Telegraph Avenue Shopping, Berkeley

Telegraph Avenue Shopping (Self Guided), Berkeley

In addition to other attractions, the colorful and joyful city of Berkeley, California offers a wide variety of places to shop. Perhaps the most notable among them is Telegraph Avenue, a vibrant and eclectic thoroughfare, featuring a unique blend of cultural diversity and youthful energy.

One of the standout landmarks on Telegraph Avenue is the Berkeley Hat Company. Here, you'll find an impressive selection of hats ranging from stylish and trendy to classic and timeless. Whether it's a hat to protect you from the California sun or a fashionable accessory to complete your outfit, this shop has you covered.

Moe's Books is a beloved independent bookstore that's been a staple of the Berkeley community for decades. Inside its welcoming walls, you can get lost among the shelves of new and used books, rare finds, and literary treasures. It's a haven for bookworms and anyone seeking literary inspiration.

Amoeba Music is a mecca for music enthusiasts. This massive record store boasts an extensive collection of vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, and more. You can spend hours exploring its vast selection of music genres and discovering hidden gems.

For those craving a taste of international cuisine, Annapurna offers delicious Nepali and Indian dishes. From flavorful curries to mouthwatering momos, this restaurant delivers an authentic dining experience that's not to be missed.

Rasputin Music is another music lover's paradise, offering a wide range of music formats and collectibles; be it vintage vinyl or the latest releases, you'll find it here.

Big Al's is a unique shop specializing in smoking accessories, as well as other quirky gifts, novelties, and collectibles. It's the perfect place to find fun and offbeat items that make for great souvenirs or conversation starters.

Bear Basics is your go-to destination for all things Berkeley and Cal Bears-related. Should you want to show off your school pride or grab some Berkeley-themed merchandise, this store has it all.

Finally, Bancroft Clothing is where fashion meets campus style. They offer a diverse selection of clothing and accessories for students and locals alike, ensuring that you can stay both comfortable and stylish.

Indeed, Telegraph Avenue caters to a wide range of tastes and interests. So, come to explore this vibrant area and discover firsthand the treasures that make Berkeley's Telegraph Avenue a must-visit destination!
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Telegraph Avenue Shopping Map

Guide Name: Telegraph Avenue Shopping
Guide Location: USA » Berkeley (See other walking tours in Berkeley)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 Km or 0.4 Miles
Author: AudreyB
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Berkeley Hat
  • Moe's Books
  • Amoeba Music
  • Annapurna
  • Rasputin Music
  • Big Al's
  • Bear Basics
  • Bancroft Clothing
Berkeley Hat

1) Berkeley Hat

Berkeley Hat offers a wide variety of high quality men’s and women’s hats for any occasion. From classic fedoras to pirate hats, any color wool beret, Kentucky Derby hats, and even peculiar monkey and Medusa hats, Berkeley Hat offers it all.
Moe's Books

2) Moe's Books

Moe's Books, founded in 1959 by Moe Moskowitz and his wife as a record store, is popular as one of the first stores to go online in 1993. It is also known for promoting its own workers, Joseph Fischer and Owen Hill. Moe's Books occupies four floors, featuring about one hundred thousand books of any kind imaginable.
Amoeba Music

3) Amoeba Music

Amoeba Music, established in 1990, is one of the best music stores in Berkeley. It features a very large selection of CDs, DVDs, VHS and laser discs from any era. Located in a large building known as the Forum Coffee House in the 1960s, Amoeba Music is one of the best and largest independent music dealers in the Bay Area.

4) Annapurna

Opened in 1969 on Telegraph Avenue, Annapurna is a gift shop where anything from cards, incense, hookahs and an assortment of pipes can be found. It is also known as one of the best dealers in funny greeting cards. Annapurna has won many awards and is considered one of the best gift and smoke shops in Berkeley.
Rasputin Music

5) Rasputin Music

Rasputin Music is one of the largest independent music chain stores in the Bay Area. Known for its low prices on new and used DVDs, CDs and vinyl, Rasputin Music is also famous for its live in-store performances. It is the best place to find great music at great prices.
Big Al's

6) Big Al's

Big Al's sells pipes, bongs and other smoking accessories. It supports local artists by selling their glassware, as well as glass products from popular brands such as ROOR, Toro and Sheldon Black. Locals and tourists have been visiting Big Al's for years, as it is considered one of the best smoke and gift shops in the area.
Bear Basics

7) Bear Basics

Bear Basics sells University of California apparel, including sweatshirts, socks, toys and other items devoted to the beloved sports team, the Berkeley Bears. Offering high quality merchandise at reasonable prices, Bear Basics also features the T-shirt Orgy, where all kinds of printed T-shirts can be found.
Bancroft Clothing

8) Bancroft Clothing

Bancroft Clothing offers the largest selection of licensed Cal items anywhere, from clothes and shoes to glasses and mugs, all at great prices. It also carries clothing and accessories for kids, including infant booties, small cups and earrings, all with the famous Cal logo.

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