Food is a big deal in Berkeley, as it is across the East Bay. Suppers might see you staying in (both Julia’s at the City Club and Henry’s in the Graduate are serious rooms with great bars), but make time for other area spots, like 5 Gather, a high- end locavorium with a shorts-and-sandals vibe (and clever cocktails like The Resistance!, a mezcal sour that nods to the Resis
tance Report by UC Berkeley prof and general shit disturber Robert Reich). In the morning, grab a coffee from Peet’s or eggs at égalité- minded La Note. And when the sun’s shining, there’s nothing like pizza and a house-brewed Quasar ale on the Jupiter patio.