Best pubs in East Bay, CA

Check out the top pubs in East Bay, CA, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. University of California, Berkeley
1. University of California, Berkeley
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98 local reviews
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley
+1 510-642-6000
UniversityPoint of interestEstablishment
Hillary
UC Berkeley is a short drive or public transportation route away. Use MacArthur BART to get there (or near the…
Lindsey
The world's top public university offers sports like football, basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer, and more;…
Michael & Kadidja
The University of California, Berkeley (also referred to as Berkeley, UC Berkeley, California or simply Cal), …
1. University of California, Berkeley
1. University of California, Berkeley
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98 local reviews
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley
+1 510-642-6000
Hillary
Hillary
UC Berkeley is a short drive or public transportation route away. Use MacArthur BART to get there (or near there). The BART website is a gre…
Lindsey
Lindsey
The world's top public university offers sports like football, basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer, and more; a beautiful botanic garden; a…
Michael & Kadidja
Michael & Kadidja
The University of California, Berkeley (also referred to as Berkeley, UC Berkeley, California or simply Cal), is a public research universit…
2. MacArthur Station
2. MacArthur Station
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41 local reviews
555 40th Street, Oakland
+1 510-465-2278
Subway stationTransit stationPoint of interest
jean
Closest BART train station. I recommend getting a Clipper card for your visit, which is good for all public tr…
Jamie
Public Transit - BART station
Sarah
Another BART station. I use this one when I want to drive to the station and park. It has more direct trains…
2. MacArthur Station
2. MacArthur Station
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41 local reviews
555 40th Street, Oakland
+1 510-465-2278
jean
jean
Closest BART train station. I recommend getting a Clipper card for your visit, which is good for all public transportation in the Bay Area a…
Jamie
Jamie
Public Transit - BART station
Sarah
Sarah
Another BART station. I use this one when I want to drive to the station and park. It has more direct trains to SF.
3. The Trappist
3. The Trappist
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16 local reviews
460 8th Street, Oakland
Closed now
+1 510-238-8900
CafeBarRestaurant
Sarah
Tiny little bar, reminiscent of English pubs
Ian
A great pub with a good selection of beer!
Hillary
If you like beer, you simply cannot miss this wonderful place in historic downtown Oakland.
3. The Trappist
3. The Trappist
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16 local reviews
460 8th Street, Oakland
Closed now
+1 510-238-8900
Sarah
Sarah
Tiny little bar, reminiscent of English pubs
Ian
Ian
A great pub with a good selection of beer!
Hillary
Hillary
If you like beer, you simply cannot miss this wonderful place in historic downtown Oakland.
4. Mills College
4. Mills College
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13 local reviews
5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland
+1 510-430-2255
UniversityPoint of interestEstablishment
Susan
In the summer, the pool is open to the public for long hours each day. There is a child-friendly section, a pl…
Vala
Welcome to the oldest women's college west of the Mississippi! Educating and empowering students since 1852, …
Christina
Beautiful grounds, great pool!
4. Mills College
4. Mills College
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13 local reviews
5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland
+1 510-430-2255
Susan
Susan
In the summer, the pool is open to the public for long hours each day. There is a child-friendly section, a place for lap swimming, and a ja…
Vala
Vala
Welcome to the oldest women's college west of the Mississippi! Educating and empowering students since 1852, this beautiful campus is open …
Christina
Christina
Beautiful grounds, great pool!
5. Berkeley Public Library
5. Berkeley Public Library
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9 local reviews
2090 Kittredge Street, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510-981-6100
LibraryPoint of interestEstablishment
Bettina
The Berkeley Public Library was recently renovated and is a very pleasant place to visit. Often noon time spe…
Louis
This is a brand new public library with amazing resources.
Jenna And Randy
Wonderful library to hang out in. Tons of computers to use at no cost. Nearby places to eat.
5. Berkeley Public Library
5. Berkeley Public Library
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9 local reviews
2090 Kittredge Street, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510-981-6100
Bettina
Bettina
The Berkeley Public Library was recently renovated and is a very pleasant place to visit. Often noon time special activities for children a…
Louis
Louis
This is a brand new public library with amazing resources.
Jenna And Randy
Jenna And Randy
Wonderful library to hang out in. Tons of computers to use at no cost. Nearby places to eat.
6. Ben 'N Nick's Bar & Grill
6. Ben 'N Nick's Bar & Grill
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7 local reviews
5612 College Avenue, Oakland
Closed now
+1 510-923-0327
BarRestaurantFood
Lolo
Good pub, lively atmosphere, pub food
Lindsey
Great beer selection, good pub food, surprisingly family friendly.
Kech
Local bar that serves wine, beer and cocktails. Brew pub food is good too!
6. Ben 'N Nick's Bar & Grill
6. Ben 'N Nick's Bar & Grill
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7 local reviews
5612 College Avenue, Oakland
Closed now
+1 510-923-0327
Lolo
Lolo
Good pub, lively atmosphere, pub food
Lindsey
Lindsey
Great beer selection, good pub food, surprisingly family friendly.
Kech
Kech
Local bar that serves wine, beer and cocktails. Brew pub food is good too!
