BERKELEY’s BEST ●Restaurants
Triple Rock 1920 Shattuck Ave./Hearst; downtown. This is America’s oldest brewpub. Seating includes in the main bar area, in a large side room where several TVs entertain, and on a rooftop deck. Beers change regularly and include a Fixins India Pale Ale and an Ol’Malloy Irish Red Ale. You can try a few samples to help you select, or order a tasting flight. The burgers are delicious, but the menu includes much more—a Reuben, a salmon sandwich, a Caesar salad, a bowl of chili. Innovative veggie items include a BBQ seitan sandwich, an arugula bowl, and a veggie burger. The Chow+Brau $10 special is available daily until 4 p.m. and includes an entrée/sandwich special, a side of your choice, and a house-brewed beer or soda (I had a pineapple-topped burger that I never would have ordered normally--and loved it!--with a salad and Soft Rock Pilsner, all served up perfectly with a dose of Beatles and Stones.