The Starry Plough Pub

3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
(510) 977-5819

Recent Reviews

Ali Kurtz

Ok quality bar food. Fish and chips very bland like seasoning the batter would go a long way. Garlic fries hit or miss depending who’s in the kitchen. Wings are ok. Good atmosphere on Weds poetry slam.

Diana Moreno

Good beer, good place. However food options are not enough.

Ricardo Claros

Not the place for wine, but if you are looking for a fun time and a great place for an open mic, this is your place

Mike M

Place has good vibes and great selection of drinks

Stephanie Robinson

This place was excellent before COVID. Now the hours and days they are open awful. Every time my husband and I try to come here it’s closed or the food isn’t as good as it once was. Very disappointed.

Mustafa Mustafa

This place is perfect if you ask me. Classic Irish pub. Really feels apart of the community. Came on Balkan night and the music and people were 10/10. Thanks to Shaheen the owner for showing me a wonderful night here.

Joe Riley

Still a great local Irish tradition. Still partially closed to limit crowds on the weekend. Hoping Thursday funk night will be back soon!


I love the Starry Plough! What a great place! I came on a Monday for Irish Ceili dancing. Lessons begin at 7pm with easy to follow guidance for dancers of any experience level. Everyone is friendly, and supportive. I had so much fun! Best night out I’ve had in a long time. Highly recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️?

AJ Schaerer

Oldie but goodie—so glad they reopened! Best funk night in town!

Jade Li

Great local pub with lively community spirit! I stumbled into the Monday Irish dance class, and it was just awesome happiness all around :) I felt so lucky that my Airbnb was just minutes away and I decided to stop by. I was told later that its Tu Night Open Mike was also a well-known community activity.

Luisa M.

The best place to get a hamburger and beer. I love Sundays; they play live Irish music, stop by and say hi to my BFF Rose. This place is very close to my heart; I practically grew up in this place.

Logan H.

Got the fish and garlic chips. Tried the fries years ago and thought they were incredible and they still hold up.

Robert W.

I love open mic. This was definitely one of the coolest I've ever seen. The sound guy did a great job. Not easy. I would definitely recommend if this is your thing. Play here. Come watch these talented people.

Crazy B.

Great mf food hella flavor fresh cooked, coolest bartenders in the world and they give ppl a mic on tuesday nights to spit your issue. Open mic tuesday night is turnt up hella local artists

Jade L.

I had a great time even as a one-time visitor! Very cozy, wholesome, not loud. It happened to be Monday dance night, so I really enjoyed the merry tunes of Irish folk music while soaking in the happy vibes from the dancing class.

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