Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse

Triple Rock Brewery & AlehouseTriple Rock Brewery & Alehouse
Triple Rock Brewery & AlehouseTriple Rock Brewery & Alehouse
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1920 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, California, 94704
United States

(510) 843-4677 | map
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Reviewed by sjrider from California

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
This has been and still is my go to spot before shows at the Greek Theater. Been coming here for years. Always reliable like an old friend. Decent beer and food. Easy to get in and out of and a reasonable walk to the Greek.
Sep 27, 2021
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Reviewed by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
We went here for lunch and beers. The place is located in a storefront setting in the downtown area along a busy street. Curb parking is all that we saw to park nearby. We chose to sit at a table in a section of the curbside parking spaces at the front. The inside has a long bar with plenty of booths, tables/chairs for seating. A sign on the front of the building mentions that there is also a rooftop deck. The vibe inside was nice, and there is table service (online ordering) at the outdoor seats which worked very well.

We ordered a sampler flight of 5 beers (9 were available) in order to evaluate their offerings. Each was brewed well to its respective style, although I thought the Scottish Ale was just a bit light is color and taste. We gave an overall grade of B-minus to them.

The food was typical pub offerings, and we liked what we ordered. Overall this is a worthy place to visit.
Aug 30, 2021
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
This is a Berkeley institution, and one of the first and longest-lasting brewpubs. Standard fare, beers are all solid if not standouts, and the food selection is decent enough for meat-eaters and vegetarians.
Nov 30, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by gefinley from California

Oct 20, 2019
Rated: 4.39 by Brian1357 from Virginia

Nov 19, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by cryptichead from Illinois

May 19, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by 22Blue from Kansas

Feb 01, 2017
Rated: 3.67 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Jan 31, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

Dec 31, 2016
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

4/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
I visited Triple Rock in Berkeley yesterday and I like the place. It reminded me very much of the Big Time brewpub in Seattle -- then I learned that the two places are affiliated! Upon my visit, they had 13 house beers as well as 9 guest taps available. The beers I tried were really quite good; I'd definitely recommend checking out Triple Rock if you're in town. Service was decent enough; I also had lunch which was quite good.
Nov 02, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by LXIXME from New Mexico

May 11, 2016
Rated: 3.88 by TheBr3wster from California

Apr 28, 2016
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Rated by BootLeg_Pete from California

4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
Really chill spot great burgers and mac n cheese. Good beer, and Great service from Young Sun.
Mar 22, 2016
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Rated by WillDavis707 from California

4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Cool bar with an old timey feel. Never got food there but i always leave with a growler. They fill any growler
Oct 28, 2015
Rated: 3.71 by AgentMunky from New York

Jun 11, 2015
Rated: 4.13 by oysbot from Norway

May 01, 2015
Rated: 3.78 by chrisjws from California

Apr 26, 2015
Rated: 4.05 by Japsican23 from California

Mar 30, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by drewone from California

Dec 02, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by MadHopster from California

Dec 01, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by cletusdog from California

Nov 23, 2014
Rated: 4 by braaka from California

Nov 19, 2014
Rated: 4 by avwrite from California

Nov 16, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Russkiy from California

Nov 02, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by kingpin1010 from California

Oct 25, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by WiggyKGB from Illinois

Oct 10, 2014
Rated: 3.95 by wethorseblanket from California

Sep 19, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by After1am from California

Aug 03, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by atpca from California

Jul 16, 2014
Rated: 4 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Jun 24, 2014
Rated: 4 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jun 21, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by ecrawley from Texas

Jun 15, 2014
Rated: 4 by spark3148857 from Ohio

Jun 07, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas

May 30, 2014
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Reviewed by Mark from California

4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5
I have known about his place for years but had never been to it as it's a bit of a haul from my residence. After a bad experience at Barclay's, a beer bar across town from Triple Rock and much easier to get to for me, I decided to try it. I wish I had always come here. The extra travel time is well worth it. Food is very very good, tremendous burgers for one. Beer selection is small at times and there is no cask, but they do have the beer engines, just not working right now. The IPA is great and I like the Dragon's Milk which is a reddish ale. I expect all their beers to be solid. Very friendly employee's and we have been treated well all times. So long Barclay's, you have lost us forever. Going to keep coming here where we are not short poured and we are treated in a style befitting regulars that we are fast becoming here. Support this small brewery!
May 10, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by RBassSFHOPit2ME from California

May 07, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by JHB-510 from California

Apr 22, 2014
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Reviewed by RDB51 from California

4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
As a beer drinker, this is my favorite place to visit when in Berkeley. Their beers are excellent. Their prices are great. My only complaint is there is never enough room at the bar, so get there early. Their corn beef sandwiches are 'to die for'. I have never had a better sandwich or a bigger sandwich, than those sold here. My son, a Berkeley student, just rented a house around the block so I am looking forward to many visits with him and the Triple Rock.

After reading Erbayd post...I remembered that IPAX was the way to go. Also the bartenders were great....always offering a tasting before a new selection.
Apr 16, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Ken_P from Massachusetts

Mar 28, 2014
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Reviewed by Erbayd from California

4.6/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5
An amazing brewery and an awesome place to hang out! In my opinion it's the best place to grab a beer in Berkeley (though Jupiter is a close 2nd). If you like hops you'll love it here, and I highly recommend IPAX as a go-to beer. It's definitely a great example of a West Coast IPA. Pretty frequently they'll brew a special IPA (Greenhorn, Rye Smile, etc.) and those are always really great. They do a great job of offering seasonal specialty beers, and the Reindeer Ale and Keyser Soze Imperial Stout are super tasty and really strong.

Great food to accompany the great beer, and the whole bar has a cozy and welcoming atmosphere to it. If you don't like crowds, don't go on Thursdays as it can get really hectic. However Triple Rock on a Thursday night is an essential experience for anyone in Berkeley. This place is awesome!!
Sep 19, 2013
Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse in Berkeley, CA
Brewery rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 279 ratings