European Restaurants in San Mateo County & Silicon Valley
When you drive on Highway 1 in Half Moon Bay, it’s hard to not be intrigued by the giant double-decker bus parked out front Cameron’s Restaurant Pub & Inn! This old-school style British Pub is an institution for locals and a hot spot for visitors from all over the world. The décor alone is worth the visit, they have over 1,000 beer cans mounted on the wall – giving new meaning to the song “99 bottles of beer on the wall.” You’ll have to try their delicious pub food consisting of chili cheese dogs, burgers and pub pizzas. Since the pub was built over 100 years ago, there is also a unique history that’s worth diving into, which includes old-time murder, bootlegging, and a gang of motorcyclists riding into the bar itself! There is no shortage of excitement when you visit Cameron’s Pub!
The Swingin' Door
Built in the 1940s this historic building in San Mateo has been home to The Swingin' Door since 1955 and conveniently named because it had two swinging doors at the entrance. They are now open every day from 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM and have been awarded Winner of Reader’s Choice awards for “Best Fish and Chips,” “Best Watering Hole,” and “San Mateo’s Hottest Sports Bar for Entertainment”. The Swingin’ Door is proud to offer Karaoke four nights a week, Trivia Night, Live Bands, DJ’s, and Dueling Pianos. If you are looking for things to do in San Mateo, please check out our events calendar for a full list of events. They also offer amazing daily lunch specials including Monday’s Award-Winning Fish & Chips for only $7.34! If you looking for a local watering hole, be sure to check out the Swingin’ Door located in San Mateo.
Gourmet Haus Staudt
A hidden gem located in downtown Redwood City, Gourmet Haus Staudt has stood the test of time taking on its 3rd generation of Staudt Family owners. This unique business features an outdoor beer garden patio and indoor German restaurant/bar, bottle shop, and German market. The market carries a wide range of rare European goods, including pickled vegetables, German import candies, deli meats, cheeses, and seasonal goods. The bottle shop offers German beers, wines, and craft favorites ready to grab-and-go if you are off to a party or hopping on the Redwood City CalTrain. The speakeasy beer garden will always be considered a bar before a restaurant and has a thoughtfully selected German and craft beer line up to pair with their varied German menu, complete with rotating daily specials. If you are in the market for Oktoberfest events or Christmas, Easter, and unique holiday items, be sure to check out all the offerings at Gourmet Haus Staudt!