Looking for live music and entertainment while in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley? We’ve got you covered! Here are some of our favorite places to visit when we’re in the mood for live music, dancing or live performances. Bonus: You can indulge in some delicious beverages or food – sometimes both -- at each of these places!

Vinyl Room

This lounge is tucked away in Downtown Burlingame but is known as the “Biggest Little Night Club in the Peninsula”. The Vinyl Room features a dance floor, well-known DJs, plus bottle service and happy hour. Open daily from 5:00PM – 2:00AM, the lounge offers Dance Karaoke on Wednesdays, Salsa Music on Thursdays and local Bay Area DJs spinning the best dance & club hits on Fridays and Saturdays. The venue can also be rented for private events such as birthday celebrations, bachelor or bachelorette parties, holiday events or just about any other celebration. So, if you’re in the area, make sure to check out their calendar of events.  There is always something going on!


The Clubhouse Bistro

This club is a hidden gem in the San Mateo area. Located inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City, The Clubhouse Bistro radiates an upscale club atmosphere with a laid-back, Northern California party vibe. The club is open daily, but Fridays and Saturdays seem to be the hottest nights, with live DJs spinning hits from today's top artists and classic club favorites. The club features three private lounges with premium bottle service, signature cocktails, amazing food and an always moving dance floor. Keep in mind that dress code is strictly non-casual, so dress to impress and come join the party every Friday and Saturday night, starting at 9:00PM.


Nick’s Seafood Restaurant

If you’re looking for a place to relax, enjoy great seafood and listen to live music, then Nick’s Seafood Restaurant is the place to be. Located in Pacifica, Nick’s has a relaxed atmosphere with extraordinary views of the Pacific Ocean. Their famous Horseshoe Bar and lounge is open daily for cocktails and appetizers such as their delicious Prawn Cocktail or the Deep Fried Prawns. However, the real fun starts on their large dance floor with live music and dancing on Fridays and Saturdays. Nick’s music calendar offers a wide variety of choices for different occasions and tastes. Sundays are reserved for special music events so keep an eye out for those. Come by Nick’s to enjoy great live music while also listening to the sound of the waves rolling on the beach's edge.



Located in the historic district of Downtown Redwood City, Angelica’s unassuming restaurant front makes way for one of the leading live music restaurants on the Peninsula, offering an array of options ranging from jazz, piano and opera to country, and Latin – just to name a few. Their event calendar is always filled with some of the greatest acts in their genre and there is always something that everyone is sure to enjoy. In addition, Angelica’s also features a unique and delicious style of California cuisine with Asian and European fusion, cooked by their Chef, Larry Keck. Enjoy some drinks in their courtyard garden before heading indoors for the entertainment.



The fun flows freely at this San Francisco Bay Area bar located inside the Aloft SFO hotel in Millbrae. W XYZ Bar features everything from pints to Pinot Noirs to specialty sippers, plus a snack-attack menu for when the munchies hit. “DJ Night” takes place every Friday with a DJ spinning the latest hits live. In addition, “Live at Aloft Hotels” has set the stage for acoustic performances by some of the area's hottest emerging artists. These events take place year-round so make sure to check out their Facebook Page frequently as you never know who you’ll find there. Meet, mix, and mingle over cocktails at W XYZ bar and see what the buzz is all about.

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