Jupiter

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JupiterJupiter
BEER AVG
3.81/5
Based on:
15 Beers
59 Reviews
Place Score: 91
Reviews: 45
Visits: 65
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2181 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, California, 94704
United States
phone: (510) THE-TAPS

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Reviews: 45 | Visits: 65
Reviews by colonelforbin:
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3.68/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Pains me to write this review as I love almost everything about this place. The food is great, the atmosphere is one of the best in the bay area, the physical location is ideal and the service is very good as well.

The one thing that kills me about this place is that they have something funky going on with their tap lines, the guest tap lines in particular (outstanding guest tap list, by the way). They all seem to be running on a slight nitro burst, which works for some beers (very few), but not 95% of the beers they serve at Jupiter. I do not know why they do this and no one seems to notice.

Frankly, I am shocked that other reviewers have not noticed this. I have been going here for 6 years and it's always been like this. A weird flavor in relation to the carbonation is all I can describe it with but it's been very consistent with every beer there for a long time.

You're probably wondering why I still continue to go, well as mentioned earlier, they have a wonderful atmosphere, great food, good service and live music most nights of the week, not to mention one of the better outdoor patios anywhere in the bay area. I do put up with the off beer for these reasons but would probably go more often if they cleaned up their tap line situation.

Anyway, definitely worth checking out for all the reasons mentioned above, but beware of the nitro contamination in all their guest tap lines. (1,408 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of AgentMunky
3.4/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of oysbot
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

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4.29/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.12/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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3.32/5  rDev -18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.05/5  rDev -1%

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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of shivtim
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Stopped in for dinner with a friend.
Huge beautiful multi-level patio out back. It's seat yourself, but after a few minutes of standing around we were able to find a seat. Comfy, communal, college vibe. Nice fountain and trellises.

Beer selection is great. I had the IPA and it was very good.

My pizza was solid.

Service was fine.

Definitely worth a stop if you're in the East Bay. Easy walk from BART. (407 characters)

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ecrawley
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of jellikit
4/5  rDev -2.2%
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. (378 characters)

Photo of samtrillo
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MattByMoonlight
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Erbayd
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
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! (1,084 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
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. (344 characters)

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Jupiter in Berkeley, CA
91 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.