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Jupiter

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BEER AVG
3.79/5
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

2181 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, California, 94704
United States

(510) THE-TAPS | map
www.jupiterbeer.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
18
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
152
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
91
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
68
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
6.13%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 68
Reviews by colonelforbin:
Photo of colonelforbin
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of IRONRakkasan
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
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 -8.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Barracudas
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of AgentMunky
3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of oysbot
4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of braaka
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of JRod1965
4.12/5  rDev +1%

Photo of avwrite
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of Bakow
3.32/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of spark3148857
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Russkiy
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of yemenmocha
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.05/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Xfse71
4.04/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Jwhe
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of atpca
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of shivtim
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
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 +4.2%

Photo of ecrawley
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of jellikit
4/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of samtrillo
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Jupiter in Berkeley, CA
91 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.
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