Anna

Berkeley, CA

I work for UC Berkeley as a Web and Accessibility Specialist. I live in Berkeley with my husband and cat, plus baby boy (born April 2017).

What a great space! It’s a beautiful spot right on the lake. They gave us a high chair for our little one (he’s still a little small for high chairs, but we made it work by putting a folded-up jacket behind him). Our waiter very graciously took a photo of all us in front of the lake (adults with beers, baby with bottle). There’s an impressive play area for children, and changing tables in both the women’s and men’s restrooms. The beer list is impressive and delicious, and the food is definitely above average “pub grub.”

Saturn is the best! Definitely a Santa Cruz institution (there’s one in Berkeley as well). My all-time favorite items on the menu are the club sandwich, thin-cut fries and the milkshakes (they have vegan milkshakes too!). They have a kids menu, and they can provide crayons/paper and booster seats for little ones. For the adults, there’s also beer and wine. 🍻🍷

Faction Brewing is amazing! We've brought the baby here three times thus far. There is so much space, so even if a lot of people are there, you can still usually find a table (and the beer line gets long, but moves pretty quickly). The view of the SF skyline is unreal. If you need to take your little ones for a walk/nap, there's lots of space around the brewery as well. We managed to strap our little guy into the carrier the last two times and just pace around the brewery when it was time for him to nap. They have a ton of their own tasty beers, and they usually have a food truck on site. Highly recommended.

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