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The Cal Game on Saturday

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by liverflukes, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. liverflukes

    liverflukes Resident Bear Club Member

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    For those of you new to visiting our fine campus (as I mentioned on the furd *ss whooping thread) and to those who PM'd me recently...

    Tickets and Seating:


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    You bitches sit in Sections 1, 28 and 27 for scalper related questions.


    Food:

    Top Dog on Durant is the place to eat before the game. Service is crappy and the place is filthy. It makes the hot dogs better. Top Dog is a Cal must IMO. Short of that, Fat Slice and Blondies for Pizza on Telegraph or Steve's Korean BBQ and La Burrita are places you can hit up on Durant Ave. Bongo Burger is a trippy call too-it's across from People's Park off Telegraph if you want to go near there after dark. All of this assumes you Mountain hippies can handle City hippie food. You'll be 1-3 blocks north of Haas Pavillion either way.

    Booze:

    Right off your BART exit from the City is Jupiters on Shattuck. Big place and lots of booze (Beer and Wine only as I recall). Enjoy! It's about 2-3 blocks south of Haas Pavillion. My guess is that most of you will hit this from the BART exit. Nice outdoor patio and plenty of space inside for a big crew.

    Several of our best common University bars have burned down and with Berkeley ordinances as they are, we'll get them back and running in time for the 2024/2025 meeting with you guys. On Telegraph Avenue there is only Pappys (next to Fat slice) which is pretty legit and very clean from what I have heard. It used to be Larry Blakes (for Liver, Daah and other older Buffs). Less than a block South of Telegraph and Durant Ave. is Kips where you can simultaneously vomit and hook up with questionable chicks visiting from nearby schools. Not a bad place to pound cheap beer pitchers before the game and meet girls from Mills College, DVC and assorted Bay Area high schools. Think Darth and Rugged territory. It's one block from Haas Pavillion.

    If you want a top notch bar, hit up Henry's on Durant (a little further up from top dog) and right below the Hotel Durant. Both are only a few blocks from Haas Pavillion.

    The Bear's Lair (directly on campus) is under renovations right now and unavailable. Sorry, I know you guys liked the bartenders there. If getting liquored up before the game proves difficult, the faculty glade on campus might also be available. Everyone is pretty cool to fans of schools not named Stanford, UCLA or USC. I'm not sure it will be open though.

    For those of you staying at the Claremont Resort and Spa nestled in the beautiful Berkeley Hills...do nothing except eat and drink there and then simply take a shuttle to the game. I recommend about 9 or 10 whiskeys. They have a great selection. You may also choose to watch the game in the bar. Eff it, you paid for it-do what you want. If you motivate to go to the game, make sure you get a cabby's phone number to take you back. Walking back to there sucks. Trust me on that one.

    Campus Environs:


    Our campus is pretty cool. Walk everywhere. One of your boys described it as Boulder on steroids (Dallas?). There are some cool coffee houses on the North Side and random places to eat if you get stuck over there. Check out the new stadium if you get a chance. It's at the top of our hill (Bancroft or Durant) and I think it's open for public visits.

    Should be a good B-Ball game. I believe BART stops at 12:45 or so so get back to the City before then and enjoy another trip altogether. I suggest hitting up all of Union Street and waking up to a bed and breakfast in Cow Hollow with a hot girl you just met the night before.

    Nobody will f*ck with you in CU gear regardless and best of luck Saturday. Welcome to the PAC again. If anyone else needs suggestions on stuff let me know.

    GO BEARS!

    -flukes
     
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  2. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    i thought your campus was bland, unorganized, and pretty ****** tbh.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Where's the nearest General Store? Nothing fancy, just things like nails, marshmallows, batteries, balloons, liquor, etc. You know, in case someone needed to pick up some basic odds and ends.
     
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  4. jcatcher

    jcatcher Club Member Club Member

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    And a good laser pointer. BTW, where do the old ladies gather before the game?
     
  5. liverflukes

    liverflukes Resident Bear Club Member

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    You can secure those at your basic drug store between Bancroft and Durant on Telegraph.
     
  6. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    Filling up the balloons now. Nice little arena. Quaint almost. Just keep your smelly street hippie selves away from me or you get tasered.
     
  7. liverflukes

    liverflukes Resident Bear Club Member

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    Enjoy your parking opportunities and/or the BART trip from the East Bay. I hope you bring enough hand sanitizer if you're taking the BART.
     
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  8. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    Bart. I'm going to anesthetize via bourbon in advance. I buy hand sanitizer in bulk. But perhaps you will be blessed by a holy sprinkling from one of me righteous balloon tosses. Make sure to genuflect if so touched.
     
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  9. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Don't disappoint, hobo.
     
  10. newkid

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    Flukes covered a lot, though ill offer a younger perspective. It seems like the entire campus outside the historic core is under some stage of construction. Seriously, the school is building like its going out of style (including our on campus pub smh) so if you're gonna booze I suggest Pappy's or Kips. If you go to Henry's they might ask for your net worth or the secret Berkeley Law and or Haas handshakes, or all of the above. I'd stick with Pappy's and its excellent proximity to cheap pizza. Raleigh's would be a great option, except that it burned down.
     
  11. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Get the memo out next year to your team and fans that the season starts in November, not February. It makes things much easier that way. Congrats on your recent run. Hope to end it, expect a close one.

    And always remember, it's CU and Cal with the most consecutive NCAA Tournaments in a row right now for the Pac :lol:
     
  12. aeroxx

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    That is a nice post by Flukes. There are several things I would add for visitors

    For Food:
    The best pizza is Zachary's (chicago style). By rockridge Bart. (but not as good as Patxi's ny style in SF)
    Best vietnamese, Le Petit Cheval
    Best Thai, Cha Am (north of campus 2 miles)

    For quick food, there is a place called the Gourmet Ghetto, which has 10 restaurants/eateries where a lot of students eat.

    Best Wine, (and tapas) Cesar in north berkeley
    Best Beer, Jupiter (but avoid the food which is awful). It is nice in the summer when it is warm/dry enough to sit in the patio outback.


    If you really want good beer, go to Monk's Kettle in the Mission in SF
     
  13. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Seconded.
     
  14. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Are we really giving them credit for making the play-in game last year?
     
  15. BuffLuKe

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    We're gonna beat that ass hobo, get your popcorn ready.
     
  16. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    "Boulder on steroids" : "Boulder with Hepatitis"
    Potato: Pot-ah-to"
     
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  17. BuffHerd

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    "All of this assumes you Mountain hippies can handle City hippie food."

    Are you kidding!? If its organic, grass-fed, co-oped, can be smoked or baked in a brownie our hippies set the bar. You see the Colorado winters tend to kill off the weak "city" hippies. Like the Boulder version of natural selection, only the "mountain" hippies survive.
     
  18. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Lots of bars there don't serve hard booze. be careful.
     
  19. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    I think of it more as Boulder on meth.
     
  20. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    What the hell is the point of a bar without booze?
     
  21. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    they take their reputation as a wine and cheese crowd very seriously.
     
  22. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    for what ever reason in California it can be really hard to get a full license (opening a new bar on the hill hard) especially in towns like Berkly. What results is a lot of places with Beer/wine licenses that allow them to serve anything that is 20% alchohol or less.

    It struck me as a really interesting contrast to Colorado where one person cant own 2 liquor stores, but the local sandwich shop can pour wild turkey.
     
  23. rosstr

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    Is this the 14th century!? Watch out for the City hippies carrying the bubonic plague.
     
  24. SuperiorBuff

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    Look for any place that pours Trumer Pils, outstanding beer brewed in Berkeley on license from Trumer in Austria.
     
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  25. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    berkeley is *exactly* like boulder, except dirtier, more congested, uglier, smellier, and less safe. other than that, they are *nearly* identical.
     
  26. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    also, far less hot chicks.
     
  27. wyobuff

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    To those of you going to the cal game, here's a little story I got from a friend in the bay area from the CU-Cal game (football) in 2008 (I think).
    You all have lots to live up to, but I'm behind you.

    "I work at a sportsbar called JONES. anyway, this past weekend on
    saturday, the USC alumni association took over our bar. they were
    insane. there wasn't an empty seat in the house... probably about 200
    or 250 screaming USC alumni between the ages of 22 and 35.

    why this concenrs you: on Sunday... Colorado University's alumni
    association came into my restaurant. probably about 400 of you
    assholes crammed into the place and drank so much in 2 hours that we
    ran out of beer...

    i repeat: WE RAN OUT OF BEER. they kicked 3 kegs of coors light, 3
    kegs of bud light, 3 kegs of blue moon, 3 kegs of stella, 3 kegs of
    sam adams, and 3 kegs of anchor steam... the only kegs we had left
    were dos xx, spaten, and guiness...

    my manager had to BORROW someone's pickup truck (of course one of the
    Colorado alumni had a pickup truck... of course...) and drove to the
    nearest grocery store and bought a bunch of cases b/c there was no way
    that kegs would get delivered in time.

    anyways... you should be proud. "

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    Jones is apparently trying to make amends with special treatment for
    buff-fans, from the Norcal alumni letter:

    Our last Watch Party held At JONES Sports Bar on 31 Aug 2008 was
    larger than expected. The JONES staff was under prepared for the
    estimated 400+ CU alumni and friends that watched the game. JONES said
    that they had 200+ on Saturday for the USC-Virginia game and the bar
    was pretty packed, but the CU crowd dwarfed the USC crowd to the point
    that the bar RAN OUT OF BEER. They had to make a beer run to Safeway
    just to have bottles to hand out to Buff fans!

    Of course this upset both CU fans and the bar owners. Thus, the
    management team promises to be prepared for our large CU crowd for ALL
    Future games! They will have additional bartenders, servers, and
    kitchen staff and have LOWERED their prices to CU BUFFS only (not
    other schools):

    $10 Coors Light and Bud Light Pitcher

    $14 Blue Moon Pitchers

    $13 Bud or Bud Light Buckets

    $5 Margaritas

    $5 Yeager Bombs

    $10 Burger, fries and beer combo

    Rest of the food menu will remain the same

    In addition to the specials above, JONES will also have:

    3 Satellite bars + Main bar
    12 additional servers
    15 kegs
    50 cases of beer
     
  28. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    This is what happens when Buff fans drink at sea level.
     
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  29. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    That story makes no sense.
     
  30. Daaah

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    It wasn't the cal game. I think it was the CSU game. But the bar did run out of beer. It was complete BS and their "specials" were crap.
     

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