Blakes on Telegraph
Blakes on Telegraph is a three tiered, all in one, local bar and hangout spot for students while being entirely hospitable to the varied Berkeley crowd. The live music club floor is really a cellar, but dissimilar the one you spent your youth playing in, this one freaking rocks. It has its individual bar and you can dance your till you break down to slick DJ styling or beating live music. The main floor is customarily music free, but when the bands start up down the stairs there's a contented thump to the base while you're munching the good bar fare.
Gosh, where to go to hear up to three hard rocking punk bands a night, get heavy drinks that won't break the case and Christmas year round? Try The Stork Club, an extraordinary location to capture all of Oakland's live punk music. It's the whole thing you could ever want; an informal and strident crowd, cheap drinks and bartenders that keep pouring, and pouring. Hands down the best dive bar for the live music punk scene.
Students rub elbows with East Bay punks while swilling a good collection of microbrews at Raliegh's, a locality bar that also proposes more than honest pub style uproot. You can discharge some stick here without drumming anybody or chill on the outdoor beer garden, the prices aren't going to break the wallet and the staff is quite nice; easy on the eyes too.