860 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706
Phone: (510) 526-5888

Ivy Room owners Summer Gerbing and Lani Torres
Ivy Room owners Summer Gerbing and Lani Torres

Ivy Room is an historic, neighborhood bar in Albany, CA. The bar dates back to the early 1940’s. Its most beloved owner was Dottie MacBeath who managed the Ivy in the 1990’s, in addition to a few other bars up and down San Pablo. The current owners, Summer Gerbing and Lani Torres, who have both worked extensively in San Francisco establishments, took over in 2016. Summer managed the legendary North Beach bar, Columbus Cafe, for 14 years, as well as 111 Minna Gallery, a 20-year staple of downtown San Francisco and works at the legendary Oakland music venue, The Fox Theater. Lani has worked at Santa Cruz’s The Blue Lagoon, New York’s infamous CBGB’s and the renowned venue, The Bowery Ballroom. She also does double duty as Bar Manager of the highly popular venue, The Independent in San Francisco. Together they have totally renovated and refurbished the bar and music venue with new decor, leather booths, new staging, lights, sound, soundproofing and more. They are eager to return Ivy Room to A True Neighborhood Bar presenting a variety of entertainment and a meeting place for the entire East Bay community.