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Bars and nightlife in San Rafael

Top bars

American Restaurant
“Just 10-15 minutes away, owned by the Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh - live music almost every night, and great food! Can eat outside on warm nights near the water”
  • 80 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Latin Fusion and great atmosphere and bar. 1.3 miles from here. You can walk off the guacamole!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
“Great cheap dinner! Excellent bratwurst and a solid tap. Mountain biker place to be!! Definitely a place to hang out at and one of the only places you can get food late at night.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Delicious Italian restaurant that’s always hopping busy. Be sure to call ahead for reservations. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Brewery
“Great Beer! Fun to hang out with friends and family. I love the fish Tacos.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Cozy little wine bar with great food. Nice place for a more upscale night out. We like to go there for champagne and an appetizer or two. Only a block from the Casita! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Our favorite brewery around. Their food is awesome. I love their pizza. Fun vibe and cute outdoor patio right on 4th st. in downtown San Rafael. There’s also another 2-3 more breweries in a two block radius downtown if you want to do a crawl.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“The chef and her business/life partner are friends of ours. Seasonal, fresh food prepared with an adventurous attitude. ”
  • 8 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Nightclub
  • 4 locals recommend
Night Club
“"Trendy nightspot & bar for live music from regional & touring acts alongside typical bar eats."”
  • 5 locals recommend
Night Club
  • 1 local recommends

Music venues

American Restaurant
“Just 10-15 minutes away, owned by the Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh - live music almost every night, and great food! Can eat outside on warm nights near the water”
  • 80 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Fun local atmosphere and bands, occasional dancing, pool room and beer garden.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Rock Club
“More local, good music 7 days a week and pool tables for a real 'dive' experience to watch locals dance.”
  • 1 local recommends
Music Venue
  • 1 local recommends