With small-town charm, hip urban culture and an artsy vibe, downtown Berkeley is a vibrant destination where you can shop, eat and experience the Bay Area scene. Downtown Berkeley boasts a myriad of restaurants, bars, shops, art galleries, theaters and entertainment venues. Enjoy shows at the Berkeley Repertory Company and Aurora Theatre Company, and check out live music at the Jazzschool, Freight and Salvage, and Berkeley Arts Festival. The downtown arts district is home to cool attractions including the Berkeley Farmers' Market and Habitot Children's Museum. Get into the spirit of Berkeley right at our hotel.
Where can we eat and drink?
Downtown Berkeley boasts a cool mix of 140 restaurants, eateries, bars, breweries and music venues, where you can indulge in farm-fresh regional cuisine and ethnic eats, spirits, and nightly entertainment. When you’re in town, try Revival Bar + Kitchen, Bonita Fish Market, Jupiter, Fresco Mexican Grill, Gather, Crunch, and FIVE Restaurant and Bar at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza. Enjoy exuberant nightlife at Beta Lounge, Triple Rock Brewery and Sliderbar.
Where can I shop in downtown Berkeley?
Berkeley is lined with unique boutiques and galleries with clothes, jewelry, home décor and furniture, bikes, books, art, music, and California logo wear. Browse local shops like Crossroad’s Trading Company, NorCal Actions Sports, Modernaire, Koko Jewelry and Missing Link Bicycle Coop.