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Jun 4, 2007 06:20 PM

TV (Baseball) & Food in East Bay

I'm bored of and/or hate the food at my usual beer-and-tv places. Can anyone help me out by adding to the list?

Barclay's (Oakland on College)
Ben & Nick's (Oakland on College)
Pacific Coast Brewery (Oldtown Oakland)
Triple Rock Brewery (Berkeley)
Cato's (Piedmont Ave)

Doesn't have to beer-centric...just a tv

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  1. Pyramid (Berkeley)? Willie's SkyBox (Emeryville)?

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    1. re: kc72

      I second Pyramid Brewery. I take my kid there to watch baseball. The food is NOT great but they have a lot of screens scattered throughout.

    2. Pyramid has great wings (a bargain for $4.30 at happy hour)...but the TV watching is sort of dumb because they don't play sound and the big projector is weak. The food is average to above average for a brew pub...nothing real special or great but you'll likely be satisfied if you order conservatively.

      Pacific Coast has a decent TV setup (a few flat panels)...but the food is only okay, not bad just sort of meh....

      There's also:

      Kips -- which is a dive (sticky floors and the smell of stale grease) with average dive-y food (but cheap) but the TV situation is good or very good (huge clear projector in the back) a lot of small TV all around and a couple of flat panels.

      Looney's -- food hit and miss (more miss) and the TV setup a little odd. Huge projection system but it's only conformable to watch from the mezzanine. The flat panels on the lower level seem good however. Watched one game there...wouldn't do it again.

      As has been lamented many times - there just doesn't seem to be a good place to watch a game with the right combo of food, decent viewing, etc.

      1. T-Rex always has sports on in their bar (and also at the big TV upstairs), and they have a very friendly bar. And I was at Wood Tavern tonight, and they had the baseball game on above the bar.

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        1. re: JasmineG

          Do you have to sit at the bar at Wood Tavern to see the tv?

          1. re: The Dive

            If you're in the front half of the restaurant, you can probably see the TV from most of the tables.

        2. More tv+food+drink:

          Luka's (Oakland) - hard to see tv from anywhere but the bar though
          Chow (Lafayette) - ditto
          Quinn's (Oakland)

          1. mcovey's walnut creek? the food is okay... just usually have appetizers there... oh i also like stadium pub in walnut creek too... bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside..