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Contents 3 Welcome 4 Discover Berkeley 6 Accommodations 16 Restaurants 28 Berkeley Local Libations 34 Arts & Culture 40 Things to Do 46 Shopping Districts 58 Outdoor Adventures & Sports 60 Berkeley Marina Corso Pathos

62 Architecture 64 Meetings & Celebrations 68 UC Berkeley 70 Berkeley Travel Information 72 Transportation 73 Visitor & Community Services 74 Maps

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Berkeley Playhouse


BERKELEY WELCOMES YOU! The 2016-17 Official Berkeley Visitors Guide is published by: Visit Berkeley, 2030 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 549-7040, Fax (510) 644-2052 • www.visitberkeley.com

Hello,

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Berkeley is an innovative city with economic vitality, diverse population and unique arts and cultural experiences. We are nationally recognized as a very livable and sustainable city with the number one public university in the country. Our distinctive neighborhood districts are filled with world-class restaurants, great independent shops and galleries, acclaimed theatres, and wonderful parks.

John Pimentel, Account Exec/Special Projects, Hornblower Cruises & Events Lisa Bullwinkel, Owner; Another Bullwinkel Show Tracy Dean, Owner; Design Site Bruce Carleton, General Manager; DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina Michaela Winn, General Manager, Berkeley City Club LaDawn Duvall, Executive Director, Visitor & Parent Services UC Berkeley Matt Terwilliger, Business Development; Cal Alumni Association Dell Dellinger, General Manager, Hotel Durant Chris Koertge, General Manager; Golden Bear Inn / America’s Best Value Inn KP Patel, Owner, Rose Garden Inn

In other words, Berkeley is an amazing place to visit! I encourage you to experience Berkeley’s signature elements and events during your stay with us. And, please stop by the Visit Berkeley Information Center if you need any assistance during your stay (they’re located right across the street from the Berkeley Rep in our Downtown Arts District). As Visit Berkeley suggests, “Come for the Culture, Stay for the Food“ – you’ll be glad you did!

VISIT BERKELEY STAFF

Sincerely,

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Harry LeGrande, Past Chairman; Vice Chancellor Student Affairs, UC Berkeley Greg Mauldin, Vice Chair; General Manager, Hotel Shattuck Plaza Thomas Burcham, Secretary/Treasurer; Worldwide Farmers Barbara Hillman, President & CEO, Visit Berkeley

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Tom Bates, Mayor of Berkeley, CA.

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PRESIDENT’S WELCOME

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Welcome to Berkeley! Today, the world is filled with travel destinations offering something novel, trendy or new. While Berkeley is a place that is constantly evolving, we also offer something that’s harder to pin down: authenticity. Renowned travel guidebook publisher Lonely Planet’s founder, Tony Wheeler, called Berkeley one of the most authentic places on earth. Berkeley visitors will discover a compact city of vibrant neighborhood districts. Each has a fascinating set of places to see, things to do, and an energy all its own. As you discover Berkeley, I hope you will have time to stop by our Visitor Information Center downtown. Here you can speak with our staff for directions, information, and assistance to optimize your time here. To help you plan your trip, our official travel website, VisitBerkeley.com offers hotel and dining reservations and information, tour and shopping tips, and an up-to-date event calendar, so you’ll know what’s going on during your time here. If you’re reading this before your arrival, we look forward to seeing you soon. If you are already in Berkeley, welcome! Very best regards,

Barbara Hillman, President, Visit Berkeley


COME FOR THE CULTURE

Discover Berkeley Set on sparkling San Francisco Bay, Berkeley is a spirited city that will surprise and delight those who still see it as the counter-culture center of the Sixties. Free speech and flower power are forever in the city’s “DNA,” but Berkeley has evolved into a culinary and cultural destination with a “green” soul. Berkeley spans 10.5 square miles of terrain with a population of about 119,000 (2015). San Francisco is just across the bay, and Oakland is next door. The world-famous University of California, known to locals as Cal, was founded here in 1868. Today the campus rises from the heart of the city, with topographical drama, into a forested foothill range.

Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Berkeley offers a cultural and culinary bounty – a regional and national center for theater and the arts, food and culture, and of course, progressive politics with a strong legacy to the Free Speech Movement. Berkeley wonders range from vibrant street art and public galleries, to major venues such as the Downtown Arts District and Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. Aurora Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Central Works, Berkeley Playhouse, the UC Theatre, and the Freight & Salvage present world- class productions applauded by audiences and acclaimed by critics. Berkeley’s cultural scene engages at every turn. Wander through an artists’ collective gallery, go behind the scenes at an artisan’s studio, experience edgy theater or tap your toes to folk rock – there are many ways to connect with Berkeley’s creative side.

Bay Area Book Festival


A culinary wonderland, the food scene in Berkeley is renowned and legendary. Close your eyes, place your finger on the city map, and chances are there’s something fresh, local and organic to taste on the block. Berkeley is passionate about cuisine, and it shows – on the menus of the city’s innovative, influential restaurants, and inside dozens of artisan food stores and stands. With all the cultural and culinary experiences to savor indoors, Berkeley balances that with at least as many ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Walking is woven into the very “sole” of Berkeley; city planners included a network of some 140 public paths throughout the city’s hillside neighborhoods. Hiking and biking trails race along the bay and through the city’s landmark regional parks. Visitors can golf, sail, and walk through verdant botanic gardens. Adventure-seekers will discover opportunities for rock climbing, kayaking, skateboarding and more.

Independent merchants are ever-present in Berkeley’s business districts.That, and the city’s twists and turns of terrain give its neighborhoods room to establish signature personas, moods and mantras. From foodie North Shattuck and stylish Fourth Street, to hip-hop Telegraph, chic Solano and the vibrant Downtown hub, each of Berkeley’s “boroughs” has hyper-local authenticity. Visitors have more places to stay and play than ever before, from “green” hotels and charming boutiques to well-known national brands. Groups will discover a climate of thought leadership that fuels innovation, great ideas and productive meetings. Yes, chances are that you’ll still see more tie-dye per capita in Berkeley, but a closer look reveals a small yet dynamic city that is consummately Californian in setting, international in outlook, and filled with superb theaters, restaurants and shops.

. . . Welcome to Berkeley! . . . UC Botanical Garden

STAY FOR THE FOOD

Chez Panisse


ACCOMMODATIONS

Stay by the Bay Berkeley lodging accommodations offer great value, selection, and style.Whether you prefer an upscale downtown boutique, historic, or eco-friendly “green” hotel, or a well-known chain conveniently located just off the Cal campus, Berkeley has the right property for you, often at “Best in the Bay Area” rates. Berkeley is served by Oakland and San Francisco International Airports, with many hotels close to Berkeley BART transit stations that connect directly with the airports. Book your hotel stay online at VisitBerkeley.com or contact individual lodging establishments for current rates and availability. Rates supplied by the management of each establishment and represent a range from minimum to maximum for that property. These rates were in effect at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice. Visit Berkeley cannot be responsible for changes in rates that may occur. It is advisable to determine current room rates when making reservations. Berkeley’s hotel and motel room rates are subject to 12% transient occupancy tax and 1% tourism assessment.

RATE CODE $ $$ $$$ $$$$

Less than $100/night $100 to $149/night $150 to $199/night $200/night and above

HOTELS Bancroft Hotel 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 (800) 549-1000, www.bancrofthotel.com

The closest hotel to UC Berkeley, the Bancroft is the greenest hotel with 22 guest rooms, bay and campus views, and meeting space, all within a Historic Landmark building. $$$

Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 848-7800, www.berkeleycityclub.com

An elegant Julia Morgan landmark offers 36 hotel rooms and complimentary continental breakfast. Featuring views of the San Francisco Bay and Berkeley Hills. Indoor pool. Fine dining at Julia’s and stunning event venue. One block from UC Berkeley. $$$

DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina 200 Marina Blvd., Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 548-7920, www.berkeleymarina.doubletree.com

Full-service hotel with a 5,000 sq. ft. ballroom and an 8,000 sq. ft. Executive Meeting Center overlooking SF Bay. Offering two pools, two whirlpools, sauna, complimentary Internet, exercise facility, and featuring seasonal events and community fun. “Certified green hotel,” pet friendly. $$$$

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Downtown Berkeley YMCA Hotel 2001 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94703 (510) 848-6800 www.ymca-cba.org/downtown-berkeley/hotel

Located ½ block from Downtown Berkeley BART station. Affordable, comfortable rooms in the heart of Downtown Berkeley with mini-refrigerator, free Wi-Fi, community kitchen; laundry facility; free fitness center and swimming pool access. $

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Berkeley 1175 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702 (510) 548-1700, www.hiexberkeley.com

Centrally located minutes from the Berkeley campus. All rooms include microwaves and fridges, Wi-Fi, and coffee makers. Complimentary breakfast, parking and Internet. $$$-$$$$

Hotel Durant 2600 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 845-8981, www.hoteldurantberkeley.com

For more than 80 years, Hotel Durant has been THE premier destination hotel for UC Berkeley visitors. Fiercely eclectic… Hotel Durant, the Berkeley Experience. $$$-$$$$

Hotel Shattuck Plaza 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 845-7300, www.hotelshattuckplaza.com

Built in 1910, Hotel Shattuck Plaza is a downtown Berkeley landmark. Reflecting California’s architectural heritage and re-designed with a contemporary aesthetic, this historic boutique hotel is the jewel of downtown Berkeley. Adjacent to BART and just 2 blocks from UC Berkeley. $$$$


Hotel Shattuck Plaza

ACCOMMODATIONS

FUN FACT

DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina

The hot tub was invented in Berkeley! Ahhh, yes, by West Berkeley’s Jacuzzi Co., est. 1915.

Nash Hotel Centrally located Downtown Berkeley hotel, convenient to BART and walking distance to UC Berkeley. $$

Located within walking distance to North Berkeley BART and close to UC Berkeley, the Berkeley Inn offers the best amenities for the most value conscious traveler. All rooms have pillow top mattresses, air conditioning, satellite “DirecTV,” free HBO and free Wi-Fi. All rooms have microwave and refrigerator. $

Rose Garden Inn

Berkeley Travelodge

2045 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 841-1163, www.nashhotel.com

2740 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705 (800) 992-9005, www.rosegardeninn.com

Rose Garden Inn is an oasis of tranquility in the heart of Berkeley. Forty elegant guest rooms in five different buildings with modern amenities set amidst beautiful rose-lined paths. Located blocks from UC Berkeley, offering hot buffet breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi, and limited parking. Your stay will be memorable.

The French Hotel 1538 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709 (510) 548-9930, www.french-hotel-berkeley.com

Naturally impressive rooms with all the modern comforts of home, but in the true tradition of European-style hotels. Espresso Bar and Café in lobby. Limited free guest parking, room service, expanded cable with HBO, free local calls and no access fee charged for 800 numbers or phone cards, patios and balconies, tub/shower combination in guest rooms. 24-hour concierge service. $$

INNS & MOTELS America’s Best Value Inn Golden Bear Inn 1620 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702 (510) 525-6770, www.goldenbearinn.com

1820 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703 (510) 843-4262, www.travelodge.com

Located four blocks from UC Berkeley. Free parking. 39” LED TVs, cable & HBO, wireless Internet, in-room coffee. Clean and comfortable rooms at affordable rates. Security locks. Close to downtown Berkeley BART station. $$-$$$$

Downtown Berkeley Inn 2001 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 843-4043, www.DowntownBerkeleyInn.com

The Downtown Berkeley Inn is one of the newest lodging facilities in Berkeley, just two blocks from UC Berkeley and a short walk to BART and public transportation. Featuring contemporary platform beds with TempurPedic-like foam mattresses and 42” Plasma HDTVs. $$

Marina Inn Berkeley 975 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 841-7410

The Marina Inn Berkeley is conveniently located near UC Berkeley, BART, and Amtrak stations. Clean, comfortable and affordable rooms are available with free parking, Wi-Fi, microwaves/refrigerators, electronic locks and TVs with HBO, ESPN and more. $$

Quality Inn 1761 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703 (510) 841-4242, www.qualityinnberkeley.com

Easton Hall

29 remodeled guestrooms including all new room décor, 32” flat screen LCD TV, free hi-speed Internet, free parking, four blocks from UC Berkeley. All rooms include microwave, refrigerator, cable, coffeemaker, full hot complimentary continental breakfast. Special U.C. Berkeley visitor rates. $$-$$$

2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709 (510) 204-0732, http://eastonhall.cdsp.edu

Rodeway Inn

Charming. peaceful guesthouse one block from UC Berkeley campus. Walking distance to shops, restaurants, downtown Berkeley, and BART. Comfortable rooms with en suite baths, guest kitchen, beautiful lodge-style lobby, and free Wi-Fi. $$

Knights Inn Berkeley 1512 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703 (510) 845-7090, www.knightsinnberkeley.com

The Golden Bear Inn provides comfortable accommodations and personalized service in the Bay Area’s most convenient location. Close to UC Berkeley, shopping and restaurants. Mountain Mike’s Pizza restaurant is adjacent to the Golden Bear Inn. $$

Newly remodeled 26-unit property, located on University Ave., blocks from Downtown Berkeley, North Berkeley BART station and Cal campus. Guest rooms are equipped with microwave, refrigerator, coffeemakers, hair dryers, 40” flat screen TV with HBO, Wi-Fi and free guest parking with 24-hour service. $$-$$$

Berkeley Inn

La Quinta Inn Berkeley

1720 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702 (510) 524-8778, www.berkeleyinn.com

The La Quinta Inn is Berkeley’s “best priced, limited service” hotel. Free breakfast and WiFi, heated pool, fitness center, business center and complimentary parking – all inclusive in room rate. On-site guest laundry and same-day dry cleaning available. $$

920 University Avenue, Berkeley, 94710 (510) 849-1121, www.lq.com

1461 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702 (510) 848-3840, www.berkeleyri.com

The Berkeley Rodeway Inn is a completely remodeled charming motel. Offering all of the modern features and amenities that business and leisure travelers expect, the Berkeley Rodeway Inn is located less than 1 mile from the UC Berkeley campus. $$-$$$$

Super 8 1619 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703 (510) 841-3844, www.super8.com

Super 8 is a completely renovated motel, offering all amenities that travelers expect. All rooms include 32” plasma TVs, hi-speed Internet & hardware, in-room coffee, microwave, refrigerator, iron with board, hair dryer, security locks, 24 hour customer service, free parking, continental breakfast. Close to BART and UC Campus. $


FUN FACT

FIVE Restaurant, Hotel Shattuck Plaza

the hotel shattuck plaza, est. 1910, was the longest building in the san francisco bay area when it was built. today, it stands as one of the bay area’s grand hotels and is listed in the national register of historic places.

