Becketts Of Berkeley

★★★★☆

About Becketts Of Berkeley

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Restaurant: Daily, 4pm - 10pm. Bar: Mon - Fri, 4pm - 1.30am; Sat, Sun, 11am - 1:30am

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This bar is so different from most bars in Berkeley. Not that I have anything against you, frat dudes dressed in theme party wear clamoring for Journey and dollar beers at Kips on Thursday nights. I have fond memories of you all. However, at this point I have graduated and moved on to the finer things (except, of course, on gamedays, when it is still acceptable to drink Natty Lite.) That is why I, discerning alum, choose Becketts. They have great beer, live music, excellent fish and chips, and stained glass windows. That is class.

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★★★★☆

This bar is so different from most bars in Berkeley. Not that I have anything against you, frat dudes dressed in theme party wear clamoring for Journey and dollar beers at Kips on Thursday nights. I have fond memories of you all. However, at this point I have graduated and moved on to the finer things (except, of course, on gamedays, when it is still acceptable to drink Natty Lite.) That is why I, discerning alum, choose Becketts. They have great beer, live music, excellent fish and chips, and stained glass windows. That is class.

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The building's great. I've been told that most people have great experiences here. I love the two fireplaces and the vibe is cool. But no joke, I bellied up to the bar to buy a round of drinks and the guy next to me at the bar spat on the floor and then proceeded to yak all over the place before getting up and staggering out. I told the bar-tender what had happened and retired to the back room to sit by the fireplace and chat. When we left....the floor was still ummm...soiled. I'd have thought the bartender would want to get it cleaned up pronto. But...hey...maybe that's authentic Irish???

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★★★☆☆

The building's great. I've been told that most people have great experiences here. I love the two fireplaces and the vibe is cool. But no joke, I bellied up to the bar to buy a round of drinks and the guy next to me at the bar spat on the floor and then proceeded to yak all over the place before getting up and staggering out. I told the bar-tender what had happened and retired to the back room to sit by the fireplace and chat. When we left....the floor was still ummm...soiled. I'd have thought the bartender would want to get it cleaned up pronto. But...hey...maybe that's authentic Irish???

Pros: Great place. Cool vibe.

Cons: Bartender not really on top of it.

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Went here last week to check out the band Wayward Sway who was really good. Before the show I had dinner which was pretty good. I then sat at the bar to watch the band, as they "warming up" there was a little feed back that came from the amps...the bartender freaked out....and started screaming...I was totally in shock by this...I mean I am not in a band, but I would think that a little feed back is pretty common....then this guy came up to the bar to put his glass down and by accident he dropped it behind the bar, I think where the ice was and again the bartender FREAKED - and started yelling at the guy and told him to get out of his face. It was an accident for christ sake. Needless to say if I wasn't there to see the band I would have left ...and most likely I will never go back.

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★★★☆☆

Went here last week to check out the band Wayward Sway who was really good. Before the show I had dinner which was pretty good. I then sat at the bar to watch the band, as they "warming up" there was a little feed back that came from the amps...the bartender freaked out....and started screaming...I was totally in shock by this...I mean I am not in a band, but I would think that a little feed back is pretty common....then this guy came up to the bar to put his glass down and by accident he dropped it behind the bar, I think where the ice was and again the bartender FREAKED - and started yelling at the guy and told him to get out of his face. It was an accident for christ sake. Needless to say if I wasn't there to see the band I would have left ...and most likely I will never go back.

Pros: good beer

Cons: uptight bar tenders

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Beckett's has a great import selection, as well as a charming pub atmosphere. It's a nice place to go after work for a few drinks, and possibly stay for dinner. I always have good experiences here, except for one time, when the upstairs bartender had a problem with my passport. (I think bartenders need more common sense. No one would lend anyone else their passport! It's like 70 dollars to replace it when it's lost! But what do I know) Anyway, if you're a fan of import beers on tap, this is the best place in the area for drinking. Cheers!

