If you ever find yourself south of San Francisco and in need of a drink, don’t panic, we’ve got you covered. Just a few miles down the Peninsula lies Burlingame, a small town gaining notoriety for its wonderful up-and-coming food and drink scene. Explore these bars and find out why leaving San Francisco is worth the effort!
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Vinyl Room | Courtesy of Jeff Fox
Head down to the Vinyl Room to experience the ‘Biggest Little Night Club in the Peninsula.’ Located in Downtown Burlingame, this lively bar has plenty to offer depending on the night. Every Wednesday they have karaoke and every Thursday is Salsa night with free lessons.. Make sure to check out their website for any upcoming events.
If award-winning beer that’s brewed fresh on site is something that appeals to you, then Steelhead Brewery is right up your alley. From their light-bodied Hefeweizen to their Gold Medal Winner Raging Rhino Red, there is bound to be a beer for even the least enthusiastic beer drinker. Make sure to check out the billiard room in the back of the joint. It’s fully equipped with a separate bar, comfortable lounge chairs, and TVs, so that even if you’re not playing pool there is constant entertainment.
With two-dollar Taco Tuesdays, half-off bottles of wine Sunday – Wednesday, and happy hour Monday – Friday, there are more than enough reasons to stop by Barrelhouse. This contemporary bar offers eclectic drinks at a reasonable price and a comfortable outdoor patio on which to enjoy the fresh air. There are complimentary nachos and hot dogs on game days. They also serve food from Straits, the delicious restaurant next door, as well as empanadas from El Porteño.
A tall pint of Guinness and a stockpile of Irish whiskey is the way Paddy Flynn’s likes to do business. Authenticity and a sense of community are at the heart of this Irish pub. Opened in 1996 by Irish native Paddy, his goal is to provide good music and an even better experience. If you find yourself craving a cozy dive bar with friendly patrons, stop by to let out your inner Irish.
Overlooking the San Francisco Bay, Flights 101 Club Lounge offers patrons the chance to sit back and watch planes take off and land from the airport. With a spectacular view of the Bay and an extensive selection of drinks, this bar is a perfect place to spend the night on a date or just hanging out with friends.
With 24 high-definition TVs, The American Bull ensures that you never need miss a single sporting event. The atmosphere is always upbeat, and if a Bay Area sports team is playing, cheers are plentiful. Whether you’re with friends or your entire family, everybody is welcome. With free popcorn and a large selection of beer and alcohol, this bar makes sure that everyone feels at home and ready to root for the home team.
Combining fresh Italian food and locally sourced seafood with live music Wednesday to Saturday, Fattoria e Mare aims to please. Not only does this elegant restaurant provide a world-class dining experience, they offer guests a lounge area to enjoy cocktails and some of the best jazz musicians from the Bay Area. Take a look at their website to found out who is playing.