ACCOMMODATIONS


Rose Garden Inn

Rose Garden Inn

Berkeley City Club

ACCOMMODATIONS DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina

Hotel Durant

Hotel - Event Venue - Social Club - Fine Dining berkeleycityclub.com / 510.848.7800 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley WWW.VISITBERKELEY.COM

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Bancroft Hotel

Bancroft Hotel

Hotel Durant

ACCOMMODATIONS


View of Berkeley from the California Memorial Stadium University Club


Hotel Durant

Hotel Shattuck Plaza

DoubleTree by Hilton, Berkeley Marina

Opening onto outdoor walkways, contemporary-styled rooms have updated private baths, microwaves, fridges, flatscreen cable TVs and free WiFi. 975 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710, 510-841-7410

ACCOMMODATIONS

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RESTAURANTS

Dining Guide Berkeley is a culinary wonderland, with top chefs and restaurants that continue to set the bar for local, sustainable, farm-to-fork dining. The locally sourced inspiration extends to famous farmers’ markets and renowned edible artisans & enterprises that highlight the flavors of the fresh local harvest.

Cuisines from across the globe are well-served in Berkeley. For all their edible diversity, Berkeley’s restaurants share a passion for great taste. With more than 350 restaurants citywide, there’s an amazing array of dining options ranging from casual to candlelit.

LEGEND B breakfast L lunch D dinner WB weekend brunch

Corso

FEATURED BERKELEY RESTAURANTS Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen 2261 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 548-6900, www.angelineskitchen.com L/D Angeline’s brings the flavor and atmosphere of a New Orleans neighborhood restaurant to downtown Berkeley with great music, libations and the classic dishes invented in the Big Easy’s greatest kitchens.

Bay Grille 200 Marina Blvd., Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 548-7920, www.berkeleymarina.doubletree.com B/WB/L/D Enjoy California cuisine served with a side of picturesque marina views at Bay Grille, open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The scenic Bay Lounge is the perfect setting to enjoy a favorite cocktail and a blazing San Francisco Bay sunset.

Café Clem 2020 Kittredge Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 www.cafeclem.com, (510) 280-3881 B/L/D Café Clem offers a Parisian-inspired menu including sandwiches, organic coffee and teas. Catering available.

Corso 1788 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709 www.corsoberkeley.com, (510) 704-8004 D Chef Scott Eastman holds a mirror to the bold simplicity of Italian food. Local produce and meats transformed by old world, time-honored techniques: a local trattoria between downtown and the Gourmet Ghetto. Dinner nightly. WWW.VISITBERKELEY.COM

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Eureka! 2068 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 L/D (510) 809-8282, www.eurekarestaurantgroup.com Eureka! features a collection of America’s best craft beer, small-batch whiskey, regional wine, and locally-sourced ingredients.

French Hotel Café 1538 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709 B (510) 843-8958, www.french-hotel-berkeley.com Ground-floor café with espresso coffee bar and pastries. Outdoor seating available, all in the heart of Berkeley’s famous Gourmet Ghetto.

FIVE Restaurant & Bar 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 225-6055, www.five-berkeley.com B/WB/L/D FIVE is a Modern American restaurant & bar in Downtown Berkeley. The menu features familiar favorites reinvented, served in a stylish setting. Located at the historic Hotel Shattuck Plaza, adjacent to BART, two blocks from UC Berkeley campus.

Freehouse Restaurant 2700 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 647-2300, www.berkeleyfreehouse.com L/D One of Berkeley’s favorite neighborhood hangouts near campus, featuring grass-fed burgers, sandwiches, salads, and seasonal specials. Full bar, 16 local craft beers on draft and more bottled beers. All in 1920s historic building across the street from the UC Berkeley campus.

Gather Restaurant 2200 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 809-0400, www.gatherrestaurant.com L/D/WB Located in downtown Berkeley, Gather serves seasonal fare appealing to vegetarians and omnivores. Dine inside or on our patio for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.


Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen

RESTAURANTS

Zatar

Corso

Rivoli

Rivoli

Bistro Liaison

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Eureka!

RESTAURANTS

Freehouse Restaurant Spenger‘s Fish Grotto

Riva Cucina Henry’s Sports Bar & Gastropub

La Note Restaurant


La Note Restaurant

Henry’s Sports Bar & Gastropub

Gather Restaurant

FUN FACT

RESTAURANTS

The city of Berkeley was the first to codify benefits for domestic partners (1984), ban Styrofoam (1989), and put an initiative on the ballot to fight global warming (2006).

Gaumenkitzel Restaurant, Beer & Wine Bar 2121 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702 (510) 647-5016, www.gaumenkitzel.net L (wknds) / D German cuisine Bay Area style! Best of Germany, gutes draft beer and wunderbar fresh comfort food. Largest German beer selection in the East Bay.

Henry’s Sports Bar & Gastropub 2600 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 809-4132, www.henrysberkeley.com B/L/D Henry’s Gastropub, Hotel Durant’s full-service restaurant, is UC Berkeley’s #1 hot spot before and after CAL sporting events. A classic Pub, Berkeley-style, steps from campus.

Julia’s at the Berkeley City Club

La Note Restaurant

Skates On The Bay

2377 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 843-1535, www.lanoterestaurant.com B/L/D/WB

100 Seawall Drive, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 549-1900, www.skatesonthebay.com L/D/BR

Authentic Provencal-French Bistro in the heart of downtown Berkeley. Traditional breakfast and lunch with rustic-flair in a charming atmosphere. Beautiful patio.

Le Bateau Ivre/The Drunken Boat

Expansive views from the Golden Gate to the Bay Bridge lit up by the City’s skyline. Live lobster tank, raw bar, a full range of seafood and steaks, complemented by our Chef’s seasonal fresh fish preparations. Let Skates On The Bay elevate your occasion.

2629 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 849-1100, www.LeBateauIvre.net B/L/D/WB

Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto

Charming, cozy retreat for personal, business and private events. Old-World atmosphere. Fine French food and internationally inspired daily specials featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients. Live music Wednesday evenings.

Pathos Organic Greek Kitchen

Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704, (510) 280-1547 www.berkeleycityclub.com/restaurant/ L/D

2430 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 981-8339, www.pathosrestaurant.com D

Julia’s is a modern American restaurant influenced by French and Spanish traditions. Inspiration begins with Bay Area ingredients, combined with an atmosphere of refined service, to create a memorable experience.

Pathos Organic Greek Kitchen offers an authentic seasonal menu and full bar. With its mix of modern yet rustic interior and wood burning oven, Pathos is the perfect place to enjoy a traditional Greek experience.

Rivoli Restaurant

Jupiter

1539 Solano Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707 www.rivolirestaurant.com, (510) 526-2542 D

2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 843-8277, www.jupiterbeer.com L/D Locally owned & operated, serving its own handcrafted beers & ales along with wood-fired pizza, Jupiter is a downtown Berkeley destination beerhouse. Lunch favorites include creative salads, sandwiches and pizzas. The dinner menu expands with seasonal plates for patrons to share.

For a generation, Rivoli’s ever-changing menu is composed with a basic love of good food. Our food, service and mid-century decor restore your faith in good works and life. Dinner nightly.

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1919 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 845-7771, www.spengers.com L/D Spenger’s is a classic seafood and grill restaurant. We take great pride in caring for each guest with the very best in service and quality.

Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse 1920 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 843-2739, www.triplerock.com Triple Rock Brewery is America’s oldest original brewpub. Started in 1986 by brothers John and Reid Martin, this classic pub in Berkeley serves up a selection of fresh craft beers made in-house along with great American pub fare.

Zatar Restaurant 1981 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 841-1981, www.zatercatering.com L/D Zatar is a chef/family-owned restaurant and catering company located in the theater arts district of downtown Berkeley, one block from the UC Berkeley campus. Voted “Best Mediterranean Restaurant” two years running (Bay Area A List).


La Mediterranée

RESTAURANTS Bette’s Oceanview Diner

Pappy’s Zut! Tavern

Cheeseboard


Hs Lordships

Tacubaya

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FUN FACT

Revival

in the late 1950s, The latte was invented at Berkeley’s Caffe Mediterraneum, on Telegraph Avenue.

BERKELEY RESTAURANTS BY DISTRICT

BERKELEY MARINA Hana Japan Steak House 235 University Ave., (510) 848-8515

Ippuku

Iyasare

2130 Center St., (510) 665-1969

1830 Fourth St., (510) 845-8100

SOLANO AVE

Revival

Tacubaya

Ajanta

2102 Shattuck Ave., (510) 549-9950

1788 Fourth St., (510) 525-5160

1888 Solano Ave., (510) 526-4373

Sliver Pizzeria

Zut! Tavern

Khana Peena

2132 Center St., (510) 356-4044

1820 Fourth St., (510) 644-0444

ELMWOOD

Alborz

La Mediterrannée

Belli Osteria 2016 Shattuck Ave., (510) 704-1902

Cancun 2134 Allston Way, (510) 549-096

Comal

GOURMET GHETTO

2327 Shattuck Ave., (510) 540-5950

DOWNTOWN

1889 Solano Ave., (510) 528-2519

AKEMI

Venus

Elmwood Cafe

2142 Center St., (510) 848-8877

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Cesar 1515 Shattuck Ave., (510) 883-0222

2900 College Ave., (510) 843-1300

Cheeseboard 1504/ 1512 Shattuck Ave., 510-549-3183

2936 College Ave., (510) 540-7773

Chez Panisse Restaurant & Cafe

The Advocate 2635 Ashby Ave., (510) 370-2200

1517 Shattuck Ave., (510) 548-5525

Trattoria Siciliana

Imperial Tea House

2993 College Ave., (510) 704-1474

1695 Solano Ave., (510) 524-1286

UNIVERSITY AVE/ WEST BERKELEY 900 Grayson 900 Grayson St., (510) 704-9900

Brazil Café 2161 University Ave, (510) 845-8011

Lalime’s 1329 Gilman St., (510) 527-9838

Riva Cucina

1511 Shattuck Ave., (510) 540-8888

800 Heinz Ave., (510) 841-7482

2020 Shattuck Ave., (510) 926-6300

FOURTH STREET

Mission Heirloom 2085 Vine St., (510) 900-1307

TELEGRAPH AVE

CU Sushi

Bette’s Oceanview Diner

Saul’s Restaurant & Deli

Pappy’s

2152 Center St., (510) 704-1814

Cyprus 81 Shattuck Ave., (510) 649-9999

1807 Fourth St., (510) 644-3230

1475 Shattuck Ave., (510) 848-3354

Café Rouge

Tigerlily

1782 Fourth St., (510) 525-1440 WWW.VISITBERKELEY.COM

1513 Shattuck Ave., (510) 540-7900

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2367 Telegraph Ave., (510) 405-1000

Rangoon Super Stars 2826 Telegraph Ave., (510) 647-9744


Artis

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Eureka!

FUN FACT

RESTAURANTS

Berkeley is named after the Irish eighteenth-

century bishop and philosopher, George Berkeley. UC Berkeley’s founders cited a line from one of Berkeley’s poems, “westward the course of empire takes its way,” in a dedication ceremony. Extra credit: Although Berkeley’s name is pronounced “bark-lee,” the city is pronounced “burk-lee.”


Jupiter

Gather Restaurant

Saul’s Restaurant & Deli

Cyprus Restaurant

Bay Grille

FUN FACT

RESTAURANTS

Periodic Table Fun – 16 elements have been discovered in Berkeley, including Berkelium (Bk)! And then there’s californium, seaborgium, lawrencium, astatine, plutonium and more. Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory can claim 16 elements. That’s about 14 percent of the known periodic table that hailS from Berkeley!

