Nightlife

The Bay Area has always been fertile ground for music and nightlife. Renowned artists from the Grateful Dead to Metallica have made their musical mark in San Francisco, but have chosen to live their days here in Marin County. 

Bars

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Benissimo Ristorante & Bar

18 Tamalpais Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925
415-927-2316
www.benissimos.com

As a family run restaurant for over 30 years, Benissimo Ristorante & Bar offers a taste of fine Italian cuisine in the heart of Corte Madera’s charming Old Town Square.

Benissimo provides authentic, home-style dishes prepared with a true love and... Read More

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Dugout Bar at Log Cabin

20 Veterans Place
San Anselmo, CA 94960
415-456-0834
​www.americanlegionlogcabin.com

The Dugout Bar is a community hub open on all Wednesday through Saturday evenings from 6:00pm to 2:00am.  The bar is cash only and has no ATM, so come prepared. Jukebox, pool table, darts and shuffleboard are available.

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Frantoio Ristorante

152 Shoreline Highway
Mill Valley, CA 94941
415-289-5777
www.frantoio.com 

Our cocktails are exceptional! We feature an extensive list of both Californian and Italian wines. Bar opens at 4:30pm.

Happy Hour menu 

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Grille 101 at Embassy Suites

At the San Rafael Embassy Suites
101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-479-1623
www.grille101.com

Bar Hours: Sun-Thur: 5:00pm - 10:00pm and Fri & Sat: 5pm - 11pm. 

Bar menu 

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Hopmonk Tavern Novato

224 Vintage Way
Novato, CA 94945
415-892-6200
www.hopmonk.com/novato 

If you’ve been to our first two Taverns you’ll expect another original interpretation, this time in Northern Marin County, of the things we love. That’s serving fresh, in-season craft beers alongside our unfiltered Tavern classics, Kellerbier and Dunkelweizen. If you... Read More

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Il Davide

901 A Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-454-8080
www.ildavide.net

Il Davide’s extensive wine list, primarily Californian and Italian, has received and maintains a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Bottles range from $30 to $250, with a wide range of choices in between. Flights are offered, as well as 29... Read More

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Marinitas

218 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
San Anselmo, CA 94960
415-454-8900
www.marinitas.net

The wine list draws from the expansive selections of the best wine makers from Argentina, Chile and California.  Cocktails focus on the silver and gold liquors of Central and South America.  The bar is dedicated to classic cocktail preparations including... Read More

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Nick’s Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar and Cottages

23240 Highway One
Marshall, CA 94940
415-663-1033
www.nickscove.com

Nick's Cove Restaurant and Oyster Bar is a destination restaurant for award-winning cuisine in one of the most beautiful coastal settings in all of California. Enjoy a drink from the outstanding local wine and beer list.

Hours of Operation: Open seven days... Read More

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Farm House Restaurant at The Lodge at Point Reyes

10005 Coastal Highway One
Olema, CA 94950
415-663-1264 

www.pointreyesseashore.com

With the feel of an old-time cowboy tavern, our classic Farm House Bar is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring Point Reyes. What could be better than a frosty mug of local draft beer after a... Read More

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Piazza D’Angelo Ristorante

22 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
415-388-2000
www.piazzadangelo.com 

Piazza D’Angelo welcomes you to wine and dine with an authentic Italian experience! You'll find over 200 wines from Italy and California on the wine list. 

Happy Hour: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm daily

Hours of Operation: Mon - Thurs: 11:30am to 11:00pm,... Read More

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Rancho Nicasio Restaurant & Bar

1 Old Rancheria Road
Nicasio, CA 94946
415-662-2219
www.ranchonicasio.com

Located on the town square in Nicasio, California, this historic roadhouse was established in 1941 and situated in the geographical center of Marin County.  Nicasio has retained its rural atmosphere and tranquil beauty.

Full bar with All Day Menu and weekend... Read More

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Station House Cafe

11180 Highway 1
Point Reyes Station, CA  94956
415-663-1515
www.stationhousecafe.com

A Point Reyes Classic, established in 1974, featuring locally-sourced and organic, farm-to-table ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner six days a week.

Enjoy our full bar featuring premium beer, wine and cocktails.

Our garden patio and private dining room offer the perfect Point... Read More

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Terrapin Crossroads

100 Yacht Club Drive
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-524-2773
www.terrapincrossroads.net 

A modern, comfortable, family-friendly restaurant, we are merging music with food, and are aiming to be a home away from home for everyone. We pride ourselves on a fresh and unique beer selection.

Hours of Operation: Weekdays Tuesday - Thursday 4:00pm... Read More

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Vin Antico

881 4th Street

San Rafael, CA 94901

415-721-0600

www.vin-antico.com

The Wine Bar offers local and sustainable beer & wine, featuring the offerings of local vintners such as Pey Marin, Canihan Family Cellars, Anthill Farms, Frank Family and B. Kosuge. 

Hours of Operation:  Lunch:  Tuesday - Friday  11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner:  Sunday -... Read More

Live Music

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Hopmonk Tavern

224 Vintage Way
Novato, CA 94945
415-892-6200
www.hopmonk.com/novato 

Hopmonk Tavern - A celebration of beer, food, music and people.  

Event calendar

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L'Appart Resto

636 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960
415-256-9884
www.lappartresto.com

 

L'Appart Resto is a premier French restaurant and wine bar in charming San Anselmo offering live music on Thursday nights.  We serve local, organic food, and strive to ensure that our customers leave completely full and satisfied.

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Hours of... Read More

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Rancho Nicasio Restaurant & Bar

1 Old Rancheria Road
Nicasio, CA 94946
415-662-2219
www.ranchonicasio.com

Located on the town square in Nicasio, California, this historic roadhouse was established in 1941 and situated in the geographical center of Marin County.  Nicasio has retained its rural atmosphere and tranquil beauty.

Full bar with All Day Menu and weekend... Read More

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Station House Cafe

11180 Highway 1
Point Reyes Station, CA  94956
415-663-1515
www.stationhousecafe.com

A Point Reyes Classic, established in 1974, featuring locally-sourced and organic, farm-to-table ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner six days a week.  

We present live music every Sunday at 5pm and Jazz on the first Friday every month starting at 6pm. 

Enjoy our... Read More

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Terrapin Crossroads

100 Yacht Club Drive
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-524-2773
www.terrapincrossroads.net 

Terrapin Crossroads is the ultimate Living Room…enjoy the view, meet a friend for a drink or take in some live music.  Consider it your “comfort zone” – we want you to feel right at home when you’re here.

Event calendar

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The Panama Hotel and Restaurant

4 Bayview Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-457-3993
www.PanamaHotel.com 

The Panama Hotel Restaurant offers music every Tuesday through Thursday evening 7-10pm.

Event calendar

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Trek Winery

1026 Machin Avenue
Novato, CA 94945
415-899-9883
www.trekwine.com

Trek Winery began as a family owned and operated winery in 2007 after years of amateur winemaking and wine business experiences.  Opening its first public tasting room in September 2012 in Downtown Novato, Trek Winery has become a premier venue... Read More