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★★★★☆

Beckett's has a great import selection, as well as a charming pub atmosphere. It's a nice place to go after work for a few drinks, and possibly stay for dinner. I always have good experiences here, except for one time, when the upstairs bartender had a problem with my passport. (I think bartenders need more common sense. No one would lend anyone else their passport! It's like 70 dollars to replace it when it's lost! But what do I know) Anyway, if you're a fan of import beers on tap, this is the best place in the area for drinking. Cheers!

Pros: Nice central Berkeley location, GREAT import beer selection on tap, Near buses and BART

Cons: Can be noisy at times, can be crowded, restrooms either downstairs or upstairs!

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It's a good bar with a great building but unless you have a hankering for "bangers and mash" I'd go to one of the other restaurants in the area (there's plenty) and go to Beckett's for a beer afterwards (especially if it's trivia night).

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★★★★☆

It's a good bar with a great building but unless you have a hankering for "bangers and mash" I'd go to one of the other restaurants in the area (there's plenty) and go to Beckett's for a beer afterwards (especially if it's trivia night).

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The pub food at Beckett's is yummy, and the atmosphere (starts off quiet in the early evenings and weeknights, can get bar-like on weekends) is fun. It's not generally full of families, although I've seen kids there in the quieter hours, and my 1-year old has been there and done fine. They have live music a few nights a week as well.

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★★★★☆

The pub food at Beckett's is yummy, and the atmosphere (starts off quiet in the early evenings and weeknights, can get bar-like on weekends) is fun. It's not generally full of families, although I've seen kids there in the quieter hours, and my 1-year old has been there and done fine. They have live music a few nights a week as well.

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Beckett's is your typical Irish pub in most aspects, offering a selection of beers with a particular emphasis on Guiness. Don't expect too much comraderie from the bartenders, however, who often seem like IRA transplants gunning for a fight.

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★★★★☆

Beckett's is your typical Irish pub in most aspects, offering a selection of beers with a particular emphasis on Guiness. Don't expect too much comraderie from the bartenders, however, who often seem like IRA transplants gunning for a fight.

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We love coming to Beckett's. Menu is Pub fair.. Most delicious bangers & mash which is my favorite! Irish stew and a veggie Irish Stew are offered... Service here is spotty.. Sometimes excellent but most times we are left wondering why we come back..

Prices are ok.. Bangers & Mash run about 10.95 and the Veggie Irish Stew around 9.95. Guinness on tap of course..

Don't come on St Pat's Day if you can help it.. "special" menu is limited and prices are jacked up considerably. My husband's pint of Guiness got shrunk to the size of a dixie cup with the same pint price on it. The bangers & mash were just as good as usual, but I'd rather save myself 3 bucks and come in on a day less festive. =)

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★★★★☆

We love coming to Beckett's. Menu is Pub fair.. Most delicious bangers & mash which is my favorite! Irish stew and a veggie Irish Stew are offered... Service here is spotty.. Sometimes excellent but most times we are left wondering why we come back..

Prices are ok.. Bangers & Mash run about 10.95 and the Veggie Irish Stew around 9.95. Guinness on tap of course..

Don't come on St Pat's Day if you can help it.. "special" menu is limited and prices are jacked up considerably. My husband's pint of Guiness got shrunk to the size of a dixie cup with the same pint price on it. The bangers & mash were just as good as usual, but I'd rather save myself 3 bucks and come in on a day less festive. =)

Pros: food, ambiance

Cons: service

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A real surprise in Berkeley - an outstanding, handcrafted pub with good food, relaxing atmosphere, and freindly staff. Reasonable prices. Occasional live music. Not open late enough, like everything else in Berkeley. All the right stuff for a classic - cozy and unpretentious. Go upstairs and check out the cool painted ceiling. Great apple pie, and vanilla ice cream with actual vanilla bean in it!

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★★★★★

A real surprise in Berkeley - an outstanding, handcrafted pub with good food, relaxing atmosphere, and freindly staff. Reasonable prices. Occasional live music. Not open late enough, like everything else in Berkeley. All the right stuff for a classic - cozy and unpretentious. Go upstairs and check out the cool painted ceiling. Great apple pie, and vanilla ice cream with actual vanilla bean in it!

Pros: beautiful interior, romantic, live music

Cons: not open late

 

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