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2700 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1719
+1 510-647-2300
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good38%
  • Average25%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
Oct 23, 2017
“Perfect place to meet before the game”
May 5, 2017
“The place has a nice vibe but the service and food are so-so.”
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Bar, Brew Pub, Pub
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2700 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1719
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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

We went there last Saturday before the Cal football game and as usual we had a great time. I wish I remembered the name of our waitress because she was great. She knew a ton about all of the beer they served and had a...More

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed September 16, 2017

On our way to see Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers @ UC Berkeley, stopped by The Freehouse for a beer and some food. Sat in the bar, relatively uncrowded with 3 people @ the bar and a couple @ one of the many tables. Server...More

Thank Pete W
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Freehouse is so casual and friendly that it is a great place to meet friends, have a cold one with a fine collection of noshes. Although I have not been outside with the fireplaces in the front, I've seen large groups of people drinking and...More

1  Thank Pfitzgerald1946
Reviewed May 5, 2017

The place is located in a great old building. I think it used to be a mansion. Decent selection of beer. Typical pub food. Unfortunately our waiter spent the majority of the night with his eyes glued to the basketball game on tv. We had...More

Thank BILLinDC2015
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

This is the type of place you want to come if you are going golden bear. There is no love for anyone else… People working were completely unaccepting and not welcoming toward, different ideas, schools or color of shirts walking into the restaurant. They went...More

Thank salesguytoo
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

It seems that the place survives only due to its proximity to campus, and nice building. Seating in nice, inside and out on a sunny day, there is a decent beer selection. Food options are limited and most of the food poorly prepared- meat is...More

Thank BemusedBee
Reviewed December 12, 2016

The food selection is quite simple, just what you expect for a typical student place next to campus. They have quite a selection of beers though, and the outdoor sitting area is certainly great for larger groups.

Thank hiking-har
Reviewed December 2, 2016

I was lecturing at a UC Berkeley MBA Business - Law class and invited the class back to Freehouse for a drink and appetizers. The appis were well prepared. Service was good. There is a substantial beer menu and a few wines. Service was very...More

Thank Marty911
Reviewed April 23, 2016

The first thing your eyes see when you visit Freehouse is the massive wood door, complete with door knocker, and grand archway entrance to the restaurant. Once you see the vaulted ceilings, burnished wood and take in the grand entryway, you'll understand that this building...More

Thank Hersheyswt
Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

The house is great. Even if you don't want to eat or drink here, you might just want to have a look. There is also another outside sitting area in the courtyard. The variety of beers is wonderful, with a lot of local beers on...More

Thank fabian_zurich
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Brew Pub, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2700 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1719
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-647-2300
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