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Wondering where to find the best bars near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top bars in Berkeley, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. Eureka!

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Topping the list is Eureka!. Located at 2068 Center St. (between Milvia Street and Shattuck Avenue) in Downtown Berkeley, the bar and New American spot, which offers burgers and more, is the most popular bar in Berkeley, boasting four stars out of 1,626 reviews on Yelp.

2. Ippuku

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Next up is Downtown Berkeley's Ippuku, situated at 2130 Center St., Suite 101 (between Oxford and West Entrance streets). With four stars out of 1,217 reviews on Yelp, the bar and izakaya has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Berkeley Social Club

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Downtown Berkeley's Berkeley Social Club, located at 2050 University Ave. (between Milvia Street and Shattuck Avenue), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bar, breakfast and brunch and Korean spot four stars out of 1,063 reviews.

4. Iyasare

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Iyasare, a bar and Japanese and New American spot, is another go-to, with four stars out of 573 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1830 Fourth St. to see for yourself.

5. Gaumenkitzel

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Check out Gaumenkitzel, which has earned four stars out of 579 reviews on Yelp. You can find the bar and German spot at 2121 San Pablo Ave. (between Cowper and Addison streets).


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