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About Townhouse Bar and Grill

From the Emeryville fireman's dream of a Speakeasy that he built in 1926, to Steve Vernetti, the original Townhouse Speakeasy bartender who along with his family ran it for 35 plus years after Prohibition ended, the TH has been and remains an East Bay institution.
Next came the 70's and 80's when country and western bars, music and dancing were at their peak and the theme at the TH. This period is fondly remembered by Cal graduates who continue to visit the Townhouse and reminisce about their dancing days but do not miss the peanut shells and sawdust on the floor.
1990 was the year that Ellen Hope Rosenberg, the current executive chef and owner, took over an ailing TH and resurrected it from top to bottom. From her inspired American-California style menu to the maintenance of the original construction both in and out. This is a restaurant that has a unique story whose food and ambiance is as authentic as the staff are courteous and genuine.

5862 Doyle Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant


Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Lighter Fare: 2:30pm - 5:30pm Monday-Friday; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm and Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Bar: 11:30 am-Close Monday-Friday, 5pm-Close Saturday. Closed Sundays and most holidays. Patio Dining weather permitting.

Cross Street:
Powell Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 652-6151


We do not cater on site but will fill to go orders that can be picked up by client.

Parking Details:
We have a private lot next to the restaurant with space for 30 cars. Unfortunately the lot can be full and the restaurant is only a third full as many people arrive separately. Street parking is reasonably ample and not metered.

Public Transit:
The free Emery-go-Round that operates from the MaCarthur BART Station will drop you off at 59th Street and Hollis.
This puts you at a distance of one and 1/2 blocks from the restaurant. You only need to walk one block up 59th, towards the Oakland Hills, to Doyle and make a right. The Townhouse will be on your left under the big Redwood tree.

Executive Chef:
Ellen Hope Rosenberg

Private Party Facilities:
A private party is all about you and your group. The Townhouse does not have a private room but we will customize your event's menu and pay detailed attention to all of your requests. The restaurant is available for private party buyouts. We will even open on a Sunday, when we are normally closed, in order to meet your needs or budget.

Private Party Contact:
Shane Clabaugh: (510) 652-6151

Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
You may take over (buyout) the entire restaurant for your professional or personal events. Although we are closed on Sundays, we are open to a buyout.

Townhouse Bar and Grill Ratings and Reviews



Overall Rating

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95% would recommend it to a friend

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