Lorin District

An historic gateway buzzing with new energy

With historic commercial buildings surrounded by charming residential neighborhoods, the Lorin is one of the most diverse, artistic and easy-access districts in Berkeley. It is home to the Berkeley Flea Market, South Berkeley Farmers Market, a thriving antiques and home furnishing cluster, and cultural icons including the Shotgun Players and Black Repertory Theater. This registered historic district has long been a center of the local Black community, and is also fast becoming a food scene with an impressive assortment of new eating and drinking establishments like Hoi Polloi and Lemat.

Locals & Visitors Like

A diverse mix of stores, cafés, restaurants, theaters, services, nonprofits, and community organizations.

Businesses Like

Active independent business owners and managers work together to market the District, advocate for policies, and support the neighborhood.


Direct access to Ashby BART and multiple bus lines along Ashby and Adeline, plus Highway 24 and Interstate 80.