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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Gregoire in Berkeley is a tiny, takeout-only spot where you can get perfect picnic food.
Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen
Angeline’s in Berkeley is an upscale neighborhood spot serving solid New Orleans-style food.
Tigerlily is an Indian restaurant and bar in North Berkeley with a small patio and interesting cocktails.
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Sparrow Bar and Kitchen
Sparrow is an oasis in the Haight, with a great patio and excellent happy hour.
Presidio Social Club
With both food from the 50s and kale, in a pseudo country club environment. Presidio Social Club works out better than we’d have expected.
Head to Loving Cup in Russian Hill for rice pudding and frozen yogurt when ice cream just isn’t what you want.
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