7. Cato
7. Cato
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16 local reviews
3891 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland
Closed now
+1 510 655-3349
Bar
Jordie
Nice gastropub. Decent food. Excellent beer. Loud collegiate (and post-collegiate) scene. Live music some nigh…
Anne
Piedmont Ave is thriving and Catos known for great ales and wonderful food. Set like english pub with califor…
Sachi
Cato's is a no-nonsense pub style tavern. On weekends and early evenings, you'll find families catching a game…
7. Cato
7. Cato
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16 local reviews
3891 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland
Closed now
+1 510 655-3349
Jordie
Jordie
Nice gastropub. Decent food. Excellent beer. Loud collegiate (and post-collegiate) scene. Live music some nights.
Anne
Anne
Piedmont Ave is thriving and Catos known for great ales and wonderful food. Set like english pub with california casual cuisine
Sachi
Sachi
Cato's is a no-nonsense pub style tavern. On weekends and early evenings, you'll find families catching a game, sipping one of the rotating …
8. Bay St
8. Bay St
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13 local reviews
Bay St, Emeryville
Route
Melina
Outdoor Mall- Apple, Banana Republic, Old Navy, H&M, B&N, IMAX Movie theater. PF Chang's, CPK.
Tara
Outdoor Mall with stores such as Gap, Bananna Republic, Express..etc.
Hillary
A great outdoor shopping mall with a many clothing stores, an Apple store, Sephora, a ton of other shops, a ni…
8. Bay St
8. Bay St
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13 local reviews
Bay St, Emeryville
Melina
Melina
Outdoor Mall- Apple, Banana Republic, Old Navy, H&M, B&N, IMAX Movie theater. PF Chang's, CPK.
Tara
Tara
Outdoor Mall with stores such as Gap, Bananna Republic, Express..etc.
Hillary
Hillary
A great outdoor shopping mall with a many clothing stores, an Apple store, Sephora, a ton of other shops, a nice 16-screen movie theater (AM…
9. Lake Merritt Station
9. Lake Merritt Station
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19 local reviews
800 Madison St, Oakland
+1 510-465-2278
Subway stationTransit stationPoint of interest
Trinh & Cindy
Nearby BART station with limited public parking. Two stops (~15 minutes) to San Francisco.
J
Public Transit Train - BART - Travel quickly to San Francisco, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, SFO & OAK Airports, etc…
Mohan
Public Transit Rocks in the Bay!
9. Lake Merritt Station
9. Lake Merritt Station
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19 local reviews
800 Madison St, Oakland
+1 510-465-2278
Trinh & Cindy
Trinh & Cindy
Nearby BART station with limited public parking. Two stops (~15 minutes) to San Francisco.
J
J
Public Transit Train - BART - Travel quickly to San Francisco, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, SFO & OAK Airports, etc..
Mohan
Mohan
Public Transit Rocks in the Bay!
10. Public Market
10. Public Market
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11 local reviews
5959 Shellmound Street, Emeryville
Open now
+1 510-652-9300
Shopping mallPoint of interestEstablishment
Vickie
Lively Public Market for a wide range of global cuisine
Alexandria
A bit of an indoor food hall, Public Market has a lot of options - everything from Peruvian to Indian to vegan…
Wallace
The Public Market recently had a makeover and now it's an upscale food court. You can get excellent Pho, Korea…
10. Public Market
10. Public Market
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11 local reviews
5959 Shellmound Street, Emeryville
Open now
+1 510-652-9300
Vickie
Vickie
Lively Public Market for a wide range of global cuisine
Alexandria
Alexandria
A bit of an indoor food hall, Public Market has a lot of options - everything from Peruvian to Indian to vegan ice cream to pizza. Great var…
Wallace
Wallace
The Public Market recently had a makeover and now it's an upscale food court. You can get excellent Pho, Korean food, sandwiches, Indian foo…
11. Rockridge
11. Rockridge
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45 local reviews
5660 College Avenue, Oakland
+1 510-465-2278
Subway stationTransit stationPoint of interest
Faheem
Public Transportation to SF and beyond
justin
Public transport to San Francisco
Rachel
Closest BART station, located in the popular Rockridge shopping district.
11. Rockridge
11. Rockridge
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45 local reviews
5660 College Avenue, Oakland
+1 510-465-2278
Faheem
Faheem
Public Transportation to SF and beyond
justin
justin
Public transport to San Francisco
Rachel
Rachel
Closest BART station, located in the popular Rockridge shopping district.
12. Albatross Pub
12. Albatross Pub
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22 local reviews
1822 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510-843-2473
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Carolyn
Berkeley’s oldest pub. Serves a lot of college age patrons who come to play board games and darts. Full bar…
Zan and Rainbow
Berkeley's oldest pub with a good drink selection. On the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month there is usually fre…
Jen
Berkeley's oldest pub where you can play board games, darts, and pool, eat popcorn and be surrounded by dark …
12. Albatross Pub
12. Albatross Pub
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22 local reviews
1822 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510-843-2473
Carolyn
Carolyn
Berkeley’s oldest pub. Serves a lot of college age patrons who come to play board games and darts. Full bar. Opens at 4 pm daily. Easy w…
Zan and Rainbow
Zan and Rainbow
Berkeley's oldest pub with a good drink selection. On the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month there is usually free bluegrass Wed nights and $3 …
Jen
Jen
Berkeley's oldest pub where you can play board games, darts, and pool, eat popcorn and be surrounded by dark wood and, sometimes, have a ro…