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Address: 1822 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1624
Phone Number: +1 510 843-2473
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4:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Tue 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wed - Sat 4:30 pm - 2:00 am

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A public house in the truest old tradition

I really like this place even though I am not a frequent bar goer. It's not a hipster dive nor a chic meat market...it's a place to go and get some drinks with friends, read a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2016
Retinol13
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Berkeley, California

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Berkeley, California
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437 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I really like this place even though I am not a frequent bar goer. It's not a hipster dive nor a chic meat market...it's a place to go and get some drinks with friends, read a book, play some games (board, darts, etc) and generally be social in a relaxed and comfortable setting. The beer selection is robust and they... More 

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Meherabad
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Great place to throw darts, local clientele, a real hangout place. Go with friends after work and have some good beer, popcorn, and snacks.

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Oakland, CA
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Bar has been here for ages...slanted floor and all. Bar area and back room. Board games and darts. As a place to kill some time with friends. Nice.

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

On San Pablo, The Albatross is a long time pub in W Berkeley with many beers on tap and full bar. They have lots of games you can play, or you can bring your own. They have several good Belgian beers.

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Berkeley, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great place to throw some darts and have a pint or...No pretensions and free popcorn!! Play some chess or Battleship, too.

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Berkeley, California
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84 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This Berkeley institution always has a good selection of beer on tap - and as much free popcorn as you can eat! Unfortunately, that is the only food they serve, but they don't mind you bringing your own or ordering a pizza to be delivered. There are six dart board lanes in the back, along with a few large tables... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Met up with a group of friends and the atmosphere was perfect. We had a great time playing darts and having some drinks..

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The mixed crowd, quizzo (at least the night we were there), board games and worn but comfortable interior make this a fun low-key place to get a few drinks. Just a good all-around vibe. Every town should have one of these.

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Thank BettyC60795
Oakland, CA
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

The Albatross is a pub you would like to hand around your neck so you could take it with you anywhere. A great, fun friendly place with a terrific selection of beer and other beverages, darts & other games, and very pleasant, interesting people.

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Lafayette, California
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

Love this place! Dollar bottomless popcorn, darts, trivia night, reasonably priced beer and more. Very cool vibe. Live music twice a week. Low key. It's the coolest place without trying to be cool at all.

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