Riva Cucina

Riva Cucina


Skates On The Bay

FUN FACT

RESTAURANTS

Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog

served as a guest chef at Alice Waters’ renowned Chez Panisse Restaurant, where he prepared an interesting dish – his shoe. The event was recorded for his documentary, “Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe.” Fortunately, other Chez Panisse dining notables like the Dalai Lama and President Bill Clinton were not present that evening.

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Chez Panisse

RESTAURANTS FUN FACT

The Universit y of California was established in Berkeley in 1868. Ten years later, the town of Berkeley was incorporated in 1878.


Rivoli

RESTAURANTS

BERKELEY FIRSTS: Worker-owned juice bars (The Juice Bar Collective, est. 1976) artisan coffee (Peet’s Coffee & Tea, est. 1966) California “locavore” cuisine (Chez Panisse, est. 1971) COMAL


beer, wine, sake, coffee & tea

Berkeley Local Libations Berkeley’s drinks scene reflects a commitment to craft and quality that is perfectly paired with the city’s renowned restaurant and culinary backdrop.

CRAFT BEER

Trumer Pils Brauerei

Anvil Brewing Company 912 Gilman Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 556-8701, www.anvilbrew.com New, handcrafted, small batch brewery focusing on fresh, crafted styles in both continuously produced beers and interesting seasonal offerings. Est. 2016.

Freehouse Restaurant Local wineries like Donkey & Goat and Urbano Cellars have tasting rooms serving award-winning wines. The Mead Kitchen makes fine, artisanal meads (thanks, honey bees). Flights of small–batch whiskies, NorCal wine and Berkeley craft beer grace the menus of establishments citywide. Berkeley’s celebrated legacy of craft brewing can be traced to the origins of the American brewpub movement. New establishments such as Anvil Brewing Company join legendary Triple Rock and Trumer Pils to make Berkeley a truly brew-worthy destination. Hop between tasting rooms, brewery tours, taprooms, and bars, and you’ve got a Local Libations destination that’s definitely worth the trip! Add a few tastes of Berkeley’s artisan food products along the way for a spirited, only-in-Berkeley culinary adventure.

2700 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 647-2300, www.berkeleyfreehouse.com One of Berkeley’s favorite neighborhood hangouts near campus, featuring grass-fed burgers, sandwiches, salads, pot pies and seasonal specials. Full bar, 16 local craft beers on draft and more bottled beers. All in 1920s historic building across the street from the UC Berkeley campus.

Jupiter 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 843-8277, www.jupiterbeer.com Locally owned and operated, Jupiter serves a large selection of craft beer including regular house beers, seasonals, and a rotating menu of guest brews alongside award-winning wood-fired pizzas, salads, sandwiches and more. Live music.

Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse 1920 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 843-2739, www.triplerock.com Triple Rock Brewery is America’s oldest original brewpub. Started in 1986 by brothers John and Reid Martin, this classic pub in Berkeley serves up a selection of fresh craft beers made in-house along with great American pub fare.

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Eureka!

1404 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 526-1160, www.trumerusa.com For over 10 years, Trumer Brewery has been passionately committed to crafting the perfect pilsner fresh right here in Berkeley. Free brewery tours Mon – Fri, 3:15 p.m. Please call for reservations.

WINE, MEAD AND SAKE Donkey & Goat Winery and Tasting Room 1340 5th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 868-9174, www.donkeyandgoat.com Jared & Tracey Brandt, owners/proprietors at Donkey & Goat Winery, make “natural wines,” a term that covers both the vineyard and the cellar or the natural farming philosophies that drive the practices for sustainable, organic & biodynamic farming extended into the cellar. Wines include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot and many of the lesser-known Rhone varietals. Tasting Room open Fri-Sun, 2 pm – 6 pm.

The Mead Kitchen 2323 B Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 473-2265, www.themeadkitchen.com The Mead Kitchen produces a range of small-batch, handcrafted meads (honeywine) from locally sourced honey blended with fruit, spices, and whole cone hops. Light, dry and refreshingly carbonated, these will change your opinion of mead! Visit our tasting room for some tasty mead. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 1 to 5 pm.

Cheers!

BERKELEY LOCAL LIBATIONS


Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room

FUN FACT

BERKELEY LOCAL LIBATIONS

West Berkeley’s Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center has been voted “Best Dance Floor” more than 10 times by the East Bay Express. Ashkenaz is a Berkeley Historic Landmark.

Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse

Teance Fine Teas

Berkeley Rep Bar


BERKELEY LOCAL LIBATIONS (Continued)

Takara Sake USA Inc. Takara Sake brewery was established in 1982, and is now the largest sake brewery in the U.S. Home of awardwinning Sho Chiku Bai sake. Sake museum holds a rare collection of 19th century sake-making tools and display. Sake tasting flights available ($5 or $10/flight). Tasting room and Museum open daily, 12:00 – 6:00 pm.

COFFEE AND TEA Artis 1717 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 898-1104, artiscoffee.com A visit to Fourth Street’s Artis is a coffee journey from seed to sip. In-store tastings, brew demos, live music and more complement the shop’s coffee artistry.

Urbano Cellars 2323 B Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 647-8393, www.urbanocellars.com Urbano Cellars is a small urban winery located on Fourth Street in Berkeley. We produce food friendly wines that possess character and balance using unique varietals. Our meticulously sourced grapes are handcrafted into award-winning wines right here in Berkeley. Visit our tasting room and try our exceptional wines.

Peet’s Coffee & Tea 2124 Vine Street, Berkeley, CA 94709, (510) 594-2100, www.peets.com/about-us/our-history

Albatross Pub

In 1966, right on the heels of the Free Speech Movement, Alfred Peet began to brew another born-in-Berkeley revolution, this one called craft coffee. Visit the original Peet’s Coffee retail space in Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto, where there’s even a small museum paying homage to Mr. Peet. Sip, inhale, slurp and experience where artisan coffee culture caught on.

1822 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 843-2473, www.albatrosspub.com

Teance Fine Teas

Berkeley’s oldest pub features an outstanding selection of foreign and domestic beers and spirits. Six dart lanes, live music, art, board games, fireplace and pool table are available along with Sunday Trivia Pub Quiz. The pub provides a comfortable, conversational environment for large and small groups.

Experience the world’s greatest artisan teas, expertly curated since 2002. Tea bar and retail shop, featuring over 65 teas and a selection of fine teaware. Educational tea flights served daily.

BARS AND MORE

LOCAL LIBATIONS

2068 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 809-8282, www.eurekarestaurantgroup.com Eureka! features a collection of America’s best craft beer, small-batch whiskey, regional wine, and locallysourced ingredients.

708 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 540-8250, www.takarasake.com

Albatross

Eureka!

1780 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 524-2832, www.teance.com

Peets Coffee & Tea

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room


Fieldwork Takara Sake

Jupiter

BERKELEY LOCAL LIBATIONS


Broc Cellars

LOCAL LIBATIONS

Trumer Pils Trumer Pils

Downtown Berkeley Poetry Walk

FUN FACT

Fieldwork Brewing Company

the

Downtown Berkeley Poetry Walk

on Addison Street has three tons of poems engraved into its sidewalks, featuring works from Shakespeare to Snyder. While you’re there, check in at the Berkeley Visitor Information Center, 2030 Addison Street.


Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room Trumer Pils

FUN FACT

BERKELEY LOCAL LIBATIONS

Punk rock band Green Day

founds its audience in Berkeley, at the seminal punk club 924 Gilman. The club continues to inspire new generations of musicians at the same Gilman Street address in West Berkeley.

LOCAL LIBATIONS NORTH SHATTUCK / BY DISTRICT GOURMET GHETTO

DOWNTOWN FIVE 2086 Allston Way, (510) 225-6055

Gather 2200 Oxford Street, (510) 809-0400

La Botella Republic 2055D Center Street, (510) 529-4447

Revival Bar + Kitchen 2102 Shattuck Avenue, (510) 549-9950

East Bay Spice Company 2134 Oxford Street, (510) 845-4427

Tupper & Reed 2271 Shattuck Avenue, (510) 859-4472

ELMWOOD

Tigerlily Berkeley

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room 2031 Fourth Street, (510) 647-3439

1511 Shattuck Avenue, (510) 540-7900

The Rare Barrel

WEST BERKELEY

Westbrae Biergarten

940 Parker Street, (510) 984-6585

Acme Bar & Co. 2115 San Pablo Avenue, (510) 644-2226

Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar 1603 San Pablo Avenue, (510) 524-2473

Broc Cellars 1300 Fifth Street, (510) 542-9463

1605 San Pablo Avenue, (510) 524-1524

Longbranch Saloon 2512 San Pablo Avenue, (510) 984-0518

Vintage Berkeley 2949 College Avenue, (510) 549-9501

1160 Sixth Street, (510) 898-1203 WWW.VISITBERKELEY.COM

1763 Alcatraz Avenue, (510) 858-7334

Moxy Beer Garden 3136 Sacramento Street, (510) 547-6699

The Starry Plough Pub 3101 Shattuck Avenue, (510) 841-0188

Caffé Mediterraneum

www.BerkeleyMadeLibations.com Berkeley has a celebrated legacy in the local and sustainable food movement, but less known is a long history of craft libations, reaching back to the advent of the American brew pub movement. Today the Berkeley Made Libations guild includes craft producers of wine, beer, mead, sake and spirits. See BerkeleyMadeLibations. com for map and more information on tastings and tours. Printed maps are available at the Berkeley Visitor Information Center.

Henry’s 2600 Durant Avenue, (510) 809-4132

Pappy’s Grill & Sports Bar 2367 Telegraph Avenue, (510) 405-1000

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Hoi Polloi Brewpub

TELEGRAPH AVENUE AREA 2475 Telegraph Avenue, (510) 549-1128

Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Fieldwork Brewing Company

280 Gilman Street, (510) 647-9079

SOUTH BERKELEY

BERKELEY LOCAL LIBATIONS

GUILD Berkeley Made Libations


ARTS & CULTURE

Creative, Skilled, Soulful From art studios to worldclass museums, concerts and theatre, there’s an abundance of ways to connect with Berkeley’s creative scene. The Downtown Arts District is the hub with theatre, music, dance, and the dramatic new location for the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA). Independent artists and galleries cluster all across West Berkeley – many with vibrant open studios where visitors can behold the magic of an artist’s creative process. Visual, performing, culinary, classic and avant-garde – Berkeley is filled with world-class artists, shows and exhibitions acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.

PERFORMING ARTS Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702 (510) 525-5054, www.ashkenaz.com Ashkenaz brings people together with music and dance programs that include African, Balkan, Brazilian, Cajun/ Zydeco, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, Reggae, and American roots from Bluegrass to Swing. Nightly live music, dance and movement classes, and cultural programs for children.

Aurora Theatre Company 2081 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 843-4822, www.auroratheatre.org In its intimate 150-seat theatre in downtown Berkeley, Aurora produces intelligent, relevant and thought-provoking professional theatre. Elegant dining, BART, and discounted parking are all nearby. 2640 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 845-8542 ext. 351, www.berkeleyplayhouse.org Theatre that engages, ignites, and celebrates diverse audiences and a commitment to the development of new family musicals. Community, diversity, inclusion, and empowerment are at the heart of our work.

Berkeley Repertory Theatre 2025 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 647-2949, www.berkeleyrep.org The Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre thrills 200,000 guests annually with entertaining and adventurous shows produced in its three-theatre downtown complex. Visit berkeleyrep.org.

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Central Works Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704, (510) 558-1381 www.centralworks.org Berkeley’s oldest small professional theater company (50 seats), known as The New Play Theater for its affordable world-premiere plays. “Experience epic theater on an intimate scale” (Huffington Post).

California Jazz Conservatory 2087 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 845-5373, http://cjc.edu Founded in 1997, the California Jazz Conservatory (formerly Jazzschool, Inc.) is the only accredited, independent music conservatory devoted to the study and performance of jazz and related styles of music in the U.S. The CJC offers a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies as well as the Jazzschool Community Music School for adults and youth. The Jazzcaffe and CJC Bookstore are open to the public.

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

Berkeley Playhouse

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Berkeley Repertory Theatre

ARTS & CULTURE

2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 644-2020, www.thefreight.org This award-winning venue provides the finest in folk and traditional music. The Freight offers concerts, classes, kids programs and other events in downtown Berkeley. Visit our website for tickets, schedules, and information.

JCC East Bay 1414 Walnut Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709 (510) 848-0237, www.jcceastbay.org JCC East Bay is a warm, welcoming cultural venue offering an annual program of music, performance, lectures, and educational opportunities that celebrate Jewish values. Open to everyone, JCC facilities can be rented for bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, dinners & more.


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

Central Works

BAMPFA

ARTS & CULTURE

The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall

Berkeley Art Center

2036 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 356-4000, www.theuctheatre.org

1275 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709 (510) 644-6893, www.berkeleyartcenter.org

The UC Theatre is the only music venue of its size and kind in the East Bay, a 1,400-capacity, elegant, multi-tiered, all-ages venue with a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound system and theatrical lighting, as well as a full-service restaurant and bar.

