Summertime is upon us! The ideal time of year to head over to the coast, play in the sand, tan under the sun, or just enjoy the ocean breeze at one our many beautiful beaches. However, sometimes getting out to the coast can be challenging due to unforeseen circumstances, and we end up stuck at home lamenting the summer heat. Luckily for you, here in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley there are several different options for you to avoid the heat with family and friends, such as enjoying amazing live music and vibrant nightclubs. With that being said, here are five of the best places for you to escape the heat and find the beat!
Where: San Carlos, CA
Are you into jazz? Well, then Savanna Jazz is the perfect place for you. This venue presents the best in jazz music with local, national and international artists on a regular basis. The lounge’s warm colors and soft lighting brings back memories of a time of enchanting melodies, while the walls depict the visual history of this distinctly American art form. Savanna Jazz is open seven days a week, so we recommend checking out their calendar of events to find out which artist will be playing that day. We promise this place will keep you entertained and away from the summer heat!
Noelani’s Island Grill
Where: San Carlos, CA
Aloha! Are you looking for a change out of the ordinary? Noelani’s Island Grill has your back! This casual café in downtown San Carlos, offers live Hawaiian Island music every Thursday thru Saturday from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The café features Hawaiian bands playing throwbacks and classics songs that are sure to make you feel as if you were at the island. In addition to live music, Noelani’s also offers delicious Hawaiian fusion food and refreshing tropical drinks that promise to cool you down during those hot summer days. Visit their calendar of events to find out more about the live performances and plan a visit soon.
Where: Redwood City, CA
Angelica’s opened its doors in 2013 as one of the premier Fine Dining & Live Entertainment venues in the San Francisco Peninsula area, and it has continued to thrive ever since! On Tuesdays, enjoy some of the finest jazz in the Bay Area, as well as open mic jam sessions. Wednesdays offer music and dancing, as well as comedy by Dan St. Paul, one of the region's popular comedians. Thursdays are “Ladies Free Admission” night for R&B Soul Train, and weekends pay host to an eclectic mix of quality entertainers, from Jazz, Latin Jazz, R&B, and Celtic bands to award-winning Flamenco dancers. See what events are coming up on their calendar of events and plan a fun summer night out!
7 Mile House
Where: Brisbane, CA
If you happen to be in northern San Mateo County, then 7 Mile House is the place to be for live music and entertainment! Established is 1858, 7 Mile House is the only Bay Area mile house left standing in its original location. Nonetheless, in addition to its rich history, this mile house is also known for its amazing live music and entertainment every day of the week. Ranging from Reggae, to Latin Jams, to Jazz, to Blues and R&B, there is always something going on at the 7 Mile House. In addition, this restaurant is proud to be family- and pet-friendly; therefore it is the perfect place to visit with the entire family – puppies included. Stop by to enjoy very delicious food (we highly recommend the lumpias), while listening to delightful live music during warm summer evenings.
Where: Burlingame and Foster City, CA
Now, if you’re looking to turn up the heat and find a good beat, here are a couple great places for dancing! The first one is Vinyl Room located in Burlingame, CA. Well known as the “Biggest Little Night Club in the Peninsula”, it offers Dance Karaoke on Wednesdays, Salsa on Thursdays (with FREE salsa lessons), and local Bay Area DJs spinning the best dance and club hits on Friday and Saturday nights. Your second option is Foster City’s favorite nightclub, the Clubhouse Bistro. Located inside the Crowne Plaza Foster City-San Mateo, this night club also features live DJ mixes, private lounges with bottle service, and an always moving dance floor. No matter where you decide to gather with friends to dance the night away, both locations promise to give you a great time and the perfect night out!