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Good food, really good beer, sports on the t.v., and kid friendly

matt c Nov 10, 2006 06:52 PM

In the oakland or berkeley. any ideas?

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    QuaffStout RE: matt c Nov 10, 2006 06:58 PM

    Triple Rock in downtown Berkeley

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      Robert Lauriston RE: QuaffStout Nov 10, 2006 07:16 PM

      Lanesplitter's sometimes full of kids at dinner hour. The San Pablo location has TVs. I'm not sure the Telegraph one does.

      Is Triple Rock kid-friendly? Maybe I haven't been there at that time of day.

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        bbulkow RE: Robert Lauriston Aug 28, 2010 10:14 AM

        The san pablo location's TV is fairly small, seen only from the bar seats which aren't kid friendly, and almost always tuned to motorycycle racing. Other than that....

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          wolfe RE: bbulkow Aug 28, 2010 10:22 AM

          While we are in Berkeley how is Meridian on the kid friendly angle? Presented closed but supposedly opening in September with a new 110 inch projector screen which should be visible across the room.
          Not included in the previous posts because it opened after 2006.

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            Glencora RE: wolfe Aug 29, 2010 08:27 AM

            Meridian didn't seem very kid friendly to me.

            I wonder if the new Lanesplitter has TV. From what I've seen driving by, it's big and airy and maybe less "adult" than the other locations.

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      exbarkeep RE: matt c Nov 10, 2006 07:30 PM

      Perhaps Pacific Coast Brewery in Oakland, or Jupiter in Berkeley? (Not sure about the kid friendly part, though).

      1. Morton the Mousse RE: matt c Nov 10, 2006 07:33 PM

        T-Rex BBQ in Berkeley fits the bill, as long as you sit near a television.
        Does Luka's have a TV w/sports? They certainly qualify as great beer, great food, kid friendly.

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          Robert Lauriston RE: Morton the Mousse Nov 10, 2006 07:41 PM

          Luka's has a TV?

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            usr.bin.eat RE: Robert Lauriston Nov 10, 2006 09:17 PM

            There are two sets above the bar

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              The Dive RE: usr.bin.eat Nov 10, 2006 10:23 PM

              I love Luka's, but it's not good for sports-watching. I was there during the playoffs and they didn't even have the game on (at least the A's weren't playing).

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          ML8000 RE: matt c Nov 10, 2006 07:39 PM

          Pacific Coast Brewery isn't really all that kid friendly. I've never seen kids in there. Seems more like a good after work sort of place.

          Pyramid Ale House is kid friendly. They have a kids menu and provide crayons, etc. The TV situation however is close to unwatchable. The ones around the bar are too high and the main projecter has a weak image and they NEVER play sound.

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            Robert Lauriston RE: ML8000 Nov 10, 2006 07:42 PM

            Pyramid is super kid-friendly, but the beer's only so-so.

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            wgibs RE: matt c Nov 10, 2006 07:52 PM

            What about Barclay's? Definitely kid-friendly, tons of beers, a couple TVs. The food is a little more hit-or-miss, but not bad for what it is. I like the chili.

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              The Dive RE: wgibs Nov 10, 2006 07:53 PM

              You can't beat Barclay's for beer and sports TV.

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                Robert Lauriston RE: wgibs Nov 10, 2006 07:56 PM


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                  JasmineG RE: wgibs Nov 10, 2006 08:33 PM

                  Barclays is perfect. Luka's has lots of TVs, but they're mostly in the bar area (which only has seats at the bar and on taller tables), so I don't know if that would work with kids.

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                  matt c RE: matt c Nov 10, 2006 08:06 PM

                  thanks for the input.

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                    ergozum RE: matt c Nov 10, 2006 08:36 PM

                    Do you still have a Ram Brew Pub there?

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                      ML8000 RE: matt c Nov 12, 2006 03:11 AM

                      Hey so where do you guys think is the best place to watch a football game (Cal v. USC) without a kid-friendly criteria? The big thing is a decent TV set-up and decent/reasonably priced food.

                      1. chefj RE: matt c Aug 29, 2010 09:21 AM

                        Kensington Circus covers TV, Beer and Kid Friendly. The Food is OK, usually .

                        Kensington Circus
                        389 Colusa Ave, Kensington, CA 94707

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