Berkeley Art Center serves the diverse and creative citizens of this unique regional area, through the presentation of visual art exhibitions and related programs that are relevant, engaging, and inspiring.

MUSEUMS

2035 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703 (510) 644-4930, www.expressionsgallery.org

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 642-0808, bampfa.org The new BAMPFA is the architectural and cultural centerpiece of downtown Berkeley. Boasting one of the most innovative exhibition programs for art and film in the country, BAMPFA presents up to 20 exhibitions and 450 film screenings each year. For schedule and information visit bampfa.org.

Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles 2982 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703 (510) 843-7290, www.lacismuseum.org As a living legacy of Kaethe Kliot, founder of Lacis, LMLT is a place where the spirit of support, knowledge and encouragement is the guiding mode in the dissemination of knowledge focusing on the textile arts. Its center is an extensive collection of historical lace, textiles and costumes and a related library. Adjacent to the Ashby BART station. Visit our website for exhibition schedules, information and directions. Groups welcome.

Expressions Gallery Arts & Educational Center Expressions Gallery is dedicated to bringing art to the community. It features the work of local and international artists, and offers shows at the main gallery and off-site. We also offer poetry readings and literature. Please visit our website, ExpressionsGallery.org, for more details.

Glassybaby 745 Heinz Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 456-6928, www.glassybaby.com Interactive, family-friendly retail store and studio with live glassblowing. Unique event space with hands-on glassblowing available. Handmade votives in 300+ colors that donate 10% back.

Trax Ceramics Gallery 1812 5th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 540-8729, www.traxgallery.com Surround yourself with objects you love from Trax Ceramics Gallery, located on Fifth Street in West Berkeley. See and buy pots from some of the finest ceramic artists in the U.S. TRAX is open 5 days a week: Wednesday through Sunday, from 12:00 to 5:30 pm.

STUDIOS & GALLERIES

FESTIVALS & EVENTS

ACCI Gallery

Another Bullwinkel Show

1652 Shattuck Avenue , Berkeley, CA 94709 (510) 843-2527, www.accigallery.com

2934 Fulton Street, Berkeley, CA 94705 (510) 334-6523, www.anotherbullwinkelshow.com

ACCI Gallery is a showcase for emerging and established artists to display and sell their artwork, while building community among artists, members and patrons alike.

Visit during one of our fantastic events: Persian New Year, Bay Area Book Festival, Fourth of July, Berkeley Kite Festival, Dia de los Muertos, and Snow Day.

Central Works


California Jazz Conservatory

Shotgun Players Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Cal Performances

ARTS & CULTURE Sawtooth Building

Berkeley Art Center

Aurora

Ashkenaz


Berkeley Rep Roda Theatre

ARTS & CULTURE

Berkeley Playhouse


Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Freight & Salvage Berkeley Artisans

Berkeley Playhouse

ARTS & CULTURE

Ashkenaz


Kala Gallery

ARTS & CULTURE


THINGS TO DO

Tours, Tastes,Great Times Berkeley is a rich, multifaceted destination. Inviting neighborhoods encircle the central, park-like UC Berkeley campus, with independent and distinctive points of view and interest.

We like to say that “everyone’s a little Berkeley.” Whether you visit our scenic parks, our vibrant museums and galleries, our historic theaters, our distinguished university, or our renowned local artisans and shops, we invite you to come and mix flavors, change tempos, and break molds. Go ahead, be bold. Be a little Berkeley.

Berkeley History Center 1931 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 848-0181, www.berkeleyhistoricalsociety.org A program of the Berkeley Historical society, the Berkeley History Center is open and staffed by volunteer docents most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 pm. The History Center is located close to the Berkeley BART station.

Expressions Gallery Arts & Educational Center 2035 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703 (510) 644-4930, www.expressionsgallery.org Expressions Gallery is dedicated to bringing art to the community. It features the work of local and international artists, and offers shows at the main gallery and off-site. We also offer poetry readings and literature. Please visit our website, ExpressionsGallery.org, for more details.

Lawrence Hall of Science 1 Centennial Drive, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 (510) 642-5132, www.lawrencehallofscience.org Visit the Hall to combine an awe-inspiring view of the San Francisco Bay with hands-on indoor and outdoor science exhibits. Kids and families alike can interact with animals, make inventions, climb giant structures, and even view a Planetarium show or a 3D movie.

UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720 (510) 643-2755, botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu The University of California Botanical Garden is a living museum open to the public with over 12,000 different kinds of plants from around the world displayed over 34 acres. WWW.VISITBERKELEY.COM

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Lawrence Hall of Science

CULINARY ADVENTURES Artis 1717 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 898-1104, artiscoffee.com A visit to Fourth Street’s Artis is a coffee journey from seed to sip. In-store tastings, brew demos, live music and more complement the shop’s coffee artistry.

Donkey & Goat Winery and Tasting Room 1340 5th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 868-9174, www.donkeyandgoat.com Jared & Tracey Brandt, owners/proprietors at Donkey & Goat Winery, make “natural wines,” a term that covers both the vineyard and the cellar or the natural farming philosophies that drive the practices for sustainable, organic & biodynamic farming extended into the cellar. Wines include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot and many of the lesser-known Rhone varietals. Tasting Room open Fri-Sun, 2 pm – 6 pm.

Edible Excursions 71 Cuvier Street , San Francisco CA 94112 (415) 806-5970, www.edibleexcursions.net Edible Excursions is an award-winning culinary tour company that offers food lovers intimate culinary strolls through North Berkeley’s iconic Gourmet Ghetto, the birthplace of California cuisine. Regular tours of San Francisco’s famed Ferry Building, Mission District, Japantown and downtown Craft Cocktail bar scene are also available, as well as Oakland’s Temescal and Uptown districts.

Takara Sake USA Inc. 708 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 540-8250, www.takarasake.com Takara Sake brewery was established in 1982, and is now the largest sake brewery in the U.S. Home of


Little Farm, Tilden Park

Edible Excursions

THINGS TO DO

award-winning Sho Chiku Bai sake. Sake museum holds a rare collection of 19th century sake-making tools and display. Sake tasting flights available ($5 or $10/flight). Tasting room and Museum open daily, 12:00 – 6:00 pm.

Teance Fine Teas 1780 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 524-2832, www.teance.com Experience the world’s greatest artisan teas, expertly curated since 2002. Tea bar and retail shop, featuring over 65 teas and a selection of fine teaware. Educational tea flights served daily.

The Mead Kitchen 2323 B Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 473-2265, www.themeadkitchen.com The Mead Kitchen produces a range of small-batch, handcrafted meads (honeywine) from locally sourced honey blended with fruit, spices, and whole cone hops. Light, dry and refreshingly carbonated, these will change your opinion of mead! Visit our tasting room for some tasty mead. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 1 to 5 pm.

Urbano Cellars 2323 B Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 647-8393, www.urbanocellars.com Urbano Cellars is a small urban winery located on Fourth Street in Berkeley. We produce food friendly wines that possess character and balance using unique varietals. Our meticulously sourced grapes are handcrafted into awardwinning wines right here in Berkeley. Visit our tasting room and try our exceptional wines.

TOURS Berkeley Walks 1053 Santa Fe Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94706 (510) 527-5461, www.berkeleywalks.com Berkeley Walks celebrates the things that make Berkeley such a wonderful walking city — diverse architecture,

Donkey & Goat Winery and Tasting Room

Carousel, Tilden Park


Ride to top of Campanile for best-of-bay view

UC Berkeley Campus Tours

THINGS TO DO

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Berkeley’s Pathways

THINGS TO DO

Lawrence Hall of Science

panoramic views, tree-lined neighborhoods, hidden parks and more.

Extranomical Tours

listen in as our professional guides take you on an adventure in San Francisco, to Muir Woods, up to Napa and Sonoma, or down to Monterey and Carmel.

Trumer Pils Brewery

Travel in small groups, experience unique and exciting itineraries to Yosemite, Napa, Sonoma, Muir Woods, SF City and Sausalito, Monterey and Carmel, outlet shopping and more. Tours seven days a week, yearround. Mention discount code BERKELEY at time of booking to receive $10 discount.

For over 10 years, Trumer Brewery has been passionately committed to crafting the perfect pilsner fresh right here in Berkeley. Free brewery tours Mon – Fri, 3:15 p.m. Please call for reservations.

1404 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 526-1160, www.trumerusa.com

Join Tower Tours on luxurious motorcoaches and

(510) 642-5215, visitors.berkeley.edu/tour/ UC Berkeley Visitor Services offers free walking tours of the campus almost every day of the year. Led by expert student guides, a campus tour is ideal for students interested in attending UC Berkeley, tourists, nostalgic alumni, and anyone wishing to learn more about the university. Advance online reservations required.

berkeleyheritage.com The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association’s “41 Berkeley Walking Tours” guide is available for purchase at the Visit Berkeley Information Center.

Berkeley’s Pathways

From chemistry kits to programmable robots, you’ll find engaging gifts and toys here for all ages and interests. Shop the exceptional selection at our Lawrence Hall of Science location (no admission required) or online 24/7.

2151 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 www.gamesofberkeley.com Get lost in a world of board games, toys, gifts and souvenirs at one of California’s oldest and largest game stores. Weekly gaming events for everyone.

Glassybaby

Berkeley Path Wanderers Association www.berkeleypaths.org Berkeley has more than 140 picturesque stairways, ramps and footpaths. The Berkeley and its Pathways Map is available for purchase at the Visit Berkeley Information Center.

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Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 (510) 642-5132, store.lawrencehallofscience.org

Games of Berkeley

Architectural Walking Tours

Glassybaby

Body Time is where creativity meets functionality: a perfumery, apothecary, and premium skin care company that specializes in customizable products for the body and face.

Discovery Corner Toy & Book Store

UC Berkeley Campus Tours

288 Beach Street, San Francisco CA 94133 (415) 345-8687, www.towertours.com

Body Time 1950 Shattuck Avenue, (510) 841-5818 2391 Telegraph Avenue, (510) 649-8800 Berkeley, CA 94704, www.bodytime.com

928 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 (415) 357-0700, www.extranomical.com

Tower Tours

LOCAL MERCHANTS

745 Heinz Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 456-6928, www.glassybaby.com Interactive, family-friendly retail store and studio with live glassblowing. Unique event space with hands-on glassblowing available. Handmade votives in 300+ colors that donate 10% back.

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MERCHANT DISTRICTS & ORGANIZATIONS

Fourth Street

Telegraph Avenue

Berkeley’s Fourth Street is a world-class shopping destination featuring fine dining and unique retailers that offer creative merchandise and contemporary design, special street events and live music on the weekends.

Poets, artists, musicians and urban explorers enjoy the energetic atmosphere of Telegraph Avenue, one of the Bay Area’s oldest and most distinctive streets and commercial districts. The top of Telegraph Avenue is where the UC Berkeley campus and the city of Berkeley fuse to create a fun and inviting energy.

Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 644-3002, www.fourthstreet.com

North Shattuck/ Gourmet Ghetto

Downtown Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94704, www.telegraphberkeley.org

West Berkeley Design Loop – Home Improvement District

Berkeley, CA 94704 www.downtownberkeley.com

Berkeley, CA, 94704 www.gourmetghetto.org

Within a couple blocks of the Downtown Berkeley BART station and next to campus, is a wealth of enticing restaurants, lively pubs and bars, unique shopping, health & fitness, and a world-class theatre, arts, music and entertainment district for you to explore.

The restaurants, boutiques, and galleries along Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street in North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” share an emphasis on quality, artisan-made products and services. Sidewalk cafes, flower stands, bakeries and fine food purveyors lend the area a wonderful European ambience.

West Berkeley has the highest concentration of independent home improvement merchants in the S.F Bay Area. Explore this loop of innovative merchants from Ashby to Gilman. Get in the loop and find unique furniture, books, building materials, lighting, antiques, and custom décor.

Berkeley, CA 94705 www.elmwoodberkeley.com

Solano Avenue

www.buylocalberkeley.org

Discover the historic Elmwood Shopping District and theater – over 80 independently-owned boutiques and restaurants in a friendly, neighborhood environment. Go where Berkeley locals go!

Solano Avenue is a local treasure with the charm of a small town and an unmatched array of restaurants and retail establishments – including professional and personal services.

Elmwood District

Berkeley, CA 94702, www.westberkeleydesignloop.org

Berkeley, CA 94707, www.onsolano.com

Buy Local Berkeley Buy Local Berkeley is the go-to resource for the city’s unique community of local independent businesses and merchants. The organization’s mission is to connect consumers with Berkeley’s amazing, unique “shop local” scene and promote the many benefits of spending at local independents.

THINGS TO DO / SHOPPING Victory Point Cafe, North Shattuck

Peets Coffee, Fourth Street

Sliver, Downtown Berkeley

The Treehouse Green Gifts, Elmwood District

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UC Botanical Garden

THINGS TO DO


NORTH BERKELEY’S GOURMET GHETTO

Gourmet Ghetto The restaurants, boutiques, and galleries along Shattuck Ave. and Vine St. in North Berkeley share an emphasis on high quality, artisan products and services. Sidewalk cafes, flower stands, bakeries and an array of fine food purveyors lend the area an inviting European ambience.

