the north face mens jackets east and west sides of campus
Say you live at Unit 1 and constantly eat at Pappy or Crossroads. To you, La Val is probably unheard of. Or maybe you an engineering major and you live in an apartment next to Cory and Soda Halls. You might notknow what Sather Lane even is. Campus is big, and exploring it probably isn your favorite pastime when presented with rare free time. Here a quick outline of what the north, west, south and east sides of campus offer, so you can get out of your comfort cardinal direction and enjoy campus to its fullest! In case you in a rush, a tl;dr too long; didn read is provided at the end of each review.
Some campus buildings: Cory Hall, Sutardja Dai Hall, North Gate Hall, Tolman Hall, Koshland Hall, Soda Hall, Etcheverry Hall, Stebbins Hall, Euclid Hall, Hoyt Hall and Goldman School of Public Policy
Notable food/cafes: La Val Brewed Awakening, Northside Cafe, Chez Panisse, Cheese Board Pizza, Menchie La Burrita, Celia Mexican Restaurant, Stuffed Inn, Hummingbird Cafe andsmall restaurantsin Hearst Food Court
Nearby locations: (Some) Foothill residence halls, Graduate Theological Union, Jesuit School, Yun Lin Temple, Pacific School of Religion and Berkeley Student Cooperative central office
tl;dr It relaxed and less rushed than most areas on campus. There are many residential areas, and more calm humansrather than stressed out students. It quiet and quaint, with a cozyfeel to all the restaurants and cafes and several religious groups represented in the surrounding area.
Some campus buildings: Barker Hall, Li Ka Shing Center, Genetics and Plant Biology Building, Mulford Hall, Morgan Hall and Valley Life Sciences Building
Notable food: Sliver Pizzeria, Ippuku, Top Dog, Bongo Burger, Starbuck Coffee, Purple Kow, Thai Noodle, Paris Baguette, Sandwich Spot, BOBO Drinks, Pat Brown Yali Cafe, Sunny Side Cafe, La Note and Toss
Nearby locations: Downtown Berkeley BART station, Games of Berkeley, Trader Joe Verizon Wireless, Shattuck Cinemas, Mike Bikes of Berkeley, Body Time, Berkeley Public Library and various banks
tl;dr There are many tall buildings, along with people rushing everywhere and getting on and off public transportation. There an evensplit between classy dining and delicious fast food, and there much more of a bustling city feel. It pretty much theonly place around campus where you find some chain restaurants and name brands.
Some campus buildings: Sproul Hall, Barrows Hall, Boalt Hall, Hearst Memorial Gym, Wurster Hall, Kroeber Hall and Zellerbach Hall
Notable food: Pappy Grill and Sports Bar, Sheng Kee, Top Dog, Chipotle, San Francisco Soup Company, Yogurtland, Pieology, The Melt, CREAM, Cafe Durant, Pasta Bene, Crossroads and Cafe 3 (for meal points). Down into the Elmwood district there Ici, Elmwood Cafe, Summer Kitchen and Bake Shop, La Mediterranee and Trattoria La Siciliana
Nearby locations: Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Recreational Sports Facility, Tang Center, residence halls, People Park, Underhill Field, Zellerbach Playhouse, Sather Lane, the Asian Ghetto, Cal Student Store (both of them), Career Center, Urban Outfitters, American Apparel and Zee Zee Copy. Down into the Elmwood district there Jeremy Goorin Bros. Hats, Lululemon Athletica, Jeremy Your Basic Bird and Dream Fluff Donuts
Some campus buildings: Haas School of Business, Lewis Hall, Latimer Hall, Pimentel Hall, Stanley Hall, Bowles Hall and Hildebrand Hall
Nearby locations: The Big C, UCBotanical Garden at Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Sciences, Frat Row area on and aroundPiedmont Avenue, Clark Kerr Campus, Foothill residencehall, California Memorial Stadium and Hearst Greek Theatre
tl;dr There are a lot of nature and hiking options available. It the quietestof all four sides, except when there are concerts and on weekends on Frat Row. Hike up to Cheapskate Hill for a free view of performers on concertnights. There is great dining hall food at Foothill dining commons. It feels isolated and above the rest of Berkeley and, to some extent, it is.