Meet Me Downtown. Free Event in Berkeley on March 20th

Announcing the first ever:

“Meet Me Downtown” Day

Meet Me Downtown Venues

Start at the Welcome Kiosk at the Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza

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Restaurants & bar specials all day for visitors wearing at least one Meet Me Downtown sticker.

Post your best event photos on Instagram with #MeetMeDowntownBerkeley and be entered to win a free iPad mini!

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* Get stickers at all six venues for a chance to win an extravaganza weekend for two at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, restaurants, and arts venues in Downtown Berkeley! Submit your entry at the Welcome Kiosk in BART Plaza.



  • 1/2 off admission to gallery
  • Spring Equinox Qijong Exercise


  • Short Film demonstration on outdoor screen every half hour

A Trip Down Market Street (1906, 13 Minutes)

Free Radicals (1958, 4 Minutes)

Rudimentary Moves (2006, 4 Minutes)


  • Guided Building Tour
  • Architecture of Life Exhibition Tour


The UC Theatre

  • Open to public
  • snacks
  • beverage tasting
  • raffles
  • Meyer Sound demo
  • Open to public
  • snacks
  • beverage tasting
  • raffles
  • Meyer Sound demo

Freight & Salvage

  • Hiram Bell’s Ukulele
  • student recital
  • Bluegrass & country jam
  • Old time harmony singing workshop
  • Bluegrass & country jam
  • Old time harmony singing workshop (til 2:30)
  • Bluegrass & country jam

Berkeley Rep

  • School of Theatre: Free sample workshops for all ages
  • Performance: 2016 Teen One-Acts Festival

California Jazz Conservatory

  • Jazz trio concert


  • Free use of pool & gym
  • Free Vinyasa Yoga
  • Free Yoga I/II
  • Free Yoga I (3:45pm)


Almare Gelato: Buy 2 of any size gelato and get a kid size free

Bobby G’s Pizzeria: 10% off all food orders

Comal: $1 off margaritas

Endless Summer Sweets: Buy a funnel cake and get a small bag of any flavor popcorn free

Eureka!: Complimentary Truffle Cheese Fries with purchase of a beer flight

FIVE: Local brew beer flight with Asian meatballs for $15

Gather: Brunch – Complimentary side of Bacon OR Potatoes with purchase of Bloody Mary

Dinner – Free draft beer or tap wine with purchase of any two small plates OR Order 2 cocktails and get 2 snacks free

Jazzcaffee: Free Double Chocolate Browning Decadence with purchase of espresso drink

Jupiter: Free 4oz taster with every purchase of full pint

La Note: Prix Fixe menu – $25 per person including sour cream coffee cake, Les Oeufs Brouilles au Saumon and more. Full menu here.

Paris Baguette: Buy 1 pastry get one free from 1PM to 3PM

Phil’s Sliders: 10% off

PiQ Pane Italiano Qualita: 

7am to 12pm: Free mini cornetto with purchase of latte

All Day: 10% off 11 inch Italian pizza

Revival: Crossroads Daiquiri featuring Smith + Cross rum for $8

Sandwich Spot: Free salad bar all day

Spats: Free side of their famous tater tots

Triple Rock Brewery: $2 off your first pint

Tupper and Reed: $8 Cucumber Gimlets ($2 off normal price) AND $3 Anchor Steam Porter

Venus: Brunch – Half of agua fresca with purchase of entree

Dinner – Complimentary dessert with purchase of 2 entrees


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