Kitchen on Fire Cooking School

Galleries, Boutiques & Jewelry

The Gourmet Ghetto is known for its high quality jewelers, and artisan shops and galleries. M. Lowe & Co. and Zaver & Mor Jewelry Gallery each offer an eclectic selection of fine jewelry, and handmade Celtic jewelry is found at Celtic Inheritance. On Vine St., Twig and Fig has letterpress cards and gifts, and aPriori Designs offers sustainable artist-produced home décor. Nearby, Earthly Goods, Molly B., Bryn Walker, and the Walk Shop carry distinctive women and men’s clothing and shoes while Eco-friendly children’s clothing and gifts are found at Kid Dynamo. A.C.C.I. Gallery presents the work of California artists and craftspersons in their historic brick building.

Health, Beauty & Wellness Gourmet Dining & Food Shops

An epicurean revolution began in North Berkeley’s in the early 1970’s with opening of the Cheeseboard Collective’s Bakery and Cheese Shop and Alfred Peet’s Coffee Shop, and Alice Waters’ pioneering Chez Panisse. Over the years, the “Gourmet Ghetto” has welcomed a host of eateries committed to freshness and sustainability. Cesar, a lively tapas restaurant and bar, stays open late, while Corso Trattoria brings an authentic Italian bistro experience. The Local Butcher Shop offers local sustainably raised meats, and the Mission Heirloom Cafe offers paleo and gluten-free dishes. Epicurious Garden Food Hall has a collection of gourmet take-out which can be enjoyed in their secluded courtyard. Longstanding neighborhood favorites include French Hotel Café, Poulet, Masse’s Pastries, Gregoire, and Saul’s Delicatessen.

The is home to an array of health and wellness oriented businesses, including the Berkeley Massage and Acupuncture Studio, and YogaKula Healing Arts Center, which offers yoga, massage, and natural beauty treatments. Salons and spas include Vine St. Salon, Peter Thomas Hair Design, and Solemates Nail Spa.

Music, Tours & Special Events

Each day there is music at the Cheeseboard’s Pizzeria, cooking classes at the Kitchen on Fire, and wine tasting at the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop. The weekly Farmers’ Market features all organic produce and locally caught fish. A guided culinary tasting tour is offered with samples and talks with chefs. Annual events include a Valentine’s themed Wine Walk, and the Taste of North Berkeley. Dazzling tree lights and a “Snow Day” festival usher in the holiday season.

Please visit our website for more information about our businesses and events: www.gourmetghetto.org


ELMWOOD

Elmwood District The Elmwood district is considered Berkeley’s local treasure.This 2-block shopping area is Berkeley’s oldest commercial district, and its location close to UC Berkeley and the Claremont hotel make it the perfect destination to find unique gifts and enjoy world-class cuisine and entertainment.

Shopping The Elmwood boasts over 50 independently-owned boutiques – the perfect place to find clothing, jewelry, and gifts for yourself or others. The 14 Karats has been creating unique custom jewelry since 1978, and makes everything they sell using recycled precious metals and conflict-free gems. Bill’s Trading Post and The Gem Gallery have been family-owned since 1939; they specialize in Native American jewelry, Fine jewelry, unique gifts and all jewelry repairs. Collector provides affordable, original art for every taste and budget, with an emphasis on local and regional artists. The Focal Point has provided the finest quality eyewear and optical services to the Bay area for 40 years, and is a destination for innovative eyeglass frame designs. Visit Labels, an award-winning boutique where designer accessories, jewelry, and clothing are sold at a fraction of the retail price. Spacious and inviting, Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore offers an exciting and diverse selection of titles—both comprehensive and contemporary— and is renowned for its skillfully curated fiction, non-fiction, poetry, garden,

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and children’s book sections. Rue Atelier is a charming women’s clothing boutique that offers a well-edited collection of clothing from the brands you are looking for. Your Basic Bird has specialized in raising hand-fed birds, bird grooming and boarding, and providing a full line of pet supplies since 1981; they also find homes for birds, small animals, and cats.

Dining The Elmwood is home to over 30 cafes and restaurants, and its wide range of cuisines reflects the incredible diversity of Berkeley. Ici (ee see) is an artisanal ice cream shop where all ice creams, candies and cookies are handmade in-house using sustainablysourced products. Since 1982, La Mediterranée has been providing an authentic taste of the Mediterranean in the heart of Berkeley, especially the influences of Armenia, Greece, Lebanon and France. Summer Kitchen is Berkeley’s premier to-go foods market and café, using fresh ingredients from local farms, from hand-tossed pizzas, seasonal salads, grilled sandwiches, to desserts.

Fitness and Entertainment The Elmwood offers a variety of fun daytime and evening activities, from taking fitness classes, to enjoying movies and theater or a late-night ice cream cone. The Dailey Method is the premier Bay Area fitness studio; featuring barre, cycling and more, this is the place for rapid results delivered in a community atmosphere. Built in 1914, Rialto Cinemas ® Elmwood has been called Berkeley’s best neighborhood movie theatre; featuring the latest in popular and independent cinema, the theater asks its patrons to believe in the power of film! Please visit our website for more information about our businesses & events: www.shoptheelmwood.com Summer Kitchen

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FOURTH STREET

Fourth Street Stroll, Shop, Dine! Berkeley’s

Anthropologie (750 Hearst Ave.) where you’ll find comfortable and contemporary clothes plus a full line of household items. Margaret O’Leary (1832 Fourth St.) features cutting edge knitwear and MAC (1850 Fourth St.) creates perfection when it comes to the art of color and cosmetic application. Kiehl’s (1848 Fourth St.) and their extensive offerings of body care products suite almost every need while Crate & Barrel (1785 Fourth St.) outlet is here for homedecor. Rejuvenation (1717D. Fourth St.) is centered upon historic lighting, hardware and furniture and the famous Sur La Table (1806 Fourth St.) will satisfy all your cooking needs. Visit Fourth Street Flowers (1792 Fourth St.) and have a botanically inclined chat with Jean Lee, the owner/ operator of this colorful, neighborhood flower stand. No visit is complete without dropping into The Apple Store (1823 Fourth St.) open late for your computing and shopping convenience.

Fourth Street is a world-class shopping destination featuring fine dining and unique retailers that offer creative merchandise and contemporary design, special street events and live music on the weekends.

Stroll Meander the wide sidewalks lined with sycamore trees and soft landscaping. There is plenty to appreciate, whether you are searching for an excellent meal, hand picked shops, unique street festivals, local musicians or just a sunny spot to relax. Marked by low wooden benches and wide brimmed walls for sitting, this is the perfect place to enjoy world-class restaurants and shopping... a wonderful street.

DINE Tacubaya’s (1788 Fourth St.) creative combinations of traditional

Mexican ingredients create a new experience for those who think they have tasted all that Mexican food has to offer. Come to Zut Tavern (1820 Fourth St.) for the best seasonal and local ingredients embracing the spirit of California cuisine. You can’t go wrong at the world famous Bette’s Oceanview Diner (1807A Fourth St.) where you’ll meet the locals enjoying a sit-down breakfast, meal at noon or take-out for two from Bette’s To Go just next door. Iyasare (1830 Fourth St.) is a Japanese restaurant inspired by the Northeastern countryside of small farms and ingredient-driven food. Cafe Rouge (1782 Fourth St.) brings a celebrated oyster bar and full menu of rustic Mediterranean cuisine as well as traditional American meals, focusing on fresh meats and house made charcuterie. Café M (1799 Fourth St.) is a great neighborhood eatery with a homemade style for tasty comfort food. Finish your day with a tranquil tea tasting at Teance (1780 Fourth St.) a premier destination for single origin teas.

SHOP Visit the magical, Castle in the Air (1805 Fourth St.) for artful splendors, items for your writing needs plus a unique set of weekly classes. The Gardener (1836 Fourth St.) offers the ultimate in thoughtfully designed showcases of items that blur the outside world of gardening and patio art with the inside world of imported French soaps, delicate scarves, magnificent furniture, wooden toys and handcrafted jewelry. Just across the street you’ll find the one and only, book lover’s gold mine for home improvement, design, architecture, travel and art at Builders Booksource (1817 Fourth St.). Stained Glass Garden (1800 Fourth St.) was one of the original businesses on Fourth Street 35 years ago featuring hand blown, glass art and workshops for all. Erica Tanov (1827 Fourth St.) offers wardrobe pieces of timeless, honest elegance. Convert (1809B Fourth St.) brings quality clothing, shoes and accessories for men and woman who care about style as much as they care about the earth. Visit Rabat (1825 Fourth St.) for the refined styles of imported, Italian footwear for both men and women. World class shopping is here with

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Fourth Street Shops! Experience the activities, explore the shops and discover the dining delights. Visit our website for a complete list of our 65 stores and restaurants, visit www.FourthStreet.com or call us at 510-644-3002 for more information.

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DOWNTOWN BERKELEY

Meet Me Downtown Within a couple blocks of the Downtown Berkeley BART station and next to campus, is a wealth of enticing restaurants, lively pubs and bars, unique shopping, health & fitness, and a world-class theatre, arts, music and entertainment district for you to explore.

ART & FILM Downtown Berkeley is home to the new Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA), with innovative exhibition programs and an extensive permanent collection spanning numerous cultures and periods. PFA has one of the largest film collections of classic and international film, and features regular screenings in its state-of-art 230 seat theatre. THEATRE & PERFORMING ARTS Enjoy a

special night out with Tony Award winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre at either the Peet’s or Roda Theatre, or the intimate and acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company, or The Marsh a new artist and performance incubator. See an original dance performance by Danse Lumiere, or experience an interdisciplinary art show at the Subterranean Arthouse.

LIVE MUSIC & CONCERTS The newly renovated UC

Theatre, with a 1,400 person capacity, presents a diverse range of national and regional bands and artists, along with a bar and restaurant. Cornerstone, with a capacity of 600, features regional and local bands, as well as food and drink. At the Freight & Salvage, with seating of 490, you will find a rich mix of traditional, roots and folk music; and the California Jazz Conservatory presents a wonderful mix of jazz. Other talented acts perform regularly at Jupiter, Bobby G’s and Sliver Pizzeria.

FOOD & DRINK From the critically acclaimed Gather, Revival and FIVE restaurants to the authentic fare of Comal and Pathos, feast on a growing culinary scene with over 140 restaurants offering farm fresh menus, inventive spirits and WWW.VISITBERKELEY.COM

international cuisine. And enjoy a drink at one of our many cafes, or hip bars and pubs including Tupper & Reed, Botella Republic, East Bay Spice, Jupiter, Spats and many others.

BOOKS & LITERARY ARTS Follow the Berkeley

Poetry Walk’s cast iron sidewalk panels on Addison Street. Then, browse the stacks at our amazing Central Public Library and hear authors read at independent bookstores such as Pegasus, Fantastic Comics and East Wind Books. And in June join us for the nationally acclaimed Bay Area Book Festival that brings thousands to Downtown Berkeley.

MOVIES & ENTERTAINMENT In addition to the

PFA, enjoy 18 movie screens showing independent, foreign, documentary and Hollywood films at United Artists and Landmark Theatres. The Shattuck Cinema Screening Lounge offers the comfort of couches, loveseats and beanbags. Also, shoot pool at DRAW, a new hip billiards hall restaurant and pub, and stay tuned for other entertainment attractions.

CULTURE & INNOVATION In addition to the new

museum, visit the David Brower Center, Berkeley’s greenest building and home to over 30 environmental non-profits and the Hazel Wolf Gallery. Interact with history at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art & Life, or take a class at Berkeley City College or Dharma College. Also, Berkeley is home to several co-working spaces including the Hub, WeWork, NextSpace, Impact Hub, The Batchery, and Sandbox Suites.

FAMILY & FITNESS Take your kids to the highly interactive

Habitot Children’s Museum and Central Public Library, or on Saturdays stock up on flavorful organic produce at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market. Stretch your mind and body at several yoga studios and visit the wonderful facilities of the YMCA.

ACCESS FROM EVERYWHERE Downtown Berkeley is a regional transit hub with BART and AC Transit bus lines connecting to the East Bay and San Francisco. The UC Berkeley Bear Transit travels the campus perimeter. Six parking garages and other street parking provide more than 2,500 parking spaces. And our bicycle-friendly Downtown has free valet bike parking and bike rental at the Bike Station on Shattuck Ave.

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Telegraph Ave

Telegraph Avenue For decades, poets, artists, musicians and urban explorers have enjoyed the energetic atmosphere of one of the Bay Area’s oldest and most distinctive commercial districts. Telegraph Avenue merges the bustling vigor of modern Berkeley with its rich political and social history that dates back to the 1960’s and further. Today, its multilayered character attracts a diverse mix of students, Bay Area locals and out-oftown visitors.

