21 pre-tax. The first beverage I sampled, a farmhouse lager, possessed a hint of bitterness on the nose and no lingering aftertaste. My second beverage, a Kolsch (collaboration w/BABG), seemed more bitter than a standard Kolsch, almost like a kolsch/IPA fusion. It proved more bitter than my palate would like, but seemed crisp and refreshing nonetheless. My third and last beverage, the Craftsman Heavenly Hefe, had a strong banana flavor on nose. While the banana flavor faded a bit on the body, only the aftertaste seemed devoid of fruit. I would prefer a more nuanced banana flavor. Ultimately, I enjoyed the venue's variety of beers. While some I tried did not match my palate, I found nothing objectively offending. The beers seemed in line with their price points and the staff seemed friendly.

Venkatraman R.

Nice collection of local and some regional beers. Most of their beers come from the half moon bay brewing company. My personal favorite was their Lost in the Fog, Milkshake IPA. They also have some wine and ciders along with small bites which you can grab to eat. Very friendly staff. You can also buy bottles and growlers from them. They would do well to expand their beer menu to more local beers. They are not the biggest of places, but dont think you can hold that against a tap room.

Frank L.

This is my newest find in the East Bay for beer. Very pleased it's there - as it's easy to find (just outside the Downtown Berkeley BART station) and has good beer selections on the menu. I was a tad disappointed my first time there since the charcuterie plate was unavailable because, apparently, the head chef wasn't there to do the ordering. Sorta odd that no one else could do the ordering but whatever. I'll be back to sample more beer and see if that platter is back in circulation.

Kelly C.

Perfect place for a beer lover! Tried this place out during restaurant week and ordered a beer flight with the pretzels. Loved the variety of beers. The pretzels were also better than expected; they were so soft and served warm with mustard and a cheese sauce on the side. Would highly recommend

Keith B.

This is a really great beer house in Berkeley. I've been once before. The look and style of the place is really cool, and the beers are great. It is super convenient from the Bart station and the central downtown area.

Pacific Standard Tap Room

2055 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704