Blakes on Telegraph is a three tiered, all in one, local bar and hangout spot for Cal students while being completely welcoming to the diverse Berkeley crowd. The live music club floor is really a basement, but unlike the one you spent your youth playing D&D in, this one freakin' rocks. It has its own bar and you can dance your heart out to slick DJ stylings or thrashing live music. The main floor is traditionally music free, but when the bands start up downstairs there's a comfortable thump to the floorboards while you're munching the good bar fare. Upstairs is modeled after a classic SoHo bohemian coffeehouse with a bar, and also houses occasional acoustic live music.