Welcome to Downtown Berkeley, a dynamic urban center with a growing arts district at its core – offering a rich selection of arts and entertainment, cafes and restaurants, and unique stores and businesses. Located only 12 miles from San Francisco and next to the University of California at Berkeley campus, the downtown attracts people to its rich cultural activities, international dining, and a wide variety of professional, educational, and public services.
A WORLD CLASS ARTS DISTRICT
Downtown Berkeley’s award-winning arts district offers a rich diversity of cultural arts and entertainment. With the Berkeley Repertory Theatre as an anchor, the district has blossomed into a hub for live theatre and music and performing arts education. Movie theatres offer a variety of independent and popular films as well as special film festivals.
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A BOUNTIFUL DINING EXPERIENCE
Downtown Berkeley offers an outstanding array of 140 eating and drinking venues offering everything from award-winning fine dining to unique quick service options. Our restaurants and bars feature farm fresh and organic food and spirits, plus a variety of international cuisine.
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A CONVENIENT SHOPPING AREA
Find convenient shopping for daily needs or special gifts and to outfit your home or office. Our specialties include bikes, books, music, furniture, and Cal insignia wear.
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A CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL AND PUBLIC SERVICES
Connect to services to support your business, continue your education, or raise your family. From banks to brokers, health care to haircuts, you can take care of many needs in one destination.
EASY TRANSIT AND PARKING ACCESS
Visit Downtown Berkeley and find your way around the district. Download our map and see the transit and parking resources.
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DOWNTOWN BERKELEY ASSOCIATION
The Downtown Berkeley Association’s mission is to work to strengthen Downtown as a vibrant and welcoming urban commercial destination for arts, culture, and commerce through effective advocacy, promotion, and direct services.
2230 Shattuck Avenue, Suite C Berkeley, CA 94704
Site photo credits:
Kevin Berne, Ken Friedman, Joe Howard, Hali McGrath & Christian Peacock