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.
Thai Basil is famous among Berkeley students as a perfect spot for late-night eats, but their pad thai is great any time of day.
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Head to Il Pollaio in North Beach for a casual weeknight dinner and make sure to get the chargrilled chicken.
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Fort Point Ferry Building is a small brewery on the Embarcadero that’s perfect when you want a quick beer.
Tadich Grill in the Financial District is a classic San Francisco steak and seafood spot that you should go to at least once.
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Emilia’s is the best pizza in the Bay Area. Getting it is a huge pain in the ass. But it is 100% worth it.
We appreciate the oven engineering at PizzaHacker, but the pizza they turn out is just solid.
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