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Golden Gate Fields

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1100 Eastshore Hwy, Berkeley, CA 94710
+1 510-559-7300
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Old days charm

A group of 5 families decided to spend the day and watch some horse racing. We read that this is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sharon V
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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First time

I really enjoyed my visit. Nice staff. Pretty setting. Ample parking and food. Shout out to the... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
mwhorselvr
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Salinas, 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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“horse racing” (15 reviews)
“hot dogs” (12 reviews)
“valet parking” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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1100 Eastshore Hwy, Berkeley, CA 94710
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 5 families decided to spend the day and watch some horse racing. We read that this is primarily a member’s club, so we hoped for some up scale experience. We reserved ahead of time our tables and the buffet and dressed up...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit. Nice staff. Pretty setting. Ample parking and food. Shout out to the lady bartenders! Good security. Warm outdoor heaters for the cool ocean breezes.

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Took my parents and our kid for a day of fun watching the horses race. I'm not sure why this isn't more popular since it's one of the cheapest things we did while in San Francisco. I would recommend going to the club upstairs. It...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

We are avid horse fans and travel all around the world going to various courses. After an initial bit of difficulty getting in touch with anyone, someone from the course reached out to us and sorted our table. The views either side of the course...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

This beautiful racetrack is on the Berkeley shore with bay views. The horse racing is always fun and the venue itself lends to the excitement

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

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

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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.

1  Thank ChiaPop
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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
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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

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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
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T W
26 November 2017|
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Response from Aytom S | Reviewed this property |
There was another gentleman here with a service dog, so I would assume you can.
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T W
26 November 2017|
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Response from ChiaPop | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The ADA allows service dogs at all venues. Be aware that the areas open to the general public are quite crowded and noisy. The turf club is quieter but quite cramped for seating and has quite a few steps between dining... More
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lightyear
6 March 2017|
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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.
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