Westbrae Biergarten

1280 Gilman St, Berkeley
(510) 647-9079

Recent Reviews

Jessica W.

Classic neighborhood gem with excellent social distancing game. Not too crowded this Thursday evening - found a couple lounge chairs six feet from others. I absolutely love this place and have been coming here for years for the craft beers on tap. There's food, too, but I've never tried it. Guess I'll have to come back! There's not a better beer garden in the area that I'm aware of. It's huge! Lots of trees make it feel so cozy. There's a kids play area way in the back, but it looked blocked off, which I assume is for COVID purposes. Come out and enjoy it before it gets packed again!

Jenn Undefined

Kid-friendly brewery with reasonable beer selection. Great place to drink beers outdoors and relax. They have a kid's play area with a couple of steering wheels and sidewalk chalk. Good vibes.

Jonathan Manieri

Excellent spot to grab a drink and a bite, very chill atmosphere, conveniently located off the Ohlone Greenway Trail, bike and dog friendly.

Rebekah M.

I love this little gem! It is a great outdoor venue with some great local beer selections in 3 different pint sizes. The food also looks amazing! We just popped in for a beer and there are a variety of seating arrangements based on your mood. We settled into some Adirondack chairs but there were picnic tables and a fire pit as well. When you are thinking of checking out a local brewery don't leave this place off your list!

Jillian P.

Amazing outdoor community space! This is my absolute go-to place to grab a drink and some flying pigs (ie. Bacon-wrapped fried chicken) on a sunny day! It's dog/bike/kid friendly and has excellent local beers on tap (Fieldworks, Trumer Pils, Barebottle, etc). My usual order entails the carnitas salad, flying pigs and some fries to share! Just off the Ohlone trail so you can roll in on bike and not have to worry about parking. Great community space to meet up with friends or make new ones ;)

Moe G.

I come here often, their loaded fries and fieldwork beer are my favorites. there's always parking outside.

Catherine W.

Enjoyed hanging out during happy hour with friends and only consumed a few beers and seasoned fries (delicious!) We had heard of this place as a good option with kids in tow - so there is a small alcove in the Biergarten that little kids can "run around" but there's nothing there except blackboards for scribbling (if kids find the few pieces of chalk) and their imagination. If your kid is a little older them they will likely try to scale the blackboard and peek over the wall (can see a garden). There is a little tiny nook inside this area that a few kids can squeeze into for amusement as well. Seating is first come first served at long picnic tables and some outdoor lounge chairs. Very casual, lively neighborhood ambiance. Would return to try the food truck next time or try lunch.

Harsha G.

A great casual spot where you could have a relaxed meal! This place has it all! -Beer: fabulous selection - Brazilian food: love the croquettes (both chicken and corn), the rice bowls( veggie ones are actually perfect!) and the sandwiches especially with sausages - kid play area. Our 2 year old was happy walking around and didn't particularly use it but the dirt and gravel sure allowed older kids a space to play n chill - dog friendly: oooo our dog and his cousin had a blast!! - excellent service: it's a basic order at counter casual vibe,but the lady who brings your food and cleans up after you if pretty awesome, friendly and with a smile -nostalgia: 10 years ago when I was a student at Berkeley, I would pick up food from the brazilcafe on university(a Tiny shack) so glad they have come this long and still make the same awesome food!! We enjoyed our afternoon spent here and will definitely be back. Our toddler didn't stop munching on the croquettes Parking is a pain and the crowd was a bit too homogeneous! A White man made a racist comment on our dog not understanding his accent... Being the only brown family at that time, and for it happening in Berkeley felt totally awkward

Erik T.

Good options for beer and great poring options , the liter beers are always a good choice . This place is extremely family friendly which was unfortunate for me , when I go to a Biergarten I don't appreciate kids running all over the place , but that's me personally . If you have a family or you don't mind kids all over the place then this is a great place . Again they have a great beer selection

Julian DeAmicis

Enjoyable local place that can become a children's playground at certain times.

Alijah Brady

I celebrated my PhD this evening in this fine place. Well we enjoyed a outstanding evening and the venue was clearly one of the reasons for the strong event. The stuff cooperated in a splendid way, the cooking was very good and my friends were so delighted. We shall absolutely return for more events. Thank you very much.

Matt Reisteter

Small, but efficient beer selection along with great Brasilian inspired food choices. They also sell 1L Steins and wines! Went on a Sunday afternoon and kids were out enjoying the sun. Great experience and offerings!

Darryl Diptee

Amazing food and beer. Super chill atmosphere. Outdoors, so wear a coat of necessary. Firepit and heaters are available as well.

erica pool

Warm sunshine, burbling fountain, parents drinking beer while they’re kids cause mischief. Chicken wrapped in bacon. What more could you want for a low-key afternoon?

Bill Lor

Great place to come and meet people.

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