Beautiful Bar.... strange experience...it is Monday.
The building's great. I've been told that most people have great experiences here. I love the two fireplaces and the vibe is cool. But no joke, I bellied up to the bar to buy a round of drinks and the guy next to me at the bar spat on the floor and then proceeded to yak all over the place before getting up and staggering out. I told the bar-tender what had happened and retired to the back room to sit by the fireplace and chat. When we left....the floor was still ummm...soiled. I'd have thought the bartender would want to get it cleaned up pronto. But...hey...maybe that's authentic Irish???
Could be a cool place, but the bartender seems like an ahole..
Went here last week to check out the band Wayward Sway who was really good. Before the show I had dinner which was pretty good. I then sat at the bar to watch the band, as they "warming up" there was a little feed back that came from the amps...the bartender freaked out....and started screaming...I was totally in shock by this...I mean I am not in a band, but I would think that a little feed back is pretty common....then this guy came up to the bar to put his glass down and by accident he dropped it behind the bar, I think where the ice was and again the bartender FREAKED - and started yelling at the guy and told him to get out of his face. It was an accident for christ sake. Needless to say if I wasn't there to see the band I would have left ...and most likely I will never go back.
Great import selection, nice atmosphere, bars on both the first and second floors.
Beckett's has a great import selection, as well as a charming pub atmosphere. It's a nice place to go after work for a few drinks, and possibly stay for dinner. I always have good experiences here, except for one time, when the upstairs bartender had a problem with my passport. (I think bartenders need more common sense. No one would lend anyone else their passport! It's like 70 dollars to replace it when it's lost! But what do I know) Anyway, if you're a fan of import beers on tap, this is the best place in the area for drinking. Cheers!
Charming pub serves Irish beers, ales and food to a neighborhood and college crowd.. In Short Housed in a historic building, this cozy pub and restaurant is furnished with dark-wood furniture, wooden beams and a brick fireplace. Two bars feature 11 taps dispensing Irish beers like Guinness, Murphy's and Caffrey's. Diners nosh on Irish and American cuisine, like bangers and mash and corned beef, at either the tables downstairs or in a more formal room upstairs. From Wednesday to Friday, the place rocks with live music by local bands.
Best Irish Food in Berkeley!.
We love coming to Beckett's. Menu is Pub fair.. Most delicious bangers & mash which is my favorite! Irish stew and a veggie Irish Stew are offered... Service here is spotty.. Sometimes excellent but most times we are left wondering why we come back..
Prices are ok.. Bangers & Mash run about 10.95 and the Veggie Irish Stew around 9.95. Guinness on tap of course..
Don't come on St Pat's Day if you can help it.. "special" menu is limited and prices are jacked up considerably. My husband's pint of Guiness got shrunk to the size of a dixie cup with the same pint price on it. The bangers & mash were just as good as usual, but I'd rather save myself 3 bucks and come in on a day less festive. =)
Gem in Berkeley.
A real surprise in Berkeley - an outstanding, handcrafted pub with good food, relaxing atmosphere, and freindly staff. Reasonable prices. Occasional live music. Not open late enough, like everything else in Berkeley. All the right stuff for a classic - cozy and unpretentious. Go upstairs and check out the cool painted ceiling. Great apple pie, and vanilla ice cream with actual vanilla bean in it!