Brennan's is a Sports Bar with an Old Fashioned Hofbrau in the heart of West Berkeley, now in the hands of the 3rd generation of the Brennan family. We are known throughout the Bay Area as the place to go for our famous hand carved sandwiches, or hearty hot plates made from our great selection of freshly roasted meats. We have a full bar with over 20 different draft beers and a wide range of bottled beers. Our 8 Large Screen LCD HD satellite TVs always show the latest sporting events. We are the place to go for a Real Irish Coffee! Come in and enjoy it all as a group or as a getaway by yourself. Our entire menu is available To Go for lunch on the run or to solve your dinner dilemma.
John P. Brennan was born in Berkeley on January 16, 1890. His family had been in the area for generations. Michael Curtis, his grandfather, is the man for whom Curtis Street is named. There is a picture of Edward Brennan, Michael Curtis’ son-in-law and John Brennan’s father standing in front of a different, older Brennan’s (a brother’s establishment) on the West wall of the restaurant. He is the second gentleman from the right, wearing a vest with a pocket watch. Pictures of John Brennan, his wife and his children can be seen all around the dining room.