my home..far away from home I miss this place....bejesus, never have I felt so welcomed, like family.
And every time I raise my glass, it will be in my thoughts.
Thanks to the music, the singing, the fiddles, and drumming, the dancing, the pitchers of pear cider, shared with a straw 9all of us crowding around like piggies, glasses of red wine with a friend (good for the voice), wiith whistles and sweet people, sharp wit, and deep love for making my time in Berkeley worth every damn second. I have the FONDEST memories that make music in me heart!
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cool place I agree with the comments on the Sunday Irish music nights being the closest you can probably get to being in Ireland. Thing is, though, they don't let you talk above a whisper, so if you want to converse with your companion rather than listen in rapt attention, you're out of luck. This place has reasonable prices on food and drinks and also hosts open mic and other live musical/poetry events. Very cool!
Best Irish Session Join Shay Black down at the Plough on Sundays. Its the closest thing your going to get to Ireland...always a friendly crowd, and after one week's visit; your family!
See you there!
My Favorite Pub Joan Pez's open mic is the best in the East Bay. Be on the lookout for Pickin Trix , Ukelele Jack and Girl George to deliver a great show. Trivia contests, poetry...Sabrina is the best and sweetest bartendtress. Ricardo, who has been cooking the famous pizza there since the Carter administration is awesome. Great beers on tap!
...enjoy the Radical Lefty posters and hopefully my Who tribute band and I will be gigging there sometime next year!
great music, food, beer, vibe.. ...what more could you want?
well, i wish the kitchen stayed open later, they make awesome french fries and burgers. the music is always good, so is the poetry nights. check em out.
major talent at the Starry Plough This is a great place to hear wonderful wordsmiths on Wednesday nights. Mondays offer free Irish step dancing. There's also a variety of music, and of course, beer. Good crowd, good times.
Great entertainment and decent food The Plough has a huge variety of events every week. On Tuesdays, there is a Celtic Ceili band with Celtic dancing. Show up early and learn how to dance!
Poetry Slams are on Wednesdays and always draw a huge crowd. I've been pretty impressed by their food selection as well. Huge, tasty burgers and fries, daily specials (Corned beef & cabbage on Tuesdays!), and pizza. The bar selection is small, but they do know how to pull a decent pint of Guinness.
It's located at 3101 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley. It's conveniently close to the Ashby BART station. 510-841-2082