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Address: 1100 Eastshore Highway, Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone Number: 510 559 7300
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Description: Golden Gate Fields is Northern California’s premier destination for horse...
Golden Gate Fields is Northern California’s premier destination for horse racing. Located right along the San Francisco Bay in Berkeley, fans are treated to some of the best sights and sounds in the world. Come experience the heart and hoof pounding action of live horse racing today.
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Beautiful setting, fun afternoon in the Turf Club

We were attending a fund raiser that turned out to be quite a fun time. We sat in the turf club and enjoyed a tasty buffet spread. Service for drinks was quick and there was no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
June K
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Walnut Creek, California, USA
via mobile
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Walnut Creek, California, USA
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125 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We were attending a fund raiser that turned out to be quite a fun time. We sat in the turf club and enjoyed a tasty buffet spread. Service for drinks was quick and there was no wait in line for placing your bets. The different windows I went to were most helpful and patient with a rookie bettor.

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

And there they go!!!!! Fantastic sport of kings....Win, Place or Show!!!! Winners take all! Don't miss the buffet...best food in town....including their server sliced mouth watering prime rib, juicy fresh turkey, chops, and don't pass up their outstanding cheesy maccaroni - awsome! Fantastic salad bar, desserts Menu changes daily - Enjoy the day.

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Santa Rosa, California
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Always hit Golden Gate Fields on a Dollar Sunday: $1 parking, $1 admission, $1 program, $1 hot dogs, $1 beer. Full horse races. But other booths are not open so optional food items aren't available, except maybe in the bar.

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Berkeley, California
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Okay i am not really into the Horse Racing scene but we checked out a couple of there Dollar Days and it was fun on the cheap. $1 hot dogs, beers, free live music. Watching the horses run was exciting and you can place a bet for $2. Wish they had no smoking there.

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Nevada
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65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our group attended a Day at the Races here. What a wonderful time! We were seated in the Turf Club (highly recommend) and had excellent views of the days events, horses, etc. Also each table has its own TV with the action. The food was way above what we expected: lunch was from several items. We had a steak with... More 

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60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It gets a little windy. The bets are complicated if you're a newbie. It's useful to bring someone who already knows how to do it. Overall staff is really nice and it's fun. Nothing fancy

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Merced Ca
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The location is great! We had never been to the horse races before-but will go again. The track is beautiful and the horses are amazing as was the trumpet player.

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Mill Valley, California
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Great to go to a respected and historical racetrack and watch the ponies. On dollar day Sundays you can have an economical and entertaining time with a hot dog, beer and some good luck picking winners.

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Oakland, California
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74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I'd never seen horse racing and never been to a course before. We went as part of a photo group, specifically to make images. It was fun, and the facilities seem very good. Access for photography is limited and if that is your goal I would check out the regular photo days the GG host.

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Suisun City, California
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

this was a group event about 40+ people. the name of the org. will remain blank! but i was one of the members of the group event. name of the club? the turf club at golden gate fields 1. service was very bad(stinky) 2. food was cold,quality extremely poor. 3. ambiance very good, great views 3. drinks very poor. this... More 

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