Active Beers: 17
Beer Ratings: 116
Beer Avg: 3.82
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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4/5 rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$
A: nice. Relaxed. The pub looked nice. Clean. We sat outside. Nice pergola outside covered in vine.
Q: beer is good. Wood-fired pizza is tasty. Rest of Food looks good.
S: prompt, informative, friendly.
Selection: great selection of beer styles. Plus a fine selection of visiting taps.
F: good pizza.
V: decent price for food. Beer is a bit on the high side. But not bad.
06-07-2014 22:22:56 | More by jellikit
4.43/5 rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Second only to Triple Rock, Jupiter makes for a solid choice for grabbing some great beer and dinner whether you're with a large or small group of people. I haven't had many of their house brews, since it's hard to choose anything other than the Quasar DIPA and Red Spot. This place wins the contest for best-named barleywine, and last winter they made a really awesome barrel aged version of it! They have a great range of beers that will please hopheads and fans of tamer beers as well. Jupiter gets bonus points for keeping a solid selection of guest beers from local breweries like Drakes (try the denogginizer if you haven't), Moonlight, North Coast (Old Raspy), and even some stuff from Green Flash down in San Diego.
I recommend getting a table outside, as the beer garden is what gives Jupiter an edge over Triple Rock in terms of atmosphere. Live music & DJs pretty much every night, so that's nice. Pizzas are really good and they make vegan pizzas too! You can't go wrong with pizza & beer, and if that's what you're looking for in Berkeley then Jupiter's the place to go!
09-19-2013 20:59:27 | More by Erbayd
3.96/5 rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
First off, this place is very easy to get to if you take BART. The station is right there. Nice interior with an old world prohibition type of feel at the bar. Outside in the back is very nice too. Beer is solid. Pizza is good. If you are visiting San Francisco and want to make a little East Bay trek, you can't really go wrong with this spot.
06-20-2013 16:47:57 | More by RblWthACoz
3.8/5 rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped by after the Supberbowl today.... been many a year since I last visted the Jupiter alehouse.
Have always really loved the atmoshere and layout of this place, with it's wonderful red wood, copper bar tops, etc. The alehouse has otherwise a very low key, informal vibe, and so this is a great place to hang out with a beer or three. As for the beer selection, it's pretty good, with the house beer selection coupling very nicely with the well thought out guest selection. On this day, the latter included the alaskan barleywine, old rasputin, moonlight lunatic and bombay by boat, among other thigs.... Food is OK... got the gem pizza which was tasty and full of fresh ingredients.
Service was fairly friendly, but I finally had to walk up to the cash register to pay my tab. My waitress sort of realized she'd screwed up at that point, but regardless... service was friendly, but otherwise a bit distracted and unattentive.
Despite the fair at best service, I've always been a fan of the Jupiter (used to stop by all the time, but this was my first visit in some years), and had a good time here tonight as well. There are probably better places in Berkeley to grab a beer I suppose, but regardless, I had a pleasant evening as always at the jupiter alehouse.
02-06-2012 05:29:11 | More by John_M
Jupiter in Berkeley, CA
91 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.