Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

2181 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, California, 94704
United States

(510) THE-TAPS | map

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Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 69
Photo of Tang07
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I've only been there for the nightlife and beer so I can't comment on the food. It is right next to the BART station. If you know where to get out from the underground you can get pretty much right to the front door, so anyone in the entire Bay Area can get there in 30 min or less and you won't have to DWI.

It is walking distance from Cal so you can go there before/after a Cal game. (It's closest to Baseball and Basketball. Football is up the hill a bit)

They have a wide selection of beers. The range from yummy (IPA) to yucky (Hegewiezen)

Very lively young croud. It's Berkely so there will be always be interesting people.

Great place.

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Photo of carln26
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Love the industrial feel. Big, high space, exposed beams. Nice copper bar, natural patina. Great carved moldings. Staff is pleasant. Food? Great BBQ chicken pizza, brick oven served hot. The food uses local ingredients with great presentation. I gave positive reviews to a couple of their beers, but you have to love a place that has enough confidence to serve other great beers beside theirs. They had a couple of selections from Triple Rock, a few Bear Republic, Anchor, and several other beers on tap. Nice place. I can’t wait to go back.

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Photo of VegasBill
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Jupitor offers many great beers of their own and also offers a very good selection of guest beers. They have a new IPA called Kinnickinick sp? that is really good for hopheads like me.
They feature pizza and it also was great.
Jupitor has a outdoor two level patio,they call it the beer garden, with entertainment I think every day. The last time I was there they had the house band which is Bluegrass music, but the music runs the gamut, remember this is Berkeley!

The only downside is it is difficult to find a table on the patio and parking is impossible.

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Photo of Bang34
4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Nice place located almost across the street from the downtown BART station in Berkeley. I actually know one of the managers and he describes their decore as, "a Cathedral for Beer." I would say that the description is accurate. Pressed tin on the cieling and walls, big wooden tables and a nice coppertop bar, that the bar tenders have to constantly keep polished. But what most people miss on their first visit is the beer garden out back. It has a nice relaxed feel and they even have live music out there a couple times a week.

The beer is very good, close to ten house brews, my favorite is the porter, but the RedSpot is good if you want to go a little lighter. They also have a rotation of guest brews that are pretty much a who's who of the micros in the bay area.

The food is also pretty good, I like the brick oven pizza, good stuff. By the way, a friend of mine told me that this was rated one of the best bars in the Bay Area by some airline magazine, for what that is worth.

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Photo of jrancan
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Great place with 8-10 house beers as well as a good selection of 'guest' West Coast brews. Day I was there, the chalkboard listed 8 Jupiter beers, but to my dismay, they were out of four of them. Bartender told me that they were slammed the previous 2 days, so I guess I could understand...
No biggie, the guest list made up for it: Bear Republic Hop Rod and Racer 5, Moonlight Bombay, Drakes IPA, 2 from Stone, Fullsail, and a couple of others. For an East Coast guy, this was fantastic.
The atmosphere was great....fairly small downstairs bar that reminds me of a church, with pews used for seating and pressed tin on the walls. Cozy upstairs area and a real elaborate 2 level outdoor patio. The patio seemed like the place to be, complete with heaters and a little stage area for live music.
Next time I'm in SF, I will definitely make the side trip to Jupiter in Berkeley.

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Photo of astrobrewer
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The Jupiter Taproom, located in the heart of downtown Berkeley, is always interesting. They have a large outdoor patio which has heaters and a gas fire pit for warmth in the evenings. The patio is a great place to unwind and relax usually. Because of the nice environment, the patio often gets crowded, but it's still a pleasant place to hang out.

Some evenings they have live music in the patio area, which gets pretty loud. But watching the interesting characters that hang out near the musicians makes up for it in entertainment value. When it gets too cold or too loud you can always go inside.

They have several house beers as well as a good selection of other micros on tap. Their house beers are decent. I haven't had any that disappointed me, although none of them really excited me much either. Their good selection of beers makes the Jupiter a good choice for me when I am going out with a group of friends from work because they have something to satisfy people with widely differing tastes in beers.

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Jupiter in Berkeley, CA
3.75 out of 5 based on 153 ratings.
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