Tuesday, April 25, 2017

80 North: Berkeley, The Bear’s Lair


The Bear’s Lair  2465 Bancroft Way/Telegraph Ave., in Eshleman Student Union, University of California, (510) 665-3968.  L-D daily; $.  No longer the dingy downstairs retreat of yesteryear--a real lair--the Lair today is a first-floor, table-and-chairs kind of place with an abundance of light from walls of windows, one of which overlooks Lower Sproul Plaza and has a view of the Campanile.  Plenty of taps dispense an assortment of brews, and a large menu presents cocktail choices.  The house burger is unexpectedly good and the large fries are exceptional, but you can forget the apple-heavy, too-juicy coleslaw.  The avocado toast appetizer is sprinkled with tomatoes and pepper and comes with soup and salad, and a pizza can be shared by two if you aren’t starving.

interior of The Bear's Lair on the U.C. campus in Berkeley, California
interior of The Bear's Lair on the U.C. campus in Berkeley, California

bar at The Bear's Lair on the U.C. campus in Berkeley, California
bar at The Bear's Lair on the U.C. campus in Berkeley, California

view from The Bear's Lair on the U.C. campus in Berkeley, California
view from The Bear's Lair on the U.C. campus in Berkeley, California

burger at The Bear's Lair on the U.C. campus in Berkeley, California
burger at The Bear's Lair on the U.C. campus in Berkeley, California
 The Bear's Lair Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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