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A Day at the Races
Golden Gate Fields Racetrack

Bay breezes, thoroughbreds, dollar beers and some of the best people watching in the Bay Area are just some of what Golden Gate Fields has to offer. Golden Gate Fields sits between San Francisco Bay and Interstate 80 in Berkeley. It’s location, right on the water, affords some of the most incredible views of San Francisco to be had short of being directly on the water.

Pro Tip

Get ahold of a program. It’s essential for the horse racing track novice.

Pro Tip

Make reservations for the turf club on the weekends – it fills up quickly.

Pro Tip

There are numerous resources on the Golden Gate Fields website for those who need a primer on the ins and outs of horse racing.


There’s a venue for everyone at There’s the inexpensive route or there’s the full luxury experience. On Sundays it’s dollar days – dollar parking dollar bets, dollar beers, dollar hot dogs, dollar programs and whole lot more. There’s even a live band playing cover tunes. A group can get out of Golden Gate Fields on a Sunday without spending a fortune and still have a unique experience. On Sunday and any other day of the week there’s the Turf Club which offers box seating, a full bar and a complete restaurant experience all with a bird’s eye view of the track.

With options like this the people watching at Golden Gate Fields is of above average quality. There’s the fancy hat and sundress crowd, the families looking for an inexpensive day out and the regulars just looking for a beer and a bet.

Any way you go, Golden Gate Fields offers something for every taste.

1100 Eastshore Hwy
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 559-7300
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David Gallagher