I'm traveling from Nashville to SF on Labor Day weekend with 5 friends (all in our early to mid 30's) to attend the UT vs Cal game. The game starts at 5:30 p.m., so we are thinking about coming over to Berkeley early to grab some lunch and drink a bit before the game.
I’m obsessed with food and hate going to sports bars and eating the typical bar food, but I may have to compromise somewhat for the men in our group. They will want some place that is lively and has tvs showing other games. We'll be taking the BART from the City so anything on the walk to campus would work best.
Are there any places that have good/interesting food choices AND football on tv? If not, then just provide me with my best eating options (forget the tvs) within our walking route to/from the BART to the game.
After the game, should we stay in the area and hit some bars too? (keep in mind our age- don't really want to go to college bars....) None of us have ever been to Berkeley, and we have no idea what the atmosphere is like before/after games. Any tips on bars, etc would be great.
Thanks in advance for any insight you have!