Dive Bar and Road Review
The Up and Under Pub is located right before the Richmond Bridge on the 580. I took the 4 west from Concord and then the 80 south. This section of the 4 is a beautiful stretch of fast road with very few cops. The one place that you should watch out for cops is the Cummings Skyway exit area. This road always reminds me of a model railroad layout with the oak trees, rolling green hills and houses and farms tucked in here and there. On the return trip, the cops like to hang out in the slow section of the freeway right as you pass through Hercules. There is a Phillips 66 Plant there and big trucks can be pulling out into traffic. Just be aware on this stretch of road.
The 80 south sucks, but you can play a good game of Frogger on it. There can be a ton of traffic on this road heading into San Francisco. Just watch your time of day and if you are comfortable cutting traffic, this is the time to do it.
I personally love the Richmond Parkway. It is a blast to take this road and bypass the 80 altogether. I have been very fortunate in that I haven’t seen a cop on this road, not to say that they aren’t there. It is a fun road and speeds up to 110 can be reached. Just watch for the idiots in cages and be aware that there are a lot of stop lights and a few pot holes and railroad tracks. When going fast there is a tendency to hit every light wrong. The fun part of that is jumping off the line over and over. It’s great practice. It is fun to be able to have everyone catch up and grin at each other before doing it again.
Note: I do not recommend going over the speed limit ever. I am in no way liable if you get busted.
Dive Bar n Road Review
The Up and Under Pub and Grill:
2 W Richmond Ave, Pt Richmond, CA 94801
5★ is the best
Casual biker comfort level, welcoming ★★★★★
Food Taste ★★★★★
Selection of Beers ★★★★★
Dive bar décor ★★★★★
Value for buck ★★★★★
Road to get there ★★
Town ambiance ★★★
Other biker stuff to do ★
Appetizers: most under $10.00
Bar food, lunch and burgers: under $15.00
Dinner choices: averaging around $20.00
Booze costs: $10.00 and under
The Up and Under is a cool pub located in the very small downtown of Point Richmond, CA. It is a clean place with rugby décor. The staff is friendly and casual. There is indoor and outdoor seating and we were able to seat our party of 8 without any issues. We visited there around 11:00 am and had the place to ourselves. They gave us both the lunch and breakfast menu and we happily chose items from both. The food looked great and I only heard complements from my companions.
The beer selection is generous and they seemed to have a wide variety of booze. There is ample parking out front. Google the bar name and there are many photos on line, a great place to stop!
Don’t expect to do much more in this sleepy little town. If you go through the tunnel on Dornan Dr., there is a beach on the bay and a very nice park. There is also a model railroad museum, but I have not been in it so I can’t review it. There is a marina a bit further down the road, there are a lot of industrial cargo boat that come through this port.
Nearby is the Rosy the Riveter Museum, I haven’t been there but heard it is pretty cool to visit. I have included a link to the website: https://www.nps.gov/rori/index.htm.
This is an awesome pub in a friendly little town. Take the time to stop by and enjoy a cocktail and killer wings.
Ps, the pictures are from yelp, not from me