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any good pubs or breweries on the east bay?

Thinking about going to Drake's Brewery cuz tomorrow is the last Friday of the month and we tried Pyramid too. Any others? Between Hayward and Berkeley. Like porters and stouts. Happy hour prices would make it perfect.

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    1. Triple Rock in Berkeley used to be great... haven't been there in years, though.

      1. I love Jupiter in Berkeley on Shattuck. Great beers and pizzas, plus a huge beer garden in back and sometimes DJs or live music. It's right next to the BART station, too.

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        1. re: Ozumo

          I'll second jupiter. It's just a great place to hang out, especially in nice weather b/c there is a huge back area.

        2. If beer is your goal, try Barclay's on College. Last weekend they had the second best IPA I've ever had -- Stone IPA 10th Anniversary. If it's still there and you are a hops fiend, give it a try. They always have a good selection of interesting beers.

          1. Lanesplitter has a great rotating selection of microbrews on tap, with one cask-conditioned on hand pump.

            http://www.lanesplitterpizza.com/