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The Gilman District is a thriving medley of the creativity, craftsmanship, and community that makes Berkeley such a unique and vibrant city.
West Berkeley's hot new go-to hub for arts, craft libations and outlet shopping, the Gilman District has it going on! Revitalization is well-underway in this historically industrial and residential neighborhood, with the arrival of freshly minted culinary, wine and artistic ventures. The Gilman District is set in the northwest corner of Berkeley, encompassing quaint residences, artist studios, warehouses and a growing restaurant and nightlife scene.
Restaurants and boutiques dot the area, alongside retailers like Soccer Pro, REI, and the famous North Face Berkeley and Royal Robbins outlet stores. Foodies flock to Whole Foods and delicious upstarts like Funky Elephant thai cuisine, urban wineries including Broc Cellars and Donkey & Goat, and the Gilman Brewing Company. Just around the corner, the East Bay's classic California Highway 123, San Pablo Avenue, keeps commerce and entertainment bumping with venues like Ashkenaz, the music-and-dance space that has been bringing the sounds of the world to Berkeley since the 1970s. The Gilman District is an arts-focused Berkeley quarter with The Potter's Studio, Shibumi Gallery and SHOH Gallery, an intimate gallery showcasing the fine arts of the Bay Area.