Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music

13,000 Square Feet of Ping-Pong, Live Music and Beer in Berkeley

Yes, That Berkeley. Yes, It’s Worth It.

By Joe Starkey ·
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You’ve been wanting to get out of the city.

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.

Joe Starkey is the tallest person in the room 90% of the time. He enjoys liquors that aren’t smoky, dive bars that are, and has a vague dread that someone, somewhere might be having more fun than him.

Vitals

Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music
2367 Shattuck Ave
(at Durant)
Berkeley, CA 94704
510-214-8600
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