THE VARIETY OF TELEGRAPH is also represented by an impressive collection of international restaurants and mom-and-pop stores nestled in the area. Indulge in fine cuisines that span the continents from Japanese to Thai, Ethiopian, Mediterranean, European and Latin American. Local shops offer personalized service and warm, inviting atmospheres – hallmark characteristics of Berkeley.

TELEGRAPH AVENUE IS HOME TO A WIDE RANGE OF TASTES including historic institu-

THERE ARE MANY HOTELS in Berkeley that offer splendid service. Within one block of the heart of Telegraph Avenue are three distinctive hotels—the Bancroft Hotel, the Beau Sky Hotel and Hotel Durant. All are conveniently located to the heart of the bustling Telegraph shopping area.

tions, independent book stores and music stores, colorful street vendors, body art parlors, vintage clothing stores, smoke, shoe, and hat shops, hair salons, contemporary boutiques, and dozens of restaurants and cafes serving a variety of international cuisine. Every building and block has a story from the architectural masterpieces by Julia Morgan and Bernard Maybeck, to the classic structures – modern and historic – of the UC Berkeley campus.

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can be found among the many niche shops in the area, be it collectibles, gifts, herbs, guitar strings, vinyls, tie-dye shirts, cool clothes, out-of-print books and more discoveries. Telegraph is often home to “Nor*Cal” style street fairs and music festivals. A weekend on Telegraph is an occasion that is not to be missed by anyone from hipsters to families. WWW.VISITBERKELEY.COM

TELEGRAPH’S NORTH END LEADS DIRECTLY TO THE UNIVERSITY of California and

Sproul Plaza, birthplace of the Free Speech Movement. Not far away is People’s Park, deeply rooted in Berkeley’s history and the site of protests and peace marches. Stroll south from campus toward Dwight Way to uncover small, secret, almosthidden courtyards renowned for their ethnic restaurants and distinctive shops. At the intersection of Telegraph Avenue and the campus, Bancroft Avenue offers its own row of retail experiences ranging from urban, casual and team apparel to organic, local and specialty dining venues.

GETTING TO TELEGRAPH is easy via public transportation. For those who drive, parking at the Telegraph Channing Garage is easy, convenient and is free for the first hour. TELEGRAPH IS A PERENNIAL FAVORITE

among Bay Area residents for people watching and creative pursuits. Attentive eyes will notice art in many forms from poster shops to distinctive handcrafts to decorated store windows. Telegraph Avenue is a dynamic, bustling bohemian place, a must-see for anyone exploring the treasures of Berkeley.

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SOLANO AVE

Solano Ave. Solano Avenue is a local treasure with the charm of a small town and an unmatched array of restaurants and retail establishments – including professional and personal services. Where else can you find a larger collection of independently-owned “mom and pop” enterprises? Where else can you find such a dynamic range of services and get so many things done in one area? Where else can you find a more culturally rich group of businesses with owners from all over the map? Nowhere… It’s on Solano. Before you rush-off to the mall, think of Solano first. We may not have the glitz of your local shopping center, but we have the lasting spirit of “small business” and that counts for double.

Thank you for your continuing support of Solano Avenue.

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Indian Rock

FUN FACT

Marin Avenue Circle Bear Fountain

(Berkeley Capital of California) In 1908, the developer John Spring, who

owned properties which stretched from Grizzly Peak to the Bay, began lobbying in Sacramento to promote this idea. The capitol building was planned to be located on a piece of land by Indian Rock. One of the streets around the Marin Circle was named Los Angeles, in an attempt to attract Southern California voters who were not enthusiastic about changing the site. The Circle and its famous Bear-guarded fountain were part of a proposed grand entry. The California Legislature passed the proposal and the Governor signed the bill, but Berkeley was a dry city and liquor lobbyists were successful in convincing the voters to narrowly defeat the bill.


OUTDOOR ADVENTURES & SPORTS

Ready to Play? Fine weather in every season, scenic waterfront, forested foothill terrain, and a sparkling San Francisco Bay setting make Berkeley a fantastic place for outdoor recreation. City and regional parks and greenbelt open space add to the year-round, open-air festival.

Berkeley offers a bounty of opportunities for hiking, biking, golf, and more. Fly a kite at the Berkeley Marina, walk around redwoods at a botanic garden, fling a Frisbee or climb a collection of giant boulders – Berkeley’s got game, and is ready to play! College sports fans will take note of the many options to attend events in Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose and regional venues. Indian Rock

Tilden Park Golf Course

OUTDOOR RECREATION Tilden Park Golf Course 10 Golf Course Drive, Berkeley, CA 94708 (510) 848-7373, tildenparkgc.americangolf.com This 18-hole golf course, multi-tier driving range, banquet facility and full-service bar/grill, set within the rolling hills and forest-lined fairways of Tilden Park, is one of a kind.

Adventure Playground 1600 University Avenue, Berkeley Marina (510) 981-6720, www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ adventureplayground/ Adventure Playground is recognized as a “Top Ten” playground by National Geographic. Climb on the many unusual kid–designed and built forts, boats, and towers. Ride the zip line or hammer, saw and paint.

Aquatic Park 80 Bolivar Way at Bancroft Way (Between Ashby & University Avenues) Aquatic Park provides opportunities for bird watching, boating, hiking trails and biking trails around the lake. A Frisbee Golf Course plays through in the meadows. There is also a fitness exercise course, “Dream Land for Kids,” a playground featuring extensive wooden castles, walkways and other structures, as well as a habitat for avian and aquatic life. Limited parking available on the east side of the park.

Cesar Chavez Park 11 Spinnaker Way, Berkeley Marina Berkeley’s SF Bay-side park with 90 rolling acres and 1.5 miles of paved trails. Wildlife sanctuary, sports fields, paved pathways, picnic areas and wide-open meadowlands for Frisbee and kite flying. Hiking and WWW.VISITBERKELEY.COM

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biking allowed. The Annual International Kite Festival in July is here. Park Hours: 6:00 am-10:00 pm, unless otherwise posted. Paved paths around perimeter and part of interior are wheelchair accessible; other areas are not.

Shorebird Park Nature Center 160 University Avenue, Berkeley Marina (510) 981-6720 The shorebird Park Nature Center is the first municipal straw bale building in the United States. Here you’ll find a 50-gallon salt-water tank, a 30-gallon freshwater tank and displays on marine mammals and birds. The center itself is a display on green building. The Visitors Center provides information on recreation, marine conservation and education.

Codornices Park 1201 Euclid Avenue (Between Eunice St. & Bayview Place) A wide array of play opportunities are available in a beautiful hillside setting: baseball/softball fields, basketball court, tot play area, picnic/BBQ area, (reservation required), hiking trails through glade and groves of magnificent oaks, bay trees and redwood, a vista/overlook, two forks of Codornices Creek and a tunnel underneath Euclid Ave. leading to the Berkeley Rose Garden.

Berkeley Rose Garden 1200 Euclid Avenue, Euclid Ave. & Bayview Place The Berkeley Rose Garden is located across from Codornices Park. A full 3.64 acres of row upon row of fragrant roses. The garden also has a redwood pergola, 4 tennis courts, a picnic area, hiking trails, foot bridges, a semi-circular terraced amphitheatre and an ornamental pool fed by Codornices Creek, which runs through the garden. Pathways are steps,

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURES & SPORTS wheelchairs can access through the Codornices Park Tunnel, but the garden itself contains many step slopes and steps.

Tilden Regional Park Grizzly Peak Boulevard, (510) 562-PARKS www.ebparks.org/parks/tilden Tilden Park, one of East Bay Regional Park District’s 3 oldest parks, offers more than 2,000 acres for outdoor adventure. Activities include an Environmental Center, Merry-Go-Round, Steam Train, Lake Anza and Golf Course. Entrances are off Wildcat Canyon Rd. and Grizzly Peak Blvd.

Lake Anza / Swimming & Fishing (888) 327-2757 Just up the hill from Berkeley, Tilden Park’s Lake Anza

is a favorite getaway. Its sandy beach is open to the sun and sheltered from the wind, with lifeguards posted during the swim season. Wheelchair accessible features include a snack stand, drinking water, ample parking, and trail access. Picnic grounds are located nearby. Swimming season is normally May-Sept and closed for swimming Nov-Mar. There is an entrance fee to the swim area, which has changing rooms and a refreshment stand. Lake Anza is open for fishing throughout the year.

Steam Train Grizzly Peak Blvd. and Lomas Cantadas Rd. (510) 548-6100, www.redwoodvalleyrailway.com The Steam Train offers rides along the scenic ridge on a scaled-down steam train. Parking, drinking water, and restroom facilities are wheelchair accessible. Weather permitting.

Tilden Nature Area & Little Farm (510) 544-2233 Learn all about Tilden’s surprising variety of plants and animals through the nature programs at the Little Farm and the Environmental Education Center (ECC) in Tilden Nature Area, both accessible to disabled persons. Dogs are not permitted in the Tilden Nature Area.

INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS California Golden Bears (800) GO-BEARS (800-462-3277) www.calbears.com Cal Athletics features 27 different sports teams with competitions running from August through May. The Golden Bears are nationally ranked in many sports.


BERKELEY MARINA

Berkeley Marina Berkeley is bounded by two wild sides that serve as natural parentheses to this compact city. Forested, wildlife-rich Tilden Regional Park forms the city’s eastern boundary. To the west are the San Francisco Bay, wetland habitat, wildlife sanctuary, and the Berkeley Marina.

In addition to having some of the most convenient harbor berths to the Golden Gate Bridge and Pacific Ocean beyond, the Berkeley Marina is a recreational hub for walking, biking, fishing, kite flying, picnicking & more. This diversity of activity options shares at least one important element: a very consistent and invigorating Pacific breeze!

Berkeley Marina

Cesar Chavez Park offers a wide range of recreational opportunities at the Berkeley Marina, with spectacular views of three San Francisco Bay bridges, Alcatraz and Angel islands and the sparkling San Francisco city skyline. Shoreline hiking trails (some paved & wheelchair accessible) offer spectacular views and vistas. Restored wetland habitat hosts flocks of seabirds, life, as does the park’s wildlife sanctuary. Off-leash dog play areas, picnic and BBQ areas, and perhaps the best kite flying on the continent are here, too. Berkeley Marina’s 52 acres of water and 1,100 berths can safely accommodate crafts from 16’ to 110,’ protected by an entrance breakwater. The Berkeley Marina Sport Fishing Center is based here, as are the Olympic Circle Sailing School, Cal Sailing Club, and
Cal Adventures.

Shorebird Park, situated along the southern shoreline at the Berkeley Marina, offers the Shorebird Nature Center and Classroom, picnicking sites, playgrounds, and postcard-perfect views.

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Adventure Playground is an only-inBerkeley experience for kids, friends and families. Called one of the country’s best playgrounds by National Geographic, Adventure Playground features a variety of hand-made climbing structures repurposed from scrap lumber and materials, zip line, tool library and work tables.

In addition to the year-round recreational opportunities, the Marina offers several popular annual festivals and events. The Berkeley Bay Festival happens every April. This ecology-themed festival includes environmental education as well as hands-on activities like sailboat rides and dragon boat tours of the Bay. The Marina booms every Fourth of July with Berkeley’s Independence Day festival and fireworks. Later in the month, the Berkeley Kite Festival takes to the sky with spectacular (and less explosive) flying shapes of all sizes. Held at Cesar Chavez Park, the Kite Festival’s proximity to prevailing Golden Gate zephyrs makes the Marina green great for serious kite running. Ample, free public parking is available at the Berkeley Marina, and visitors can also access it via AC Transit’s 51B bus line.


Berkeley Born In Berkeley, there’s a spirit of innovation and ideation that comes with a university town setting. It’s a dynamic place where things are discovered, invented and reinvented. This climate of thought leadership fosters amazing discoveries and “Berkeley Firsts.” Here’s an incomplete list of people and things born in Berkeley: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

The Sierra Club (co-founded by John Muir; UC Berkeley professors Joseph LeConte, J. Henry Senger and Cornelius Beach Bradley, and others, 1892) Vitamin E (co-discovery by UC Berkeley anatomy professor Herbert M. Evans and Dr. Katharine S. Bishop, 1922) Cyclotron (Ernest O. Lawrence designs the first cyclotron, launching the scientific use of particle physics to discover the fundamental structure of matter; major impact on the treatment of diseases, 1931) Flu vaccine (influenza-virus vaccine developed during WWII by Berkeley biochemist Wendell M. Stanley and colleagues, 1940s) Gourmet coffee (Peet’s Coffee & Tea, est. 1966) California ”locavore” cuisine (Chez Panisse, est. 1971) Dog parks (Ohlone Dog Park, 1979) Computer mouse (UC Berkeley, 1963) Berkelium (Bk on periodic table, UC Berkeley, 1949) Hot tubs (The Jacuzzi Co., West Berkeley, 1915) Disability rights (first curb-cut, downtown Berkeley, 1972) Birth of biotech (first biotechnology company, Cetus, founded by Donald Glaser, winner of the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physics, 1971) Wet suits (Hugh Bradner, UC Berkeley, 1952) Listener-supported radio (KPFA, 1949) Free Speech Movement (Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley, 1964) Rebecca Romijn, Andy Samberg, Billy Martin, John Fogerty – also born in Berkeley!


