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  • Main Street of old Downtown Berkeley speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Berkeley the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.
  • Downtown Berkeley has that special dining venue and you are sure to find something to please with numerous meals served to satisfy each palette. A wide variety of restaurants and delis are available to choose from with a nice selection of entrees and especially desserts.

  • Downtown Berkeley is the place to plan your wedding. You’ll be spending a lot of time downtown as there are so many wonderful shops to find invitations, photographers, bakers, caterers and jewelers. Planning your wedding will be a breeze with so much support from local merchants to make a perfect and memorable day.

  • Downtown Berkeley makes shopping for wine and other spirits easy by bringing an incredible collection sourced from local, regional well-known producers from around the World. Hit the wine tasting events and stock up on your favorite choice to be shipped home for your convenience.

  • Downtown Berkeley gives several options to find the right piece of art as it takes time and a diligent effort to get just the right piece. Shopping for art downtown is the best way to locate your next purchase.

Why do you love downtown?

Taree Hines

Daniel E Swanson
The Downtown area stores are friendlier and have comparable pricing as the bigger stores. The only problem is parking and the distance you may have to walk to do your shopping.

kristin Cutler
It's so cute and quaint.

Ryan gregory
The food

Tammy Grubbs
First time visitors

Artichoke Basille's Pizza

2590 Durant Avenue
Downtown Berkeley

Airthai Express

3135 Claremont Avenue
Downtown Berkeley

Am Cha

1543 Shattuck Avenue # 201
Downtown Berkeley

Beckett's Irish Pub

2271 Shattuck Avenue
Downtown Berkeley

Bacheeso The Taste Of Europe

2501 San Pablo Avenue
Downtown Berkeley

Berkeley Bubbles

2051 University Avenue
Downtown Berkeley

Bette's Oceanview Diner

1807 4th St
Downtown Berkeley


269 Arlington Avenue
Downtown Berkeley

Bangkok Noodles

1958 Shattuck Avenue
Downtown Berkeley

Bella Que

1516 Belvedere Avenue
Downtown Berkeley

Bec's Bar & Bistro

2271 Shattuck Avenue
Downtown Berkeley


2525 Dwight Way
Downtown Berkeley

Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen

2261 Shattuck Avenue
Downtown Berkeley

Berkeley's Psychic Reader

2424 Telegraph Avenue
Downtown Berkeley

Ann's Kitchen

2498 Telegraph Avenue
Downtown Berkeley

Bertolli Paul And Assoc

39 Alamo Avenue
Downtown Berkeley

Banana Sam's Cafe

1842 Euclid Avenue
Downtown Berkeley

Amanda's Restaurant

2327 Russell St B
Downtown Berkeley

Barney's Gourmet Hamburger

1600 Shattuck Avenue # 112
Downtown Berkeley

Berkeley Floor Cafe

2244 Bancroft Way
Downtown Berkeley

Be Bop

2975 College Avenue
Downtown Berkeley


2016 Shattuck Avenue
Downtown Berkeley

Adagia Restaurant

2700 Bancroft Way
Downtown Berkeley


2650 Telegraph Avenue
Downtown Berkeley

Aval Co

2164 Center St
Downtown Berkeley

Downtown Berkeley Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Berkeley can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

  • Avoid booking poolside for kids playing during the day and gatherings at night. Sound bounces off of the water and voices carry so ask for a room away from the pool either on the opposite side of the hotel or in higher floors.

  • Other sources of noise can be opening and closing trash dumpsters and also during collection by garbage trucks. Another great question is if they have any renovation plans, or underway that could affect your ability to relax. Pack earplugs and eyeshades!

  • Ask to be shown a room before you check-in which signals the front desk agent to show the best room available to sell it right away. This can put you in the best room available at that time and gives you the ability to check for cleanliness, smells and sounds before transacting with the hotel.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza
2086 Allston Way

Quality Inn University
1761 University Avenue

Super 8 Berkeley
1619 University Avenue

Berkeley Travelodge
1820 University Ave

Knights Inn Berkeley CA
1512 University Ave

Berkeley Inn
1720 San Pablo Ave

Hotel Durant
2600 Durant Ave

La Quinta Inn Berkeley
920 University Ave

Beau Sky Hotel
2520 Durant Ave

Rose Garden Inn
2740 Telegraph Ave

Rodeway Inn Berkeley
1461 University Ave