If Friends had been set in Berkeley, the patio at Jupiter would have been their Central Perk. This place serves fantastic local beers, pizzas, and bar snacks best consumed under the fairy lights and next to the fire pit in the giant outdoor seating area. There’s usually a band playing jazz or funk, and the crowd is always having a great time - it’s hard not to. Come with a group of friends when you want to have a long, relaxed hangout, and/or figure out which one of you is the Rachel.
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Tigerlily is an Indian restaurant and bar in North Berkeley with a small patio and interesting cocktails.
Cheese Board Pizza
Cheese Board Pizza in Berkeley does only one type of pizza every day. It tends to be kind of unusual, but it’s always worth the long wait.
Chez Panisse Cafe
Chez Panisse Cafe in Berkeley is the more casual (and possibly better) sister spot to Chez Panisse, which is located just downstairs.
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Mission Bowling Club
Aside from having six lanes, Mission Bowling Club has a great bar and makes one of our favorite burgers in the city.
Nourish Cafe is a neighborhood spot in the Inner Richmond that also happens to be good for you.
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