Jupiter

JupiterJupiter
BA SCORE
59.6%
Liked Their Beers
3.78 w/ 151 ratings
JupiterJupiter
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

2181 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, California, 94704
United States

(510) THE-TAPS | map
jupiterbeer.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
16
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
151
Liked:
90
Average:
3.78/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
84.5%
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
71
Liked:
60
Avg:
4.04/5
pDev:
8.91%
 
 
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Reviews by Arbitrator:
Photo of Arbitrator
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

I've been going here for years, since I was an undergrad at Berkeley. This is actually where I first loved a beer. It deserves a review.

The location is ideal; it's right next to the Downtown Berkeley BART stop, with an exit right in front of the bar. There is an indoor seating area as well as a beautiful beer garden out back. On a sunny summer day, I opt for the outdoor space. It's wonderful. The crowd ranges from families to cyclists to yuppies. Always a pleasant atmosphere.

I don't know what "quality" means in the context of BeerFly reviews. The house beers aren't that great, but they have 15 or so guest taps at any given time, including stuff from Moonlight, Port, Drake's (which is part of the same company), Stone, North Coast... The lines are well maintained and the selection rotates quickly. Can't complain.

Even the food is great. I love the sandwiches the most, but I'm not opposed to the brick-fired pizzas. Their Persephone (portobello mushroom sandwich) is top-notch. I frequently find myself craving it even when I'm not at the bar. I just wish it had some avocado slices in it. But anyway, for a beer place, the food is exceptional.

Very fair prices given the quality of the food. The service is fast and attentive; I never have to wait for a beer. and the waitstaff is friendly. They generally don't know much about the beer beyond what style it is, which is really all I care about.

I like to go here almost every weekend in Berkeley. I recommend it highly.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SweetReverend
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of lomoshe
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

This place is constantly over crowded with nowhere to sit or even stand. I wish they had a hostess so this wasn't an issue. Otherwise, if you find yourself there when you can snag a seat, it has a great vibe and is a very unique setting. Service hasn't been great, but the beer selection is solid and they have a long and good food menu.

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Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of IRONRakkasan
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Easy access from the downtown Berkeley BART station. Great vibe with the old feel to the place. The server was great, the food great, and the beer good!

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Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of AgentMunky
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of oysbot
4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

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4.29/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of JRod1965
4.12/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of Bakow
3.32/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of spark3148857
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Russkiy
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of yemenmocha
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.04/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Jwhe
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of atpca
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of shivtim
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of ecrawley
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of jellikit
4/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Jupiter in Berkeley, CA
Brewery rating: 59.6% out of 100 with 151 ratings
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