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Bars and nightlife in San Mateo

Top bars

Bar
“Great place to listen to music and enjoy good food. Back patio is very serene. Great place for a date.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Sometimes you just want a delicious slice of fantastic pizza. Well this spot has a pizza for all types of appetites! If you can't do dairy they have some of the best dairy-like options. The scene is great and friendly, there's a great variety of drinks and pizzas for all.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Churrascaria
“Do you like meat and want to eat a lot of it? Go to Espetus. It's big, fancy, and meat-filled!”
  • 9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“All food and drinks are sourced from California except the tequila! Great for both dinner most days and brunch on weekends.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Both a great brunch and nighttime place. Perfect for those times you want to drink *and* eat”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Casual dining, and excellent food. Beautiful views of the lagoon and its fauna. Reasonably priced.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“My favorite bar in San Mateo. A fun local crowd, and frequently has live music.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“A great place to hang out and eat the standard brewery foods, plus an outdoor seating area with heat lamps. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Electronics Store
“My favorite bar in San Mateo. A fun local crowd, and frequently has live music.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Night Club
“This place is listed as a nightclub/bar but upstairs there is an awesome Philippino restaurant. Get the adobo chicken wings and garlic noodles. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Night Club
  • 1 local recommends