Berkeley’s Jupiter doesn’t just serve delicious brews and pizza, they also stage live shows several nights a week.
This lively, central pub, housed in an old livery stable, always seems busy. The location helps, as does a relatively sparse bar scene on campus. But it’s not just students; Jupiter attracts families, tourists and happy hour crowds, thanks in part to the alley/patio/beer garden out back. Feel free to wander through the public space on your way through the neighborhood, but better yet, stop in for wood-fired pizza and a good selection of microbrews. The Red Spot Ale is the flagship brew, but Quasar double IPA is popular for it’s 8.8 percent ABV and 80 IBUs. Out back you’ll find ample seating and music—especially alternative jazz— three to five nights a week, all in a pretty, enclosed space surrounded by neighboring buildings with vegetation crawling up their sides.
2181 Shattuck Ave
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 11:30am-1:30am|