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Golden Gate Fields

#17 of 85 things to do in Berkeley Features Animals
1100 Eastshore Hwy, Berkeley, CA 94710
+1 510-559-7300
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Depressing and dreary. Not fun for horses, feels like a place for serious gambling, not for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coco Y
via mobile
Fun on four hooves.

y wife and I go here at least two times a year with The Knights of Columbus and the Italian... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Fremont, California
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Golden Gate Fields is Northern California’s premier destination for horse racing. Located right along the San Francisco Bay in Berkeley, fans are treated to some of the best sights and sounds in the world. Come experience the heart and hoof pounding action of live horse racing today.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“horse racing” (15 reviews)
“turf club” (14 reviews)
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1100 Eastshore Hwy, Berkeley, CA 94710
+1 510-559-7300
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Depressing and dreary. Not fun for horses, feels like a place for serious gambling, not for entertainment.

Thank Coco Y
Reviewed 9 June 2017

y wife and I go here at least two times a year with The Knights of Columbus and the Italian Catholic Federation. Not a heavy better but enjoy the Turf Club's buffet and the excitement before, during, and after each race.

Thank ChiaPop
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The weather is almost ideal, it's a short ride from berkeley or emeryville, the races start at around noon, there hardley any crowding,drive over the top of the main parking to the South parking its a dollar, entrance a dollar, hotdogs,,8 oz. Beers/soda you guessed...More

Thank Jake G
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This a great racetrack for anyone who enjoys flat racing. Quality racing at a reasonable price and even a courtesy shuttle bus for train travellers to the track. Plenty of places to sit down, have a drink and a bite to eat, and large, seated...More

Thank carrie47267
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Good old-school fun. My husband was skeptical, doesn't like horses and doesn't like to bet. At the end of the day he told me to come again. We went there on a Saturday afternoon. It wasn't crowded and the staff had enough time and patience...More

Thank Nadja V
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We spent a Sunday afternoon at Golden Gate Fields. It was a great way to enjoy the beautiful weather. We were fortunate it's a Sunday as many things go for a dollar, including: - The Program - Beer - Mimosa (sometimes they allow you to...More

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is a nice diversion for individuals or groups. The excitement of horse racing. Bet a little and you might get lucky! The views from here around the Bay area spectacular!. Go on dollar days, usually on Sunday, for Hot Dogs, etc. The restaurant is...More

Thank albebuc
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Great for a day out when they have their $1 Sunday's. Admission, hot dogs, beer. Even if you're not a horse racing enthusiast, you will enjoy it.

Thank sharon33191
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I have only visited Golden Gate Fields on Dollar Sundays a few years back. When I would go with friends we would always have a good time. You can get dollar hotdogs, sodas, or beers. How can you beat that?

Thank Gabriel V
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We always go to park on top behind the venue,it's 8 bucks, but what view of the bay and the golden gate bridge ,also it cost 8 buck to get in that buy's you a complete racing program for that day and you can set...More

Thank GaryRidenour
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6 March 2017|
Response from albebuc | Reviewed this property |
You can ask at the information desk. It is possible. And, staff tries to be accomodating. Another good way is to get to know some of the Trainers or staff. Makes it possible to do when a guest of one of them.
Mary S
22 February 2017|
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Response from June K | Reviewed this property |
Check with both your track and golden gate fields best bet!
Susan W
14 January 2017|
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Response from GaryRidenour | Reviewed this property |
the food is so cheap there