You’ve likely spent a few afternoons and evenings there, drinking beer on the back patio before and after shows at the Greek or football games at Cal. Whenever you’re in Berkeley, basically. But we’re guessing that your nostalgia won’t prevent you from appreciating what it was then versus what it is now…
Then: A somewhat cramped pub space with an old-school saloon feel. Now: Twice as much space. They took over the building next door and created the Richter Room, an industrial-feeling space with exposed pipes and floor-to-ceiling windows. The saloon’s still there, but it’s gotten a refresh. Oh, and shuffleboard is back.
Then: Decent burgers. Now: Magical burgers, plus this new menu from the guy behind Drake’s Dealership. Hello, short rib mac and cheese and muffulettas.
Then: Beer. Now: More beer, including a limited-edition, barrel-aged imperial porter that’s coming this Saturday for one day.