Church of the Good Shepherd, 1878

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Halbrook Hall, Pacific School of Religion, 1925

Architectural treasures bejewel Berkeley, earning the city renown as one of the West’s most well-designed cities. Starting with the University of California campus at its heart and radiating outward with dramatic architectural energy, Berkeley’s buildings – educational, commercial, and residential – stand not only as masterworks of design but portals into the city’s rich historic legacy.

Julia Morgan, Bernard Maybeck, John Galen Howard, James W. Plachek, Henry & Charles Greene, and other masters of architecture chose this city with sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay as their drawing board and their muse.

Berkeley Walks: Revealing Rambles Through America’s Most Intriguing City www.berkeleywalks.com Berkeley Walks celebrates the things that make Berkeley such a wonderful walking city—diverse architecture, panoramic views, tree-lined neighborhoods, historic homes, unusual gardens, secret pathways, hidden parks, vibrant street life, trendsetting restaurants, and intriguing history. Authors Robert Johnson and Janet Byron—longtime city residents and tour guides—designed these 18 walks to showcase the elements that make Berkeley’s neighborhoods such fun to explore.

Berkeley History Center 1931 Center Street Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 848-0181 www.berkeleyhistoricalsociety.org A program of the Berkeley Historical society, the Berkeley History Center is open and staffed by volunteer docents most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 pm. The History Center is located close to the Berkeley BART station.

There are well-researched resources for visitors to engage with Berkeley’s architectural heritage and take selfguided tours that bring more than 150 years of city history to life. Stop by the Berkeley Visitor Information Center at 2030 Addison Street downtown to purchase a copy of Berkeley Walks, 41 Berkeley Walking Tours, or Berkeley and its Pathways Map and “time-travel” through Berkeley! WWW.VISITBERKELEY.COM

Architectural Walking Tours berkeleyheritage.com The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association’s 41 Berkeley Walking Tours guide book is available for purchase at the Visit Berkeley Information Center.

Berkeley’s Pathways Berkeley Path Wanderers Association www.berkeleypaths.org Berkeley has 136 picturesque stairways, ramps and footpaths. The Berkeley and its Pathways Map is available for purchase at the Visit Berkeley Information Center.

Julia Morgan History Room Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704, (510) 387-0300 http://berkeleycityclub.com/new-timeline/ The Julia Morgan History Room is located on the first floor of one of her most splendid architectural designs, the Berkeley City Club. It features detailed information about the life and groundbreaking work of Ms. Morgan. Open to Berkeley City Club and hotel guests, event attendees, and dining patrons of Julia’s at the Berkeley City Club.

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Thorsen House, Greene and Greene, Craftsman, c. 1908

FUN FACT

ARCHITECTURE

California’s first woman licensed to practice architecture

lived and worked in Berkeley. She’s AIA Gold Medalist Julia Morgan. In 1904, Morgan became the first woman licensed to practice architecture in California, and she was hired to design the Berkeley City Club in 1927. Morgan was also one of the first women to study civil engineering at UC Berkeley, and the first woman to attend and complete the program at the Ecoles des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Berkeley City Club, 1929


MEETINGS & CELEBRATIONS

Site Selection Berkeley offers meeting and event venues ranging from grand ballrooms to dramatic theater spaces and private dining rooms in fantastic restaurants. And, there’s the Berkeley bonus. Meetings and conferences gain focus and status from Berkeley’s university-town climate of thought leadership. After all, this is the home of the University of California and the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement. Visit Berkeley can inspire and assist with site selection, dining and tour recommendations, transportation, convention services and more. Please call toll-free, (800) 847-4823 to begin planning your Berkeley event.

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International House

2025 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 647-2900, www.berkeleyrep.org

2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720 (510) 642-0589, ihouse.berkeley.edu/events

A state-of-the-art theater complex, rehearsal space and meeting rooms. We can accommodate groups from 10-600. Visit berkeleyrep.org/rentals for photos and details.

A world-class venue offering full service catering on the UC Berkeley campus for conferences, banquets, performances and more. International House’s mission is to foster intercultural respect and leadership for a more tolerant and peaceful world. For more information visit ihouse.berkeley.edu/events or call (510) 642-0589.

Brazilian Room Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley, CA 94708 (510) 544-3164, www.brazilianroom.org Host your special event at the historic Brazilian Room, located in the Berkeley Hills. Features include beautiful woodwork, vaulted ceiling, and views of Tilden Park.

Glassybaby 745 Heinz Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 456-6928, www.glassybaby.com

Julia Morgan Hall at UC Botanical Garden 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA . (510) 642-3352 http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/rentals/ Timeless elegance and history: the perfect combination for your event in UC Botanical Garden’s meticulously restored Julia Morgan Hall.

Interactive, family-friendly retail store and studio with live glassblowing. Unique event space with hands-on glassblowing available. Handmade votives in 300+ colors that donate 10% back.

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Hornblower Cruises & Events

Our panoramic S. F. Bay view, science exhibits, and personal attention provide an unforgettable venue for your special event—from weddings and bar or bat mitzvahs to professional events and business meetings.

200 Marina Boulevard, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 843-9020, www.hornblower.com Conveniently located in the Berkeley Marina, Hornblower has yachts to accommodate 2 - 2,000 guests. Whether Corporate, Social, Wedding or Association, we will help you plan a world-class experience you and your guests will talk about for years to come.

1 Centennial Drive, UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94720, (510) 642-5132 www.lawrencehallofscience.org

Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto 1919 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 845-7771, www.spengers.com Spenger’s is a classic seafood and grill restaurant. We take great pride in caring for each guest and group with the very best in service and quality.

International House

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Brazilian Room Hotel Shattuck Plaza, Crystal Ballroom

CONVENTION SERVICES UC Berkeley Conference Services 2601 Warring Street, Berkeley, CA 94720 (510) 642-4444, conferenceservices.berkeley.edu Accommodations for groups are available in the University Residence Halls from late May to midAugust. Cafeteria-style meals with extensive food & beverage choices are offered in attractive new and newly-renovated dining facilities. Catering and refreshment services are provided for special functions and meetings. Bed spaces: 6,600.

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HOTEL MEETING & BANQUET FACILITIES

Total (Sq. Ft.)

Largest Room (Sq. Ft.)

Banquet (max.)

Theater (max.)

4,000

4,000

150

200

10,000

250

250

350

15,000

5,100

450

475

3 ,000

120

50

150

3,000

60

60

100

7,506

2,788

200

280

3,500

300

500

n/a

500

500

30

20

Bancroft Hotel 2680 Bancroft Way, 94704 • (510) 549-1000 • www.bancrofthotel.com

Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Ave., 94704 • (510) 848-7800 • www.berkeleycityclub.com

DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina

200 Marina Blvd., 94710 • (510) 548-7920 • www.berkeleymarina.doubletree.com

Easton Hall & Conference Center 2401 Ridge Road, 94709 • (510) 204-0732 • http://eastonhall.cdsp.edu

Hotel Durant 2600 Durant Ave., 94704 • (510) 845-8981 • www.hoteldurantberkeley.com

Hotel Shattuck Plaza 2086 Allston Way, 94704 • (510) 845-7300 • www.hotelshattuckplaza.com

La Quinta Inn & Suites 920 University Ave., 94710 • (510) 849-1121 • www.lq.com

Rose Garden Inn 2740 Telegraph Ave., 94705 • (510) 549-2145 • www.rosegardeninn.com

RESTAURANTS W/ PRIVATE BANQUET FACILITIES Capacity Le Bateau Ivre Restaurant

50

2629 Telegraph Ave., 94704 • (510) 849-1100 • www.lebateauivre.net

Skates On The Bay

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100 Seawall Dr. , 94710 • (510) 549-1900 • www.skatesonthebay.com

Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto

150

1919 Fourth St., 94710 • (510) 845-7777 • www.spengers.com

Zatar Restaurant 32 1981 Shattuck Ave., 94704 • (510) 841-1981 • www.zatarcatering.com

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MEETINGS, BANQUETS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Total (Sq. Ft.)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre

varies

Largest Room (Sq. Ft.)

Banquet (max.)

Theater (max.)

varies

n/a

600

1,728

1,728

150

180

8,500

3,588

60

100

1,500

336

150

36

2025 Addison St., 94704 • (510) 647-2949 • www.berkeleyrep.org

Brazilian Room Tilden Regional Park • (510) 544-3164 • www.brazilianroom.org

Ed Roberts Campus 3075 Adeline Way, 94703 • (510) 225-6300 • www.edrobertscampus.org

Expressions Gallery 2035 Ashby Ave., 94703 • (510) 644-4930 • www.expressionsgallery.org

Glassybaby

2,000 2,000 200 200

745 Heinz Ave., 94710 • (510) 725-4832 • www.glassybaby.com

Hornblower Cruises & Events

250

200

200

250

6,000

3,100

240

380

1,440

250

150

200

1,650

-

80

82

56,000

3,400

150

275

2,500

150

300

500

2,000

100

103

200 Marina Blvd., 94710 • (510) 843-9020 • www.hornblower.com

International House 2299 Piedmont Ave., 94720 • (510) 642-0589 • ihouse.berkeley.edu

JCC East Bay 1414 Walnut St., 94709 • (510) 848-0237 • www.jcceastbay.org

Julia Morgan Hall at UC Botanical Garden 200 Centennial Dr., 94720 • (510) 643-2755 • botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu

Lawrence Hall of Science

1 Centennial Dr., UC Berkeley • (510) 642-5132 • www.lawrencehallofscience.org

Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto

10,000

1919 Fourth St., 94710 • (510) 845-7777 • www.spengers.com

UC Berkeley Conference Services

6,639

-

2601 Warring St., 94720 • (510) 642-4444 • conferenceservices.berkeley.edu

UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

1,696

-

200 Centennial Dr., 94720 • (510) 643-2755 • www.botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu

DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina


UC BERKELEY

World-Class Center for Inspiratio The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) is one of the world’s leading educational and intellectual centers. It is renowned for the distinction of its faculty and students, and sets a climate of “thought leadership” that makes Berkeley a place filled with great ideas.

History On a clear May morning in 1866, the trustees of the College of California gathered on a hillside overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Below them was the rough-and-tumble port settlement of Ocean View; surrounding them were 200,000 acres of clear land that would someday become the University of California. “Westward the course of the empire takes its way,” recited one trustee thoughtfully, recalling a poem by bishop George Berkeley. Moved by the moment, the trustees agreed to name their town- to-be after the good bishop. And so Berkeley was, from the beginning, a college town, with all the amenities, innovation, curiosity and exploration that influence a great place of learning. Campus UC Berkeley is the original campus

The Cal campus also serves as Berkeley’s unofficial “central park,” with historic architecture and wide, landscape-lined walking paths that cross campus to connect downtown Berkeley with the neighboring Telegraph Avenue and North Shattuck districts.

of the University of California system. UC Berkeley is one of the world’s great centers of learning. The campus is an urban oasis that preserves much of the tranquil beauty of California’s early years.

The Koret Visitor Center at UC Berkeley* California Memorial Stadium 210 Stadium Rim Way, Berkeley, CA 94720 (510) 642-5215, visitors.berkeley.edu *opening mid-2016 The Koret Visitor Center at UC Berkeley is expected to open mid-2016 at California Memorial Stadium. The Koret Visitor Center will open weekdays 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, excluding holidays and special events. (Until that time, the UC Berkeley Visitor Center will continue to operate at 101 Sproul Hall.) UC Berkeley Visitor Services offers free walking tours of the campus almost every day of the year. Led by Cal student guides, a campus tour is ideal for students interested

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UC BERKELEY

in attending UC Berkeley, tourists, nostalgic alumni, and anyone wishing to learn more about the university. Advance online reservations required; group tours are available by special arrangement.

Sather Tower (1914). Sather Tower, known to most as the Campanile, is perhaps UC Berkeley’s most famous symbol. Visible for miles, it stands 307 feet tall and is the third tallest bell and clock tower in the world. An elevator ride to the observation platform at the 200-foot level provides visitors with a spectacular view of the entire Bay Area and of the campus. Sather Tower, named after campus benefactor Jane Sather, was modeled after the tower that stands in the Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy. The Campanile houses a 61-bell carillon. There are 38 stairs from the top of the elevator up to the observation platform. The observation platform of this historical landmark is not wheelchair accessible.

Hearst Greek Theatre (1903) is a 6,500-seat amphitheater set into the Berkeley hills. The first campus structure designed by campus architect John Galen Howard, the theater was a gift from the late newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. Berkeley’s Greek Theatre uses the ancient amphitheatre at Epidaurus, Greece, as a model, but also includes Roman elements.

California Memorial Stadium (1923) is the home of the California Golden Bears football team. Designed by John Galen Howard, Memorial Stadium is dedicated to students who lost their lives in World War I. Since it opened in the fall of 1923, Memorial Stadium has generated scores of unforgettable memories for generations of Golden Bears.


