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    About Us

    We believe that Berkeley deserves a great neighborhood place
    We believe that great food can be accessible and affordable for everyone.
    We believe that you shouldn’t need a dictionary to understand the menu.
    We believe that our beers and cocktails are worth savoring responsibly

    Some people believe that Berkeley is too forward thinking, or even un-American. We believe that Berkeley is uniquely American. Americans speak out for injustice, Americans believe in the power of the people. Many great social movements either began in Berkeley or were given strength by UC Berkeley’s unique voice. Our beautiful building has been around since 1926. It has born witness to Berkeley’s unique contribution to many historic events of the 20th century. Formerly owned by the Presbyterian Church, our dining room was a haven and protector for students self expression at times that those in charge did not always believe in this freedom. Indeed, during the Free Speech Movement of the early 1960s, Reverend John Hadsel invited the organizers of the FSM into the space that is now our dining room when they were not allowed to congregate on campus.

  • Menu


     View our food menu here. Our beer and specials change regularly, so check back for the latest updates. Join us at the bar, at a table or on our comfy leather couches near our large fireplace.

    Is pool more your game? Feel free to play and game or two on our regulation sized table, custom finished in Cal colors.


    You are now able to enjoy seating in our heated back courtyard with tables made from the reclaimed Memorial Stadium bleachers, and our front garden, as well.

  • Beers and Cocktails

  • Prices

    Private Parties & Reservations

    While we do not take reservations for our main dining room, we do take reservations for our private dining rooms.

    Our private dining room is perfect for a private lunch or dinner for up to 12 people. Also our pool table can be used for standing room events or as a table for 20 people.

  • Contact Us

    Contact Us


    Open: Monday-Friday 11:30am-Midnight, and 5pm to Midnight Saturday. Closed Sunday.

    2700 Bancroft Way
    Berkeley California

    Phone: 510-647-2300
    Email: manager@berkeleyfreehouse.com