THE ALBATROSS – BERKELEY'S OLDEST PUB
Known for its cozy, laid-back vibe, the Albatross sits slyly on San Pablo Ave., a local secret with an atmosphere that greets you like the guts of an old wooden pirate ship, overflowing with frothy beer and competitive spirits.
Live Music, Original Art, and Board Games
Groove on funky wall art and live music, warm yer bones by the fire, and chill at wooden tables playing Connect Four, Scrabble, Boggle and dozens of other board games.
Darts, Pool Table, and Quiz Night
Nail bullseyes at one of the Albatross's six professional dart boards or slap down a fiver and let 'er rip at our weekly Tuesday darts tournament.
Insane Beer and Scotch Selection
Thirst? What's that? With a bunch of Belgian beers and microbrews that would make beer snobs blush, the Albatross caters to your taste buds old school. You want a classic single malt? Honey, you're home.
B.Y.O.F. (Bring Your Own Food)
We do like bending the rules. You can also bring your own grub into the pub, we don't mind. Heck, we'll even let you have a bowl of steaming hot popcorn from the Albatross's antique phone booth for a buck.
Need Some Space?
We like to think of ourselves as the unsmothering type, so we understand if you need some space. We take reservations for parties, large and small, and rent the pub out for large events when we're closed. We're good at relationships and will respect your party's boundaries, so long as it notifies us of its needs well in advance.
Let Your Hair Down if You Have Hair
We're the oldest pub in Berkeley, which means we've successfully precipitated drunk dialing since, well, before cell phones even existed. Original owners Bill Scanlon and Phil Randall opened our doors in 1964. Three years later, brothers Val and Bob Johnson steered The Bird (our preferred nickname) into your hearts for the next 30 years.