Have a change of scenery.
Maybe find some type of bar with 50 beers on tap, an outdoor drinking patio with fire pits, a huge music venue with actual touring bands, and a giant room full of games and ping-pong tables that’s all part of one 13,000-square-foot space right off of BART.
Maybe something like that?
Well, lucky day, because here’s Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music. It’s all of those things, it’s open now in Berkeley, and here’s the slideshow.
Start at one of the multicolored stools at the huge main bar and peruse the massive beer list. A local number like Almanac’s Sunshine & Opportunity saison will feel right. Then another will feel right.
Suddenly, you’ll find yourself on the open-air patio by the fire pits, eating bar snacks like ribs and mac-and-cheese balls. That’ll be nice.
But eventually, you’ll tire of such entry-level capers and retire to the attached main concert venue, which will be stocked with the aforementioned games when there’s not a show happening.
The first one’s the Offspring, by the way.
Now you can finally ask them about Americana’s cover art.