UC Berkeley Campus

on & Ideas Sproul Plaza is the bustling hub of campus, where students meet, musicians perform, and political, religious, and social activists expound, especially at noon during the academic year. At the center of Sproul Plaza is Ludwig’s Fountain, named after a favorite dog that spent most of his waking hours in and around the fountain in the 1960s. Sather Gate (1910) is a famous Berkeley landmark. Until World War II it was the south entrance to campus. It was a gift from Jane Sather in 1913 to immortalize her late

Sather Gate Zellerbach Hall

husband Peder Sather, a trustee of the College of California, forerunner of the University.

Zellerbach Hall (1968) is a 2,000-seat concert hall and theater that hosts the world’s best in music and dance, as well as major campus events. The adjoining 500-seat Zellerbach Playhouse is the site of dramatic art, dance and other presentations of the Center for Theater Arts. Zellerbach Hall is the home venue for Cal Performances, the UC Berkeley-based organization considered one of the most influential performing arts presenters in the world.

UC BERKELEY Haas Pavilion (1999) is named for benefactor Walter Haas. It seats 12,000 and contains several large venues for athletic and special events. It replaced Harmon Gymnasium (1933), the site of many exciting basketball games as well as volleyball and gymnastics. Harmon’s original façade is preserved and on display inside Haas Pavilion. The adjacent Spieker Aquatic Complex hosts swimming and water polo events, and is home to many nationally-ranked and Olympic athletes.

California Memorial Stadium


TRAVEL INFORMATION

Berkeley Travel Information If you require any assistance while planning your visit, or just have a general question, please feel free to stop by or call the Visit Berkeley Information Center – we’re locals, and eager to share our knowledge of the city with you!

Hi

Lo

Jan 58 Feb 62 Mar 64 Apr 67 May 70 June 73 July 74 Aug 74 Sep 75 Oct 73 Nov 65 Dec 69

Rainfall”(ave.)

42 44 46 47 49 52 53 54 53 51 47 43

4.9 5.2 3.9 1.7 0.9 0.7 0 0 0.2 1.4 3.3 5.0

TIME ZONE

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER

Pacific Standard Time (GMT minus 8 hours). Daylight Savings Time (GMT m ­­ inus 7 hours) runs March through late October/early November.

Visit Berkeley 2030 Addison Street, #102 Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 549-7040 / (800) 847-4823 www.visitberkeley.com

DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE For local numbers, dial 411

RULES AND REGULATIONS Sales Tax: 9.5% Liquor Laws: Legal drinking age in California is 21. Picture identification may be requested at any time. Bars are open until 2 am. Liquor stores are open seven days a week. California State Law prohibits the sale of alcohol beverages from 2 am to 6 am. Previously opened bottles of alcohol must be carried in the vehicle’s trunk. Smoking Laws: You must be 18 to purchase tobacco products. Smoking is prohibited on public transportation and in public buildings, including bars and restaurants. Smoking is prohibited within 25 feet of doorways and windows of any building open to the public, park and recreation areas, service lines and waiting areas such as ATMs, bus stops and taxi stands.

DRIVING REGULATIONS

For Toll-Free numbers, dial 1 + (800) + 555-1212

Drinking and Driving: It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle in California with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher. If you are suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, you must submit to a chemical test to determine your blood alcohol content.

POPULATION

TOLL FREE CALLS

Berkeley 118,853 Alameda County 1,610,921 California 38,802,500

Not all 800, 877, and 888 numbers work from outside the United States.

Helmets: Helmets are required for bicyclists under 18 years old and all motorcyclists.

Source: United States 2014 Census estimate; census.gov

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

CLIMATE

For police, fire or medical assistance, dial 911 toll free from any public telephone.

The Visitor Information Center is open Mon.-Fri., 9:00 am5:00 pm (closed Sat/Sun and holidays).

Berkeley is a four-season destination with a Mediterranean-like climate where extreme temperatures or inclement weather are extremely rare. The following data can be used as a general guide:

For long distance, dial 1 + area code + 555-1212

For Non-Emergencies in Berkeley call: Police Dept. (510) 981-5900 Fire Dept. (510) 981-3473

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Required Documents: You must carry a valid driver’s license from your home state or country. The minimum age for drivers is 16 with training, 18 without. Seat Belts/Restraints: All passengers must wear seatbelts. Children under 8 years old or standing less than 57” must be in an appropriate safety seat. Right on Red: Drivers may turn right at a red light after making a full stop, unless signs indicate otherwise.

TRAVEL INFORMATION


BART Oakland Airport Shuttle

FUN FACT

TRAVEL INFORMATION Launched in 2015, the BART Oakland Airport Connection offers a one-ticket transfer from OAK to the three Berkeley BART stations. The Downtown Berkeley BART station is one of the busiest in the BART system.

Road Conditions: Call the California Department of

White Curb: Passenger loading zones. Unless signs are

Transportation for 24-hour roads information at (800) 427-7623. For local and regional traffic information, dial “511” or visit www.511.org.

posted, drivers of the vehicle must remain in the car for only 3 minutes to drop off or pick up passengers. Drivers cannot leave their vehicles. Regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week, unless posted otherwise.

Vehicular Accidents: You must report an accident to the Department of Motor Vehicles if anyone is injured or killed, or if more than $750 in damage is incurred. Cell Phones: It is illegal in California to drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone unless that telephone is specifically designed and configured to allow hands-free listening and talking, and is used in that manner while driving. It is also illegal to use write, send, or read text-based communication on an electronic wireless communication device, such as a cell phone, while driving a motor vehicle.

Blue Curb: Designated for vehicles displaying valid Disabled placards or Disabled Person license plates from any state. Regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Fines for vehicles parking at a disabled parking place without a placard are set by the State of California, and begin at $275.

ROAD & TRAFFIC CONDITIONS

Electricity: U.S. electrical current is 110 volts. Required Documents: Contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for visa, passport, and health requirements.

Travel Insurance: There is no compulsory or government plan in the U.S. Travelers are advised to purchase travel and health insurance in case of emergency.

sister cities Sakai, Japan (est. 1966)

Dial 511, or see 511.org for local/regional traffic information.

Berkeley’s oldest sister city contact was established with Sakai, Japan on March 15, 1966. The most visible reminder of Berkeley’s sister-city relationship is the giant sundial at the foot of the Berkeley Pier, donated by Sakai in 1974. The two cities have an active student exchange program in which high school and college students spend a month visiting families in the sister city.

international visitors

Gao, Mali (est. 1985)

and unloading merchandise or materials. Regulations are enforced Mon-Sat from 7 am-6 pm, unless posted otherwise. Some metered parking spaces can be yellow zones during certain hours.

Customs: You must complete customs and immigration

Jena, Germany (est. 1989)

Currency: For currency conversion, please contact:

bicycle storage

Red Curb: Designated “no stopping, standing or parking” under any circumstances. Regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Currency Exchange International (CEI) 2301 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 704-1900, www.berkeleycurrencyexchange.com

Green Curb: Short term, restricted or limited time parking. Zones are marked with signs indicating 5 minutes to two hours limited parking. Regulations are enforced Mon-Sat from 9 am to 6 pm, unless posted otherwise.

(Inside Mechanics Bank) Full service currency exchange office able to buy and sell banknotes and traveler’s checks from over 90 countries. Many currencies carried in stock, great rates and low fees.

Berkeley Bike Station 2208 Shattuck Avenue (510) 548-7433 www.bartbikestation.com

PARKING REGULATIONS Colored Curb Markings: Painted curbs mean that parking is controlled.

Yellow Curb: Reserved for commercial use for loading

(800) 427-7623 (California Dept. of Transportation)

formalities at the first point of arrival in the United States.

Free valet parking, 24 hour self-service parking, rentals, repairs and sales, classes and events. Please visit the website for rules & regulations.


TRANSPORTATION

Bay Area Transit Hub Berkeley’s central location in the San Francisco Bay Area makes it a popular and convenient regional transportation hub. Three international airports – Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose – offer Berkeley travelers a choice of gateways. With three BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) stations and a multitude of ground transportation options, Berkeley will get you there, on time and in style.

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) (510) 465-2278, www.bart.gov BART operates three underground train stations in Berkeley: Downtown Berkeley, North Berkeley, and Ashby stations, providing transportation to/from San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek and more. Direct airport transfers from Oakland International Airport and San Francisco International Airport are available. Check website for current hours of operation. pt.berkeley.edu/around/transit/routes

AVIS & Budget Rent A Car

Bear Transit is UC Berkeley’s shuttle system, servicing the campus and vicinity. Anyone can ride the shuttles, which provide convenient transportation between campus, Downtown Berkeley BART, parking lots, and more. Check website for current route stops and fare information.

600 Gilman Street, Berkeley, 94710 (510) 524-7237, www.budget.com

(510) 563-3300, www.flyoakland.com

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

AC Transit is an innovative, modern bus system, owned by the public of the East Bay. All buses are wheelchair-accessible and can transport bicycles.

(408) 501-0979, www.flysanjose.com

East Bay Paratransit

BART Airport Connections

(800) 435-9736, (650) 821-8211, www.flysfo.com

San Jose International Airport (SJO)

AIRPORT SHUTTLES BART offers fast & convenient, single-ticket connections from Oakland International Airport (OAK) and San

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Enterprise Rent A Car 1990 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 705-8989, www.enterprise.com

FERRY SERVICES

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District Oakland Customer Service Center 1600 Franklin St., Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 891-4706, www.actransit.org

1750 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 287-5000, www.eastbayparatransit.org

AVIS & Budget Rent A Car 2000 Kittredge Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 705-8991, www.avis.com

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

AC Transit

CAR RENTALS

UC Berkeley Bear Transit

AIRPORTS

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

Francisco International Airport (SFO) for Berkeleybound travelers. The Oakland Airport BART Station is located across from OAK Terminal 1 baggage claim. The San Francisco Airport BART station is located in the SFO International Terminal.

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San Francisco Bay Ferry www.sanfranciscobayferry.com The San Francisco Bay Ferry provides weekday, weekend, holiday, and seasonal services to nine terminal locations around the bay: Alameda Main Street; Angel Island; AT&T Park; Harbor Bay; Oakland Jack London Square; San Francisco Ferry Building; San Francisco Pier 41; South San Francisco; and Vallejo. Check website for current schedule, fare and ticket information. Clipper Card accepted.

TAXI CAB SERVICE A taxicab line is located near downtown Berkeley BART station, on Center Street and Shattuck Ave.


Visit Berkeley Information Center 2030 Addison Street, Ste 102, Berkeley, CA 94704 (800) 847-4823 • (510) 549-7040 www.visitberkeley.com Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm, excluding Holidays.

Currency Exchange International 2301 Shattuck Avenue (inside Mechanics Bank) Berkeley, CA 94704, (510) 704-1900 www.berkeleycurrencyexchange.com Located in downtown Berkeley, full service currency exchange office able to buy and sell banknotes and traveler’s checks from over 90 countries. Many currencies carried in stock, great rates and low fees.

900 Market Street, Powell Street BART Station San Francisco, CA 94102, (415) 391-2000 www.sanfrancisco.travel

2450 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705 (510) 204-4444 Main (510) 204-1303 Emergency www.altabatessummit.org

Berkeley Post Office 2000 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 649-3114, Hours: by appointment only

U.S. Post Office (Main)

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Social Security Office 2045 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 1 (800) 772-1213, www.ssa.gov

1834 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703 (510) 549-7000, www.berkeleychamber.com

CITY OF BERKELEY

Berkeley Central Library 2090 Kittredge Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 981-6100, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org

Berkeley, CA 94702, (510) 734-5212 www.loveberkeley.net

481 Water Street, Oakland, CA 94607 (510) 839-9000, www.visitoakland.org

California Welcome Center PIER 39, Bldg “B”, Level 2, San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 981-1280, www.visitcwc.com

2000 Allston Way at Milvia St., Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 649-3114, www.usps.com

Berkeley Chamber of Commerce

LoveBerkeley

Oakland Visitor Center

800-862-2543, www.visitcalifornia.com

Alta Bates Campus

City Clerk Department, 2180 Milvia Street Berkeley, CA 94704, Appts: (510) 981-6908 Info: (510) 981-6911

Berkeley Public Library supports independent learning, personal growth, and the individual’s need for information. To all users, including out-of-town visitors, the Library offers free access to the Internet and to email in all locations.

San Francisco Visitor Center

Visit California

Passport Office

LoveBerkeley offers free welcome visits with gifts, discounts and resources for new residents of Berkeley as well as referral marketing for businesses with introductions to newcomers.

Sutter Health Alta Bates Summit Medical Center WWW.VISITBERKELEY.COM

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SERVICES

City Hall, Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 www.ci.berkeley.ca.us

Finance & Customer Service 1947 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 981-2489

RELOCATION Pacific Union/Christie’s International Real Estate Ira & Carol Serkes, Realtors, 1625 Shattuck Avenue, #101, Berkeley, CA 94709, (510) 526-6668 http://berkeleyhomes.com We specialize in helping nice people sell and buy wonderful homes in Berkeley and nearby communities. We love living here… you will too!

VISITOR & COMMUNITY SERVICES

Services

View of Bay from University Avenue, Berkeley


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